October 27, 2012

No. 20 Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey To Face Colgate On Saturday, Oct. 27 At Cape Cod Classic

Games #6 : #20 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-1-1) vs. Colgate University Raiders (2-3-0)
Date: Oct. 27, 2012  
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Hyannis Youth and Health Center • Hyannis, Mass.
All-Time Series vs. Colgate: 11-11-2
Last Time QU Faced Colgate: L, 0-4 (Hamilton, N.Y.)
Current Streak vs. Colgate: Lost 1
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
Live Stats: QuinnipiacBobcats.com

Quinnipiac Game Notes In PDF Format  
Colgate Game Notes In PDF Format 

Cape Cod Classic
The nationally-ranked No. 20 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will travel to Hyannis, Mass. on Saturday, Oct. 27 to take on Colgate in a non-conference match-up as part of the Cape Cod Classic. 

Last Time Out
Last weekend, Quinnipiac split a two-game series against Ohio State at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac and the Buckeyes tied on Friday night, 1-1, before Quinnipiac responded with a 3-1 win on Saturday night. 

What's Up Next
Following its match-up against Colgate, Quinnipiac is off until Nov. 6 when it hosts American International at the TD Bank Sports Center. The non-conference match-up is set for 7 p.m. Bobcat fans who attend the game with a "I Voted Today" sticker will be admitted free, as well as all youth 17 and under with an adult. 

On The Airwaves
Bill Schweizer and Chris Kotsopoulos will have the call on AM 1220 WQUN from Cape Cod Rink in Hyannis, Mass. Bobcat fans can access the live audiostream on the web at www.WQUN.com or by clicking the "Audio" link at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Audio is also available on all mobile devices/smart phones from the official Quinnipiac Athletics app, as well as Shoutcast and TuneIn Radio. 

Multimedia
Live audio and statistics can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

Scouting Colgate
Colgate heads into the weekend with a record of 2-3-0 overall and will face Rochester Institute of Technology at home on Friday, Oct. 26 before heading to Hyannis.  The Red Raiders opened the season with a 10-2 drubbing of Niagara before losing back-to-back games to Miami on Oct. 12-13. Colgate lost its third straight against Bowling Green, 3-1 on Oct. 19, before snapping its three-game slide with a 4-2 win against the Falcons on Oct. 20. Kyle Baun leads the team with three goals, while he is tied for the team-lead in points (5) with Tylor Spink (2g-3a). Robbie Bourdon (2-2) and Jeremy Price (1-4) drop in behind Baun and Spink. In goal, Eric Mihalik is 2-2-0 with a 3.27 goals-against average and a .865 save percentage while Spencer Finney is 0-1-0 with a 2.26 GAA and a .903 save percentage. 

All-Time Against Colgate
Saturday night's game will be a re-match of last season's ECAC Hockey Championship Quarterfinals series. The Raiders were victorious in that series, winning the first and third games in the best-of-three series. The two teams have split the all-time series that has consisted of 24 games with each winning 11 and including two ties. Quinnipiac won eight of the first 13 match-ups, including five straight from 2009 through 2011. Colgate has won three of the last five meetings. 

The Quinnipiac Poll
Quinnipiac was ranked 20th in the latest USCHO.com Division I Poll, released on Oct. 22. The Bobcats also received the 20th most votes (12) in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. 

Here He Goes...
With a goal in both of Quinnipiac's games against Ohio State last weekend, Matthew Peca became the first player in the Bobcats' line-up to score in back-to-back games. He is the second player, joining Jeremy Langlois, to record a point in two-straight contests. 

He Scores In Bunches
Jeremy Langlois posted the first multiple-goal of the 2012-13 season against Ohio State in a 3-1 win. Langlois now has a team-best 10 multiple-goal games for his career. 

All Clay
Senior Clay Harvey currently leads the Bobcats with four assists through Quinnipiac's first five games of the season. Harvey currently leads the team with two multiple-assist games, posting two against Robert Morris and two against Ohio State. 

The Hart(zell) Foundation
Quinnipiac senior Eric Hartzell had a big weekend in goal, posting a 1-0-1 record for the weekend. Hartzell stopped 45 of Ohio State's 47 shots on goal. On Friday night, Hartzell stopped 24 of 25 in a 1-1 tie before blocking 21 of 22 in a 3-1 win. 

Good Numbers
Hartzell is currently 3-1-1 with a 1.09 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage. Hartzell is tied for the national lead with one shutout, while ranking eight in GAA and ninth in save percentage. In addition, Quinnipiac's scoring defense ranks 5th among all NCAA Division I teams at 1.40. 

The Killers
Through five games, Quinnipiac currently boasts the top penalty kill in the country. The Bobcats have killed off all 22 penalties so far, while also scoring two shorthanded goals. 

Putting Up Points
Through his first two games of the season, senior Jeremy Langlois has tallied three points on a goal and two assists. After setting up both of Quinnipiac's goal in its 2-1 win against Maine, Langlois scored his first goal of the season in the Bobcats 4-0 win against Robert Morris on Oct. 13.

The Coach
On Aug. 13, 2012, Quinnipiac Director of Athletics Jack McDonald announced a contract extension for men's ice hockey head coach Rand Pecknold through the 2016-17 season. In 2011-12, Pecknold, in his 18th season, guided the Bobcats to its 16th consecutive non-losing season with a 20-14-6 overall mark, including a 9-8-5 record in ECAC Hockey, giving Pecknold 20-win seasons in 14 out of his 18 years behind the bench for Quinnipiac, as well as his 11th in 14 years at the Division I level. In addition, Quinnipiac's 13-4-3 home record matches the 2009-10 team's mark for most wins on its own ice while giving the Bobcats their best winning percentage (.725) since 2005-06.

For His Career…
Pecknold boasts a career record of 339-231-63, making him just the fifth coach in Quinnipiac Athletics history to reach the 300-win mark, while ranking among the top 10 in active coaches in NCAA Division I hockey. 

Bobcats and Bulldogs To Be Featured On NBC Sports
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team's game against Yale on Feb. 22 at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center will be televised live on NBC Sports Network. The game, which is also the 11th Annual Heroes Hat game, is one of 24 college ice hockey games being televised nationally by NBC.

Contact: Ken Sweeten (kfsweeten@quinnipiac.edu)