November 17, 2010
Women's Ice Hockey Travels To Colgate And No. 2 Cornell This Weekend
Friday, November 19, 2010 - 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (8-5-1) (3-4-0 ECAC) vs.
Colgate University Raiders (4-8-0) (1-3-0 ECAC)
Starr Rink - Hamilton, N.Y.
Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (8-5-1) (3-4-0 ECAC) vs.
Cornell University Big Red (6-1-0) (4-0-0 ECAC)
Lynah Rink - Ithaca, N.Y.
Upstate New York ECAC Hockey Weekend
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team (8-5-1) (3-4 ECAC) will
travel to Hamilton, N.Y. on Friday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. to face ECAC
Hockey opponent Colgate (4-8-0) (1-3-0 ECAC) followed by a visit to
Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. when it
is set to face ECAC Hockey foe No. 2 Cornell (6-1-0) (4-0-0
Follow The Bobcats
Live Stats for this weekend's games can be accessed by
clicking on the appropriate links on the women's ice hockey
schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.
About Colgate University
Colgate is coming off a 4-1 victory over Niagara on
Saturday, Nov. 13 in which four different skaters scored for the
Raiders. Sophomore forward Brittany Phillips recorded a goal and an
assist on the evening to give her a team-high nine points on the
season. Sophomore forward Jenna Klynstra, the team-leader with five
goals, and sophomore defender Jordan Brickner are both tied for
second on the team with seven points. Senior goaltender Lisa
Plenderleith and junior netminder Kimberly Sass have split time in
net this season, as each has played six games. Plenderleith has a
.897 save percentage and a 3.14 goals against average, while Sass
has a .916 save percentage and a 2.33 goals against average.
All-Time Against The Raiders
Friday's contest will be the 20th time the two teams will
face each other. Colgate owns the series lead with a 14-2-3 record
against the Bobcats. In their last meeting earlier this season on
October 30, Quinnipiac was defeated in overtime, 2-1. Klynstra
scored both goals for Colgate, including the overtime game-winner
just 1:36 into the frame. Freshman forward Elena
Orlando (Chico, Calif.) scored her first-career goal for
Quinnipiac at the 7:11 mark of the third period to even the score,
1-1. Sophomore goaltender Victoria
Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 37 saves on the
About Cornell University
Cornell remained as the second ranked team in the country
for the eighth straight week, as announced in the UCSHO.com Women's
Poll on November 15. In its last two contests, Cornell was
victorious in both weekend games on Friday, Nov. 5 against Harvard
and Saturday, Nov. 6 against Dartmouth. The Big Red's 6-1 victory
over Dartmouth marked the second time this season that Cornell has
scored six or more goals in a game. Freshmen Brianne Jenner and
Jessica Campbell lead the charge for the Big Red, as Jenner (five
goals, six assists) leads the team in assists and Campbell (six
goals, four assists) leads the team in goals. A pair of juniors,
Chelsea Karpenko and Catherine White, are tied for third on the
team with nine points scored. Junior goaltender Amanda Mazzotta is
parked between the pipes for Cornell, as she has compiled a .931
save percentage and a 1.43 goals against average.
All-Time Against The Big Red
Saturday's game will be the 14th time the two squads will
face each other, as Cornell leads the all-time series with a 5-3-5
record. In their last meeting earlier this season on October 29,
Cornell defeated Quinnipiac 5-1, handing Quinnipiac its first ECAC
Hockey loss of the year. In the game, junior forward Kate
Wheeler (Oakville, Ontario) struck first for Quinnipiac at the
16:08 mark of the first period. On the play, she was assisted by
freshmen forwards Kelly
Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and Erica Uden
Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden).
Last Time Out
On Saturday, Nov. 13, Quinnipiac was defeated in an
overtime contest against Dartmouth, 4-3. Sophomore defender Sasha
Nanji scored the game-winning goal at the 1:04 mark of the overtime
frame to give Dartmouth its second straight overtime victory.
Future two-time ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Rookie of the Week award
Babstock netted all three goals for Quinnipiac, as she
collected her second hat trick of the season.
Déjà Vu Performance
With two consecutive hat trick performances on Friday,
Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13, Babstock became the first skater in
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey history to record two hat tricks in
the same season. The six goals have propelled her into the NCAA
Division I Women's Ice Hockey lead in goals scored (13) and total
In just 14 games played, Babstock has accumulated more
points this season than Quinnipiac's two highest point getters
during the 2009-10 season, in which both Janine
Duffy and Heather
Hughes each scored 25 points in 37 games played.
History In The Making
Babstock is quickly approaching the all-time records for
all three major offensive categories at Quinnipiac. She is just two
goals away from tying Hayley McMeekin's 2006-07 15 goal season, and
two assists away from tying Jennifer Maclean's 17 assist season set
in that same 2006-07 year. McMeekin also holds Quinnipiac's
all-time points record with 30, which Babstock is just three points
away from tying.
Babstock remains tied with Quinnipiac women's ice hockey
all-time freshman record of 14 assists, set by both Vicky Graham in
2003-04 and Heather
Hughes in 2009-10.
Babstock remains atop the leader-board nationally, as her
1.93 points per game ranks her first in the country among all
freshman skaters and is good for sixth in the nation. She ranks
seventh in the country with .93 goals per game and eighth in the
country with 1.00 assists per game. Babstock also leads the country
with five game-winning goals.
Atop ECAC Hockey
Babstock's dominant numbers have her first in six
statistical categories in the ECAC. She leads the ECAC in points
(27), goals (13), assists (14), power-play points (three goals, six
assists), game-winning goals (5), and is first among freshman
Wheeler Shows Leadership
Junior forward Kate
Wheeler (Oakville, Ontario) quietly accumulated three assists
over the weekend to bring her season total to six. She is tied for
second on the team with six goals and six assists, and is just two
points away from breaking her personal record of 14 points in a
season, set in 2009-10. Wheeler is also tied for third in the ECAC
in both goals and assists.
A Set Of Firsts
Junior forward Chelsea
Illchuk (Lockport, Manitoba) and freshman forward Olivia
Brackett (Coopersville, Mich.) teamed up on Friday, Nov. 12
against Harvard, as each scored her respective first goal and
assist of the season. Brackett collected two assists overall in the
Nutmeg Classic Weekend
Quinnipiac returns to action when it hosts Sacred Heart on
Friday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. to kick off the Nutmeg Classic
Tournament. The Bobcats will then play on Saturday, Nov. 27 at
either 4 or 7 p.m. against the winner of Friday's Yale versus UConn