Men's Ice Hockey Named College Hockey News National Team Of The Week

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team was announced as the College Hockey News National Team of the Week after the Bobcats swept No. 17 Ohio State University in a two-game series in Columbus, Ohio. Quinnipiac is the first team to receive the honor from College Hockey News this season while it marks the second time that Quinnipiac has won the award in the last two seasons.

Yesterday, Quinnipiac received 11 votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll. In the INCH Power Rankings, the Bobcats were picked as one of three "Bubble-licious" teams, along with New Hampshire and Michigan State.

Quinnipiac senior Eric Lampe (Madison, Wisc.) earned ECAC Hockey Player of the Week honors while sophomore Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ont.) was named Goalie of the Week. Lampe led Quinnipiac with three goals and assist, scoring twice in the Bobcats 4-2 win on Thursday, Oct. 8 before following it up with a one-goal,one-assist performance in a 3-1 win against OSU, including the go-ahead and eventual game-winning goal. Clarke stopped a career-best 44 shots in goal, including 24 in the first period before blanking the Buckeyes over the final two periods of play.

In addition to Lampe and Clarke, Brandon Wong (Victoria, B.C.) and Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) also turned in impressive numbers in the Bobcats first two games. Wong had a goal and an assist in the first game of the series, before rounding out the trip with a pair of helpers in the second game. Lampe and Wong make Quinnipiac one of three teams, along with Nebraska-Omaha and Michigan State, to feature two players with four points after the season's first two games. Hartzell stopped 30 saves in the Bobcats' season-opening win including the first 10 shots he saw in the first period. He went on to blank Ohio State over the final two periods to join former Bobcat Bud Fisher as the only two Quinnipiac freshman in the Bobcats' Division I era to stop 30 shots in their first collegiate game.

Quinnipiac returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 17 when they host Bentley University at 4 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.