The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team, fresh off a 1-0 win against Cornell on Saturday, March 12, will face the Big Red in the third and deciding game of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals on Sunday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y. The winner of the series will advance to the ECAC Hockey Championship Semifinals at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. next weekend.
Friday night, Bobcats goalie Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.)
stonewalled Cornell, holding the Big Red scoreless on 24 shots on
goal. It was Hartzell's second straight postseason shutout as he
ran his scoreless streak to 149:17, the third longest streak in
Quinnipiac's Division I history. Jamie Holden owns the record -
171:16 over four games during the 2003-04 season - while Dan Clarke
also played 151:19 without allowing a goal.
- Quinnipiac's three
shutouts this season signal just the second time in ECAC Hockey
Tournament history, since Quinnipiac joined the league in 2005-06,
that a team has done so. Princeton also accomplished the feat
during the 2008-09 season.
- Before holding
Brown scoreless in the tournament's first round game last weekend,
Quinnipiac hadn't held a team scoreless in the postseason since
March 16, 2007 - a stretch of 16 postseason games.
- With the Bobcats'
only goal on Saturday night, Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) now has
a team-best three goals in the postseason. Zach Hansen (White Bear
Lake, Minn.), with two goals and an assist, and Scott Zurevinski
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), with a goal and two assists, are also
tied for the team's point lead.
- Quinnipiac is
19-12 all-time in the ECAC Hockey Tournament. Since 2006,
Quinnipiac has advanced to the ECAC Hockey Semifinals just once, in
2007 when they defeated St. Lawrence, 4-0, to advance to the ECAC
Hockey Championship Game. Quinnipiac is 1-4 all-time in
Quarterfinal series deciding games, and 0-4 in Game 3's.
- Quinnipiac defeated Cornell by the score of 1-0 once before - on March 9, 2007 in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals. The Bobcats came back the next night to defeat the Big Red, 3-2.