Quinnipiac University Bobcats (13-10-2, 7-6-0 ECAC Hockey)
Dartmouth College Big Green (5-14-0, 3-9-0 ECAC Hockey)
Friday, Jan. 29, 2010; 7 p.m.
Thompson Arena - Hanover, N.H.
Don Boyle - Play-by-play
Todd Carroll - Color Commentary
The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team will head to Hanover, N.H. on Friday, Jan. 29 to take on Dartmouth College this weekend. Quinnipiac will play just once this weekend, as the originally scheduled contest against Harvard was moved to Dec. 29. The Bobcats and Big Green hit-the-ice at 7 p.m. at Dartmouth's Thompson Arena in the Quinnipiac's lone game of the weekend. Quinnipiac enters Friday's game with a record of 13-10-2 overall and 7-6-0 in ECAC Hockey play, good for 5th place in the league standings. Dartmouth is currently 5-14-0 overall and 3-9-0 for 11th place in ECAC Hockey.
Don Boyle will have the play-by-play for Friday night's game at Dartmouth. Analyst Todd Caroll will handle the color commentary duties in Hanover, N.H.
All-Time Against Dartmouth
In 10 games against Dartmouth all-time, Quinnipiac is 6-3-1, with wins in four of their last five meetings. Last season, Dartmouth was one of two teams, along with Clarkson, that the Bobcats swept, winning 6-0 at home to complete a four-win in six-days swing before edging the Big Green in the final game of the year to clinch home-ice advantage for the ECAC Hockey Tournament. Quinnipiac has won 4 of 5 meetings on its home ice against the Big Green, including the last two meetings. Quinnipiac is 2-2-1 in Hanover, N.H. all-time.
The Big Green are coming off a 3-1 victory against first-place Union College on Jan. 23. Joe Stejskal, Scott Fleming and Adam Estoclet all scored for Dartmouth in the win. Fleming and Estoclet are currently tied for the team lead with 17 points. Fleming has scored a team-high nine goals to go-along with eight assists, while Estoclet has tallied seven goals and 10 assists. Matt Reber carries a team-high 12 assists along with three goals for 15 points. In goal, Jody O'Neill has seen the majority of the time between the pipes for Dartmouth. O'Neill has played over 850 minutes in net spanning 16 games, posting a 4-12-0 record with a 3.79 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage. James Mello has started the last two games for Dartmouth in goal. He is 1-2-0 with a 1.74 GAA. Mello stopped 39 shots against Union on Saturday, including a pair of 14-save periods to close out the win.
Brandon Wong (14 goals, 14 assists, 28 pionts), Eric Lampe (10-16-26) and Scott Zurevinski (11-12-23) make Quinnipiac one of two NCAA Division I schools, along with Michigan State, to feature three players to reach double figures in goals and assists to date.
Quinnipiac became the third team this season to have four players (Wong, Lampe, Zurevinski and Jean-Marc Beaudoin (7-14-20)) reach the 20-point mark, to date. Quinnipiac is one of eight schools total, along with Michigan State (5), New Hampshire (5), Ferris State, Miami, Northern Michigan, UMass and UMass Lowell, to feature four 20-point scorers in their line-up.
Scott Zurevinski became the third Quinnipiac player this season, joining Eric Lampe against Yale on Dec. 4, and Jean-Marc Beaudoin against Harvard on Nov. 13, to pass out three assists in a game. Zurevinski has three assists in a 3-3 tie with Niagara on Saturday, Jan. 23.
With two goals against Niagara on Saturday, Jan. 23, during a game broadcast live on the Niagara Sports Network, Brandon Wong became the third player to turn in a multiple-goal game in a contest on television. In Quinnipiac's previous two games televised, Eric Lampe had a hat trick against Harvard on Nov. 13, while Wong had a pair of goals against UMass on Nov. 28.
Senior captain Jean-Marc Beaudoin matched his previous career-high assist total with his 14th helper of the season against Niagara on Saturday night. Senior Greg Holt has totaled six goals and 11 assists, leaving him agoal, assist and point short of career-highs in all three categories.
They're Good Friends
Beaudoin and Wong are the only two players in the Quinnipiac line-up to reach the 20-point mark in each of the last three seasons.
Freshman Ben Arnt scored his first career goal with three seconds left in the Bobcats loss to Niagara on Friday night. Arnt became the fifth Quinnipiac freshman to score this season.
Russell Goodman...On The Board
Freshman Russell Goodman scored his first career goal in last Friday's loss to St. Cloud State. He was assisted on the play by senior captain Jean-Marc Beaudoin and classmate Eric Lampe.
Quinnipiac is one of five team's nationally, along with UMass, Canisius, Denver and Union, to boast two players (Wong, Lampe) with 25 points.
Wong, Lampe and Zurevinski join the group of 44 players in Division I men's ice hockey to reach double figures in goals and assists to date.
Last season, through 39 games, Quinnipiac freshmen accounted for 18 of Quinnipiac's 124 goals (14.5%). This season, through the team's first 23 games, Quinnipiac freshmen have 18 of the Bobcats 76 goals for 23.7%.
Closing The Door
Last season, Quinnipiac was 16-0-0 in games in which it led after the second period. In their last 44 games in that scenario, dating back three seasons, Quinnipiac is undefeated at 40-0-4 when playing with a lead heading into the final frame. The Bobcats last loss,when leading after the second period, came in the 2006-07 ECAC Hockey Championship Game when Clarkson scored four third period goals to come-from-behind and take the league crown.
Bank Sports Center History
Since the door's opened on Quinnipiac University's state-of-the-art arena on Jan. 27, 2007, the Bobcats have played 57 games on their home ice, posting a 32-19-6 record.
Brandon Wong became the 11th player in Quinnipiac history, as well as the sixth at the Division I level, to reach the 60-goal mark with a marker against Brown on Saturday, Dec. 5.
Wong is one of two active players in NCAA Division I hockey, to score 60 goals and assist on 60 more for his career. St. Cloud State's Ryan Lasch has totaled 69 goals and 83 assists for his career. Wong is also third among active career scoring leaders with 128 (61-67) points, trailing Lasch (70-84-154) and Denver's Rhett Rakhshani (54-76-130).
Three With 30 And 30
For their careers, Jean-Marc Beaudoin (36 goals, 49 assists), Eric Lampe (44-47) and Brandon Wong (61-67) have all reached the 30-goal, 30-assist mark. The trio makes Quinnipiac one of seven teams in NCAA Division I hockey to feature three players with at least 30 goals and 30 assists for their career.
Against Princeton, freshman wing D'Arcy Oakes scored twice in the Bobcats 4-3 overtime loss. Oakes became the sixth Bobcat to score twice in a game this season, joining Brandon Wong, Eric Lampe, Jeremy Langlois, Mike Atkinson and Scott Zurevinski.
A Quinnipiac player has scored two goals in 10 of its 25 games this season. Three of the six players (see above) to score twice in a game (Wong, Lampe and Langlois) have done it twice, while Wong is the only player with three multiple-goal games.