Providence College Friars (6-6-4, 3-4-4 Hockey East)
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 - 2 p.m.
Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.
On The Air
Paul Pacelli, play by play
Todd Carroll, color commentary
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team heads to Providence, R.I. on Saturday, Dec. 11 to take on Providence College in a non-conference match-up at Schneider Arena at 2 p.m.
The Bobcats' game against Harvard can be heard at www.wqun.com or on WQUN AM 1220 featuring Paul Pacelli with the play-by-play while Todd Carroll will provide the color commentary.
All-Time Against Providence
Quinnipiac is 1-2-0 all-time against Providence. The Bobcats took the last meeting between the two teams, winning 5-2 against the Friars in a game that marked the first time an Hockey East team played at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac has lost both games played at Providence's Schneider Arena.
Scouting The Friars
Providence is currently 6-6-5 overall and 3-4-4 in Hockey East play. The Friars have not posted a win in their last three games. In seven games at home, Providence has lost just once, posting a 3-1-3 record. Senior Kyle MacKinnon leads PC in goals (10) and points (15) while classmate Ian O'Connor paces the Friars with 10 assists and sits in second place with 14 points. Tim Schaller is the third Friar skate in double figures with 12 points on three goals and nine assists. In goal, Alex Beaudry has spent the most time between the pipes for the Friars, posting a 5-6-5 record with a 3.07 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.
Their Last Time Out
Quinnipiac defeated Harvard on Wednesday, Dec. 8, marking the first regular-season victory in program history on the Crimson's home ice. Quinnipiac had previously won an ECAC Hockey Tournament game, but had never won at Bright Hockey Center during the season.
With the win against Harvard, it marks the first regular-season sweep against an ECAC Hockey school this season. Last year, Quinnipiac swept St. Lawrence and Colgate.
Quinnipiac held Harvard to one goal on Wednesday, snapping a five-game streak in which the Bobcats gave up multiple-goals.
The Big Goalie
Eric Hartzell stopped a season-high 34 shots against Harvard on Wednesday to improve to 5-1-0 on the season. It was Hartzell's fourth 30-save game of the season.
Hartzell currently ranks 19th of all NCAA Division I goalies with a 2.23 goals-against average after allowing 16 goals over 430:02 minutes in goal. Hartzell is also tied for 14th with a .925 save percentage. His .833 win percentage also ranks fourth.
With a goal against Harvard, Jeremy Langlois is the first Quinnipiac player to score in three straight games.
Yuri Bouharevich has tallied a point in three consecutive games. He's one of four players on the roster, along with Langlois, Scott Zurevinski and Zach Hansen, to register a point in three straight games. Bouharevich previous accomplished it against Bentley, Holy Cross and St. Cloud State.
On The Leader Board
Bouharevich currently leads the Bobcats with nine assists and 12 points.
Getting Ahead Early
Quinnipiac is 7-1-0 in eight games in which it has scored first.
Thrice Is Nice
Quinnipiac is 4-1-1 in six games in which it has scored three goals and 6-2-1 in games in which it has scored three or more.
It's Ok Langer
Wednesday's win against Harvard marked the first time this season that the Bobcats won when Jeremy Langlois scored a goal. Before that, Quinnipiac was 0-4-0 when the sophomore forward lit the lamp.
Keep Shooting Dunny
Quinnipiac is 3-0-0 thi sseason when freshman John Dunbar scores a goal.
Blue Line Special
Quinnipiac's leading scorer last weekend came from the blue line as defenseman Zach Davies had a goal and assist against St. Lawrence and Clarkson. For the year, Davies has two goals and six assists.
ECAC Hockey Leader
Davies is currently tied for the league lead in defenseman assists (5) and points (7) in games against ECAC Hockey schools.
Scoring In Bunches
Quinnipiac is one of three ECAC Hockey teams, along with nationally-ranked Yale and Union, to carry 11 multiple-goal scorers. Of those 11, eight have three or more goals, while four have four or more goals.
Quinnipiac is 51-0-5 in its last 56 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.