November 3, 2010

Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Travels To Brown, No. 5/6 Yale This Weekend

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University at Brown University
at Meehan Auditorium - Providence, R.I.

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. No. 5/6 Yale University
Ingalls Rink - New Haven, Conn.

ECAC Hockey Action
The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team will kick-off its 2010-11 ECAC Hockey schedule against Brown University on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Meehan Auditorium in Providence, R.I. On Saturday, Nov. 6, the Bobcats return to the Greater New Haven area to face Yale University in a 7 p.m. game at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, Conn. Quinnipiac is 4-2-0, while Brown stands at 1-1-0 and Yale is 2-0-0.

On The Air
As always, Bobcat fans can follow all the action live on WQUN 1220 AM with the play by play from the "Voice of the Bobcats" Bill Schweizer. This weekend's games can also be found on WPOP 1410 AM and will also feature color commentary from NHL veteran Chris Kotsopolous. You can also access the live feed at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com or at www.WQUN.com.

All-Time Against Brown
Quinnipiac holds the advantage in the all-time series against Brown with wins in eight of the 12 meetings all-time. Quinnipiac had won five straight before a 3-2 loss to Brown at the TD Bank Sports Center on Feb. 21, 2009 and a 2-1 loss in Providence to the Bears on Dec. 5. Quinnipiac won the last meeting between the two teams, 8-3, at the TD Bank Sports Center on Feb. 27, 2010. Quinnipiac is 2-4-0 all-time at Meehan Auditorium.

Scouting Brown
Brown is currently 1-1-0 following a 7-4 season-opening loss to Yale on Oct. 29 and a 2-1 win against Princeton on the following night. Five different Bears have scored for Brown across its first two games, led by a pair from freshman Dennis Robertson. Junior Jack Mclellan leads Brown with three assists, to go along with one goal, for a team-high four points. In goal, Mike Clemente saw 47 shots, stopping 40, in a 7-4 loss to Yale last weekend while Marco DeFilippo turned back 29 of 30 shots by Princeton to hold on for the 2-1 win.

All-Time Against Yale
Quinnipiac is 6-3-1 all-time against Yale. Quinnipiac won five of the first six meetings against the Bulldogs, and have posted a 1-2-1 record over the last two seasons. Quinnipiac is 3-2-0 all-time at Ingalls Rink.

Scouting Yale
Yale opened the 2010-11 season with a pair of wins against Brown (7-4) and Dartmouth (7-3) last weekend. The Bulldogs are currently ranked fifth in the USCHO.com Division I poll and sixth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. Through the Bulldogs first two games, Denny Kearney leads all skaters with four goals and four assists for eight points, while Broc Little and Brian O'Neill have both scored three times.

Mandi's March
The Yale Club of New Haven, in cooperation with the Athletic Departments of Yale and Quinnipiac Universities, presents a day of events to support Yale women's ice hockey center Mandi Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask.) and her family in her two-year battle with leukemia. On Saturday, Nov. 6, when the Yale men's ice hockey team hosts Quinnipiac at Ingalls Rink, the day will begin with "Mandi's March" along 7.5 miles of the historic Farmington Rails-to-Trail Linear Park between the two schools' hockey rinks. The annual Yale Club Hockey Night Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. that night, and the game begins at 7 p.m.

Quinnipiac and Yale alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, friends and their guests are all welcome.

Mandi's March begins between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the trailhead opposite the entry drive to Quinnipiac's TD Bank Sports Center on Sherman Ave. in Hamden. Mandi's supporters will travel by the human-powered conveyance of their choice down the trail to Sachem St. and Ingalls Rink at Yale. Entry will be by donation, with prizes for each 10th finisher and a special event T-shirt for each participant. A minimum donation of $15 is suggested.

Quinnipiac Athlete of the Month
Quinnipiac freshman Kellen Jones was named the Quinnipiac Athlete of the Month for October. Jones led the Bobcats in goals (3) and points (6), while also ranking second with three assists. Jones had an assist in his first collegiate game, a 2-1 win against Ohio State before picking up a pair of assists, on the game-tying and game-winning goals, in a 3-2 win against Bentley. He then scored twice to break-up a 1-1 tie with Holy Cross to help Quinnipiac to a 3-1 win against the Crusaders. He also had a goal against nationally-ranked St. Cloud State this past weekend.

The Other One, Too
Connor Jones, Kellen's twin brother, is currently tied for the team lead with four assists through his first six collegiate games. Connor has also added a goal for five points.

Yuri-ka
Junior Yuri Bouharevich was one of three players in the Bobcats line-up to total two points in the weekend series at St. Cloud State. Bouharevich scored once and added an assist to push his season total to one goal, four assists for five points.

Tyson's Punch-Out
Bobby Tyson, seeing his first career action at right wing, scored his second career goal against St. Cloud on Friday to tie the game at 2-2. Tyson's goal swung the Bobcats' momentum en route to a 4-2 upset of the No. 17 Huskies. Tyson also added an assist for his first career multiple-point game.

Underrated Line
On Friday, Oct. 29, Quinnipiac's fourth line consister of left wing Ben Arnt, center Brooks Robinson and Tyson, on the right wing, entered the game without a point amongst the three of them. When the dust settled on the Bobcats' 4-2 upset, they had tallied four points (2 goals, 2 assists) for the night.

Hometown Guy
Ben Arnt, from Oakdale, Minn., scored his first goal of the season in front of his "hometown" crowd in the Bobcats' 4-2 win against St. Cloud State.

Only A Matter of Time
2009-10 Quinnipiac Rookie of the Year Jeremy Langlois found the back of the net for the first time this season as he scored in the Bobcats' 5-2 loss to St. Cloud on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Is It Dun(bar) Yet?
Freshman John Dunbar picked up his first career point on an assist to Jeremy Langlois on Saturday, Oct. 30 against St. Cloud.

Must Be Something In The Air
Zach Hansen, from White Bear Lake, Minn., opened the season scoreless through Quinnipiac's first four games. The team's active scoring leader among all defenseman, Hansen assisted on two goals in the Bobcats' weekend split with SCSU.

I Found My Hart(zell) In...Minnesota?
Sophomore goalie Eric Hartzell, also from White Bear Lake, Minn., got his first start of the year and first since Jan. 8, 2010 against Rensselaer, stopped 21 of 23 (91.3%) shots on goal by St. Cloud to pick up his first win of the year. He is now 5-2-0 all-time.

Keep Shooting Heichman
With a goal against St. Cloud State in the Bobcats' 4-2 win on Friday, Oct. 29, Spencer Heichman now has now scored in three of Quinnipiac's four wins this season.

Big Crowd
On Saturday, Oct. 23, 3,891 packed the seats at the TD Bank Sports Center for the Bobcats' 3-1 win against Holy Cross. The crowd was the largest in the arena's history against a non-conference opponent.

To Kellen Back
In a 3-1 win against Holy Cross on Saturday, Kellen Jones scored his first two career goals. Jones leads the team in goals (2), assists (3) and points (5).

Really Impressive
Quinnipiac is 48-0-4 in its last 52 games in which it has led heading into the third period. It's last loss when leading after two periods came on March 17, 2007 against Clarkson in the ECAC Hockey Championship.

Keeping Up With The Joneses
In a 3-2 win against Bentley, Connor and Kellen Jones combined for four points between the two of them, with Connor scoring his first career goal while also picking up an assist. Kellen had an assist on Connor's and Russell Goodman's (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) power-play goals.

Plus/Minus Leaders
Through Quinnipiac's first six games, Loren Barron leads all Bobcat skaters in plus/minus at +5. Yuri Bouharevich checks in at +4, followed by Spencer Heichman and Zach Tolkinen at +3.

Youth Movement
Connor and Kellen Jones are two of 19 first-year NCAA Divsion I men's ice hockey players to average a point per game through last weekend's games.

Shot Blockers
Through Quinnipiac's first six games, the Bobcats have blocked 114 of their opponents' shots, just under 20 per game.

175 And Counting
Head coach Rand Pecknold picked up his 175th career home win on Saturday, Oct. 23 in a 3-1 victory against Holy Cross.

At The Bank
Quinnipiac is 40-23-7 (.621) in 70 games all-time at the TD Bank Sports Center.