November 22, 2013

Kellen Jones Scores 100th Career Point As No. 4 Bobcats Push Unbeaten Streak To 13 Games With 3-0 Win At Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. - Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) became the 21st player in Quinnipiac's Division I history to score 100 career points and the No. 4 Bobcats pushed their NCAA-best unbeaten streak to 13 games (12-0-1) with a 3-0 win against ECAC Hockey foe Princeton at Hobey Baker Rink in Princeton, N.J. Quinnipiac improves to 12-1-1 overall and 6-0-1 in ECAC Hockey while Princeton drops to 2-8-0 overall and 1-6-0 in league play.

Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) hit the century mark with 11:38 left in the 2nd period on the power play after receiving a pass from twin brother Connor. Connor scored his 100th career point in a 7-2 win against Colgate on Nov. 1. In addition to becoming the 21st player in Quinnipiac's Division I history, Kellen is the 35th player all-time.

The twins are the fifth set of brothers in NCAA history to tally 100 career points each while playing together and the first since St. Lawrence's Pete and Tim Lappin in 1988. Before the Lappins, Ohio State's Paul and Perry Pooley (1981-84), Ferris State's Peter and Paul Lowden (1983-87) and Cornell's Doug and Dave Ferguson (1964-67) all tallied 100 points apiece playing together. 

Sam Anas (Potomac, Md.) had a goal and an assist while Jordan Samuels-Thomas (West Hartford, Conn.) scored in his fourth straight game while increasing his point streak to seven games. Michael Garteig (Prince George, British Columbia) posted his third career shutout for his national-best 12th win of the year. 

With 11:08 to play, Quinnipiac had its first power play of the game. Anas took the puck in the slot and slid it to his left to Connor Jones on the goal line. Connor snapped a pass across the crease to Kellen who one-timed the puck past Princeton's Colton Phinney to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead. 

Exactly 30-seconds later, Connor Clifton (Matawan, N.J.) intercepted a Princeton pass at the Bobcats' blue line and sent the puck up-ice to Samuels-Thomas. Samuels-Thomas, along the boards in front of Quinnipiac's bench, threw the puck on net where it hit a defender's leg and skipped past Phinney to give Quinnipiac a two-goal lead. 

With 13:09 to play, Anas scored his team-leading ninth goal of the year on the power play. Devon Toews (Surrey, British Columbia) handled the puck along the boards and popped the puck over to Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) at the left face-off dot. Peca skated into the slot and ripped a pass to Anas in the opposite face-off circle who one-timed the puck, top-shelf, to push Quinnipiac's lead to three. 

Quinnipiac and Princeton will play the second half of their two-game set on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.