HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey head coach Rand Pecknold has announced that seniors Brandon Wong (Victoria, B.C.) and Mike Atkinson (Sparta, N.J.) have been named assistant captains for the 2009-10 season. Last year, at the Bobcats' annual banquet, Jean-Marc Beaudoin (St. Paul, Alb.) was voted the team's captain unanimously. Wong was voted by the team as an assistant captain prior to Quinnipiac's two-game series at Ohio State on Oct. 7-8, while Atkinson was voted to wear the "A" this past week.
Wong currently leads Quinnipiac and ECAC Hockey with six points on two goals and a team-best four assists. Against Ohio State, Wong became the ninth player in Quinnipiac's Division I history and 16th all-time to reach the 50-goal mark for his career. Through Quinnipiac's first three games (3-0-0), Wong has had a hand in six of the Bobcats' 10 goals for the year. For his career, Wong has scored 51 goals while assisting on 57 for 108 points. He also became just the fourth player in Quinnipiac's Division I history to reach the 100-point mark as a junior.
Atkinson currently has one goal this coming, coming against Ohio State in the Bobcats 3-1 win on Oct. 8 to complete the two-game sweep of the Buckeyes. For his career, Atkinson has totaled 14 goals and 22 assists for 36 points in 98 games played. Last season, Atkinson reached career-highs in assists (12) and points (16).
Quinnipiac returns to action this weekend when it heads to Moon Township, Pa. to take on Robert Morris University in a two-game, non-conference series on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31, with both games set for a 7 p.m. start.