No. 5 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (12-2-2, 6-1-1 ECAC Hockey) vs
University of Massachusetts Minutemen (3-9-2, 1-6-2 Hockey East)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: High Point Solutions Arena • Hamden, Conn.
All-Time Series against UMass: 2-1-1
Record at home against UMass: 2-0-0
Last Time They Met: T, 2-2 (11/24/12 at Amherst, Mass.0
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No. 5 Quinnipiac University will host the University of Massachusetts on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.
WATCH IT LIVE
Quinnipiac's non-conference match-up can been seen live on SNY, where available. Bill Schweizer will have the play-by-play with Rich Coppola serving as the in-game analyst. Billy Mecca will have the sideline report from the Bobcats' bench. No. 5 Quinnipiac University will host the University of Massachusetts on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.
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|Comcast||843 (HD)/73 (SD)|
|AT&T Uverse||1704 (HD)/704 (SD)|
|Time Warner Cable||26/11|
|Verizon FiOS||577 (DH)/77 (SD)
ON THE AIR
Bobcat fans can catch all the action on AM 1220 WQUN featuring Paul "The Jet" Pacelli with the play-by-play and Chris Kotsopoulos with the color commentary.
THE BOBCATS' LAST TIME OUT
In the highly-anticipated match-up between a pair of Top-5 teams, No. 5 Quinnipiac skated to a tie with No. 4 Providence, 3-3, before a standing-room-only crowd of 3,520 at Quinnipiac's High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario), Devon Toews (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Sam Anas (Potomac, Md.) all scored, with Anas also picking up an assist. Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) had two assists while goalie Michael Garteig (Prince George, British Columbia) stopped 19 of Providence's 22 shots-on-goal. The Bobcats outshot Providence, 48-22, through three periods and a five-minute overtime.
ALL-TIME AGAINST UMASS
Quinnipiac and UMass have met four times with the Bobcats owning a 2-1-1 record in the all-time series. Their last meeting, in Amherst, Mass., ended in a 2-2 tie. Quinnipiac is 2-0-0 all-time on its home ice - a 4-2 win on Nov. 26, 2011 and a 5-4 overtime win on Nov. 28, 2009.
SCOUTING THE UMASS MINUTEMEN
UMass enters Saturday night's game with an overall record of 3-9-2 overall including a 1-6-2 mark in Hockey East. UMass enters the weekend with a record of 0-5-1 in its last six games, with its last win - 2-1 at home against Maine - coming on Nov. 2. The Minutemen are also 0-6-1 on the road this year. Conor Sheary leads UMass with nine points (2-7) while Steve Iacobellis leads the team with five goals, to go along with three assists for eight points. In goal, Steve Mastalerz is 3-6-1 with a .924 save percentage and a 2.42 GAA.
TOP OF THE CHARTS
Quinnipiac's top line of twin brothers Connor and Kellen Jones and freshman stand-out Sam Anas have combined for 23 of Quinnipiac's 54 goals for the year and 36 of the Bobcats 90 assists for 58 of 144 team points scored for the year. Over the last three games, of which Quinnipiac has scored nine goals, Anas and Kellen have scored three goals apiece.
Sam Anas saw a team-best eight game point streak come to an end on Nov. 16 against Dartmouth. Anas has since registered a goal and an assist in three straight games, giving him a point in 11 of his last 12 outings. In addition, Anas has thrown out five multiple-point games in that span, including a team-, season-high four points (1g, 3a) in a 7-2 win against Colgate on Nov. 1.
Anas and Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau are the only two players in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey to currently feature double-digits goals and points. Gaudreau, a 2013 Hobey Baker Hat Trick Finalist, has 12 goals and 12 assists, while Anas has totaled 11 goals and 11 assists.
TOP 10 SCORERS
Anas and the Jones Bros. are currently ranked in the top 10 in scoring, giving the Bobcats and Boston College the only two line-ups in college hockey to feature three players among the top 10 in points.
THREE OR MORE
Quinnipiac has produced three or more goals in 15 straight games heading into Saturday night's game - the longest such streak in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey. The second longest streak belongs to Ferris State, with nine straight.
ALL-TIME AT HIGH POINT SOLUTIONS ARENA
Since its first game on Jan. 28, 2007, Quinnipiac is 81-39-17 in 137 games at High Point Solutions at the TD Bank Sports Center.
FRESHMAN 10-GOAL SCORERS
With his second period goal against Princeton on Nov. 23, Sam Anas became the 10th Quinnipiac freshman in the program's Division I history to score 10 goals and the first since Scott Zurevinski totaled 11 goals in 2008-09.
KELL OF A PLAYER
On Friday, Nov. 22 at Princeton, Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) hit the century mark with 11:38 left in the 2nd period on the power play after receiving a pass from twin brother Connor. Connor scored his 100th career point in a 7-2 win against Colgate on Nov. 1. In addition to becoming the 21st player in Quinnipiac's Division I history, Kellen is the 35th player all-time.
TWIN IT TO WIN IT
Connor and Kellen Jones are the fifth set of brothers in NCAA history to tally 100 career points each while playing together and the first since St. Lawrence's Pete and Tim Lappin in 1988. Before the Lappins, Ohio State's Paul and Perry Pooley (1981-84), Ferris State's Peter and Paul Lowden (1983-87) and Cornell's Doug and Dave Ferguson (1964-67) all tallied 100 points apiece playing together.
USCHO.COM DIVISION I POLL
Quinnipiac dropped a spot from a week ago, moving down to 5th in the USCHO.com Division I poll after seeing its NCAA-best 13-game unbeaten streak come to an end on Saturday night against Princeton.
USA TODAY/USA HOCKEY MAGAZINE DIVISION I POLL
Quinnipiac is currently ranked 5th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, recently released on Nov. 25. The Bobcats success in that poll has mirrored the USCHO.com poll as Quinnipiac moved up from 11th to 4th over the last nine weeks.
GARTEIG'S SHUTOUT FACTS
After a 3-0 win at Princeton, Michael Garteig became the first goalie in Quinnipiac history - dating back to 1975 - to record three shutouts in the same month. Garteig posted clean sheets against Cornell on Nov. 2, Brown on Nov. 8 and Princeton on Nov. 22.
Through its first 16 games, Quinnipiac is one of six teams (along with St. Lawrence, Union, Denver, New Hampshire and Ferris State) in NCAA Division I hockey whose defensive players have accumulated 35 or more points. Bobcat blue-liners have tallied nine goals and 27 assists for 36 points on the year.
In the third period alone, Quinnipiac leads the country with 48 points, on the strength of 18 goals and an NCAA best 30 assists in the final frame. In addition, Quinnipiac has scored twice as many goals as its opponents, 18-9, in the final 20 minutes.
THE LAST 40
Additionally, Quinnipiac leads the country in goals (40) and points (104) after the first period.
BOBCATS IN THE MIDDLE
Through 16 games, Quinnipiac has outscored its opponents, 22-10.
Nationally, Quinnipiac's freshman class ranks 5th in total points (45) and assists (27) while its 18 goals by first-year Bobcats rank 4th. In addition, four of Quinnipiac's 12 game-winning goals have come from first-year Bobcats, second only to Minnesota's five freshman goals.
SAM THE MAN
Freshman Sam Anas currently leads all first-year NCAA Division I players in goals (11), power play goals (4), points (22), game-winning goals (3), total shots (68) and shots per game (4.25).