University Bobcats (3-0-0) at
Robert Morris University Colonials (1-3-0)
Friday, Oct. 30. 2009 - 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 - 7:05 p.m.
RMU Island Sports Center - Moon Township, Pa.
On The Air - AM 1220 WQUN
Bill Schweizer (Play-by-play)
Ken Sweeten (Analyst)
Steel City Happenings
Quinnipiac hits the road for a two-game series in Moon Township, Pa. against Robert Morris University. The No. 18 Bobcats will play on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31, with both games set to begin at 7:05 p.m., at the RMU Island Sports Center. The Bobcats have yet to be defeated this season and stand at 3-0-0 while Robert Morris is currently 1-3-0.
WQUN's Bill Schweizer, the "Voice of the Bobcats" will have the play-by-play with color commentary provided by Quinnipiac Sports Information Director Ken Sweeten. Bobcat fans can tune to AM 1220 WQUN or click the speaker icon on the schedule at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com
Last Time Out - Quinnipiac 3, Bentley 2 (OT)
Sophomore Scott Zurevinski scored the game-winning goal just 29 seconds into overtime as Quinnipiac held-off Bentley University, 3-2, before a sell-out crowd of 3,164 at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Brandon Wong scored and assisted on another goal in the game while Reese Rolheiser scored his first career goal.
Scouting Robert Morris University
Robert Morris currently stands at 1-3-0 overall following a season-opening loss to No. 17 Alaska-Fairbanks on Oct. 16 before they picked up their first win of the season on Oct. 17 with a 5-3 victory against Alaska-Anchorage. They were then swept by Ferris State last weekend, 5-4 in overtime and 4-1. Denny Urben leads Robert Morris with two goals and three assists, followed by Chris Kushneriuk's two goals and two assists. Nathan Longpre leads the Colonials with four assists. In all, eight different Colonials have scored through RMU's first four games, including four players with multiple goals (Urban, Kushneriuk, Scott Kobialko and Cody Crichton).
All-Time Against Robert Morris
Quinnipiac is 7-2-1 all-time against Robert Morris. The Colonials took the last meeting between both teams, 8-5 at the TD Bank Sports Center. Heading into that game, Quinnipiac had won seven straight meetings, including all four games in Moon Township, Pa.
Sometimes It's Funny How These Things Work
After a win against Bentley dropped Quinnipiac from 18th to 20th in the USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Poll, a weekend off allowed Quinnipiac to move back into the 18th spot.
Seniors Brandon Wong and Mike Atkinson will serve as assistant captains for the 2009-10 season, as announced by head coach Rand Pecknold on Monday, Oct. 26. Wong was voted as an assistant just prior to the Bobcats' series against Ohio State, while Quinnipiac voted Atkinson to wear the "A" just this week.
One of Three
Quinnipiac is one of three undefeated and untied teams in the nation, as well as Massachusetts and Western Michigan.
With two goals and four assists, Brandon Wong leads ECAC Hockey in scoring, while also landing on the national scene as one of seven players with 2.00 points or more per game.
Wong's six points, and Eric Lampe's five points (3-2), make Quinnipiac one of five teams, including UMass, Sacred Heart, New Hampshire and Minnesota Duluth, to feature more than one player in the top 20 in scoring.
Light The Lamp(e)
Eric Lampe's three goals in three games make him one of 11 players nationally averaging a goal or more per game.
Reese Rolheiser became the first of Quinnipiac's 13 freshmen to score a goal this season. Rolheiser, who didn't dress the season opener, scored Quinnipiac's first goal in their 3-2 win against Bentley two weeks ago.
Z In O-T
Scott Zurevinski scored the game-winner, just 29 seconds into overtime, against Bentley on Oct. 17 to give Quinnipiac a 3-2 victory.
With a goal against Ohio State, Brandon Wong became the 10th player in Quinnipiac's Division I history, and the 16th player all-time at QU to score 50 goals in a career.
There's Going To Be A Lot Of This
Of the nine goalies in the nation with a 1.000 winning percentage, three wear the Quinnipiac blue-and-gold, giving Quinnipiac the only team with three undefeated goalies in the country.
Dan Clarke currently ranks first in the nation with a .978 save percentage and third with a 1.00 goals-against average. He is one of four goalies nationally with a GAA of 1.00 or lower.