No. 5 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (12-2-1, 6-1-1 ECAC Hockey) vs
No. 4 Providence College Friars (10-2-1, 6-2-0 Hockey East)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: High Point Solutions Arena • Hamden, Conn.
All-Time Series against Providence: 2-3-0
Record at home against Providence: 1-0-0
Last Time They Met: W, 2-0 (11/20/12; Providence, R.I.)
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No. 5 Quinnipiac will host No. 4 Providence on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.
WATCH IT LIVE
Quinnipiac's tilt against No. 4 Providence can been seen live, where available, on SNY in HD.
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|Comcast||843 (HD)/73 (SD)|
|AT&T Uverse||1704 (HD)/704 (SD)|
|Time Warner Cable||26/11|
|Verizon FiOS||577 (DH)/77 (SD)|
THE BOBCATS' LAST TIME OUT
Quinnipiac squandered a 3-1 lead late in the third period against Princeton, giving up three goals in the final 10:38 of play to take the home loss to the Tigers. Kellen Jones scored twice while Sam Anas scored his team-leading 10th goal of the year.
FRESHMAN 10-GOAL SCORERS
With his second period goal, Sam Anas became the 10th Quinnipiac freshman in the program's Division I history to score 10 goals and the first since Scott Zurevinski totaled 11 goals in 2008-09.
KELL OF A PLAYER
On Friday, Nov. 22 at Princeton, 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.
TWIN IT TO WIN IT
Connor and Kellen Jones 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.
ALL-TIME AT HIGH POINT SOLUTIONS ARENA
Since its first game on Jan. 28, 2007, Quinnipiac is 81-39-16 in 136 games at High Point Solutions at the TD Bank Sports Center.
ALL-TIME AGAINST PROVIDENCE
Quinnipiac and Providence have faced each other five times, with the Friars taking the first two match-ups in 2001 and 2004, while Quinnipiac has won two out of its last three games against PC. Quinnipiac won the only previous game against Providence in Hamden, Conn. when it rollled to a 5-2 win on Dec. 5, 2008.
SCOUTING THE PROVIDENCE FRIARS
Providence enters Wednesday's mid-week match-up ranked 4th nationally in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. Providence is 10-2-1 overall, including a 6-2-0 mark in Hockey East. The Friars are led by Ross Mauermann, who has scored a team-high 11 goals while assisting on eight more for 19 points. In goal, John Gillies is 9-1-1 with a 1.70 GAA and a .946 save percentage.
USCHO.COM DIVISION I POLL
Quinnipiac dropped a spot from a week ago, moving down to 5th in the USCHO.com Division I poll after seeing its NCAA-best 13-game unbeaten streak come to an end on Saturday night against Princeton.
USA TODAY/USA HOCKEY MAGAZINE POLL
Quinnipiac is currently ranked 5th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, recently released on Nov. 25. The Bobcats success in that poll has mirrored the USCHO.com poll as Quinnipiac moved up from 11th to 4th over the last nine weeks.
Wednesday night's match-up between Quinnipiac and Providence will feature two of the top goalies in NCAA Division I hockey. Quinnipiac's Michael Garteig leads the country in games played (15), minutes (902:06) and wins (12) while he is one of six goalies in the country with three shutouts. Providence's John Gillies has logged 89.7% of his team's total minutes in goal, posting a 9-1-1 record with a 1.70 GAA and a .946 save percentage, as well as three shutouts.
GARTEIG'S SHUTOUT FACTS
After a 3-0 win at Princeton, Michael Garteig became the first goalie in Quinnipiac history - dating back to 1975 - to record three shutouts in the same month. Garteig posted clean sheets against Cornell on Nov. 2, Brown on Nov. 8 and Princeton on Nov. 22.
Through its first 15 games, Quinnipiac is one of 14 teams in NCAA Division I hockey whose defensive players have accumulated 30 or more points. Bobcat blue-liners have tallied eight goals and 26 assists for 34 points on the year.
In the third period alone, Quinnipiac leads the country with 48 points, on the strength of 18 goals and an NCAA best 30 assists in the final frame. Additionally, Quinnipiac leads the country in goals (39) and points (101) after the first period.
Nationally, Quinnipiac's freshman class ranks 6th in total points (41) and assists (25) while its 16 goals by first-year Bobcats rank 4th. In addition, four of Quinnipiac's 12 game-winning goals have come from first-year Bobcats, second only to Minnesota's five freshman goals.
THE COMEBACK KID
With Quinnipiac tied or trailing, Kellen Jones has totaled the 15th-most points (11) among all NCAA Division I men's ice hockey players. Jones has scored four goals and assisted on seven more when the Bobcats are behind or tied up.
Two of Jones' three goals when trailing have come with the Bobcats' shorthanded, the most in DI hockey. In addition, he is one of seven players in NCAA Division I hockey with two shorthanded goals.
SAM THE MAN
Freshman Sam Anas currently leads all first-year NCAA Division I players in goals (10), power play goals (4), points (20), game-winning goals (3), total shots (60) and shots per game (4.00).
THE POTOMAC KID
Sam Anas is currently one of 29 players, nationally, with two or more three-point games. Anas had a goal and two assists for a three-point night against Alaska on Oct. 12 and a goal and three assists for four points against Colgate.