February 8, 2009

Men's Ice Hockey Loses To Colgate, 3-2, In Overtime

HAMILTON, N.Y. – The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team lost to Colgate, 3-2, in overtime at Starr Rink in Hamilton, N.Y. The overtime loss was Quinnipiac's second in as many nights, dropping them to 14-12-2 overall and 7-7-2 in ECAC Hockey. Colgate improves to 8-15-5 overall and 3-10-3 in league play.

Peter Bodganich scored twice for Colgate, including the game-winner in overtime. David McIntyre accounted for Colgate's only other game, while he assisted Bogdanich on both goals.

Jean-Marc Beaudoin (St. Paul, Alb.) scored his 12th goal of the season to put the Bobcats out in front early. The junior forward dug the puck out of the corner to the left of Colgate's goal and sent it to Chris Myers (Wallaceburg, Ont.) above the left face-off circle. Myers then found Andrew Meyer (St. Louis, Mo.) across the ice, who handled the puck above the opposite face-off circle before putting a shot on goal. The shot was wide of Colgate goalie Bryan Bessette's left shoulder, which was where Beaudoin was waiting to re-direct the shot. Myer's assists was his fourth while Meyer's picked up his seventh of the season to help Quinnipiac to a 1-0 lead inside the first four minutes of the game.

Peter Bogdanich tied the game at the 11:52 mark with is second goal of the season. After receiving a pass from David McIntyre in the slot, Bogdanich was denied on his first attempt by Quinnipiac's Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ont.). Bogdanich was able to get his own rebound and punch it past Clarke to knot the score at 1-1. McIntyre picked up his 18th assist of the year on the play.

Quinnipiac freshman Scott Zurevinski (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) scored a power-play goal with just under eight minutes to play in the second period. Meyer hooked up with senior assist captain Matt Sorteberg (Anoka, Minn.) put a shot on goal that was stopped by Bessette that was collected by Zurevinski. Zurevinski handled the puck on the rebound and punched it past the Colgate goalie to put the Bobcats out in front, 2-1. The goal was Zurevinski's ninth of the season, while Sorteberg picked up his third assist of the season. Meyer converts on his second of the game and eighth of the season.

Sorteberg also suited up for his 152nd career game, breaking the Quinnipiac career record for games played. Former All-American Reid Cashman '06 previously held the record of 151 games.

Colgate scored a shorthanded goal with just under three minutes to play in the second period. The goal came when Clarke was attempting to clear the puck. McIntyre intercepted the attempted clear and was left with a wide-open net for his team-leading 15th goal of the season. Both teams failed to convert in the third period, sending the game to overtime.

Bogdanich scored just 51 seconds into overtime on the power play. He was set up on the play by McIntyre. Bogdanich took a pass from his line mate in the slot, beating Clarke for the game-winner.

Quinnipiac returns to action next weekend when they host St. Lawrence on Friday, Feb. 13 and Clarkson on Saturday, Feb. 14. Both games are set for a 7 p.m. start at the TD Banknorth Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.