Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Opens ECAC Hockey Play With 3-3 Tie Against Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team played to a 3-3 tie with Brown University in an ECAC Hockey match-up at Meehan Auditorium in Providence, R.I. The tie puts Quinnipiac at 4-2-1 overall while they open their ECAC Hockey schedule at 0-0-1. Brown goes to 1-1-1 overall and 0-0-1 in ECAC Hockey play as well.

Quinnipiac sophomore Clay Harvey (Gull Lake, Saskatchewan) had the first multiple-goal game of his career, scoring twice within three minutes in the second period. Mike Dalhuisen (Nymegen, Holland) also added a goal for the Bobcats.

Quinnipiac jumped out to a 3-1 lead behind three second-period goals. The Bobcats held the lead until late in the game before Brown scored a pair of power-play goals in the final eight minutes. In Quinnipiac's last 53 games when leading after the second period, the Bobcats carry a 48-0-5 record. Their last loss when holding a lead heading into the final period came on March 17, 2007.

Brown took a 1-0 lead four minutes into the second period. Clarke turned back a flurry of shots by Brown before David Brownschidle flipped the puck in front of Clarke. It appeared as if the puck was knocked under Clarke by someone's skate to give the Bears a one-goal lead. Garnet Hathaway and Mark Hourihan were credited with assists on the play.

Quinnipiac tied the game with 9:02 left in the second period when Zach Davies (Smithers, British Columbia) sent the puck across the ice to Zach Tolkinen (Lino Lakes, Minn.), who handled the puck just below the blue line in the Brown zone as the Quinnipiac power play ran out. Tolkinen fired a shot off the boards behind and to the left of Clemente that caromed out in front of the Brown goal where it was picked up by Harvey, who popped it in the Brown goal.

Harvey scored his second goal 2:58 later with 6:06 to play in the second period after the Bobcats found themselves on the power play again. Off the first draw following the penalty, Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Quebec) won the face-off, chipping the puck over to Spencer Heichman (Yorba Linda, Calif.) who sent the puck to Harvey's tape. Harvey rifled a shot to Clemente's stick side, finding daylight, and giving Quinnipiac a one-goal lead, 2-1.

Harvey's goal, scored four seconds after the penalty, was the second fastest power-play goal in Quinnipiac history. Eric Lampe scored a power-play goal in three seconds in The Bobcats' 5-4 win against Robert Morris on Jan. 23, 2009. The two goals were also the second fastest pair of goals by a Quinnipiac player in program history. The goals, coming 2:58 apart, are second to Jean-Marc Beaudoin's two goals he scored in 2:27 in a 4-3 loss to Union on Nov. 30, 2007.

Harvey joins Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) as the only two players in the Bobcats' lineup with multiple-goal games and to score twice in one period this season. Jones accomplished the feat in the third period of the Bobcats' 3-1 win against Holy Cross on Oct. 23.

Mike Dalhuisen (Nymegen, Holland) scored his second career goal with 1:43 to play in the middle frame when he blasted a shot from the point that found its way around Clemente to give the Bobcats a two-goal lead. Brooks Robinson (Duncan, British Columbia) and Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) were credited with assists on the play.

Brown scored a pair of power-play goals inside the last eight minutes of regulation to send the game to overtime when Jeff Buvinow scored a power-play goal 7:28 into the third period on assists from Harry Zolniercyzk and Chris Ziares. Brown's second power-play goal came with 2:51 remaining in the game on a blast from the point from Robertson to tie the game.

Quinnipiac is back in action on Saturday, Nov. 6 when it takes on its Elm City rival, Yale University, in an ECAC Hockey match-up set for a 7 p.m. puck-drop at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, Conn.