HAMDEN, Conn. Quinnipiac University senior Bryan Leitch (Coquitlam, B.C.) will appear on 890 AM ESPN Boston's "Hockey on Campus" show on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 8:05 p.m. The show, co-hosted by longtime Boston University hockey broadcaster Bernie Corbett and Boston sports radio personality Paul McNamara, is the only weekly live college hockey radio program in New England. Bobcat fans can listen live by clicking here or the link above.
Leitch currently leads NCAA Division I hockey in points (31), points per game (1.72), assists (23) and assists per game (1.28). The senior wing has scored eight goals in addition to his 23 assists for 31 points in 18 games played one point shy of his 2007-08 total in 39 games. Leitch has recorded a point either a goal or an assist in 11 straight games dating back to Nov. 14, 2008. For the season, he has posted multiple assists in nine games in addition to also posting three multiple goal games.
Earlier this week he was also named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week as well as the Insidecollegehockey.com National Player of the Week. Leitch's ECAC Hockey honor was his third of the season, making him the third player in the league's history to win the award three times in one season. Leitch was previously named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week on Oct. 13 and Nov. 17.
The senior forward led Quinnipiac with 10 points on four goals and six assists as Quinnipiac won four games in six days, including two games against nationally ranked teams. Leitch also collected Most Valuable Player honors at the 16th annual Toyota UConn Hockey Classic on Dec. 29-30, 2008, after leading the entire tournament field with five points on five assists. Leitch had a hand in five of Quinnipiac's nine goals in their two-game series. Most notably, Leitch had three assists against No. 11 Air Force in a 4-2 win the Classic Championship game.
Quinnipiac returns to action this weekend when they host Rensselaer on Friday, Jan. 9 and Union on Saturday, Jan. 10. Quinnipiac defeated Rensselaer earlier this season, 5-1 on Nov. 15, in Troy, N.Y. The Bobcats have split a pair of games with Union. Quinnipiac lost a non-conference game at the Mutual of Omaha Stampede tournament, 6-5 in overtime on Oct. 17, before defeating the Dutchmen, 6-3, in Schenectady, N.Y., on Nov. 14. Friday's night game against Rensselaer will also feature an appearance by NHL pioneer Willie O'Ree, who broke the National Hockey League color barrier in 1958 when he suited up for the Boston Bruins.Both games this weekend are set for a 7 p.m. start at the TD Banknorth Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.