20 - Matthew Peca
Matthew Peca
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Petawawa, Ontario
High School: Pembroke (CCHL)
Position: FORWARD
gp 40
p 38
g 12
a 26
pim 16
+/- +4

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012-13:
Appeared in 39 games…Second on the team with 15 goals and tied for second with 15 assists...Second on the team with 30 points…Led the team with two shorthanded goals…Tied for the team lead with five game-winning goals…His five points in the NCAA Tournament ranked eighth among all participants...His four goals in the NCAA Tournament were the second most in the field...Scored the fastest natural hat trick (3:12) in NCAA Tournament history in the East Regional Final against Union, which was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter as the No. 4 Top Play of the Day on March 31...Named NCAA Tournament East Regional Most Valuable Player with four goals and an assist in two games...Also named to the 2013 NCAA All-Tournament Team...Had an assist on Oct. 13 vs. Robert Morris…Scored two goals in two games vs. Ohio State on Oct. 19-20, including the shorthanded game-winner on Oct. 20…Netted another goal on Nov. 16 at Clarkson…Scored another game-winning, shorthanded goal on Dec. 1 at Rensselaer…Had his first multi-point game of the year on Dec. 29 with a goal and assist vs. Neb.-Omaha…Added another assist on Dec. 30 vs. Neb.-Omaha…Had a goal and assist vs. Harvard on Jan. 5…Registered an assist on Jan. 11 vs. Rensselaer and Jan. 12 vs. Union…Had a goal and an assist on Jan. 22 in a 2-1 win over Connecticut…Assisted in the Bobcats lone goal at Brown on Feb. 1…Scored the game-winner on the power play on Feb. 2 at Yale…Netted another goal on Feb. 8 at Cornell…Collected an assist at Colgate on Feb. 9 and on Feb. 16 vs. Clarkson…Scored in the Bobcats 4-1 win over Yale on Feb. 22…Added two assists on Mar. 15 vs. Cornell…Had a goal and two assists on Mar. 16 vs. Cornell…Scored against Canisius on Mar. 30 in a 4-3 win in the NCAA Tournament East Regional…Scored the fastest natural hat trick in NCAA Tournament history, scoring three goals and adding an assist in the East Regional Final vs. Union on Mar. 31.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011-12:
Joined Bryan Leitch and Brandon Wong as the third player in Quinnipiac history named to the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team…Two-time ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week…Quinnipiac’s February Athlete of the Month…Finished the season ranked third in rookie points per game (1.00) in NCAA Division I hockey…Ranked 12th in assists (0.79) among all NCAA Division I skaters…Became the first player in Quinnipiac history to assist on every goal in a weekend series…Tallied a point on 11 consecutive Bobcat goals, also a Quinnipiac record…Became the first freshman in program history to lead the team in scoring for a postseason series after posting five points in three games in the ECAC Hockey First Round against Brown... Became the first freshman in Quinnipiac’s Division I history to lead the team in assists with 31…Also scored eight goals for 39 points, good for second on the team…Was the sixth freshman in program history to reach 30 points in his first season…Also one of three freshmen in Quinnipiac history, along with Bryan Leitch and Brian Herbert, to pass out 30 assists…Named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on 10/24/11 ... Picked up his first collegiate point on an assist in the Bobcats’ 4-3 win against Ohio State on Oct. 8, 2011 ... Had an assist against Holy Cross on 10/12 in a 5-3 win ... Had an assist in both games of a series sweep against Canisius on 10/15-16 ... Scored his first career goal against Bentley on 10/18 in a 6-1 win ... Also had one assist ... Scored in the Bobcats’ 5-4 loss to Robert Morris on 10/21 ... Had a goal in the Bobcats’ 4-1 win against the Colonials on 10/22 ... Had an assist in Quinnipiac’s 5-4 loss to Dartmouth on 11/4 ... Had one assist in the Bobcats’ 2-2 tie against Harvard on 11/5 ... Had one assist in Quinnipiac’s 1-1 tie against Clarkson on Nov. 11 ... Scored the game’s first goal in a 3-2 win against Rensselaer on 12/3 ... Had two assists in Quinnipiac’s 6-1 win against Sacred Heart on 12/9 ...  Scored the Bobcats’ first goal in a come-from-behind 2-2 tie against Brown on 1/7 ... Had a goal and an assist in the Bobcats’ 7-1 romp of Colgate on 1/14 ... Had two assists in a 6-3 loss to Harvard on 2/3 ... Had a career-best three points (1g, 2a) in a 7-6 win at Clarkson on 2/11 ... Had an assist in a 3-1 win against Rensselaer on 2/17 ... Had four assists in a 4-1 win against Brown on 2/24 ... Had two assists in a 2-2 tie against Yale on 2/25... Had an assist in a 4-1 loss in Game 1 ... Had a goal and two assists in Game 2 ... Had one assist in Game 3 ... Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on 3/6…Had an assist in a 4-2 loss to Colgate in Game 1 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals…Passed out three assists in the Bobcats’ 4-2 win in Game 2.

BEFORE QUINNPIAC:
Selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Draft…Played for the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL)…Voted Top Forward at RBC Cup Championship...Led Pembroke to a 51-9-0 record and the 2011 National Championship…In 120 career games, he totaled 47 goals and 72 assists for 119 career points…Had two goals and three assists in the 2011 RBC Cup Championship…In 2009-10, he had 21 goals and 26 assists for 47 points in 60 games played…In 2010-11, he ranked 11th in the CJHL in points (72), ninth in assists (46) and 14th in goals scored (26).

PERSONAL: 
Son of Ginette and Frank Peca…Has one brother, Steven, and one sister, Katrina….Majoring in Business…Born in Pembroke, Ontario.  

Recent Games
Feb 28 at St. Lawrence W, 8-0
Mar 1 at Clarkson T, 1-1
Mar 14 Yale W, 6-2
Mar 15 Yale W, 5-3
Mar 21 vs. Colgate L, 3-2
Mar 28 vs. Providence L, 4-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 40 22
Points 38 25
Goals 12 11
Assists 26 14
PIM 16 2
+/- +4 +0
Power-play goals 4 4
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Game-winning goals 2 2
Game-tying goals 2 2
Shots 111 61
Date Opponent Score g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 6 St. Mary's W, 7-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Alas. Anchorage L, 3-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 12 at Alas. Fairbanks W, 4-1 0 2 2 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 18 at Mass Lowell W, 3-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 19 Mass Lowell W, 3-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 22 Bentley W, 4-3 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Oct 25 at Holy Cross W, 4-2 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 26 Holy Cross W, 4-1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 1 at Colgate W, 7-2 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 2 at Cornell W, 3-0 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 8 Brown W, 3-0 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 9 Yale T, 3-3 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 3
Nov 15 Harvard W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 16 Dartmouth W, 3-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 22 at Princeton W, 3-0 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 23 Princeton L, 4-3 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 27 Providence T, 3-3 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Nov 30 Massachusetts W, 6-1 0 1 1 6 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Dec 6 at Rensselaer T, 3-3 1 0 1 0 -2 1 0 0 0 1 4
Dec 7 at Union L, 6-4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 29 at Massachusetts T, 2-2 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 30 vs. Sacred Heart W, 5-0 0 0 0 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 3 Maine W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 7 at Harvard T, 2-2 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 10 Union W, 2-1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 11 Rensselaer W, 6-2 1 1 2 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 17 Merrimack W, 6-1 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 18 at Merrimack L, 6-3 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 31 at Dartmouth W, 8-1 1 2 3 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 7 Clarkson W, 6-3 2 1 3 0 +3 0 0 0 1 0 4
Feb 8 St. Lawrence L, 3-2 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 14 at Yale W, 4-0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 15 at Brown L, 4-2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 21 Cornell L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 22 Colgate L, 3-1 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 28 at St. Lawrence W, 8-0 2 4 6 0 +3 1 0 0 1 0 5
Mar 1 at Clarkson T, 1-1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 14 Yale W, 6-2 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 15 Yale W, 5-3 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 21 vs. Colgate L, 3-2 0 1 1 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 28 vs. Providence L, 4-0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2011-12 39 8 31 39 12 +0 3 1 0 2 0 - 105
2012-13 39 15 15 30 36 +13 3 2 0 5 0 - 115
2013-14 40 12 26 38 16 +4 4 0 0 2 2 - 111
Total 118 35 72 107 64 +17 10 3 0 9 2 - 331
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 40 12 26 38 16 +4 4 0 0 2 2 - 111
Conference 22 11 14 25 2 +0 4 0 0 2 2 - 61
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -

Home 20 6 11 17 8 +5 1 0 0 1 1 - 64
Away 17 6 14 20 4 +2 3 0 0 1 1 - 40
Neutral 3 0 1 1 4 -3 0 0 0 0 0 - 7

Wins 24 7 20 27 14 +16 3 0 0 2 0 - 63
Losses 10 1 4 5 0 -12 0 0 0 0 0 - 29
Ties 6 4 2 6 2 +0 1 0 0 0 2 - 19

October 7 0 4 4 2 +4 0 0 0 0 0 - 18
November 10 3 4 7 6 +1 0 0 0 0 1 - 32
December 4 1 1 2 6 -3 1 0 0 0 1 - 6
January 7 3 5 8 2 +2 2 0 0 0 0 - 20
February 7 5 7 12 0 +1 1 0 0 2 0 - 25
March 5 0 5 5 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 - 10