#16 Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-3-2, 5-0-0 ECAC Hockey) at
Rensselaer Engineers (3-5-3, 0-4-1 ECAC Hockey)
Dec. 1 2012 • 7 p.m.
Houston Field House (Troy, N.Y.)
QU All-Time vs. Rensselaer: 7-5-6
QU Faced Rensselaer: W, 3-1 (Feb. 17, 2012, Troy, N.Y.)
QU Defeated Rensselaer: W, 3-1 (Feb. 17, 2012, Troy, N.Y.)
Current Quinnipiac Streak vs. Rensselaer: Won 2
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN (Bill Schweizer, Chris Kotsopoulos)
Live Stats: livestats.prestosports.com/rensselaer/
The nationally-ranked No. 16 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will face Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Houston Field House in Troy, N.Y. Quinnipiac is currently 9-3-2 overall and in first place in the ECAC Hockey standings at 5-0-0 while RPI is 3-5-3 overall and 0-4-1 in league play.
Live audio for Saturday night's game from Houston Field House is available on AM 1220 WQUN, featuring Bill Schweizer with the play-by-play and Chris Kotsopoulos with the color commentary. Live video and live stats are also available, courtesy of RPI Athletics, by clicking the links above.
On Friday, Nov. 30, senior Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) scored his 50th and 51st career goals to lead the Bobcats past #7/8 Union, 4-0, at Messa Rink. Langlois became the 10th player in Quinnipiac's Division I history and 17th all-time to score 50 goals for his career. In addition, Langlois is now one of two active NCAA Division I men's ice hockey players, along with Bemidji State's Jordan George, with 50 career goals. He currently leads the team with eight goals for the year.
Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) moved ahead of Jamie Holden '05 for sole possession of second place with his eighth career shutout against Union. Hartzell stopped 20 shots on goal by Union for his third shutout of the seaon. Bud Fisher '09 holds the program record with nine career shutouts. Additionally, Hartzell moves into a tie with Dan Clarke '11 and Justin Eddy '04 for third place all-time with 32 career wins. Holden holds the program record with 59 while Fisher sits just behind Holden with 58.
The win was Quinnipiac's first shutout against a ranked opponent since Mar. 12, 2011 when the Bobcats' blanked then-No. 9 Cornell, 1-0, in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals. Quinnipiac also snapped a six-game winless streak against Union, dating back to the longest game in NCAA Division I history on March 12, 2010 - a 3-2, five-overtime win against the Dutchmen at Messa Rink. With the win, Quinnipiac remains perfect through its first five ECAC Hockey games at 5-0-0 while they also improve to 9-3-2 overall for the year.
Russell Goodman (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) passed out a career-best three assists in the Bobcats win at Union. Ben Arnt (Oakdale, Minn.) and Travis St. Denis (Trail, British Columbia) also scored for the Bobcats while Loren Barron (Glendora, Calif.), Zach Davies (Smithers, British Columbia), Mike Dalhuisen (Nymegen, Holland) and Clay Harvey (Gull Lake, Saskatchewan) all had assists.
RPI is coming off a 2-2 tie against Princeton on Friday, Nov. 30. The Engineers received goals from Matt Tinordi and Curtis Leonard while freshman Jason Kasdorf stopped 19 of Princeton's 21 shots on goal for the tie as he goes to 1-0-1 on the year.