Date: Oct. 19-20, 2012
Time: Friday @ 7 PM; Saturday @ 4 PM
Location: High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center • Hamden, Conn.
Series vs. Ohio State: 4-3-0
Record vs. Ohio State at Home: 1-1-0
Last Time QU Faced Ohio State: W, 4-3 (Oct. 8, 2012 @ Ohio State)
Current Streak vs. Ohio State: Won 1
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
Live Stats: QuinnipiacBobcats.com
Bobcats And Buckeyes
The nationally-ranked No. 20 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will host Ohio State in a two-game, non-conference series on Oct. 19-20 at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats and Buckeyes will play on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. followed by a 4 p.m. game on Saturday, Oct. 20.
What's Up Next
Following its two-game set against Ohio State, Quinnipiac will head to Hyannis, Mass. to play Colgate on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in a non-conference game at the Cape Cod Rink as part of the Cape Cod Classic.
On The Airwaves
Bill Schweizer 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 all mobile devices/smart phones from the official Quinnipiac Athletics app, as well as Shoutcast and TuneIn Radio.
Live video, audio and statistics can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
Skate With The Bobcats
Following Quinnipiac's game against Ohio State on Saturday, Oct. 20, Bobcat fans are invited to hit the ice at High Point Solutions Arena for the popular "Skate With The Bobcats". Skates will not be provided.
Scouting Ohio State
Ohio State comes to Hamden with record of 1-1-0 following a two-game split against Minnesota-Duluth last weekend. Ohio State lost the first game of the series, 6-2, before responding with a 3-2 win in the second game. Five different Buckeyes accounted for Ohio State's five goals for the weekend while Tanner Fritz and Max McCormick had a goal and an assist each. Alex Lippincott had two assists for the weekend. In goal, Collin Olson opened the year at 1-0-0 after stopped 28 of Minnesota-Duluth's 30 shots on goal on Saturday.
All-Time Against Ohio State
Quinnipiac and Ohio State have faced-off seven times since their first match-up on Jan. 6, 2004 - a 1-0 win by Ohio State that featured one of the all-time great goalie performances in Quinnipiac history in Justin Eddy's 53-save outing. After a brief hiatus in the all-time series, QU and OSU have played six times over the last three years with the Bobcats winning four of the six games. After a season-opening sweep in 2009 in Columbus, Ohio, the Buckeyes visited the Nutmeg State for the first time in 2010. Quinnipiac took the first game of the series, 2-1, before Ohio State responded with a 4-0 shut-out. Last season, the two teams faced each other on the first weekend of the season, with Ohio State winning the first game before Quinnipiac responded with a 4-3 win. In that game, Jeremy Langlois scored twice while Kellen Jones had two assists.
The Quinnipiac Poll
Quinnipiac was ranked 20th in the latest USCHO.com Division I Poll, released on Oct. 15. The Bobcats also received the 20th most votes (19) in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll.
Bobcats Raised $24K For St. Baldrick's Foundation
On Sunday, Oct. 14, Quinnipiac men's ice hockey hosts its second St. Baldrick's head-shaving event in the last four years, raising over $24,000 for the foundation for children's cancer research. The Bobcats raised over $35,000 in 2008 for the charity.
Putting Up Points
Through his first two games of the season, senior Jeremy Langlois has tallied three points on a goal and two assists. After setting up both of Quinnipiac's goal in its 2-1 win against Maine, Langlois scored his first goal of the season in the Bobcats 4-0 win against Robert Morris on Oct. 13.
Atta Boy Harvs
Senior Clay Harvey picked up a pair of assists in the Bobcats' 4-0 shutout of Robert Morris on Oct. 13. Harvey tipped a pass to Cory Hibbeler for the Bobcats' second goal of the game before feeding Langlois with for a shorthanded goal midway through the third period.
Loren Barron also had a two-point night against Robert Morris on Oct. 13, scoring once and assisting on another. Barron set-up Russell Goodman with his first goal of the season before scoring on a beautiful shot from the top of the face-off circle later in the game.
Back At It
Russell Goodman scored the Bobcats' first goal of the game in their 4-0 win against Robert Morris. It was Goodman's first goal since Dec. 30, 2011 when the senior win scored against Nebraska-Omaha.
Shut 'em Down
Quinnipiac senior goalie Eric Hartzell stopped all 16 of Robert Morris' shots on goal on Saturday, Oct. 13 for his sixth career shutout and his 30th career win.
Contact: Ken Sweeten (firstname.lastname@example.org)