November 5, 2011

No. 19 Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Skates To 2-2 Tie Against Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 19 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team tied Harvard, 2-2, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at Bright Hockey Center in Cambridge, Mass. Quinnipiac goes to 7-3-1 overall and 1-1-1 in ECAC Hockey play with the tie while Harvard moves to 0-1-1 overall and in league play.

Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) and Corey Hibbeler (St. Louis, Mo.) both scored for the Bobcats while Scott Zurevinski (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario), Ben Arnt (Oakland, Minn.) and Loren Barron (Glendora, Calif.) all picked up assists. Goalie Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) stopped 21 of 23 shots on goal in the game.

Langlois found his way back onto the scoresheet with his ninth goal of the year with just under two minutes to play in the first period. Mike Dalhuisen (Nymegen, Holland) knocked the puck loose in the Bobcats' defensive zone and took off down ice. Just below the blue line on the opposite end of the ice, Dalhuisen flipped a back-hand pass to Peca on the right flank. Peca centered a pass to Zurevinski who tipped it back to Langlois for the one-timer and a 1-0 lead.

With his eighth assist of the year, Peca runs his team-leading point streak to 10 games, while also extending the longest streak for a first-year player in Quinnipiac history.

Harvard's Conor Morrison scored on the power play to tie the game at 1-1 just 1:19 into the second period. The Crimson worked the puck around the Bobcats' zone as Alex Fallstrom passed to Alex Killorn who put a shot on goal. Hartzell stopped the initial shot but Morrison deposited the rebound to tie the game. Moments later, it appeared that Harvard took a one-goal lead, but after the officials reviewed the goal, they waived what would have been the go-ahead goal off.

Hibbeler scored at the 12:32 mark to give Quinnipiac a one-goal lead. Arnt carried the puck out from behind the Harvard goal up the boards before dropping it off to Barron. Barron sent the puck on goal where Hibbeler was waiting on the short-side post. His deflection beat Crimson goalie Raphael Girard a one-goal lead.

Harvard tied the game with 6:57 remaining in the second period when they benefited from a scrum in the crease that ended Hartzell on his back after stopping two shots. David Valek was credited with the goal after he picked up the loose puck and forced it past Hartzell to knot the game at 2-2.

Quinnipiac will return home to High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center on Friday, Nov. 11 for an ECAC Hockey match-up against Clarkson at 7 p.m. The Bobcats will also host St. Lawrence on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.