Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Travels To Robert Morris For Weekend Series
Quinnipiac University (5-1-0) at
Robert Morris University (1-2-0)
RMU Island Sports Arena • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Oct. 21-22, 2011 • 7 PM
Series vs. Robert Morris: 8-3-1
Last Meeting: L 5-8, Oct. 31, 2009 (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Last Quinnipiac Win: W, 5-0, Oct. 30, 2009 (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
The Bobcats In The Steel City
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will travel to Moon Township, Pa. to take on Robert Morris in a two-game, non-conference series at the RMU Island Sports Arena on Oct. 21-22.
On The Air
The "Voice of the Bobcats" Bill Schweizer will have the call with Ken Sweeten 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 fifth straight game with a 6-1 drubbing of Bentley on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Six different Bobcats found the back of the net on a night that saw Zach Tolkinen, Matthew Peca and Bryce VanBrabant score their first career goals.
All-Time Against Robert Morris
Quinnipiac has faced Robert Morris 12 times since 2004. After a 2-2 tie in their first meeting on Dec. 10, 2004 at the Northford Ice Pavilion, Quinnipiac lost to RMU, 5-2, on the following night. After the inaugural weekend series between the two teams, Quinnipiac won the next seven games in the all-time series, which culminated in three season sweeps. Robert Morris has since won two of the last three meetings.
Scouting The Colonials
Robert Morris is currently 1-2-0 through its first three games, which include a 4-2 loss in their last time out against Air Force in an Atlantic Hockey match-up. The Colonials also played in this year's Mutual of Omaha Stampede, hosted by Nebraska-Omaha, losing to Colgate, 3-1, before defeating Mercyhurst, 2-1, in the consolation game. Trevor Lewis leads Robert Morris in goals (2) and points (3), while Ron Cramer and Colin South each have two assists on the year.
The Last Time They Met
Quinnipiac lost its last match-up against Robert Morris, 8-5, on Oct. 31, 2009. After Nathan Longpre staked the Colonials to a 2-1 lead in the first period, Scott Zurevinski scored to tie the game heading into the first intermission. RMU scored three times in the second period - two more from Longpre. Both teams banged-home three goals apiece in the final frame as RMU skated away with the three-goal win.
Quinnipiac has scored five goals in five straight games against Robert Morris - a feat that the Bobcats have not accomplished against any other opponent in program history.
Jeremy Langlois has tallied a point in each of Quinnipiac's first six games. It marks the longest season-opening streak since Eric Lampe had a point in the first eight games of the 2009 season.
Tuesday night's 6-1 win against Bentley marked the first time in program history that three different players - Matthew Peca, Bryce Van Brabant and Zach Tolkinen - scored their first career goals in the same game.
ECAC Hockey Player of the Week
Jeremy Langlois was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week on Oct. 18, 2011. Langlois totaled four goals and two assists in a 3-0 week that saw Quinnipiac defeat Holy Cross and sweep Canisius.
Four Or More
Quinnipiac has scored four or more goals in five of its first six games. The last time Quinnipiac accomplished that feat was during the 2009-10 season.
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 five-straight victories mark the first five-game winning streak since the 2009-10 season when the Bobcats opened the year at 12-1.