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Quinnipiac University (4-1-0) vs
Bentley University (0-3-0)
High Point Solutions Arena • Hamden, Conn.
Oct. 18, 2011 • 7 PM
Series vs. Bentley: 29-19-2 (25-2-1 NCAA Division I)
Last Meeting: W, 3-2, Oct. 15, 2010 (Hamden, Conn.)
Last Quinnipiac Win:W, 3-2, Oct. 15, 2010 (Hamden, Conn.)
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
Bobcats and Falcons
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will play its fourth game in seven days when it hosts Bentley on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac, owners of a four-game winning streak, is 4-1-0 on the season while Bentley is currently 0-3-0 for the year.
On The Air
The "Voice of the Bobcats" Bill Schweizer will have the call with Todd Carroll providing color commentary. The broadcast can be heard on AM 1220 WQUN, or by click on the "Audio" link at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
The Last Time The Bobcats Were On The Ice
Quinnipiac won its fourth straight game with a 4-0 shutout against Canisius on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. The Bobcats used a pair of goals from Spencer Heichman and a 14-save shutout from Dan Clarke in the win. Scott Zurevinski had two assists in the game.
All-Time Against Bentley
Quinnipiac has squared-off against Bentley more than any other program in the Bobcats' history. Quinnipiac is 25-2-1 all-time against Bentley at the Division I level and 29-19-2 all-time, dating back to their first meeting during the 1976-77 season. Quinnpiac has won nine straight games and hold an 10-0-1 mark in their last 11 meetings. The Bobcats are also 11-1-0 all-time at the Division I level on their home ice including a 4-0-0 mark at the TD Bank Sports Center. In their last five meetings, Quinnipiac has outscored Bentley, 25-4. Quinnipiac's win against Bentley, on Oct. 16, 2007, was the 400th win in program history.
Scouting The Falcons
Bentley is still searching for its first win of the year after losing its first three games of the 2011-12 season. Bentley dropped both games of a season-opening weekend series at Michigan (5-1 and 4-1) before dropping a 5-3 decision at UMass on Friday, Oct. 14. Alex Grieve leads the Falcons with two goals, while Justin Breton has team-high three assists.
The Last Time They Met
Three different Bobcats scored in Quinnipiac's 3-2 win against Bentley on Oct. 15, 2010. Clay Harvey, Connor Jones and Russell Goodman all found the back of the net, while Kellen Jones had a pair of assists. The Bobcats held a 3-0 lead before goals from Bentley's Aaron Stonacek and Mike Switzer trimmed the Bobcats lead inside the final 10 minutes of play. Dan Clarke recorded 23 saves in the win while Kyle Mack made 38 saves for Bentley.
Hat Trick Facts
Jeremy Langlois' natural hat trick against Canisius on Oct. 15 was the first at Quinnipiac since Mike Atkinson scored three straight against Clarkson on Nov. 6, 2009.
Langlois added an assist for the first four-point game since Loren Barron (Glendora, Calif.) did it against Nebraska-Omaha on Dec. 30, 2010.
The Bobcats, as a team, tied a program record with four power-play goals against Canisius on Oct. 15. Quinnipiac went 4-for-8 with the man-advantage in the game.
Quinnipiac's four-straight victories mark the first four-game winning streak since the 2009-10 season when the Bobcats opened the year at 12-1.
Dan Clarke recorded his fifth career shutout with a 14-save effort against Canisius on Sunday, Oct. 16. Bud Fisher's nine shutouts are the all-time Quinnipiac record.
The Bobcats At The Bank
Quinnipiac is 50-30-9 (.599) in 89 games at the TD Bank Sports Center, since its first game, a 7-0 win against Holy Cross, on Jan. 28, 2007. Quinnipiac's 100th Men's Ice Hockey Game at the TD Bank Sports Center will fall on Feb. 3, 2012 against Harvard.
Head Coach Rand Pecknold
Rand Pecknold enters his 18th year at Quinnipiac ranked 21st among all active NCAA Division I coaches and 58th all-time in career wins (321). His career winning percentage (.586, 321-217-55) ranks 87th all-time.