HAMDEN, Conn. - The
No. 17 Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team lost to No.
14/15 St. Cloud State University, 3-1, in a non-conference game at
the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. The loss drops the
Bobcats to 13-8-1 while the Huskies improve to 13-7-3.
Freshman Russell Goodman (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) scored his first career goal to tie the game less than four minutes into the second period. Senior captain Jean-Marc Beaudoin (St. Paul, Alb.) and Eric Lampe (Madison, Wisc.) assisted on the play, with Lampe adding to his team assist lead with his 16th of the year. A pair of 5-on-3 power plays in the first seven minutes of the fueled the St. Cloud win, with their first goal coming on the power play.
St. Cloud's power-play goal from Ryan Lasch at the 8:53 mark gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead through the first period. St. Cloud was on a 5-on-3 power play following a pair of elbowing penalties called on the Bobcats. Garrett Roe handled the puck along the goal line to the left of Quinnipiac goalie Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ont.) before sending a pass out to the point to Garrett Roe. Roe, St. Cloud's assist leader, sent the pass through the Quinnipiac defensive zone to Lasch who was waiting just below the opposite face-off circle. Lasch roofed a shot on Clarke to give St. Cloud a one-goal lead.
The Bobcats tied the game 3:38 into the second period when Lampe handled the puck behind the St. Cloud goal before sending it up the boards to Beaudoin. Beaudoin received the puck above the face-off circle and fired a shot on goal that was deflected by a St. Cloud player and again by Goodman. Goodman's deflection slipped past SCSU goalie Dan Dunn to tie the game. The assist was Goodman's first of his career while Lampe picked up his team-leading 16th assist. Beaudoin was credited with his 12th of the season.
St. Cloud State re-took the lead at the 11:59 mark of the second period. Playing a man-down after a roughing call, Garrett Raboin scored a short-handed goal to give the Huskies a one-goal lead. Travis Novak picked up a loose puck in the Bobcats' zone and put a shot on goal that was turned away by Clarke. Raboin skated in behind the Quinnipiac defense and picked up the rebound in the crease, knocking it past Clarke to give SCSU a 2-1 lead. The goal was his fourth of the season.
Tony Mosey added an empty net goal with 11 seconds remaining on an assist from Lasch. In goal, Clarke finished with 24 saves while Dunn totaled 21.
The Bobcats and Huskies close-out their two-game series on Saturday, Jan. 16 when they hit the ice at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. At 7 p.m.