Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Falls To Cornell, 3-2 In Overtime
HAMDEN, Conn. - Scott Zurevinski (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) scored with seven seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime against Cornell, but the Big Red's Joe Devin scored his second goal just 2:14 into overtime to defeat the Bobcats on their home ice, 3-2. Quinnipiac drops to 11-10-2 overall and 5-6-2 in ECAC Hockey play while Cornell improve to 6-8-1 overall and 4-4-0 in league action.
Spencer Heichman (Yorba Linda, Calif.) scored the Bobcats' other goal in the game, with assists going to Zack Currie (Victoria, British Columbia) and Cory Hibbeler (St. Charles, Mo.). Zach Hansen (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) had assists on Zurevinski's goal.
Devin scored the game's first goal just 1:35 into the first period. Tyler Roeszler picked up the first of two assists for the night when he dropped a pass off to Devin on the wing who blasted a shot on Quinnipiac goalie Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.). The shot found its way between Hartzell's left pad and the post to put Cornell on top, 1-0.
Quinnipiac did not get on the board until the 10:24 mark of the second period when Hibbeler took control of the puck in the neutral zone and fed Currie taking off down the left side of the ice. Currie and Heichman found themselves on a 2-on-1, with Currie feeding Heichman for the one-timer to tie the game at 1-1.
The Bobcats' lead was short lived as Cornell responded at the 15:45 mark of the period. Devin started the play and hooked up with Roeszler. Roeszler then fed Nick D'Agostino who fired a shot past Hartzell for his sixth goal of the season.
The game was a virtual stale mate until the final minute of regulation. With Hartzell pulled in favor of an extra skater, Hansen controlled the puck between the blue line and the left face-off circle in front of Cornell goalie Andy Iles. Hansen walked the puck through travel, across the crease and then dropped a pass back to Zurevinski who found himself with a wide open net. With seven seconds remaining, Zurevinski punched it home to send the game to overtime.
Devin scored his second goal of the game and fifth of the season on a feed from Greg Miller. Miller passed across the Bobcats defense to Devin in the face-off circle to Hartzell's left. He skated in and then flung a shot to the far post for the game winner just 2:14 into overtime.
Quinnipiac is back in action on Sunday, Jan. 16 and Monday, Jan. 17 when they face Canisius in a two-game series in Buffalo, N.Y. Both games are set for a 4 p.m. start.