Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey To Host Harvard On Friday, Feb. 3 On NESN; Dartmouth On Saturday, Feb. 4

Quinnipiac Bobcats (13-8-5, 5-5-4 ECAC Hockey) vsHarvard Crimson (6-6-9, 5-4-7 ECAC Hockey)
Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 • 7:07 PM
High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center • Hamden, Conn.

Series vs. Harvard: 6-7-3

Record At Home vs. Harvard: 4-0-2 (3-0-2 @ TD Bank Sports Center)

Last Time QU Faced Harvard: T, 2-2 (OT) (Nov. 5, 2011 - Cambridge, Mass.)

Last Quinnipiac Win Against Harvard:  Dec. 8, 2010 (3-1 - Cambridge, Mass.)
Last Quinnipiac Win Against Harvard at Home: Nov. 20, 2010 (5-4 - Hamden, Conn.) 

Current Streak vs. Harvard: Tied 1; Unbeaten 3
Current Streak vs. Harvard at Home: Won 3
Television: New England Sports Network (NESN-HD)
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
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Quinnipiac Bobcats (13-8-5, 5-5-4 ECAC Hockey) vs. Dartmouth Big Green (9-9-3, 6-6-2 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 • 7 PM
High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center • Hamden, Conn.

Series vs. Dartmouth: 9-7-1
Record at Home vs. Dartmouth: 7-2-0 (6-2--0 @ TD Bank Sports Center)

Last Time QU Faced Dartmouth:  L, 4-5 (Nov. 5, 2011 - Dartmouth, N.H.)
Last Quinnipiac Win Against Dartmouth: Jan. 19, 2010 (2-0 - Hamden, Conn.)
Last Quinnipiac Win Against Dartmouth at Home: Jan. 19, 2010 (2-0 - Hamden, Conn.)  

Current Streak vs. Dartmouth: Lost 2
Current Streak vs. Dartmouth at Home: Won 2 

Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
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ECAC Hockey Weekend
Quinnipiac men's ice hockey will host Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend, with the Crimson coming to town on Friday, Feb. 3 in a game televised on New England Sports Network (NESN). Saturday night will feature the Bobcats and the Big Green. Both games are slated for a 7 p.m. face-off at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Friday night's game against Harvard will be the 100th men's ice hockey game played at the TD Bank Sports Center.

Tune In
Friday night's game against Harvard can been seen live on New England Sports Center (NESN) at 7 p.m. The on-air talent for Friday's game will feature Bill Schweizer with the play-by-play, Rich Coppola with the color commentary and Bill Mecca with the sideline report. The pregame show is set for 6:30 p.m.

Multimedia
Live video, audio and statistics can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

Free On Your Mobile Devices
Quinnipiac fans can now access live videostreams of every home game for the remainder of the season, free, on their iPhones, iPads, Androids, Kindle Fires, as well as PC's and laptops.

On The Airwaves
Paul "The Jet" Pacelli and Chris Kotsopoulos will have the call on AM 1220 WQUN for both games this weekend. Bobcat fans can access the live audiostream on the web at www.WQUN.com or by clicking the "Audio" link at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Audio is also available on iPhones from the official Quinnipiac Athletics app, as well as Shoutcast and TuneIn Radio. Bill Schweizer and Kotsopoulos will have the call on Saturday against Dartmouth.

Last Time Out For The Bobcats
Quinnipiac is coming off a 20-day hiatus since their last match-up against No. 12 Colgate, a 7-1 win against the Raiders at High Point Solutions Arena. Quinnipiac benefitted from goals from seven different players, highlighted by a four-assist night from Connor Jones, a goal and two assists from Kellen Jones and a goal and an assist from Zack Currie.

All-Time Against Harvard
Quinnipiac is 6-7-3 all-time against Harvard, which features a three-game unbeaten streak and wins in four of its last five games against the Crimson. The Bobcats are also undefeated (4-0-2) at home against Harvard. The two teams squared off earlier this season, ending in a 2-2 tie, with QU's goals coming from Jeremy Langlois and Cory Hibbeler. Langlois has three goals and assist all-time against Harvard.

Scouting The Crimson
Harvard is currently 6-6-9 on the season and 5-4-7 in ECAC Hockey, good for third place in the league standings. The Crimson are coming off a 2-2 tie against Dartmouth on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Alex Killorn leads Harvard in goals (14) and points (26) after adding 12 assists. Danny Biega is the Crimsons' assist-leader with 19 for the year, while he has also found the back of the net five times for 24 points on the season. Steve Michalek has logged a majority of the minutes in goal for Harvard, posting a 6-5-8 record with a 2.92 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage.

All-Time Against Dartmouth
Quinnipiac is 9-7-1 all-time against Dartmouth, with seven wins in nine games on the Bobcats' home ice, including a 6-2-0 mark at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats have won three of its last four at home against Dartmouth, including taking two of three from the Big Green in the 2010 ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round. Quinnipiac and Dartmouth met earlier this year, with Dartmouth winning on its home ice, 5-4.

Scouting The Big Green
Dartmouth is currently 9-9-3 overall and 6-6-2 in the ECAC Hockey standings. The Big Green also hold a record of 3-4-1 on the road. Dartmouth is coming off a 2-2 tie against Harvard on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and  have won twice in its last eight games. Doug Jones leads Dartmouth offensive, tallying seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points. Eric Robinson and Tyler Sikura have both scored a team-high nine goals while Matt Lindblad has totaled a team-leading 12 assists. In goal, James Mello has posted a 5-6-1 record with a 3.23 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage.

Quinnipiac's January Athlete of the Month
Junior Zack Currie was named Quinnipiac's January Athlete of the Month. The third-year Bobcat currently leads all Quinnipiac defenseman in points (7 goals, 7 assists, 14 points) thanks in large part to a strong January in which the junior scored two goals and assisted on four more. Currie was the only Bobcat in Quinnipiac's line-up to produce two multiple-point games in QU's four games for the month. He assisted on both goals in a 2-1 upset of ECAC Hockey rival and nationally-ranked No. 20 Yale, before scoring once and assisting on another goal in a 7-1 route of No. 12 Colgate. Currie added assists against Brown and Cornell, making him one of two players on Quinnipiac's roster to tally a point in all four games this month.

Where He Ranks
Among all NCAA Division I players for the month of January, Currie ranks 12th in points per game (1.50), 50th in goals per game (0.50), 18th in assists per game (1.00), 23rd with two power play goals, and second among points by a defenseman.

Number 10 In Your Program...
Connor Jones (#10) currently leads Quinnipiac in assists (21) and points (26) in 23 games played. For the month of January, Jones led all Bobcat skaters with seven points, all coming on assists, with a career-best four assist outing against Colgate in a 7-1 romp. Nationally, Jones' 1.75 assists per game for the month of January ranked first among all NCAA Division I men's ice hockey players, while his 1.75 points per game ranked third.

Among The National Leaders
Eric Hartzell is one of six NCAA Division I goalies in the nation to post a goals-against average of 2.00 or lower.

Pretty Good Stretch
Coming off a 7-1 win agianst Colgate, Eric Hartzell has now held the Bobcats' opponent to two or fewer goals in 12 of his last 14 starts. For the year, he boasts a 4-3-4 record against ECAC Hockey schools with a .932 save percentage and a 1.68 goals-against average.

Mr. Hockey At The Bank
Quinnipiac improved to 3-0 all-time when NHL Hall of Famer Gordie "Mr. Hockey" Howe is attendance, as was the case on Jan. 14 when arguably the game's greatest took in Quinnipiac's 7-1 win against Colgate.

Power Outage
Loren Barron's goal against Yale on Friday, Jan. 6,  was just the fifth power play goal allowed by the nationally-ranked Bulldogs this year.

Next Up For Quinnipiac
Following this weekend's games against Harvard and Dartmouth, the Bobcats will head to the North Country to face St. Lawrence on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. and Clarkson on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.