Monday, January 3, 2011 - 1 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (13-6-1) (6-5-0 ECAC Hockey) vs.
Princeton University Tigers (7-10-1) (4-6-1 ECAC Hockey)
Hobey Baker Rink - Princeton, N.J.
Bobcats Resume Play In 2011
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team (13-6-1) (6-5-0 ECAC Hockey) resumes ECAC Hockey action when it travels to Hobey Baker Rink to face Princeton (7-10-1) (4-6-1 ECAC Hockey) on Monday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. The Bobcats, who have not played since Saturday, Dec. 4, look to extend their four-game win streak as they embark on the second half of season play.
Live Stats for Monday's game can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's ice hockey schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.
Princeton, which is currently riding a season-high four-game winning streak, is coming off a dramatic upset victory over No. 5 Boston College, 3-0, on December 31, 2010. In the contest, junior forward Julie Johnson scored two goals for the Tigers, while freshman forward Sally Butler notched her team-high seventh goal of the season. With 12 points, Butler (seven goals, five assists) trails freshman forward Olivia Mucha (five goals, eight assists) for the team-lead in points, while senior forward Sasha Sherry is third on the squad with 10 points on the year. Junior goaltender Rachel Weber, who earned her third shutout on the season in the victory, holds a 1.93 goals against average and a .921 save percentage on the year.
All-Time Against The
Monday's contest against Princeton will be the 13th time the two sides will face each other, with Princeton owning a 1-9-2 all-time series lead. In their last meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, Quinnipiac earned its first-ever win against Princeton, 5-2. After falling behind 2-0 early in the first period, the Bobcats scored five unanswered goals en route to its first ECAC Hockey victory of the season. Sophomore defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) scored two goals in the contest, while senior forward Kelley Davies (Chesapeake, Va.), freshman forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario), and sophomore forward Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) each tallied one goal in the game.
Quinnipiac last played on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, against Yale when it defeated the Bulldogs 3-1. The Bobcats scored a goal in each period in the win, as the squad stretched its winning streak to four games. Freshman forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden), junior defender Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska), and Babstock all scored in the contest. In the first game of the weekend on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, against Brown, Quinnipiac shutout the Bears 4-0. Sophomore goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 17 saves to earn her fifth shutout of the season. In the contest, Babstock broke Quinnipiac's single-season goals scored record with her 16th of the year.
Quinnipiac is in the midst of its second longest winning streak of the season, after it began the 2010-11 campaign with five straight wins. Its victory over Yale improved Quinnipiac's ECAC Hockey record to 6-5, the first time all season the Bobcats have had a winning record in conference play.
The Bobcats have scored 63 goals thus far on the season for a 3.15 goals per game average. Quinnipiac leads ECAC Hockey in goals scored and is second in goals per game, trailing only Cornell, which holds a 4.36 goals per game average.
Quinnipiac's 23.1 power play conversion percentage is good for second among ECAC Hockey teams and is tied for third overall in NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey.
Quinnipiac has given up 35 goals for an impressive 1.75 goals against average, which is sixth-best in NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey.
Babstock continues to dazzle the opposition with her offensive talents, as she has registered 17 goals and 19 assists on the season thus far. She ranks first in goals, assists and points among ECAC Hockey skaters and is second in the league with a plus-21 mark. The freshman leads all NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey skaters in points and is first in the country with six game-winning goals.
The freshman phenom has been recognized on six separate occasions for her remarkable play during the season. She is a four-time ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Rookie of the Week award winner, as well as a one-time Player of the Week recipient. After she accumulated 10 goals and five assists in the month of November, Babstock was awarded Quinnipiac's Female Athlete Of The Month.
The sophomore goaltender is third among ECAC Hockey netminders with a 1.73 goals against average. She ranks first in the league with 450 saves and is second in win percentage with a .658 mark.
Dymarczk Puts Up
Junior defender Bethany Dymarczyk (Hamden, Conn.) continues to be a scoring threat from the blue line for the Bobcats this season, as she has collected three goals and 11 assists on the year. Dymarczyk is tied for second among ECAC Hockey defenders in total points (14), which ranks fourth overall on the team.
Sophomore defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) is tied for fifth in scoring (seven goals, four assists) among ECAC Hockey defenders. Her seven goals leads all Quinnipiac defenders and her 11 points overall are fifth-best on the team.
Swede It Is
Freshman forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) ranks third in three separate statistical categories in ECAC Hockey action. She is tied for third in goals (eight), assists (11) and points (19). Her 1.06 points per game ranks her eighth among NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey freshman skaters.
Quinnipiac's potent first line, consisting of Babstock, Wheeler and Uden Johansson, is one of the best in the country. Together, the threesome has accumulated 31 goals and 41 assists, while posting an astounding plus-54 mark. Wheeler and Babstock rank first and second among ECAC Hockey Skaters with a plus-22 and plus-21 mark, respectively.
Quinnipiac returns to action when it travels to Canton, N.Y. to face St. Lawrence on Friday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. The following day on Saturday, Jan 8, the Bobcats will face Clarkson in Potsdam, N.Y. at 7 p.m.