The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey will hit the ice at Appleton Arena on Saturday, March 14 in the second game of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals against St. Lawrence University. The Bobcats lost to the Saints on Friday night and now must win on Saturday to force the third game of the best-of-three series. Quinnipiac and St. Lawrence square off at 7 p.m.
After playing the first 136 games of his collegiate career without scoring a goal, senior assistant captain Mark Nelson scored against St. Lawrence on Friday night. The goal came early in the third period on a two-on-one breakaway and tied the game at 3-3.
All-Time Against St. Lawrence
Quinnipiac is 3-6-2 all-time against St. Lawrence, including a 1-4-1 record at SLU's Appleton Arena. Quinnipiac's first win all-time at Appleton came on Nov. 22, 5-2, in the first of two meetings between the two teams this season. Quinnipiac is also 1-1-0 all-time in the ECAC Hockey Tournament after topping the Saints, 4-0, in the 2007 semifinals to advance to the championship game.
Quinnipiac In The ECAC Hockey Tournament
Since joining ECAC Hockey for the 2006-07 season, the Bobcats hold an 13-7 career record in postseason play. The Bobcats' loss on Saturday, March 7 was their first in a First-Round game. They now carry an 8-1 record over their first three seasons in ECAC Hockey. Quinnipiac is also 4-5 in quarterfinal games, 1-0 in semifinal games and 0-1 in the championship game. Quinnipiac holds a 6-1 record at home in the ECAC Tournament after back-to-back first round series wins over Brown in 2008 and Union in 2007, and last night's win over Colgate. Quinnipiac's most successful postseason came in 2007 when the Bobcats swept Union at home before upsetting Cornell at Lynah Rink in two games in the quarterfinals. Quinnipiac continued their run, knocking off St. Lawrence, 4-0, in the semifinals before falling to Clarkson in the Championship Game, 4-2. Quinnipiac led in that game, 2-0, heading into the third period. It was the last time Quinnipiac lost after leading after two periods.