Game #9: Quinnipiac vs. No. 4/4 Cornell • Nov. 10, 2012 • 7 pm • High Point Solutions Arena
Series vs. Cornell: 5-13-2
Last Time QU Faced Cornell: L, 2-3 (Jan. 13, 2012, Hamden, Conn.)
Last QU Win vs. Cornell: W, 1-0 (Mar. 12, 2011, Ithaca, N.Y.)
Current Quinnipiac Streak vs. Cornell: Lost 3
2011-12 vs. Cornell: 0-2-0
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN (Bill Schweizer, Chris Kotsopoulos)
Live Stats: QuinnipiacBobcats.com
Quinnipiac Game Notes
Colgate Game Notes
Cornell Game Notes
Saturday Night, Alright Alright
Quinnipiac men's ice hockey will host nationally-ranked No. 4/4 Cornell on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Last Time Out
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) had two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead the Bobcats to a 3-2 win against Colgate on Friday night. Loren Barron
(Glendora, Calif.) added Quinnipiac's first power-play goal of the season while Zach Davies
(Smithers, British Columbia) assisted on all three goals. Clay Harvey
(Gull Lake, Saskatchewan) set-up both of Goodman's goals to pad his team-leading six assists.
What's Up Next
After this weekend's ECAC Hockey games, Quinnipiac will be on the road for its next six games to close out the month of November. The Bobcats head to the North Country on Nov. 16-17 to face Clarkson and St. Lawrence before traveling to Providence for a non-conference game on Tuesday, Nov. 20. They will then face UMass in Amherst on Saturday, Nov. 24 before traveling to Union on Nov. 30 and RPI on Dec. 1.
On The Airwaves
Bill Schweizer and Chris Kotsopoulos will have the call on AM 1220 WQUN for both game's this weekend. 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.
Live audio and statistics can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
Scouting No. 4/4 Cornell
Cornell heads into the weekend ranked fourth nationally in both major polls. On Friday night, Cornell lost to Princeton, 5-3, for its first defeat of the season and are currently 3-1-1 overall and 1-1-1 in league play. Princeton led 2-0 in the game before Cornell scored three times in the first 10 minutes of the third period to take a 3-2 lead as John Esposito, Greg Miller and Andrew de Swardt all scored. Princeton responded with three unanswered goals down the stretch to hold off for the win. Joakim Ryan had two assists to give him a team-leading six for the season. Joel Lowry leads the team with three goals. Goalie Andy Iles is currently 3-1-1 on the season with a 1.78 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage.
All-Time Against Cornell
Quinnipiac is 5-13-2 all-time against Cornell, with four of its five wins in the series coming at Lynah Rink. Three of those four wins came in the ECAC Hockey Tournament, including a 1-0 victory in Game 2 of last season's quarterfinals. While the series started at 3-3-1 through their first seven games, Quinnipiac has won just twice in their last 13 games against the Big Red.
The Last Time They Played
The last time the two teams squared off was on Jan. 13, 2012 when then-ranked No. 9 Cornell tipped the Bobcats, 3-2, at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Jeremy Langlois
and Zack Currie
both scored for Quinnipiac while Cornell's Locke Jillson, Sean Collins and Joel Lowry all scored for the Big Red.
Russell Goodman's two-goal game on Friday night was just the second this season for a Quinnipiac skater and Goodman's second of his career. His only other multiple-goal game came on Dec. 31, 2010 against Nebraska Omaha.
The Pride Of Gull Lake
Clay Harvey has scored in three of Quinnipiac's first eight games, but has picked up two assists in each one. Harvey currently leads the team in assists (6), is tied for the team lead in points (6) and multiple-point games (3).
Senior Zach Davies (Smithers, British Columbia) had a career night against Colgate. The fourth-year defenseman assisted on all three of Quinnipiac's goals. It was the first three-point game of the season for Quinnipiac and a career high for Davies.
OK - We Got The Power Play Going
Entering Friday night's game, Quinnipiac was an abysmal 0-for-29 on the power play, and was then denied on their first attempt against Colgate. It wasn't until Loren Barron tied the game in the third period that the Bobcats had their first goal with a man-advantage.
Still Killin' It
Quinnipiac also entered Friday's match-up as the only team in the nation that hadn't allowed a power play goal to date, posting an incredible 100% on the penalty kill. Colgate was able to convert in the second period for the first power-play goal by a Bobcats' opponent this season. Quinnipiac carries a NCAA Division I best 96.8 (30-31) PK through Friday's game.
Ken Sweeten (email@example.com