Quinnipiac University (13-13-5, 6-9-4) vs.
Brown University (8-13-4, 6-11-1)
TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn.
1220 AM WQUN
1410 AM WPOP
Paul Pacelli - play-by-play
Todd Carroll - color commentary
Brown In Town
Quinnipiac hosts Brown on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in an ECAC Hockey match-up at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac lost to Yale on Friday, Feb. 18, 6-1, to drop to 13-13-5 overall and 6-9-4 in ECAC Hockey play. Brown also lost last night, to Princeton, 7-3 to go to 8-13-4 overall and 6-11-1 in league play.
Prior to the start of Saturday night's game, Quinnipiac Athletics will honor the three seniors playing in their final regular-season game at the TD Bank Sports Center. Sean Coughlin (Winthrop, Mass.), Pat McGann (Evergreen, Ill.) and assistant captain Zach Hansen (White Bear Lake, Minn.) will be recognized by Quinnipiac approximately 15 minutes before the start of the game. Senior student managers David Ratner and Danny Ryan, as well as student athletic trainer Elena Bochicchio, will also be recognized for their contributions to Quinnipiac men's ice hockey.
Quinnipiac currently sits in 8th place in the ECAC Hockey standings with 16 points, one shy of Clarkson (17) in seventh place, and three points ahead of Brown (13) and St. Lawrence (13), tied for ninth place. The Bobcats can finish anywhere from sixth to 11th in the league standings and need five points in their final three games to clinch home-ice for the first round of the ECAC Hockey tournament, set to being on March 4-6 in a best-of-three format.
Paul Pacelli and Todd Carroll will have the radio call of both games this weekend, which can be heard by tuning your dial to WQUN 1220 AM or WPOP 1410 AM, or by directing your browsers to www.WQUN.com or the Official Athletics Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
All-Time Against Brown
Quinnipiac is 8-4-1 in 13 games all-time against Brown, including a 3-3 tie in Providence on Nov. 5, 2010. Quinnipiac won seven of the first nine meetings between the two teams, but have posted a 1-2-1 record in their last four meetings. Quinnipiac is 4-1-0 all-time at the TD Bank Sports Center against the Bears.
Scouting The Bears
Brown is currently 8-12-4 overall and 6-10-1 in ECAC Hockey play. The Bears defeated St. Lawrence last Saturday, 5-1, to hault a five-game losing streak. Jack Mclellan leads the Bears in goals (14), assists (17) and points (31) while Harry Zolnierczyk has also tallied double figures in goals (11) and assists (14) for 25 points. Mike Clemente has logged a majority of the minutes between the pipes for Brown and carries a 6-9-4 win-loss record with a .900 save percentage and a 3.18 goals-against average.
Against Yale on Friday, Feb. 18, Kellen Jones scored the Bobcats only goal in a 6-1 loss to the No. 3 Bulldogs. Scott Zurevinski and Loren Barron had assists on the goal, while Eric Hartzell record 23 saves in two periods Dan Clarke played the final period, stopping all 13 shots he saw.
59th Annual Walter Brown Award
Quinnipiac sophomore Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) has been announced as one of 15 semifinalists for the prestigious Walter Brown Award, given annually by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. The award, now in its 59th year, honors the top American-born NCAA Division I men's ice hockey player in New England. Hartzell was one of five players from ECAC Hockey announced as semifinalist, and one of four goalies on the list. The sophomore goalie has had a break-out season, posting a 10-5-4 record with a .926 save percentage and a 2.28 goals-against average.