October 21, 2013

No. 9 Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey To Host Bentley On Tuesday, Oct. 22

No. 9 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC Hockey) vs.
Bentley University Falcons (1-3-0, 0-1-0 Atlantic Hockey)
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM

Multimedia vs. UMass Lowell
Live Audio (AM 1220 WQUN)
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Quinnipiac Game Notes

The nationally-ranked No. 9 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will host Bentley University in a non-conference match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. 

FREE TICKETS
Quinnipiac University's TD Bank Sports Center Ticket Office has announced  a special promotion for the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Frozen Four. Available immediately, any fan who purchases two tickets to the NCAA Women's Frozen Four on Mar. 21-23 at High Points Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center will receive four free tickets to the nationally-ranked men's ice hockey team's game against Bentley on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Bobcat fans can purchase NCAA Frozen Four tickets, as well as tickets to Quinnipiac men's and women's basketball and ice hockey home games, by calling the TD Bank Sports Center Ticket Office at 203-582-3905. 

MULTIMEDIA
Live audio, video and statistics can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. All of Quinnipiac's home games will be available, free of charge, at YouTube.com/quinnipiacathletics.

On The Airwaves
Bill Schweizer and  Todd Carroll will have the call on AM 1220 WQUN. Bobcat fans can access the live audio stream on the web at www.WQUN.com.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac is coming off a weekend sweep of No. 9 UMass Lowell on Oct. 18-19. The Bobcats knocked-off the River Hawks, 3-1, at Tsongas Arena on Friday, Oct. 18, with goals from Jordan Samuels-Thomas (West Hartford, Conn.), Connor Clifton (Matawan, N.J.) and Derek Smith (Apple Valley, Minn.), while Mike Garteig (Prince George, British Columbia) stopped 20 of 21 shots on goal for the win. Samuels-Thomas also had two assists in the game. Garteig back-stopped the Bobcats to the tune of 23 saves on Saturday night in 3-1 win for his third straight victory of the year. Samuels-Thomas found the back of the net again on Saturday, while Connor and Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) also scored, with Smith assisting on two goals. 

All-Time Against Bentley
Quinnipiac has squared-off against Bentley more than any other program in the Bobcats' history. Quinnipiac is 26-2-1 all-time against Bentley at the Division I level and 30-19-2 all-time, dating back to their first meeting during the 1976-77 season. Quinnpiac has won 10 straight games and hold an 11-0-1 mark in their last 12 meetings. The Bobcats are also 12-1-0 all-time at the Division I level on their home ice including a 5-0-0 mark at the TD Bank Sports Center. In their last six meetings, Quinnipiac has outscored Bentley, 31-5. Quinnipiac's win against Bentley, on Oct. 16, 2007, was the 400th win in program history.

Scouting The Bentley Falcons
Bentley opened the season with a  6-4 win against Nebraska-Omaha on Oct. 11,  but has lost three straight entering Tuesday night's game. The Falcons dropped the second game of their series against UNO, 4-2, before losing to Sacred Heart, 3-1 on Oct. 16 and Maine, 2-1, on Oct. 19. Steve Weinstein leads the team in assists (4) and points (4) while Max French, Brett Gensler, Alex Grieve and Andrew Gladiuk have all scored twice. In goal, Braden Komm is 1-3-0 with a.908 save percentage and a 3.04 goals-against average.

Garteig's Big Weekend
In a series sweep of No. 9 UMass Lowell, Michael Garteig improved to 3-1-0 on the season. On Friday, Oct. 18, Garteig stopped 21 of UMass Lowell's 22 shots on goal in a 3-1 win at Tsongas Arena. On Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Bobcats' home opener, Garteig stopped 23 of the River Hawks' 24 shots on goal in another 3-1 win.

For The Season
Following this weekend's sweep of UMass Lowell, Garteig improved to 3-1-0 with a 1.51 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage.

Making A Name For Himself
Nationally, Garteig was one of five goals in NCAA Division I hockey to pick up two wins this past weekend, and the only one to beat a ranked team twice.

JST Facts
In a pair of 3-1 wins against nationally-ranked No. 9 UMass Lowell, Jordan Samuels-Thomas was the only player in the Bobcats' line-up to score a goal in both games, while assisting on two more goals, for a team-high four points in the series sweep of the River Hawks. In addition, Samuels-Thomas assisted on goals by Derek Smith and Connor Clifton on Friday night for a career-best three point night.

Great Moments Come From Great Opportunity
Both of Samuels-Thomas' goals came with a man-advantage, making Samuels-Thomas the only player in NCAA Division I hockey to score two power play goals this weekend.

Keep Shooting
A week after scoring his first career goal on his first career shot in the Bobcats' win against Alaska-Fairbanks, Derek Smith found the back of the net for his second career goal on his second career shot in a 3-1 win at No. 9 UMass Lowell.

He Can Pass Too
Despite missing on his third career shot in the Bobcats' home-opener on Saturday, Oct. 19 - also a 3-1 win against UMass Lowell - Smith assisted on two Bobcat goals as he led all first year Bobcats with three points for the weekend.

One Of The New Kids
Smith was one of two ECAC Hockey freshman to total three points for the weekend, and also blocked five shots on the weekend.

All-Time At High Point Solutions Arena
Since its first game on Jan. 28, 2007, Quinnipiac is 77-38-15 in 130 games at High Point Solutions at the TD Bank Sports Center.

Of Bryce And Men
Quinnipiac junior Bryce Van Brabant (Morinville, Alberta) got on the board early, scoring Quinnipiac's first goal of the season in Quinnipiac's loss to Alaska-Anchorage.  

Freshmen First
For the first time in program history, Quinnipiac had three freshman score their first career goal in the same game. Derek Smith (Apple Valley, Minn.), Sam Anas (Potomac, Md.) and Connor Clifton (Matawan, N.J.) all found the back of the net in the Bobcats' 4-1 win against Alaska-Fairbanks on  Saturday, Oct. 12. 

Since You Asked...
Quinnipiac has had two freshman score their first career goal in a game five times:
10/18/08 vs. AIC (Spencer Heichman/David Arduin)
12/1/07 vs. RPI (Zach Hansen, Eric Lampe)
11/27/04 vs. Army (Dan LeFort, Jamie Bates)
10/19/01 vs. Bentley (Chris White, Matt Craig)
10/15/99 vs. Niagara (Brian Herbert, Gordy Collins)

Mr. Smith
Freshman Derek Smith (Apple Valley, Minn.) became the first  player in Quinnipiac history to score a goal on the first shot of his college career after giving Quinnipiac a 1-0 lead against Alaska-Fairbanks. Smith added his second career goal, incredibly on his second career shot, against UMass Lowell on Friday, Oct. 18. 

Power Play Times 3
Against Alaska-Fairbanks, Quinnipiac scored three power-play goals in a single game for the first time since Feb. 2, 2013 - a 6-2 win at Yale.