Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Defeats St. Lawrence, 5-2
HAMDEN, Conn. - Five different Quinnipiac men's ice hockey players to account for the Bobcats 5-2 win against St. Lawrence at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac improves to 6-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in ECAC Hockey after sweeping its first two league games of the year. St. Lawrence drops to 5-3-1 overall and 1-1-0 in ECAC Hockey play.
In an overall physical game from the beginning, both teams combined for 22 penalties. The Quinnipiac penalty-kill unit was in full force again. A night after Quinnipiac stopped two of three Clarkson power plays and scored two shorthanded goals, the Bobcats allowed one goal on seven St. Lawrence power plays. On the other side of the special teams battle, the Bobcats scored on three of their five power plays, including markers by Brandon Wong (Victoria, B.C.), Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Que.) and Eric Lampe (Madison, Wisc.). Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ont.) stopped 27 shots in goal for his second win in as many nights.
"I'm always excited to get four points out of an ECAC Hockey weekend," head coach Rand Pecknold said. "I don't think it was a great game, we took too many penalties. I thought the penalty kill was great, and [Dan] Clarke was good tonight too."
Wong scored his fourth goal of the season at the 9:29 mark of the first period when he collected a rebound on the doorstep and went top-shelf on St. Lawrence goalie Robby Moss. Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) set up the play when he sent the puck around the boards to be picked up by Greg Holt (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.). Holt put a shot on goal from just above the face-off circle, which Moss kicked away to his right. Wong took control of the puck just in front of the crease and scored to give Quinnipiac a 1-0 lead.
Freshman Zach Currie (Victoria, B.C.)scored his first career goal less than two minutes into the second period. Mike Dalhuisen (Nymegen, Holland) dug the puck out of the corner by the Quinnipiac goal and hooked up with Currie just above the blue line. Currie skated through the neutral zone with a St. Lawrence defender draped over his back before shaking him and going one-on-one with Moss. Currie faked a shot and then flipped a backhand shot over Moss' shoulder to give the Bobcats a two-goal lead. Both players pick up their first career points on the play.
Dalhuisen picked up his second assist of the day when he sent a pass to Brett Dickinson (Furlong, Pa.). Dickinson put a shot on goal that Moss kicked out in front of the crease. Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Que.) picked up the puck, skated across the crease and beat Moss to give Quinnipiac a 3-0 lead.
Reese Rolheiser (Edmonton, Alb.) scored his second goal of the season with less than three minutes to play in the second period. Mike Glaicar (Kamloops, B.C.) took control of the puck in the Bobcats' zone and sent it up-ice to Scott Zurevinski (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Zurevinski wrapped the puck around the goal where Rolheiser one-timed a shot past Moss from the left face-off circle.
St. Lawrence got on the board with 1:32 left in the period. George Hughes sent a pass through the Quinnipiac defense to Mark Armstrong in the slot. Armstrong's one-timer banged home past Clarke for the Saints' first goal.
Eric Lampe (Madison, Wisc.) answered less than a minute later with his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Holt took control of the puck after a scrum along the half boards and passed to Wong. Wong skated into the slot, drawing a St. Lawrence defender before dropping a pass off to Lampe who was streaking to the net. Wong's assist was his team-leading seventh of the season while Holt picked up his second assist of the night and fourth of the year.
Brandon Bollig added a goal for St. Lawrence with 16:49 left in the game. Bollig was set up on the play by Jeff Caister and Kyle Flanagan.
The Bobcats will host Harvard on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:37 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill Campus of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. The game is the first televised men's ice hockey game of the year for Quinnipiac and can be seen live on the New England Sports Network (NESN). The Bobcats close-out their four-game homestand against Dartmouth on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.