20 - Matthew Peca
Matthew Peca
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Year: So.
Hometown: Petawawa, Ontario
High School: Pembroke (CCHL)
Position: FORWARD
gp 39
p 30
g 15
a 15
pim 36
+/- +13

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011-12:
Joined Bryan Leitch and Brandon Wong as the third player in Quinnipiac history named to the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team…Two-time ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week…Quinnipiac’s February Athlete of the Month…Finished the season ranked third in rookie points per game (1.00) in NCAA Division I hockey…Ranked 12th in assists (0.79) among all NCAA Division I skaters…Became the first player in Quinnipiac history to assist on every goal in a weekend series…Tallied a point on 11 consecutive Bobcat goals, also a Quinnipiac record…Became the first freshman in program history to lead the team in scoring for a postseason series after posting five points in three games in the ECAC Hockey First Round against Brown... Became the first freshman in Quinnipiac’s Division I history to lead the team in assists with 31…Also scored eight goals for 39 points, good for second on the team…Was the sixth freshman in program history to reach 30 points in his first season…Also one of three freshmen in Quinnipiac history, along with Bryan Leitch and Brian Herbert, to pass out 30 assists…Named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on 10/24/11 ... Picked up his first collegiate point on an assist in the Bobcats’ 4-3 win against Ohio State on Oct. 8, 2011 ... Had an assist against Holy Cross on 10/12 in a 5-3 win ... Had an assist in both games of a series sweep against Canisius on 10/15-16 ... Scored his first career goal against Bentley on 10/18 in a 6-1 win ... Also had one assist ... Scored in the Bobcats’ 5-4 loss to Robert Morris on 10/21 ... Had a goal in the Bobcats’ 4-1 win against the Colonials on 10/22 ... Had an assist in Quinnipiac’s 5-4 loss to Dartmouth on 11/4 ... Had one assist in the Bobcats’ 2-2 tie against Harvard on 11/5 ... Had one assist in Quinnipiac’s 1-1 tie against Clarkson on Nov. 11 ... Scored the game’s first goal in a 3-2 win against Rensselaer on 12/3 ... Had two assists in Quinnipiac’s 6-1 win against Sacred Heart on 12/9 ...  Scored the Bobcats’ first goal in a come-from-behind 2-2 tie against Brown on 1/7 ... Had a goal and an assist in the Bobcats’ 7-1 romp of Colgate on 1/14 ... Had two assists in a 6-3 loss to Harvard on 2/3 ... Had a career-best three points (1g, 2a) in a 7-6 win at Clarkson on 2/11 ... Had an assist in a 3-1 win against Rensselaer on 2/17 ... Had four assists in a 4-1 win against Brown on 2/24 ... Had two assists in a 2-2 tie against Yale on 2/25... Had an assist in a 4-1 loss in Game 1 ... Had a goal and two assists in Game 2 ... Had one assist in Game 3 ... Named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on 3/6…Had an assist in a 4-2 loss to Colgate in Game 1 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals…Passed out three assists in the Bobcats’ 4-2 win in Game 2.

BEFORE QUINNPIAC:
Selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Draft…Played for the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL)…Voted Top Forward at RBC Cup Championship...Led Pembroke to a 51-9-0 record and the 2011 National Championship…In 120 career games, he totaled 47 goals and 72 assists for 119 career points…Had two goals and three assists in the 2011 RBC Cup Championship…In 2009-10, he had 21 goals and 26 assists for 47 points in 60 games played…In 2010-11, he ranked 11th in the CJHL in points (72), ninth in assists (46) and 14th in goals scored (26).

PERSONAL: 
Son of Ginette and Frank Peca…Has one brother, Steven, and one sister, Katrina….Majoring in Business…Born in Pembroke, Ontario.  

Recent Games
Mar 22 vs. Brown L, 4-0
Mar 23 vs. Yale W, 3-0
Mar 30 vs. Canisius W, 4-3
Mar 31 vs. Union W, 5-1
Apr 11 St. Cloud St. W, 4-1
Apr 13 vs. Yale L, 4-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 39 21
Points 30 12
Goals 15 6
Assists 15 6
PIM 36 28
+/- +13 +10
Power-play goals 3 2
Short-handed goals 2 1
Empty net goals 0 0
Game-winning goals 5 3
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 1 0
Shots 115 56
Date Opponent Score g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 6 at Maine W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 7 Acadia L, 2-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 13 Robert Morris W, 4-0 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 14 Robert Morris L, 4-0 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 19 Ohio St. T, 1-1 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Oct 20 Ohio St. W, 3-1 1 0 1 0 +1 0 1 0 1 0 4
Oct 27 vs. Colgate L, 5-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 6 American Int'l L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 9 Colgate W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 10 Cornell W, 4-1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 16 at Clarkson W, 5-2 1 0 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 17 at St. Lawrence W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 at Providence W, 2-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 at Massachusetts T, 2-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 at Union W, 4-0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 1 at Rensselaer W, 3-1 1 0 1 0 +1 0 1 0 1 0 3
Dec 7 Princeton W, 3-1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 8 at Princeton W, 3-0 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 29 Neb.-Omaha W, 5-4 1 1 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 30 Neb.-Omaha W, 3-1 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 4 Dartmouth W, 3-2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 5 Harvard W, 6-2 1 1 2 2 +1 1 0 0 1 0 3
Jan 11 Rensselaer T, 1-1 0 1 1 6 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 12 Union W, 3-2 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 22 Connecticut W, 2-1 1 1 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 1 at Brown T, 1-1 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 2 at Yale W, 6-2 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 0 1 0 4
Feb 8 at Cornell W, 4-1 1 0 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 9 at Colgate W, 3-2 0 1 1 10 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 15 St. Lawrence L, 2-1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 16 Clarkson W, 2-1 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 22 Yale W, 4-1 1 0 1 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 23 Brown T, 3-3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 1 at Harvard L, 2-1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mar 2 at Dartmouth W, 4-1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 15 Cornell L, 3-2 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 16 Cornell W, 10-0 1 2 3 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Mar 17 Cornell W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Mar 22 vs. Brown L, 4-0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 23 vs. Yale W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 vs. Canisius W, 4-3 1 0 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mar 31 vs. Union W, 5-1 3 1 4 2 +3 1 0 0 1 0 3
Apr 11 St. Cloud St. W, 4-1 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Apr 13 vs. Yale L, 4-0 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 5
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2011-12 39 8 31 39 12 +0 3 1 0 2 0 0 105
2012-13 39 15 15 30 36 +13 3 2 0 5 0 1 115
2013-14 40 12 26 38 16 +4 4 0 0 2 2 0 111
2014-15 4 1 5 6 0 -4 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
Total 122 36 77 113 64 +13 11 3 0 9 2 1 341
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 39 15 15 30 36 +13 3 2 0 5 0 1 115
Conference 21 6 6 12 28 +10 2 1 0 3 0 0 56
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -

Home 23 7 12 19 20 +7 1 1 0 2 0 0 71
Away 11 4 2 6 14 +6 1 1 0 2 0 0 30
Neutral 5 4 1 5 2 +0 1 0 0 1 0 1 14

Wins 27 14 11 25 28 +22 3 2 0 5 0 1 80
Losses 8 0 2 2 2 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
Ties 4 1 2 3 6 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13

October 6 2 1 3 2 -3 0 1 0 1 0 0 18
November 5 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
December 5 2 2 4 4 +4 0 1 0 1 0 0 10
January 5 2 4 6 10 +4 1 0 0 1 0 0 17
February 8 3 3 6 12 +4 1 0 0 1 0 0 23
March 8 5 5 10 4 +7 1 0 0 1 0 1 29
April 2 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7