Friday, Jan. 7, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. Colgate University
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. Cornell University
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
Bobcats, Raiders and The Big Red
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will host Colgate on Friday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. followed by a match-up with Cornell on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac is riding a three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) against nationally-ranked Nebraska Omaha and Princeton and stand at 10-9-2 overall and 4-5-2 in ECAC Hockey. Colgate is currently 3-14-1 overall and 0-5-1 in ECAC Hockey play while Cornell is 4-8-1 overall and 2-4-0 in league action.
Bill Schweizer will have the play-by-play for this weekend's games against Colgate and Cornell, available on AM 1220 WQUN and AM 1410 WPOP or at www.WQUN.com, with color commentary provided by Todd Carroll against Colgate and 12-year NHL veteran Chris Kotsopoulos against Cornell. Live stats and video are also available at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
All-Time Against Colgate
Quinnipiac and Colgate have met 17 times since the Bobcats joined ECAC Hockey in 2005. All-time, Quinnipiac is 8-8-1 against the Raiders, with a 4-4-0 mark on their home sheet and a 3-4-1 mark at Colgate's Starr Rink, including a record of 3-1-1 in their last four trips to Hamilton. The Bobcats have won three of their last four meetings with Colgate on their home ice.
Scouting Colgate University
Colgate is in search of its first ECAC Hockey win at 0-5-1, while also posting an overall record of 3-14-1. Colgate has lost five straight and nine of its last 10 games. In their last meeting, on Nov. 13, 2010, Quinnipiac defeated Colgate, 3-1, at Starr Rink. Austin Smith leads five double-digit scorers with five goals and a team-high 12 assists for a Raider-best 17 points. Francois Brisebois checks in with five goals and nine assists for 14 points while Brian Day boasts a team-high eight goals to go with five assists for 13 points. Robbie Bourbon (5-8--13) and Kurtis Bartliff (2-10--12) slot in behind them. In goal, Alex Evin has seen 71.4% of the minutes in goal for the Raiders, posting a 3-9-1 record with a .893 save percentage and a 3.09 goals-against average.
All-Time Against Cornell
Quinnipiac has won four of 15 games all-time against Cornell, with two of those three wins coming in the 2007 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals to send the Bobcats to the tournament quarterfinals that year. In their last five meetings, Quinnipiac is 1-3-1. Quinnipiac is 1-3-1 al-time on their home ice including a 0-2-1 record at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Cornell is currently 4-8-1 overall and 2-4-0 in ECAC Hockey play and have not won in their last three games, including a 2-2 tie against Alabama-Huntsville, a 4-3 loss to St. Cloud State and a 3-2 loss to Maine. The Big Red features just one player to reach double digits this season in Greg Miller, who has tallied two goals to go with his team-leading nine assists and 11 points. Nick D'Agostino and Jorday Kary are tied for the team lead with four goals on the year.
At Closing It Out
Quinnipiac currently holds the longest active unbeaten streak when leading after the second period. The Bobcats are 52-0-5 in their last 57 games dating back to March 17, 2007. Miami was previous unbeaten in 81 straight games (78-0-3) dating back to March 9, 2007 before giving up a lead in the third period in a loss to Notre Dame on Dec. 3, 2010.
Skates ECAC Hockey Honors
Loren Barron and Eric Hartzell were honored with MLX Skates ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Barron was named the Player of the Week after doubling his season point total with a one-goal, five-goal series against Nebraska Omaha. Hartzell picked up the Goalie of the Week award after turning back 97 of 102 shots on goal by Nebraska Omaha to earn a pair of upset-wins against the nationally-ranked Mavericks.
We'll Take Points Any Way We Can
Monday's 1-1 tie with Princeton gives Quinnipiac 10 points in ECAC Hockey play, good for fourth place in the league standings.
December To Remember
Jeremy Langlois led all Bobcat skaters in goals (4) and points (8), as he also tallied four assists for the month. Langlois picked up where he left off with Quinnipiac's only goal in its 1-1 tie with Princeton on Monday, Jan. 3. For the year, Langlois has seven goals and five assists for 12 points.
Harty Har Har Har
Eric Hartzell stopped 34 of Princeton's 35 shots on Monday, Jan. 3 to earn the tie against the nationally-ranked Tigers. Princeton entered the game having scored multiple goals in eight consecutive games before Hartzell allowed the single goal.
Getting Ahead Early
Quinnipiac is 9-1-1 this season in the 11 games in which it has scored first.