Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Blanked By No. 18 Cornell, 4-0
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team lost to No. 18 Cornell, 4-0, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at Lynah Rink. Three second-period goals by Cornell helped the Big Red improve to 5-2-0- overall and 5-1-0 in ECAC Hockey while Quinnipiac drops to 7-6-2 overall and 1-4-2 in league play.
Colgate's Nick D'Agostino broke a 0-0 tie 3:12 into the second period when he received a pass above the left face-off circle from Joakim Ryan, skated in on Quinnipiac goalie Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ontario) and roofed a shot over the goalie's right shoulder to give the Big Red a 1-0 lead.
At the 7:50 mark of the period, John McCarron took a pass from Joel Lowry and fired a shot through traffic on net where Sean Collins was sitting just outside of the crease. Collins tipped the puck to the far post past Clarke to give Colgate a two-goal lead. John Esposito's power play goal with less than two minutes to play in the period sent Quinnipiac into the second intermission trailing 3-0.
Cornell's Vince Mihalek added an empty-net goal in the last minute of play while Big Red goalie Andy Iles stopped 32 shots in the game for the shutout.
The Bobcats return home on Saturday, Nov. 26 when it hosts UMass at 3:30 p.m. in a game that can be viewed live on the New England Sports Network (NESN).