Friday, November 27, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (7-5-1, 3-3-1 ECAC Hockey) at
University of Massachusetts (1-6-3, 1-3-3 Hockey East)
Mullins Center - Amherst, Mass.
Television Listings - New England Sports Network
Bill Schweizer (play-by-play)
Rich Coppola (analyst)
Bill Mecca (sideline report)
On The Air -
AM 1220 WQUN (www.WQUN.com)
Paul Pacelli (play-by-play)
Todd Carroll (analyst)
Saturday Night On NESN
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team's game against University of Massachusetts on Nov. 27, 2010 at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass. can be seen live on the New England Sports Network (NESN) at 7 p.m.
The Bobcats' game against UMass will be available via live audio stream and can be heard at www.wqun.com or on WQUN AM 1220 featuring Paul Pacelli will have the play-by-play while Todd Carroll will provide the color commentary. Bill Schweizer will have the play-by-play on the NESN broadcast of the game with Rich Coppola providing the color and Bill Mecca with the sideline report.
All-Time Against Massachusetts
Quinnipiac and UMass met for the first time in program history last season, in what would prove to be a thrilling game, also aired on NESN, between two Top 10 nationally-ranked teams. Quinnipiac was 9th at the time, while UMass was ranked 10th. Quinnipiac jumped out to a 3-0 lead, before UMass stormed back and ultimately forced overtime. Quinnipiac took the first match-up between the New England schools on a one-timer by Brandon Wong in overtime to win the game.
Scouting The Minutemen
UMass is currently 1-6-3 overall and 1-3-3 in Hockey East play. The Minutemen picked up their first victory of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 23 with a 4-1 win against Vermont at home. Michael Pereira leads the Minutemen with seven goals, while he is also tied for the team lead with T. J. Syner with nine points. Syner carries a team-best six assists on the season. Paul Dainton and Jeff Teglia have split the goaltending duties, with Dainton posting a 1-3-2 record with a .912 save percentage and a 3.16 goals-against average. Teglia is 0-3-1 with a .899 save percentage and a 3.37 GAA.
Prior to Tuesday night's 3-0 loss to Princeton, Quinnipiac had won three straight games, thanks in large part to the play of sophomore goalie Eric Hartzell. Over the last four games, Hartzell is 3-1-0 with a 1.79 GAA after allowing seven goals in 238:35 in goal. Hartzell has also stopped 119 of 126 shots on goal in the four-game span for a .944 save percentage.
Among The Division I Leaders
Hartzell's 1.72 GAA and .942 save percentage both rank fifth among all NCAA Division I goalies.