No. 7 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (7-1-0, 1-0-0 ECAC Hockey) at
No. 14 Cornell University Big Red (3-0-0, 1-0-0 ECAC Hockey)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lynah Rink • Ithaca, N.Y.
All-Time Series against Cornell: 9-14-2
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After a thrilling 7-2 win against Colgate in its 2013 ECAC Hockey opener, the No. 7 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will trek to Ithaca, N.Y. to take on No. 14 Cornell on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.
THE BOBCATS' LAST TIME OUT
On Friday night, the Bobcats pumped in five third period goals in a 7-2 romp of Colgate to open its ECAC Hockey schedule at 1-0-0. The Bobcats benefited from a two-goal performance from Connor Jones (Montrose, Britisch Columbia) that included his 100th career point. Freshman phenom Sam Anas (Potomac, Md.) had a four-point night with a goal and a team-, season-high three assists in the Bobcats' win. Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) had a goal and an assist while Bryce Van Brabant (Morinville, Alberta) had a career-high two assists. Dan Federico (Acton, Mass.) scored his first career goal in the win, while Jordan Samuels-Thomas (West Hartford, Conn.) and Travis St. Denis (Trail, British Columbia) also scored for the Bobcats.
ON THE AIRWAVES
Bill Schweizer and Chris Kotsopoulos will have the call on AM 1220 WQUN. Bobcat fans can access the live audio stream on the web at www.WQUN.com and the live video stream on the web at YouTube.com/quathletics or by clicking the "Audio" or "Video" 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.
ALL-TIME AGAINST CORNELL
Quinnipiac and Cornell have met 25 times since the Bobcats joined ECAC Hockey in 2005, with the Big Red winning 14 of those meetings. Last season, Quinnipiac and Cornell tangled five times, with the Bobcats winning four of the five match-ups, including the last two games of an epic ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals match-up at High Point Solutions Arena. The Bobcats are 5-8-1 at Cornell's historic Lynah Rink.
SCOUTING THE NO. 14 CORNELL BIG RED
Cornell opened the 2013-14 season last weekend with a two-game sweep of Neb.-Omaha, winning 5-3 and 4-3, on the road. Last night, Cornell cruised to a 4-2 ECAC Hockey win against Princton. John McCarron, Brian Ferlin, Christian Hilbrich and Joel Lowry all registered a goal and assist in the Big Red's win while goalie Andy Iles stopped 26 of Princeton's 27 shots on goal to improve to 3-0-0 on the year. McCarron leads the team with six assists and seven points while Lowry checks in at three goals and three assists for the year. Ferlin has totaled two goals and four assists to date.
WELCOME TO THE 100 POINT CLUB
Against Colgate on Friday, Connor Jones became the 20th player in Quinnipiac's Division I history and 34th player all-time to reach the 100 point mark. The last player to reach the milestone was Jeremy Langlois in last year's NCAA Frozen Four match-up against St. Cloud State.
Currently, Jones is one of 10 active players in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey with 100 career points.
Connor's twin brother, Kellen, is currently sitting on 95 career points. After opening the year with one point in his first three games, Kellen now has nine points in his last five, including multiple-point nights in four out of the five games.
FOUR POINT FACT
With Sam Anas' one-goal, three-assist performance against Colgate, the freshman wing recorded the 18th four-point performance in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey this season. Additionally, it is the 26th time this year a player had a three-assist games.
PLAYING FROM BEHIND
Friday's night was the third-straight game, and fifth in eight games, in which Quinnipiac's opponent scored the game's first goal. Quinnipiac is 4-1-0 in those games.
DOWN, BUT NOT OUT
Despite trailing 1-0 to start the second period, Quinnipiac scored twice in the second frame to take a 2-1 lead against Colgate. The Bobcats have scored 13 of its 30 goals on the year in the second period.
ECAC HOCKEY ROOKIE OF THE WEEKFreshman stand-out Sam Anas has been named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on Oct. 29, 2013, as announced by the league office. Anas led Quinnipiac to a 3-0-0 week with five goals, including two on the power-play, and also two game-winners, while also posting a +3 for the week. He had his first multiple-goal game against Bentley in a 4-3 win before following up with a goal against Holy Cross in a 4-2 victory. Anas led the Bobcats to the series sweep against the Crusaders Saturday with his second two-goal night of the week.
THE FIRST SINCE...
The last Quinnipiac player to earn ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week honors was Soren Jonzzon (Mountainview, Calif.) on Feb. 12, 2013.
For the year, Anas has six goals in six games as well as two assists for team-high eight points.
WHERE HE RANKS
Nationally, Anas' six goals rank fourth among all NCAA Division I player, and first among all freshman, while his three game-winning goals lead all of Division I men's ice hockey. He is also the only freshman, and one of five players in Division I hockey, to score two goals in multiple games.
Last week, Kellen Jones led Quinnipiac to a 3-0 mark, totalling a goal and four assists for five points in three games. He picked up an assist in the Bobcats' 4-3 win against Bentley before posting a pair of two-point games in a series sweep of Holy Cross this weekend. On Friday night, Jones scored the game-tying goal as the Bobcats erased a two-goal deficit before setting up Sam Anas with the game winner. On Saturday, Jones once-against fed Anas for the game-tying goal before finding Bryce Van Brabant for his second assist of the night.
Michael Garteig (Prince George, British Columbia) back-stopped the Bobcats to a 3-0 week, tallying a 3-0-0 mark with a 2.00 GAA and a .864 save percentage. Garteig has now won six straight games and holds a 6-1-0 record with a 1.72 GAA and a .910 save percentage in seven games started.
GOOD MONTH, GARTS!
For the first month of the season, Garteig compiled a NCAA Division I leading 418:05 minutes across a national-high seven games. Garteig leads the country with six wins, while his 1.72 goals-against average ranks 13th.
Of the three ECAC Hockey goalies to start five or more games, Garteig leads the trio in shots faced (134), saves (122), and GAA (1.72).
Garteig also boasts a .857 winning percentage (6-1-0), and is currently on a six-game winning streak and has allowed two or fewer goals in five of his seven games this year.