November 4, 2011

Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Travels To Dartmouth And Harvard This Weekend

No. 19 Quinnipiac (7-2-0, 1-0-0 ECAC Hockey) at Dartmouth (1-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC Hockey)
Thompson Arena • Hanover, N.H.
Nov. 4, 2011 • 7 PM
Series vs. Dartmouth: 9-6-1
Last Meeting: L, 1-3 (Feb. 2, 2011, Hanover, N.H.)
Last Quinnipiac Win: 2-0 (Nov. 19, 2010, Hamden, Conn.)
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN

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No. 19 Quinnipiac (7-2-0, 1-0-0 ECAC Hockey) at Harvard (0-0-0, 0-0-0 ECAC Hockey)
Bright Hockey Center • Cambridge, Mass.
Nov. 5, 2011 • 7 PM
Series vs. Harvard: 6-7-2
Last Meeting: W, 3-1 (Dec. 8, 2010, Cambridge, Mass.)
Last Quinnipiac Win: W, 3-1 (Dec. 8, 2010, Cambridge, Mass.)

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The Bobcats, The Big Green & The Crimson
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team continues ECAC Hockey play this weekend when it plays at Dartmouth on Friday, Nov. 4 and Harvard on Saturday, Nov. 5, with both games set for a 7 p.m. start. 

On The Air
The "Voice of the Bobcats" Bill Schweizer will have the call with Chris Kotsopoulos 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 opened ECAC Hockey play on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Princeton with a 5-2 win against the Tigers. Five different Bobcats scored in the game, as Russell Goodman, Scott Zurevinski, Kellen Jones, Bryce Van Brabant and Yuri Bouharevich found the back of the net. Connor Jones had two assists while Dan Clarke had 25 saves to improve to 5-1-0 on the year.

Offensive Firepower
Quinnipiac has scored four goals in eight straight games, the longest since the 2009-10 team accomplished the same feat. The Quinnipiac record for most consecutive games with four or more goals is 14, set by the 1999-2000 team. The 2011-12 Bobcats are the fifth team in program history to post eight straight games with four or more goals. 

Bobcats On The Move In National Polls
Quinnipiac moved up one spot in the USCHO.com Division I poll, slotting into the No. 19 spot, while also moving up two spots in the INCH Power Rankings to No. 16. The Bobcats also received 18 votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll, which would slot thin in the No. 20 spot.

Langlois, Peca Named ECAC Hockey/Fischer Hockey Athletes of the Month
Linemates Jeremy Langlois and Matthew Peca were honored by ECAC Hockey with the first-ever Fischer Hockey Monthly Awards, for October. Langlois was named Player of the Month while Peca was named Rookie of the Month. Langlois currently leads the Bobcats and ECAC Hockey with 14 points and is averaging one point per game. Peca has enjoyed a solid first month in his collegiate career, totaling three goals and five assists for eight points, the most among all Quinnipiac freshman.

All-Time Against Dartmouth
Quinnipiac is 9-6-1 all-time against Dartmouth since their first meeting on Oct. 30, 2004 in Hanover, N.H. The Bobcats are 2-4-1 all-time at Dartmouth's Thompson Arena, with losses in their last two games on the Big Green's sheet. Their last win in New Hampshire came on Feb. 28, 2009.

Scouting The Big Green
Dartmouth is currently 1-1-0 following its season-opening Ivy Shootout on Oct. 28-29 at Thompson Arena. Dartmouth defeated Brown, 2-1, before losing to nationally-ranked Yale, 2-1. Freshman Tyler Sikura leads Dartmouth with a goal and an assist for two points, both coming in his collegiate debut against Brown on Oct. 28. Junior Dustin Walsh added a pair of assists in the game. In goal, James Mello has allowed three goals in 118:50 in net for a 1.51 goals against average while stopping 47 of 50 shots on net over the Big Green's first two games for a .940 save percentage. Mello stopped 24 of 25 shots on goal against Brown and 23 of 25 against Yale on the following night. 

All-Time Against Harvard
Quinnipiac is 6-7-2 all-time against Harvard, but just 2-7-0 at the Crimson's Bright Hockey Center. Quinnipiac has won just once in its last three trips to Cambridge, with their win coming in their last trip on Dec. 8, 2010 with a 3-1 victory on the Crimson's home ice. 

Scouting The Crimson
Harvard will be stepping onto the ice for the first time on Friday, Nov. 4 when it hosts Princeton at 7 p.m. In the Crimson's 7-4 throttling of Western Ontario, in an exhibition game on Oct. 21, Luke Greiner, Alex Killorn and Conor Morrison all scored twice. 

The Last Time They Met
Quinnipiac and Dartmouth last faced each other on Feb. 11, 2011, with Dartmouth coming out the victor, 3-1. Alex Goodship, Nick Walsh and Paul Lee accounted for the Big Green's offense while Connor Jones scored for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac won its last game against Harvard, 3-1, on Dec. 8, behind goals from Jeremy Langlois, Clay Harvey and John Dunbar.

Langlois Named Quinnipiac Athlete of the Month
Jeremy Langlois was also named the Quinnipiac Athlete of the Month for October after leading the Bobcats to a No. 19 ranking in the USCHO.com Poll to close-out the first month of the season. 

Peca Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
Peca, in his first season at Quinnipiac, helped the Bobcats to a 2-1-0 week after scoring in each of Quinnipiac's three games and also picking up an assist in the Bobcats win against Bentley. For the year, Peca has totaled three goals and five assists for eight points. He ranks second in total points among all rookies in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey and tied for 4th in points per game (1.00). Peca is the second Bobcats player to earn weekly ECAC Hockey honors after Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week on Oct. 7, 2011. 

Point Streak
Jeremy Langlois saw his eight-game point streak come to an unfortunate end on Tuesday night when Princeton was able to keep the third-year center's name out of the box score for the first time this season. Langlois' streak was the longest season-opening streak since Eric Lampe had a point in the first eight games of the 2009 season.

Battled Test
Quinnipiac had a five-game winning streak stopped with a 5-4 loss to Robert Morris, but were able to savage a split with the Colonials. In a 10-day stretch, Quinnipiac posted a 5-1-0 record with wins against Bentley, Canisius, Holy Cross and RMU.

Great Start Clarkie
Goalie Dan Clarke is currently 5-1-0 with a .928 save percentage and a 1.50 goals against average. Clarke has allowed just five goals in his last 240 minutes in net over his last five appearances, which also included a 14-save, 4-0 shutout of Canisius on Oct. 16.

Top Line
The line of Langlois, Peca and Scott Zurevinski has combined for 13 of Quinnipiac's 40 goals and seven of the Bobcats' 10 power-play goals.

Keep Rolling Those Two Lines
The Bobcats' second line of Connor and Kellen Jones and Russell Goodman have accounted for eight goals and 15 assists. Connor is second in scoring (3-9-12), just ahead of Kellen (4-5-9).