#11/13 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (10-3-2, 6-0-0 ECAC Hockey) vs.
Princeton University Tigers (3-4-3, 2-1-3 ECAC Hockey)
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 • 7 PM
High Point Solutions Arena • Hamden, Conn.
#11/13 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (10-3-2, 6-0-0 ECAC Hockey) at
Princeton University Tigers (3-4-3, 2-1-3 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 • 4 PM
Hobey Baker Memorial Rink • Princeton, N.J.
All-Time Series vs. Princeton: 7-8-1
Record vs. Princeton at Home: 3-5-0 (3-3-0 @ TDBSC)
Record vs. Princeton on the Road: 4-3-1
Last Time QU Faced Princeton: W, 3-2 (Dec. 11, 2011)
Current Streak vs. Princeton: Won 2
Audio: AM 1220 WQUN
Live Stats: QuinnipiacBobcats.com/ GoPrincetonTigers.com
Home and Home Against The Tigers
No. 11/13 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team will host Princeton on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats will then travel to Princeton, N.J. on Saturday, Dec. 8 to face the Tigers on their home ice, Hobey Baker Memorial Rink, at 4 p.m.
The Bobcats cracked the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top-15 for the first time this season, taking the No. 11 spot in the national rankings. Additionally, Quinnipiac climbed the USCHO.com Division I poll for the third straight week, moving up to 13th overall.
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac extended its unbeaten streak to eightgames (7-0-1) with wins against No. 7/8 Union and Renssealer on the road this past weekend. Jeremy Langlois scored twice, with Travis St. Denis and Ben Arnt also scoring against Union, while Kellen Jones, Matthew Peca and Clay Harvey converted against RPI. Eric Hartzell stopped 41 of 42 shots on goal for the weekend, including a 20-save shutout against nationally-ranked Union on Friday night.
What's Up Next
Following this weekend's action, the Bobcats are then idle until Dec. 29-30 when they host Nebraska Omaha for a two-game, non-conference series at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Yale New Haven Toy Closet
There will be a Toy Drive on Friday, Dec. 7 when the nationally-ranked Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team hosts Princeton at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Toys collected at the Bobcats' game against the Tigers will be donated to the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Toy Closet. Bobcat fans who donate a new toy will receive four tickets to the men's ice hockey game against Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 12 p.m.
Friday night's game against Princeton can be seen live on New England Sports Network (NESN) at 7:07 p.m. Bill Schweizer and Rich Coppola will be in the booth while Bill Mecca will provide the sideline report.
On The Airwaves
Paul Pacelli and Todd Carroll will have the call on AM 1220 WQUN for Friday night's game at home against Princeton, while Chris Kotsopoulos joins Pacelli on Saturday afternoon at Hobey Baker Rink. 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.
MultimediaLive audio and statistics can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
Scouting the Princeton Tigers
Princeton is currently 3-4-3 overall and 2-1-3 in ECAC Hockey after tying RPI on Friday, 2-2, and Union, 4-4, on Saturday. Princeton opened ECAC Hockey play with a 5-3 win against Cornell and a 4-0 win against Colgate on Nov. 9-10 and have lost just once, with three ties, in its last four ECAC Hockey games (0-1-3). Sophomore Tyler Maugeri leads the Tigers in goals (6) and points (14) while junior Andrew Calof and senior Eric Meland are tied for the team lead with nine assists. Calof also has four goals to his credit for 13 points while Meland has yet to score a goal this season. Mike Condon has seen the majority of the minutes in goal for Princeton, posting a 3-4-3 record with a .910 save percentage in 10 games as well as a 2.75 goals-against average.
All-Time Against Princeton
Quinnipiac and Princeton have played each other 16 times since the Bobcats joined ECAC Hockey in 2005, with the Tigers winning eight of those games, Quinnipiac with seven W's and one tie. It's been a series of runs between the ECAC Hockey travel partners, as Quinnipiac won four of the first six games between the two teams before Princeton rattled off six wins over the next seven games of the series. The Bobcats have lost just once - 2-1-1 - in its last four games agaisnt the Tigers. Additional, Quinnipiac has won four of its eight games at Hobey Baker Rink, all-time.
College Hockey News Team of the Week
Quinnipiac was honored by CollegeHockeyNews.com as the nationally Team of the Week, as announced by the website on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Quinnipiac shocked No. 7/8 Union, 4-0, on Friday, Nov. 30 on the Dutchmen's home ice before breaking a 1-1 tie late against Rensselaer to pull out a 3-1 win and extend its unbeaten streak to eight games. In addition, the first place Bobcats ran their perfect ECAC Hockey record to 6-0-0.
Hogan Hockey/ECAC Hockey Monthly Awards
Eric Hartzell was named the Hogan Hockey/ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Month for November, as announced on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Senior Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) was also nominated for Player of the Month while freshman Travis St. Denis (Trail, British Columbia) was nominated for Rookie of the Month.
Senior goalie Eric Hartzell was undefeated for the month of November (6-0-1) with a .933 save-percentage and a 1.27 goals-against average. He was also 5-0-0 in ECAC Hockey play for the first-place Bobcats with a .915 save percentrage and a 1.39 goals-against average. In seven games, he held the opposition to two or fewer goals five times, while posting two shutouts. He Stopped 22-of-23 shots on goal by then-ranked No. 4 Cornell in a 4-1 win. He followed with that withi a 24-save performance in a 2-0 shutout against Providence.
ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week
Hartzell's name has been active on the web this week after the senior goalie was named the ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Hartzell stopped all 20 shots, including 12 shots in the first period, in a 4-0 win against No. 7/8 Union, before also topping stopping all 21 of 21 shots on goal in a 3-1 win at RPI.
Shutout Facts, Continued
Hartzell stopped 20 shots on goal by Union for his third shutout of the seaon. The senior goalie moved ahead of Jamie Holden'05 for sole possession of second place with his eighth career shutout. Bud Fisher '09 holds the program record with nine career shutouts.
Lang In There
Jeremy Langlois totaled five goals and three assists in eight games for the month of November. Seven of Langlois' eight points for the month came in five ECAC Hockey games (5g, 2a). The senior center averaged a point per game to lead Quinnipiac to a 6-1-1 record for the month of November with a point in five of the Bobcats' eight games for the month.
Langlois had two multiple-goal games for the month: two goals at St. Lawrence in a 6-2 win on Nov. 17 followed by a two-goal, one-assist performace in a 4-0 win at No. 7/8 Union. Langlois leads the team this year with three multiple-goal games and 13 for his career.
Langlois scored his 50th and 51st career goals in a 4-0 win at Union. In doing so, he became the 10th player in Quinnipiac's Division I history, and 17th all-time, to score 50 career goals.
Bobcats Showing Depth
Of the 22 skaters to hit the ice for Quinnipiac, 20 have registered a point, with 16 of those 22 scoring a goal in Quinnipiac's first 15 games.
Matthew Peca scored the game-winner against RPI on Saturday, Dec. 1, while the Bobcats were on the penalty kill, skating 3-on-5. In Quinnipiac's Division I history, there have been 11 shorthanded, game-winning goals. Peca joins Mike Atkinson as the only players to score two shorthanded, game-winning goals in their careers while Peca is the first to do it three times. To date, Peca has the last three - on Saturday against RPI, Oct. 20 against Ohio State and against Robert Morris on Oct. 22, 2011.
Active National Leaders
Jeremy Langlois is one of 3 active players in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey with 50 career goals and one of 13 with 40 career goals.
For the month of November, Quinnipiac was 6-1-1 overall record, including 5-0-0 in ECAC Hockey.
The month of November concluded with the Bobcats unbeaten streak reaching seven games; its eighth straight landed on Dec. 1, and is the second longest active streak in NCAA Division I hockey.
Quinnipiac had two shutouts for the month - 2-0 at Providence and 4-0 at No. 7/8 Union.
In seven games, Quinnipiac never allowed more than two goals in any game.
The Big O
Quinnipiac's offense was clicking as the Bobcats outscored its opponents 27-11 for the month.
Good Against Good TeamsQuinnipiac outscored both ranked opponents it faced (#4/4 Cornell and #7/8 Union), 8-1 in two games.
Quinnipiac produced four or more goals in four of its eight games and three or more in five of the eight.
It's Been A Long TimeThe Bobcats' 3-2 OT win against Colgate on Nov. 9 was thier first overtime win since Quinnipiac beat Union in the ECAC Hockey Tournament on Mar. 3, 2010. (That game last five overtimes and stands as the longest game in NCAA history.)