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HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie with nationally-ranked No. 9/9 Union, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the tie, Quinnipiac goes to 1-4-3 in ECAC Hockey and 8-6-3 overall. Union draws its first tie in ECAC Hockey play and currently stands at 3-2-1 in league play and 7-3-4 overall.
Defensive pairs Zach Tolkinen (Lino Lakes, Minn.) and Zach Davies (Smithers, British Columbia) both scored on the power play in the second period to stake the Bobcats to a 2-0 lead. In all, five different Bobcats recorded points in the game as Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Quebec), Scott Zurevinski (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) all had assists.
Tolkinen put the Bobcats on the board with his second goal of the season at the 4:23 mark of the second period. Barron dug the puck out of the corner and found Bouharevich, who cycled the puck to Tolkinen above the face-off circle to the left of Union goalie Colin Stevens. Tolkinen looked a defender off and threw the puck on net, finding the top left corner to give Quinnipiac a 1-0 lead.
Less than two minutes later, it was Davies on the power play, with his first goal of the season, to give Quinnipiac a 2-0 lead as Zurevinski and Langlois were credited with assists.
Quinnipiac goalie Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) was solid all night in net as he stopped 35 of Union's 37 shots on goal. Hartzell turned back the first 22 shots he saw on the evening before Brian Yanovitch scored to put the Dutchmen on the board. Kevin Sullivan and Greg Coburn were credited with assists on the play as Yanovitch scored his second goal of the year at the 10:26 mark of the second period.
Jeremy Welsh tied the game just 2:27 into the final period when Mark Bennett dug the puck out of the corner to Hartzell's left and started skating up the boards. Welsh stopped just outside the face-off circle and threw the puck on the net. It appeared that Welsh intended to pass to Josh Jooris, who was open on the opposite post, but the puck bounced off a skate in front of the net and was re-directed past Hartzell to tie the game.
For the first time this season, Quinnipiac was out-shot in the game as Union held a 37-33 advantage. With the tie, Hartzell goes to 3-3-3 on the season while Stevens goes to 1-1-2 after a 31-save performance for the Dutchmen's goalie.
Quinnipiac returns to play on Saturday, Dec. 3 when it hosts Rensselaer at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Contact: Ken Sweeten, firstname.lastname@example.org