No. 7 Bobcats Blank No. 14 Cornell, 3-0, For Eighth Straight Win

ITHACA, N.Y. – Michael Garteig (Prince George, British Columbia) recorded his first career shutout to lead nationally-ranked No. 7 Quinnipiac to a 3-0 win against No. 14 Cornell at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y. Quinnipiac improves to 2-0-0 in ECAC Hockey while its eighth straight game pushes the Bobcats record to 8-1-0 on the year. The Bobcats hand Cornell its first loss as the Big Red drops to 3-1-0 overall and 1-1-0 in league play.

Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia), Travis St. Denis (Trail, British Columbia) and Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) scored for the Bobcats. Jones and St. Denis scored on the power play while Peca's was his first goal of the season. Quinnipiac was 2-for-5 with a man-advantage for the night, giving them two power play goals in four straight games. In addition, Quinnipiac was 6-for-6 on the penalty kill.

Garteig was outstanding in goal, posting his first career shutout after stopping 23 shots on goal. Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) had his fourth consecutive two-assist night, and fifth out of his last six games, to push his career point total to 97. Garteig's shutout was Quinnipiac's fifth all-time against Cornell and the third at Lynah Rink. Jordan Samuels-Thomas (West Hartford, Conn.) had two assists in the game as well, while St. Denis assisted on Peca's tally for the two-point night.

With just under nine minutes into the second period, Cornell was whistled for it first penalty of the game, giving Quinnipiac its first power-play opportunity. Kellen Jones carried the puck out from behind the Bobcats goal and snapped a pass to Sam Anas (Potomac, Md.). Anas skated over center ice and fed Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) who fired a shot on Cornell goalie Andy Iles that found daylight between the Big Red's goalies pads to put Quinnipiac on top, 1-0.

With a little more than half of the final period to play, Travis St. Denis (Trail, British Columbia) scored in his fourth straight game, giving him five tallies for the year, when he converted on an power-play opportunity. Kellen Jones picked up his second assist of the night when he carried the puck deep into the Cornell zone and dropped it back to Jordan Samuels-Thomas (West Hartford, Conn.). Samuels-Thomas touch passed the puck to his left where St. Denis was waiting in the slot. St. Denis collected the puck, waited for Iles to drop to his butterfly and then roofed a shot bar-down to give the Bobcats a two-goal lead.

Peca's goal came late in the period, with St. Denis and Samuels-Thomas picking up their second points of the night. 

Quinnipiac resumes ECAC Hockey play when it hosts Brown on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Bobcats host No. 11 Yale for the 12th Annual Heroes Hat game and the re-match of the 2013 NCAA National Championship Game.