No. 6 Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Hosts Harvard, Dartmouth This Weekend
No. 6 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (9-1-1, 3-0-1 ECAC Hockey) vs Harvard University Crimson (2-3-1, 1-3-1 ECAC Hockey)
Date: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: High Point Solutions Arena • Hamden, Conn.
All-Time Series against Harvard: 7-9-3
No. 6 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (9-1-1, 3-0-1 ECAC Hockey) vs Dartmouth College Big Green (0-6-0, 0-4-0 ECAC Hockey)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: High Point Solutions Arena • Hamden, Conn.
All-Time Series against Dartmouth: 12-7-1
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Nationally-ranked No. 6 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey will host Harvard on Friday, Nov. 15 and Dartmouth on Saturday, Nov. 16 in a pair of ECAC Hockey match-ups at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Both games are set for a 7 p.m. start.
THE BOBCATS' LAST TIME OUT
Quinnipiac is coming off a 3-3 tie against No. 9 Yale on Saturday, Nov. 9. Quinnipiac held a 2-0 lead, on goals by Sam Anas and Jordan Samuels-Thomas, before the Bulldogs responded with three goals in a five-minute span in the second period. It was Matthew Peca's goal late in the third period that tied the game for the Bobcats.
ON THE AIR
Bill Schweizer and Chris Kotsopoulos will have the call on AM 1220 WQUN for both games this weekend. Bobcat fans can access the live audio stream on the web at www.WQUN.com and the live video stream on the web at necfrontrow.com or by clicking the "Audio" or "Video" 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.
WATCH IT LIVE
All of Quinnipiac's home games for the 2013-14 season will be available, free, on YouTube.com. Quinnipiac fans can visit youtube.com/quinnipiacathletics or click the "Video" link on QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
ALL-TIME AT HIGH POINTS SOLUTIONS ARENA
Since its first game on Jan. 28, 2007, Quinnipiac is 79-38-16 in 133 games at High Point Solutions at the TD Bank Sports Center.
ALL-TIME AGAINST HARVARD
Quinnipiac and Harvard will meet for the 20th time on Friday night. The Bobcats are 7-9-3 all-time against Harvard in 19 games. Quinnipiac and Harvard's first meeting dates back to the Bobcats' first ECAC Hockey game in program history at the Hartford Civic Center on Nov. 4, 2005, a 5-2 win for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac is 5-0-3 all-time against Harvard on its home ice, including a 3-0-3 record at the TD Bank Sports Center, and 2-9-0 at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center.
SCOUTING THE HARVARD CRIMSON
Harvard enters the weekend with a record of 2-3-1 overall and 1-3-1 in ECAC Hockey play. Ranked earlier in the season, Harvard is now receiving votes in the USCHO.com Division I poll. Kyle Criscuolo leads the Crimson with five points on three goals and two assists, while Jimmy Vesey is tied with Criscuolo for the team's goal-lead. Luke Esposito has passed out a team-high three assists for the year. In goal, Steve Michalek and Raphael Girard have split time between the pipes. Michalek is 0-2-1 with a 2.63 GAA and a .923 save percentage while Girard is 2-1-0 with a 1.01 GAA and a .970 save percentage.
ALL-TIME AGAINST DARTMOUTH
Quinnipiac is 12-7-1 all-time against Dartmouth after sweeping the Big Green last season, and taking three of the last four meetings. The Bobcats are 9-2-0 on their home ice against Dartmouth, including a 8-2-0 mark at the TD Bank Sports Center.
SCOUTING THE DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN
Dartmouth enters the weekend at 0-6-0 overall and 0-4-0 in ECAC Hockey play. Eric Neily leads the team with five goals and an assist for a team-best six points while Ryan Bullock leads the Big Green with four assists. In goal, Charles Grant and Cab Morris have split time, with Grant posting an 0-3-0 record with a 5.82 GAA and a .817 save percentage while Morris is 0-2-0 with a 5.47 GAA and a .790 save percentage.
SHOTS SHOT SHOTS
Entering the weekend, Quinnipiac has outshot 10 of its 11 opponents. In the one game in which the Bobcats' were outshot, Quinnipiac produced a 4-1 win against Alaska. Quinnipiac has unleashed 43-or-more shots in five of its last six games, while also holding its opponent to 20-or-fewer shots in six of its last seven games. Last weekend, the Bobcats fired off 48 shots against Brown and 51 shots against Yale, while holding both teams to just 20 shots in the game.
SHOTS ON GOAL
The Bobcats are the only team in the country at allow fewer than 20 shots on goal per game, allowing just 19.00 per contest. Quinnipiac has averaged 35.00 shots on goal per game for an NCAA-leading 16.00 shots-on-goal margin per game. For the year, Quinnipiac is the only team in NCAA Division I hockey to outshoot its opponents by more than 150 shots with 176 more than its opponents.
WE'RE HALFWAY THERE...
Quinnipiac is currently on a NCAA Division I leading 10-game unbeaten streak, in which the Bobcats are 9-0-1, and almost halfway to the program record of 21 unbeaten games (18-0-3), set in 2012-13.
A year ago, Quinnipiac opened the season without a power play goal until its 10th game of the year. To date, Quinnipiac is 13-for-65 on the power play. In addition, last year's top penatly-kill unit is at it again, with a 93.2 PK%, second best in the nation. Prior to Yale's power-play goal in the 2nd period, Quinnipiac had killed 32 consecutive penalties over the previous five games. In total, Quinnipiac has killed an NCAA-leading 55 penalties this year.
ONE IN TEN
Connor Jones is one of 10 active players in the country with 100 career points. Connor currently has 39 goals and 64 assists for 103 points in 124 career games.
Twin brothers Connor and Kellen Jones bear just as much resemblance off the ice as they do standing next to each other in the locker room. As Connor became the 20th player in Quinnipiac's Division I history to reach the 100-point mark, Kellen currently sits on 99 career points. Kellen has found the back of the net 39 times while assisting on 60 goals in 128 career games.
IF THE TREND CONTINUES...
Through 11 games, Kellen has tallied four goals and a team-leading 10 assists for 14 points, second only to freshman stand-out Sam Anas. Kellen also a team-best eight-game points treak in which he has four goals and nine assists. His six power-play assists also leads the Bobcats.
THE COMEBACK KID
With Quinnipiac tied or trailing, Kellen Jones has totaled the fifth most points (9) among all NCAA Division I men's ice hockey players. Jones has scored three goals and assisted on six more when the Bobcats are behind or tied up.
Two of Jones' three goals have come with the Bobcats' shorthanded, the most in DI hockey.
Through its first 11 games, Quinnipiac is one of 10 teams in NCAA Division I hockey whose defensive players have accumulated 24 or more points. Bobcat blue-liners have tallied seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points on the year.
Quinnipiac currently leads NCAA Division I ice hockey in third period goals (15) and is second in second period goals (15) goals. Additionally, it's 30 goals after the first period also lead all of college hockey.
Quinnipiac's 13 power-play goals are the second most in college hockey.
SAM THE MAN
Freshman Sam Anas currently leads all first-year NCAA Division I players in goals (8), points (15) and game-winning goals (3).
Sophomore goalie Michael Garteig currently leads the nation in games played (11), minutes played (662:45), wins (9) while ranking fourth in goals-against average (1.54). Additionally, Garteig is one of eight goalies, out of the 125 to see time between the pipes this season, with two shutouts to date.