February 27, 2010

Men's Ice Hockey's Game Against #5 Yale On NESN At 7:30 PM

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (16-15-2, 10-11-0 ECAC Hockey) vs.
No. 5 Yale University Bulldogs (19-6-3, 15-4-2 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 - 7:30 p.m.
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.

New England Sports Network (NESN - DirecTV Channel 628)
Bill Schweizer (Play-by-play)
Rich Coppola (Color Commentary)
Bill Mecca (Sideline Report)

The Heroes Hat Game
Quinnipiac's game against Yale on Saturday, Feb. 27 will be broadcast live on the New England Sports Network (NESN) at 7:37 p.m. Following the game, the Heroes Hat will be awarded to the winning team. With an 8-3 win against Brown last night, Quinnipiac clinched the home-ice advantage for the ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round, slated to run on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 with the third game of the series schedule for Sunday, March 6, if necessary. Yale clinched the 2010 ECAC Hockey Regular-Season Championship with a 7-4 win against Princeton on Friday night and will have a bye for the first round of the ECAC Hockey Tournament. Quinnipiac stands at 16-15-2 overall and 10-11-0 in ECAC Hockey play, while Yale is 19-6-3 overall and 15-4-2 in ECAC Hockey.

On The Air
Quinnipiac's game on Saturday, Feb. 27 will be aired live on the New England Sports Network (NESN) at 7:37 p.m. with the pregame show airing at 7 p.m. Bill Schweizer will have the play-by-play and will be joined along side by Rich Coppola with the color commentary. Bill Mecca will have the sideline report. NESN is available on DirecTV on Channel 628.

Broadcast News
On Saturday, the Bobcats' match-up against Yale will be featured on www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com through teamline.cc. Paul Pacelli will have the play-by-play and will be joined by Todd Carroll.

Heroes Hat
Quinnipiac and Yale will be facing off for the "Heroes Hat" award on Saturday night. The game was revived in 2007 following a one-year absence to honor those who lost or risked their lives during terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. The award was previously given to the winner of the season series between Quinnipiac and the University of Connecticut. The Bobcats won four straight following its inception in 2002. In 2003, Quinnipiac claimed the "Heroes Hat" at Madison Square Garden in New York. The "Heroes Hat" award remembers Joseph Mascali (FDNY/Staten Island 5), father of Quinnipiac alumni Chris and Jenn Mascali. Following the game, members from the Mascali family will be on hand to present the winning team with the award.

Teddy Bear Toss
Quinnipiac will hold its "Third Annual Teddy Bear Toss" on Saturday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. All fans are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal or hats - preferably new - to the game and throw them onto the ice during the second intermission as a donation through Don's Hat Rack to benefit the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. Over the first two years of the benefit, more than 1,500 stuffed animals have been collected and distributed to children by student-athletes during a team hospital visit. Don's Hat Rack was founded in memory of Donald Perrotti, a former Hamden youth and high school hockey player who lost a six-year battle to Ewing's Sarcoma in 1998 at age 22. In addition to raising money and hosting special events, the organization collects donated hats, stuffed animals and other items for distribution to young cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy at the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

All-Time Against Yale
Quinnipiac is 5-3-1 all-time against Yale. The Bulldogs have won two of the last three meetings between the two teams, 3-0 on Jan. 31, 2009 and 7-4 on Dec. 6, 2009 in New Haven, with a 3-3 tie at the TD Bank Sports Center sandwiched in between on Jan. 20, 2009. Quinnipiac won five of the first six meetings against the Bulldogs, and have posted a 2-0-1 record in three games played at the TD Bank Sports Center.

Quite The Accomplishment
With two goals against Brown on Friday night, Jeremy Langlois became the first Quinnipiac men's ice hockey player to turn in three multiple-goal games in his first season since Brandon Wong accomplished the feat as a freshman in 2006-07.

...And Again
With three assists against Brown on Friday night, Loren Barron became the first Quinnipiac freshman since Jean-Marc Beaudoin to assist on three goals in one game.

Good Company
In Friday night's win against Brown, Barron and Mike Atkinson each passed out three assists in the Bobcats' win. The last time Quinnipiac had two players with three assists in one game was on Jan. 16, 2009 when Bryan Leitch and Brandon Wong had three helpers apiece in a 6-4 win against Niagara.

The Eight-Goals-In-One-Game-Stat
The last time Quinnipiac scored eight goals in a game was on Feb. 13, 2007 in an 8-1 win against American International College. The last time Quinnipiac did it against an ECAC Hockey team was Nov. 3, 2006 against Union.

At Least Five Goals Twice In Last Five Games
With a 5-0 win against St. Lawrence on Feb. 12, and last night's 8-3 win against Brown, Quinnipiac became one of six teams in ECAC Hockey (Quinnipiac, Colgate, Dartmouth, RPI, Union and Yale) to score five goals in two of its last five games. Nationally, 16 other teams have accomplished the feat.

Multiple Point Games
With a pair of goals against RPI on Friday, Feb. 19, Scott Zurevinski recorded his seventh multiple-point game of the season. He is tied with senior Greg Holt for the second most multi-point games this season, with both forwards trailing Quinnipiac leading scorer Brandon Wong. Wong has 12 multiple-point games to his credit this season. Seniors Eric Lampe and Jean-Marc Beaudoin each have six multiple-point games.

One of Four
Zurevinski's two goals against RPI make him one of four Bobcats, along with Brandon Wong, Eric Lampe and Jeremy Langlois, to score twice in a game twice this season. Wong leads the team with three multiple-goal games.

Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey senior captain Jean-Marc Beadoin (St. Paul, Alb.) has been named one of the 10 finalists for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding senior NCAA student-athlete who excels on and off the ice. The 10 finalists will be placed on the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award hockey ballot for a nationwide vote beginning today and concluding March 16. Fan balloting is available on the award's official Web site, http://www.seniorCLASSaward.com, as well as through text messaging. Fans can text HOCKEY to 74567 to vote for the finalists. These votes will be combined with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.

Closing The Door
Last season, Quinnipiac was 16-0-0 in games in which it led after the second period. In their last 47 games in that scenario, dating back three seasons, Quinnipiac is undefeated at 43-0-4 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.

TD 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 59 games on their home ice, posting a 34-19-6 record.

NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge
Quinnipiac University senior assistant captain Brandon Wong , as well as women's ice hockey senior Janine Duffy, has been announced as a preliminary selection for the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge. Currently, 78 student-athletes from NCAA Division I men's and women's ice hockey have been announced with a goal of 32 student-athletes to be announced later this month. Bobcat fans have an opportunity to help their favorite Quinnipiac ice hockey student-athletes be selected to participate in the prestigious NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge by voting online from Feb. 1 through Feb. 15. Bobcat fans can visit www.ncaa.com/frozenfour for more information and online voting.