February 22, 2014

No. 5 Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Hosts No. 19 Colgate For Senior Night Live On NESN

No. 5 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (21-7-5, 11-5-3 ECAC Hockey) vs
No. 19 Colgate University Raiders (15-11-5, 11-5-3 ECAC Hockey)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: High Point Solutions Arena • Hamden, Conn.
All-Time Series against Colgate: 10-14-2

SENIOR NIGHT
Quinnipiac Athletics will host Senior Night festivities on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6:45 p.m. to honor those that will play their final regular-season game at High Point Solutions Arena. Quinnipiac will honor: Captain Cory Hibbeler, assistant captains Connor and Kellen JonesBrooks Robinson, Jordan Samuels-Thomas and Zach Tolkinen. In addition, senior student athletic trainer Marissa Harper and student managers Kristen Hurley and Ross Andrews will also be recognized for their dedication to the men's ice hockey program. Fans who can not make it out to High Point Solutions Arena can watch the free live videostream of the pregame ceremonies by clicking the appropriate links at QuinnipiacBobcats.com. 

TUNE IN LIVE
Saturday night's game agaisnt Colgate is available on New England Sports Network, where available, featured Bill Schweizer with the play-by-play, Rich Coppola with the color commentary and Bill Mecca with the sideline report. NESN is available in HD on: AT&T Uverse (1712 HD),Comcast (200 HD), Cox (725 HD), DirecTV (628) and Dish Network (434). 

ON THE AIR
Bobcat fans can  also listen to all the action on AM 1220 WQUN featuring Paul Pacelli with the play-by-play and Chris Kotsopoulos with the color commentary. 

POLL POSITION
Quinnipiac was ranked fifth in the latest USCHO.com Division I poll, released on Feb. 17, 2014. This marks the 18th consecutive week that the Bobcats have been ranked in the top 10 nationally.

ALL-TIME AGAINST COLGATE
To date, Quinnipiac holds a 14-12-2 record all-time in 28 meetings against Colgate. The Bobcats have won three straight against the Raiders, including a 7-2 win in Hamilton on Nov. 1, 2013 to improve to 6-7-1 all-time on Colgate's home ice. Quinnipiac is also 7-4-0 all-time at home, including a 6-3-0 record at High Point Solutions Arena. 

SCOUTING THE COLGATE RAIDERS
Colgate enters Saturday's game with a record of 15-11-5 overall and 11-5-3 in the ECAC Hockey standings following a 6-1 win at Princeton on Friday night, behind Tyson Spink's hat trick. The Raiders currently sit in second place in the league standings with 25 points, tied with Quinnipiac with three regular-season games to play. Colgate's season has been one of two halves as they headed into the first-half break with a record of 7-9-2. Since then, Colgate has posted a record of 7-2-3, but has won just once in its last five games (1-2-2). Colgate features five 20-point scorers, led by Tyson Spink (8-20-25), Mike Borkowski (8-18-26), Tylor Spink (11-13-24), Kyle Baun (10-12-22) and Darcy Murphy (13-8-21). In goal, Charlie Finn is 12-5-4 with a 2.50 GAA and a .915 save percentage.

THE PLAYOFF PICTURE
Entering Saturday night's game, Quinnipiac currently sits tied with Colgate for second place in the league standings with 25 points, ensuring them the sixth-seed or higher. A win against Colgate on Saturday night would clinch the fourth seed, and a first round bye, in the ECAC Hockey Tournament, while a Bobcats win against the Big Red combined with a Union win at home against Clarkson would clinch the third seed in the tournament.  

ALL-TIME AT HIGH POINT SOLUTIONS ARENA
Since its first game on Jan. 28, 2007, Quinnipiac is 85-41-17 in 143 games at High Point Solutions at the TD Bank Sports Center.