Quinnipiac University (8-9-1, 4-5-1 ECAC Hockey) vs.
No. 8/9 University of Nebraska Omaha (12-5-1, 9-4-1 WCHA)
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
On The Air
AM 1220 WQUN
AM 1410 WPOP (Friday)
Bill Schweizer - play-by-play
Chris Kotsopoulos - color commentary
The End of 2010
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will host nationally-ranked No. 8/9 Nebraska Omaha for its final two games of the 2010 calendar year. The Bobcats will host the Mavericks for a two-game series at the TD Bank Sports on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 31 at 12 p.m.
The "Voice of the Bobcats" Bill Schweizer will have the play-by-play for both games against Nebraska-Omaha this week on AM 1220 WQUN with color commentary provided by 12-year NHL veteran Chris Kotsopoulos. Thursday's game can also be heard on AM 1410 WPOP, while every game can be heard on-line at www.wqun.com.
All-Time Against Nebraska-Omaha
Quinnipiac and Nebraska-Omaha have never met. The Bobcats traveled to Omaha for the start of the 2008-09 season to partake in UNO's annual Mutual of Omaha Stampede. The Bobcats lost the first game of the season-opening tournament and missed an opportunity to play the host Mavericks.
Scouting The Mavericks
Nebraska Omaha is currently 12-5-1 overall and 9-4-1 in WCHA play and are currently ranked eighth in the USCHO.com Division I and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. The Mavericks currently boast eight players in double figures in scoring, including a trio of players in Matt Ambroz, Terry Broadhurst and Joey Martin with 19 points apiece. Ambroz leads the team with nine goals, while also adding 10 assists, while Martin leads the team with 15 assists, while also scoring four times. Broadhurst checks in with six goals and 13 assists. In goal, John Faukner has played a majority of the minutes in goal for UNO, logging a 12-5-1 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.35 goals-against average.
Their Last Time Out
The Bobcats have not been on the ice since Saturday, Dec. 11 when they lost to Providence, 5-2, in Providence, R.I. Yuri Bouharevich and Ben Arnt scored for Quinnipionac, while Zack Currie, Spencer Heichman, John Dunbar and Kevin Bui all had assists. Eric Hartzell took the loss, while Pat McGann made his first appearance for Quinnipiac since last season, stopping 10 of 11 shots on goal over the final 20 minutes of regulation.
Yuri Bouharevich has already posted career numbers this season, tying last year's mark of four goals, while besting last season's assist total, which now stands at nine.
The Bobcat Leader Board
Bouharevich currently leads Quinnipiac in assist (nine) and points (13), while Scott Zurevinski currently leads the Bobcats in goals (six). Freshman Connor Jones is close behind in all three categories with four goals and seven assists for 11 points. Twin brother Kellen sits tied with Zurevinski with nine points on four goals and five assists. Jeremy Langlois is second on the roster in goals with six, while Zach Davies leads all QU defensemen in goals (two), assists (six) and points (eight).
Respect The Streak
Bouharevich's four-game point streak is the longest active streak among all Quinnipiac players, and also the longest scoring streak this season.