February 26, 2014

No. 4 Seed Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Hosts No. 5 St. Lawrence in ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal Series This Weekend

ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals (Best-of-Three Series)
No. 4 Quinnipiac Bobcats (20-5-9, 11-4-7 ECAC Hockey) vs.
No. 5 Saint Lawrence Saints (13-17-3, 12-7-3 ECAC Hockey)
Friday-Sunday, February 28-March 2, 2014 – 7:00 pm / 4:00 pm / 2:00 pm (If-Necessary)
High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center – Hamden, Conn.

We Talkin Bout Playoffs
The weekend will feature the second straight home playoff series for the No. 4 seed Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team as well as the second straight year in which they will meet the No. 5 seed St. Lawrence Saints in the Quarterfinal round. The Bobcats controlled their own destiny last weekend and came through with four big points on the round to secure home ice over the Saints, whom they haven't beaten in two matchups this season (0-1-1). This is the fifth straight trip to the postseason for the Bobcats and their third time hosting a series in the opening round of the playoffs. They are still yet to win a home playoff series as St. Lawrence (2013) and Rensselaer (2010) both dispatched Quinnipiac at home in three games of their respective Quarterfinal series.

Multimedia
The Quinnipiac Bobcat Sports Network (QBSN) will be broadcasting the games live all weekend accompanied by a free live video feed that is available on the official website of Quinnipiac Athletics.

ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals Schedule
As the 2013-14 regular season comes to a close, the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals begin with Clarkson securing their first ever Regular Season Championship. Harvard, Cornell and Quinnipiac all hold home ice advantages while St. Lawrence, Princeton, Yale and Dartmouth will all try to pull off the road upsets.

ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals (Best-of-Three Series)

No. 8 Dartmouth (9-18-1, 8-13-1 ECAC Hockey) @ No. 1 Clarkson (25-4-5 16-2-4 ECAC Hockey)

No. 5 St. Lawrence (13-17-3, 12-7-3 ECAC Hockey) @ No. 4 Quinnipiac (20-5-9, 11-4-7 ECAC Hockey)

No. 6 Princeton (14-11-4, 10-9-3 ECAC Hockey) @ No. 3 Cornell (20-5-4, 15-4-3 ECAC Hockey)

No. 7 Yale (8-14-7, 6-9-7 ECAC Hockey) @ No. 2 Harvard (21-4-4, 16-3-3 ECAC Hockey)

All-Time Against the Saints
The Bobcats better hope their last meeting was a mirage as they fell to St. Lawrence, 3-0, from Appleton Arena in what was tied for the second-largest margin of defeat the team suffered all season. Their meeting on Feb. 8 was certainly an abnormality as the previous 12 meetings were all decided by two goals or less. Four of those meetings have gone into overtime, including the thrilling three overtime battle in Game Two of the 2013 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals. Throughout the 21 all-time meetings, the Bobcats have gone 6-12-3 overall but are 6-4-3 in the last 13 contests. Despite the prolonged success, Quinnipiac has had difficulty of late as they've limped to a record of 1-3-2 in the last six games played against the Saints.

Scouting Saint Lawrence
The Saints come into the playoffs playing their best hockey of the season as they have won four of their last five and have an overall record of 7-3-2 in the last 12 games. St. Lawrence finished the 2013-14 regular season with a record of 13-17-3 and 12-7-3 in ECAC Hockey play. With their unexpected 2012 ECAC Hockey Championship run from the No. 5 seed still in recent memory, this St. Lawrence squad has the senior leadership in place and an experienced head coach in Chris Wells that has proven himself to be a winner in this league. Always known to set a challenging non-conference schedule for his team, this season was no different as the Saints played the likes of Mercyhurst, Clarkson, Boston College and Robert Morris early in the season which toughened them up for the stretch run where they've played some of their best hockey of the year. In what is so atypical to the entire landscape of women's college ice hockey, the St. Lawrence offense starts from the blue line and will pose all sorts of different challenges to this Bobcat squad. St. Lawrence is just one of two teams in the nation, with the other being Union, who's leading scorer is a defenseman. Senior Mel Desrochers is having a banner season, setting records such as the most single-season points for a defenseman in program history, with 10 goals and 21 assists for 31 points in 33 games this season. Desrochers has dominated play the competition all season as the next-closest leading scorer on the team has 24 points, seven fewer than Desrochers, and she makes St. Lawrence the only team in the country whose leader in points, goals and assists is a defenseman. Quinnipiac's defense certainly will key in on her but need not forget senior Rylee Smith (9-15-24) who has scored throughout her four-year career and comes in ranked in the Top 15 in the nation as far as the leading active career scorers (50-74-124). Freshman Brooke Webster has been one of the ECAC Hockey's most consistent and potent threats as she comes into the weekend with 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists) which is the second-most among all conference freshmen. Rounding out the forward group is junior Kayla Raniwsky (6-13-19) and freshman Alex Moore (7-8-15) while Quinnipiac needs to watch Kailee Heidersbach who burned the Bobcats for two goals in their 3-0 loss to the Saints from Appleton Arena a few weeks back. Desrochers isn't the only blue line threat as her senior counterpart Dayle Wilkinson has compiled 15 points (5 goals, 10 assists) this season and helps make up one of the best all-around defensive pairings in the country. St. Lawrence owns the 9th-best power play in the nation at 18.5 percent but struggles on the penalty kill as they rank 23rd in the country with a percentage of 82.6. But much like the Bobcats, St. Lawrence rarely commits penalties as they commit just 6.8 penalty minutes per game which is the second-lowest total in Division I (second only to Quinnipiac). Now despite the play of Desrochers and the skill of Smith, perhaps the biggest hurdle Quinnipiac will have to leap is the Saints' junior goalie Carmen MacDonald. The Bobcats' nemesis in the 2013 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals, MacDonald posted two shutouts against Quinnipiac to help lead her team to a trip to the Semifinals. She also dominated in the team's 2012 ECAC Hockey Championship run with three straight victories over Dartmouth, Harvard and Cornell where she allowed just two goals to clinch the title. MacDonald has owned the Bobcats of late, posting three shutouts in the last five meetings, and poses a considerable threat if she's on her game. She comes in with a record of 13-11-3 with a 1.89 GAA and .937 save percentage but always seems to play her bets hockey when the games mean the most.  

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac needed three points last weekend to secure home ice over the Saints in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals and accomplished that goal with a four-point road weekend sweep of Cornell and Colgate. The Bobcats' win over the Big Red was a landmark victory and helped propel them into Saturday's matchup against the Raiders which was dominated by Quinnipiac in them locking down the home ice advantage. Senior Kelly Babstock made history in the process as she tallied three points over the weekend to reach the 200 career point milestone, becoming just the third player in Quinnipiac ice hockey history (male or female) to accomplish the feat.

QU Postseason History
The Bobcats own a 6-7 all-time record in 13 playoff games in program history and last met the Saints in the 2013 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals, also from the High Point Solutions Arena. Quinnipiac has made five consecutive trips to the postseason and have advanced to the Semifinals twice. This will be the third time the team has hosted a playoff series but they are still without a home series victory in postseason play as both their trips to the Semifinals came following a road playoff series upset.

Playing the Percentages
Game One will go a long way in determining the winner of this series. Since Quinnipiac joined the ECAC Hockey in 2005-06, the winner of Game One in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals has gone on to win the series 90.6 percent of the time (29-of-32).

ECAC Hockey Playoff Notes
In the history of the ECAC Hockey Tournament, the No. 8 seed has defeated the No. 1 seed just once (1995 – No. 8 St. Lawrence defeats No. 1 Brown, 2-1) and the No. 7 seed has also defeated the No. 2 seed just once before (1998 – No. 7 Princeton defeats No. 2 Northeastern, 3-2). St. Lawrence winning the Tournament in 2012 as the No. 5 seed is the highest seed to ever win the Championship. Cornell has advanced to four straight ECAC Hockey Championships (winning three of four).

That One Felt Good
Quinnipiac's 2-1 takedown of No. 3 Cornell last Friday was a landmark victory for the program as they defeated the Big Red at Lynah Rink for the first time since Nov. 18, 2006 and Cornell's No. 3 ranking also represents the highest-ranked opponent the Bobcats have ever defeated.

It Ain't Very Crowded at the Top
At the 2:33 mark of the second period in Saturday's 3-0 win over Colgate, history was made as Kelly Babstock notched her 200th career point with an assist on a goal from Shiann Darkangelo. Babstock, already the program's first and only 100-point scorer, now joins an elite group as one of only three Quinnipiac ice hockey players (male or female) to reach the 200-point club. She joins Chris Cerrella '01 and Todd Johnson '89 as the only Quinnipiac players to reach 200 career points.

Alone at the Top
Babstock needs only six more points to pass former Quinnipiac men's ice hockey player Chris Cerrella '01 for the all-time points record at Quinnipiac. She currently sits just two points shy of Todd Johnson '89 for second place as Babstock is guaranteed at least two more games to try and break some more records.

Quinnipiac (Male or Female) Career All-Time Points List

Rank Player Points
1 Chris Cerrella '01 205 (99 G, 106 A)
2 Todd Johnson '89 202 (91 G, 111 A)
3 Kelly Babstock '14 200 (94 G, 106 A)
4 Jim Hanscom '80 192 (83 G, 109 A)
5 Bill Verneris '82 186 (92 G, 94 A)


Milestone Marker
Quinnipiac's victory over Colgate guaranteed them their third 20-win season in program history as well as the 250th career win in head coaching career of Rick Seeley over 13-plus seasons with three different teams.

It's Had Been Awhile
Late in the second period of Saturday's game against Colgate, the Bobcats managed to break a streak of 10 straight games without a power-play goal as sophomore Cydney Roesler was the one to break the scoreless streak. After going 0-for-31 on the power play over the course of the 10 games, the Bobcats wasted no time, scoring just seconds into the man advantage.

Laying it all on the Line
Junior goalie Chelsea Laden played what could very well have been the best game of her career on Friday in the Bobcats' 2-1 road victory over Cornell. She managed to post a season-high 27 saves in the victory and limit the nation's third-highest scoring offense to just one goal in the first period, keeping the Big Red scoreless for the final 49:14. Combined with her 1-1 tied decision against Cornell earlier this season at home, Laden has limited the vaunted Cornell offensive attack to just two goals in 125 minutes of play.   

Goaltender of the Week
For all Laden's heroics in net, she earned a well-deserved ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week honor after posting a 0.50 GAA and .975 save percentage including her seventh shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over Colgate. Laden's weekly honor is her second of the season.

Success at the Top
Quinnipiac has fared quite well against teams ranked in the Top 5 this season as their 2-1 victory over Cornell kept their record undefeated at 2-0-3 in their five matchups against teams ranked in the USCHO Top 5.

Home Cooking
The Bobcats' 5-0 victory over Brown helped close out their 2013-14 regular season with their best home record (12-2-5) in program history. They have now compiled the most home victories (12) and best home winning percentage (.763) in any single-season in Quinnipiac women's ice hockey history.

Crazy Eight
The trend this season on the offensive end for Quinnipiac has been with the play of their senior forward Kelly Babstock. Wearing the jersey number eight, Babstock has been the key to the Bobcats' success as all 24 games in which she has registered at least one point has not resulted in a Quinnipiac loss (19-0-5).

Ties, Ties and More Ties
Quinnipiac's 3-3 tie against Yale on Friday was their nation-leading ninth of the season and also established a new single-season program record for ties as they bested their previous single-season best of eight ties from the 2009-10 season (19-10-8 overall record).

Senior's Time to Shine
There couldn't have been a better way to commemorate the six members of the Bobcats' senior class than their performance in a 5-0 victory over Brown on Senior Day Saturday. This group of six seniors has led the Bobcats to 79 victories and four straight ECAC Hockey Tournament appearances and finished with one last great performance at home in their regular season home finale. Four of the five Bobcat senior skaters registered at least one point starting with Kelly Babstock (1-1-2) and Amanda Colin (0-2-2) as well as Shelby Wignall (0-1-1) and Olivia Brackett (0-1-1). Elena Orlando (one blocked shot) also found her name in the score sheet in a perfect sendoff on Senior Day.

One Shining Moment
One of the most memorable three minutes of Quinnipiac's season so far came last Saturday against Brown as senior goalie Ashley Winslow lifted off the bench and made her first career appearance, much to the delight of the season-high crowd of 977 from High Point Solutions Arena. Winslow even picked up one save in her much-deserved 3:28 of action.

Scoring Spree
In all, 10 different Bobcat skaters registered points in the team's 5-0 victory over Brown with junior Morgan Fritz-Ward picking up her second career multi-goal game with two tallies. The Bobcat offense broke out with five goals which ties for their third-most goals scored in a game all season while it was their most scored in a game since Nov. 29, 2013 in a 8-0 victory over RIT (13 games ago).

Shot Blockers
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team accomplished a feat few opponents have ever met playing against Clarkson. The Bobcats held the nation's second-highest scoring offense to just 14 shots-on-goal through three periods of action during Friday night's 3-3 tie. That shot total of just 14 is the fewest Clarkson had managed through three periods in a game since March 8, 2008 in the ECAC Hockey Semifinals at Harvard (13 shots-on-goal) and the fewest the Golden Knights had registered at home Feb. 4, 2006 against Princeton (13 shots-on-goal). In summation, the Bobcats managed to hold Clarkson to their fewest shots-on-goal at home in 299 games.

Coling All Angels
Senior captain Amanda Colin sparked the Bobcats on Friday against then-No. 3 ranked Clarkson as she notched a career-high three points (one goal, two assists) in the 3-3 tie. Colin either scored or assisted on all three Quinnipiac goals and also tied for the second-most points scored by an opposing player against the Golden Knights all season. The three goals for Quinnipiac also represented the most goals allowed by Clarkson in a game from Cheel Arena all season.

Keep Reeling Them In
With Meghan Turner's second ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week honor this season, her two weekly awards combine with Emma Woods' three Rookie of the Week honors to give Quinnipiac a total of five for the 2013-14 season. The Bobcats' five weekly award victories this season is more than any other team in the ECAC Hockey as Turner's award pushed them past Yale who has compiled a total of four this season.

Comeback Kids
The Bobcats' 2-1 come-from-behind win against Cornell represented the ninth out of 14 times this season they've overcome an opponent scoring the first goal of the game. It was also the fourth time this season they've overcome a one-goal deficit in the second period or later as they've also come back from a two-goal deficit against Clarkson earlier in February.

Pilling it On
Quinnipiac's leading goal scorer this season continues to pile it on as Shiann Darkangelo picked up three points in the Bobcats' four-point weekend including a multi-point game against Colgate (one goal, one assist) as she now has 20 goals in 2013-14 which trails only Clarkson's Jamie Lee Rattray and Cornell's Jillian Saulnier for the lead amongst ECAC Hockey skaters.

She Ain't Shy About Scoring
Ever since Shiann Darkangelo was moved from the second to the first line she has exploded with 15 goals and 12 assists for 27 points in 22 games since the move-up. Darkangelo picked up her second career hat trick against RIT and fifth multi-goal game of the season against Union which leads the team. She also became the 11th player in the history of the program to tally a hat trick.

Undefeated Streaks
Through 34 games this season, the Bobcats have made a living out of scoring first, entering the weekend with a 13-0-5 record when scoring the game's first goal. Their success in the early periods as also paid dividends late in the game as the Bobcats are 14-0-4 this season when holding a lead entering the third period.

Tied at the Top
Quinnipiac tied their third Top 5 team and fourth in the Top 10 when they played the No. 3 ranked Clarkson to a 3-3 tie on Friday. The Bobcats' nine ties this season rank first among all teams in the nation while their four ties against ranked opponents also represent the most of any team in the country.

Representing Her Country
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey forward Erica Uden Johansson has appeared in all five games for Team Sweden through the medal round in 2014 Sochi Olympics. Making her second appearance for her native Sweden, Uden Johansson made quite an impact in her final game, banging in her second career Olympic goal and first of the 2014 Olympic Games in the bronze medal match against Switzerland. The Swedes eventually fell to the Swiss, 4-3, as Sweden finished with a fourth place result.  

Home Cooking
Quinnipiac returns to the High Point Solutions Arena, site of the 2014 NCAA Women's Frozen Four, where they have been a dominant team with a 12-2-5 record which is good for the 8th-best home winning percentage (.763) in Division I. Their numbers across the board, especially on the offensive end, have benefitted greatly from the comforts of home ice.

  Home Road
Record 12-2-5 8-3-4
Winning % .763 .667
Goals Scored 58 33
GF/GP 3.05 2.20
Goals Allowed 27 21
GA/GP 1.42 1.40
Scoring Margin +31 +12
Power Play 14.9% (10/67) 13.5% (7/52)
Penalty Kill 83.3% (45/54) 87.8% (43/49)


Seventh Heaven
Quinnipiac posted their ninth shutout of the season on the backs of Chelsea Laden's 12-save effort on the road against Colgate. With Laden (seven), Sydney Rossman (one) and team (one) efforts combining for a total of nine shutouts, it puts Quinnipiac alone in second place behind Minnesota (13) and Clarkson (11).

Clutch Gene
Kelly Babstock's late-game game-winning goal against Cornell is truly representative of the Bobcats' game-by-game approach to this season as they rank as the fourth-highest scoring team in the last five minutes of the third period in the nation. Quinnipiac is fourth in the country in goals (22), second in assists (36), third in points (58) and third in game-winning goals (4) with five minutes or less remaining in the third period this season.

High Risers
The Bobcats' amazing start to the season has reflected in the national polls as the team just earned the No. 7 ranking in the USCHO.com and No. 10 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine weekly poll distributed early this week. Quinnipiac received 52 points among the USCHO.com votes and 24 in the USA Today poll as the Bobcats are entering their 18th straight week with a national ranking which also represents another record.

Brackett Busts Through
It took her 87 career games played but senior Olivia Brackett broke through with her first career goal in the 3-2 win over Yale. The goal came late in the second period with her team trying to erase an early 2-0 deficit. The longest-tenured Bobcat to never have scored received a crossing pass from Babstock and beat the Yale goalie five-hole much to the delight of the fans and teammates on-ice who mauled her at the far side boards.

How's your Weekend?
Kelly Babstock vaulted into the lead for most points among any player in the nation with her seven point outburst at the Nutmeg Classic. She went for one goal and six assists including the third career game with at least five points in Friday's 8-0 win over RIT. Babstock earned MVP honors for the second time in her career at the event while scoring the most points of any player in the 10 year history of the two-game tournament.

Double Dip
Babstock and Shiann Darkangelo each went for five points in the Bobcats' 8-0 victory over RIT to make it the first game in the history of the program in which two players totaled five points each in the same game. For Babstock it was the third time in her career registering five points in a single game while the five points for Darkangelo set a new career high.

Lending a Hand
Kelly Babstock had quite the day passing the puck as she finished with five points and tied a single-game program record with four assists against RIT. The assist total matches her own program record set last season when she tallied four assists on Oct. 27, 2012 against Dartmouth.

Ross the Boss
Rookie goalie Sydney Rossman was in complete control against RIT as she picked up a 25-save shutout in only her second career start. After compiling only two saves in a little under 30 minutes of action prior to the contest, Rossman denied all 25 of the Tigers' shots in net to pick up her first career shutout.

Shutout City
With Sydney Rossman's shutout effort in net against RIT at the Nutmeg Classic, Quinnipiac is one of only a few teams in the country to have two goaltenders notch a shutout this season. Chelsea Laden is third in the nation with seven while Rossman adds her name to the list to put the Bobcats in select company. Robert Morris, Harvard, Cornell, Mercyhurst, Wisconsin North Dakota and Vermont join Quinnipiac as one of eight teams to have accomplished the feat.

Six Pack in the House
The Bobcats' six goal second period against RIT tied a program record set back on Jan. 16, 2005 for most goals scored in a single period. It marked the first time Quinnipiac had scored at least five in a single frame since their Nov. 28, 2009 matchup against Sacred Heart which still stands as the largest single-game goal output (11).

Laying Down the Law
The sensational ride for junior goalie Chelsea Laden has been a revelation as she has successfully filled the shoes of the best goaltender in program history Victoria Vigilanti. Laden has now allowed two goals or less in 24 of her 29 appearances this season. Her goals against average (1.41) save percentage (.929) and shutouts (seven) all still rank high among the entire crop of goalies in the nation.

Beating the Best
Quinnipiac's 3-2 victory over Boston College marked the third win ever for the Bobcats over a team ranked in the Top 5 and their fourth win ever over the Eagles in 22 attempts (4-15-3 record). Their win also marked the third straight season in which the Bobcats have taken down a Top 5 team after not having done so in their first 10 years of the program's existence.

Nation's Best
After recording their ninth shutout of the season against Colgate, the Bobcats have allowed just 48 goals through 34 games this season and have the nation's fourth-ranked scoring defense at 1.41 goals allowed per game. Quinnipiac men's hockey team has the nation's third-ranked scoring defense at 2.00 goals allowed per game to make for an all-around dominate defensive University.

Prestigious Scorer
Kelly Babstock joins Minnesota's Rachael Bona and Hannah Brandt, Clarkson's Jamie Lee Rattray, Cornell's Jillian Saulnier and Mercyhurst's Christine Bestland as the only six players in the nation to be ranked in the Top 10 in points per game average (1.35, 8th in NCAA), Top 20 goals per game (0.53, T17th NCAA and Top 10 assists per game (0.82, 8th NCAA). She is the nation's seventh-highest leading scorer with 46 points (18-28-46) through 34 games.

Defense Prevails
Chelsea Laden has been one of the nation's best statistical goalie all season but she has been aided by a tremendous all-around defensive effort that has limited their opponents to just 694 shots in 34 games (20.4 shots allowed per game) which ranks as the second-best in the nation to Clarkson at 18.5.

Shooting Spree
The Bobcats have controlled possession and dominated their opponents in shots all season long. Quinnipiac was outshot for the second time all season against Cornell (28-25) but despite disruption in the streak, the Bobcats currently lead their opponents' combined total shots by a colossal margin at 1100-694 and have outshot their opponents in 32-of-34 games this season.

Spreading the Love Around
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team is ranked No. 7 and No. 8 in both their respective polls as each Bobcat hockey program is now ranked simultaneously for the 18th consecutive week and first time ever. They join Minnesota and Boston College as the only hockey programs in the country to have both their men's and women's teams ranked in the Top 10 of the national poll.

Domination from the Dot
Quinnipiac stands as the only team in the country with two players holding a spot in the Top 5 faceoff percentages of all Division I skaters, including the nation's leader in senior Kelly Babstock. Babstock (449-231, 66.0 %, 1st in NCAA) and junior Shiann Darkangelo (172-101, 63.0%, 5th in NCAA) are both key contributors to the Bobcats' domination this season from the faceoff circle.

Scoreless Streaks
Laden has been a force all season in the cage as she now has accumulated two scoreless streaks of at least 130 minutes this season. She recently had a streak broken of 130:29 in the first period against Boston College as she lasted from that goal until the penalty shot allowed at the 12:03 mark of the third period against Cornell on Nov. 2. The stalwart goalie also reeled off a stretch earlier this season which lasted 189:09 over the course of four games.

For the First Time
Five of the Bobcats' non-freshman have already posted their first career goal during this season after just 21 games. The run started with Anna Borgfeldt as she found the back of the net against Maine after playing in 74 career games without putting up a goal. Lindsey West followed with a blast from the point that found its way past the Maine goalie for her first career tally. Finally, just this past weekend against Colgate, after 44 games it was time for sophomore defenseman Cydney Roesler and Kristen Tamberg to find the scoresheet as they both picked up a goal in the victory over the Raiders. Finally, Olivia Brackett added her name to the list against Yale in the Nutmeg Classic Championship with her first career tally.

On The Plus Side
Quinnipiac has outscored their opponents 91-48 this season which has played a big role in the Bobcats' entire contingent of skaters, only three of which are below +0 in their +/- rating this season.

Points Galore
Since her first game freshman year, not counting exhibitions, Kelly Babstock has recorded at least one point in 99 of the 124 games that Quinnipiac has not been shutout.

2010-11: 28-of-33
2011-12: 25-of-36
2012-13: 25-of-29
2013-14: 24-of-30

Shooting Spree
Pressuring from the opening faceoff, the Bobcats finished their game against Penn State with a 59-14 advantage in shots-on-goal. The 59 shots for the game was the most for any Quinnipiac squad in a game ending in regulation since Nov. 26, 2010 (87 games) when the Bobcats trounced Sacred Heart, 9-1.

Right Behind
Kelly Babstock comes into the 2013-14 with 154 points which stands second among active Division I players. With all the graduations from last season, in addition to this being an Olympic season help Babstock vault up the rankings and move into second place among active players.

Most career points among active Division I women's hockey players

Rank

Player

School

Points

1

Christine Bestland

MERCYHURST

222 (90 G, 132 A)

2

Kelly Babstock

QUINNIPIAC

200 (94 G, 106 A)

3

Jamie Lee Rattray

CLARKSON

170 (74 G, 96 A)

4

Carly Mercer

CLARKSON

147 (52 G, 95 A)

5

Kelly Terry

MINNESOTA

144 (51 G, 93 A)

6

Jillian Saulnier

CORNELL

141 (55 G, 86 A)

7

Hannah Brandt

MINNESOTA

137 (52 G, 85 A)

8

Sarah Davis

MINNESOTA

135 (48 G, 87 A)

9

Kourtney Kunichika

RIT

132 (53 G, 79 A)

10

Michelle Karvinen

NORTH DAKOTA

129 (55 G, 74 A)


Active Career Leader
Babstock enters her senior season behind only Mercyhurst's Christine Bestland as the active career leader in points among all Division I players but has the most career goals (94) of any active player in Division I.

Most career goals among active Division I women's hockey players

Rank

Player

School

Goals

1

Kelly Babstock

QU

94

2

Christine Bestland

MERCYHURST

90

3

Jamie Lee Rattray

CLARKSON

74

4

Kolbee McCrea

RIT

60

5

Jillian Saulnier

CORNELL

55

5

Michelle Karvinen

NORTH DAKOTA

55


Contact: Maxx McNall; maxx.mcnall@quinnipiac.edu