POTSDAM, N.Y. – The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team will look to bounce back from a 4-3 loss to St. Lawrence on Friday, Feb. 10 when it takes on Clarkson on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Cheel Arena. Quinnipiac is 14-10-5 overall and 6-7-4 in ECAC Hockey while Clarkson is currently 14-12-5 overall and 8-6-3 in league action after a 3-2 win against Princeton on Friday night. The Golden Knights currently sit in fifth place in the league standings, three points ahead of Quinnipiac.
Bobcat fans can follow all the action live by clicking on the appropriate link above, including AM 1220 WQUN featuring play-by-play by Paul Pacelli with expert analysis by former NHL veteran Chris Kotsopoulos. Live statistics and live video are also available, courtesy of Clarkson Athletics and Collegehockeyinc.com.
The Bobcats are 7-8-1 all-time against Clarkson, including a 3-4-0 mark at Cheel Arena in Potsdam, N.Y. The Bobcats tied Clarkson, 1-1, earlier this season on Nov. 11 at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The two teams split the season series last year, with the road team winning each game. Quinnipiac also won its last game at Cheel Arena, 3-2 on Jan. 28, 2011. Against Princeton, Louke Oakley tied the game early in the first period before the Tigers regained a lead 3:36 into the second period. After Sam Labrecque tied the game less than two minutes later, it was Allan McPherson with the game-winner for Clarkson eight minutes into the third period. Paul Karpowich stopped 24-of-26 shots on goal for the win.
For Quinnipiac, the Bobcats opened the third period at St. Lawrence facing a four-goal deficit. Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) Spencer Heichman (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) scored for the Bobcats, with all three goals coming in the final 11 minutes of the game. Zach Tolkinen (Lino Lakes, MInn.) had a pair of assists, while Ben Arnt (Oakdale, Minn), Dan Federico (Acton, Mass.), Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Quebec) and Loren Barron (Glendora, Calif.) all found their way onto the box score with assists.
Following tonight's tilt against Clarkson, the Bobcats travel to the Capital District next weekend to take on Union and Rensselaer on Feb. 17-18 before returning home to host Brown for Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 24 and the 10th Annual Heroes Hat game against Yale on Saturday, Feb. 25 in a game that can be seen on live on SportsNet New York. Both games are set for 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.