No. 3 Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Hosts St. Lawrence Live On ESPN3
|NO. 3 QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY BOBCATS|
|ECAC Hockey Record||10-2-3|
|Last Game||W, 6-3 vs. No. 14 Clarkson (Feb. 7, 2014)|
|Head Coach||Rand Pecknold (20th Season)|
|Radio||AM 1220 WQUN|
|Team Website||Quinnipiac||St. Lawrence|
|Game Notes||Quinnipiac||St. Lawrence|
|ST. LAWRENCE SAINTS|
|ECAC Hockey Record||4-8-3|
|Last Game||W, 7-1 at Princeton (Feb. 7, 2014)|
|Head Coach||Greg Carvel (2nd Season)|
BOBCATS BACK AT THE BANK
Nationally-ranked No. 3 Quinnipiac men's' ice hockey will host St. Lawrence on Saturday, 8 at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.
ON THE AIRBobcat fans can listen to all the action on AM 1220 WQUN featuring Bill Schweizer with the play-by-play and Chris Kotsopoulos with the color commentary.
Quinnipiac was ranked third for the second straight week in the latest USCHO.com Division I poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Division I poll, released on Feb. 3, 2014. This marks the 16th consecutive week that the Bobcats have been ranked in the top 10 nationally.
ALL-TIME AGAINST ST. LAWRENCE
Quinnipiac and St. Lawrence split last season's series, with the Bobcats taking a 6-2 decision in Canton, N.Y. before the Saints snapped Quinnipiac's 21-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win in Hamden. St. Lawrence holds the advantage in the all-time series, winning 10 of 19 meetings all-time.
SCOUTING ST. LAWRENCE
St. Lawrence enters Saturday's game with a record of 10-14-3 overall and 4-8-3 in ECAC Hockey play following a 7-1 win at Princeton on Friday night. The Saints opened the year at 6-2-2 through their first 10 games but have gone 4-12-1 since. St. Lawrence features one of the three 40-point scorers in Division I hockey in Greg Carey, who has passed out a national-best 31 assists while also scoring 14 goals for 45 points. He is joined by his brother, Matt Carey, who has scored 16 goals to go along with 15 assists for 31 points. Senior Jeremy Wick has kept pace with the Careys, scoring 13 goals and assisting on 13 more for 26 points. Justin Baker (7-18-25) had a goal and two assists against Princeton and Gavin Bayreuther (6-19-22) had three assists against the Tigers, and gives St. Lawrence five players with 20-or-more points. In goal, senior Matt Weninger is 8-11-3 with a 3.80 goals-against-average and a .864 save percentage.
THE LAST TIME THEY MET
Saints junior Greg Carey scored twice as St. Lawrence stunned Quinnipiac, 2-1, at the High Point Solutions Arena to snap the Bobcats' NCAA-best 21-game unbeaten streak. For Quinnipiac, Jordan Samuels-Thomas accounted for the Bobcats lone goal in the QU loss.
NCAA RECORD TIME
On Friday night, Connor Jones scored just 10 seconds into the game against St. Lawrence. Against Dartmouth last week, he scored the fastest goal in program history, just eight seconds into the game. With Friday night's goal against Clarkson, he becomes the first player in NCAA history to score a goal in the game's first 10 seconds, twice in his career.
CUTTING IT SHORT
Kellen Jones goal late in the third against Clarkson was his fourth shorthanded goal of the season - good for a tie for the most in NCAA Division I ice hockey.
Kellen's goal also made him the 20th player in Quinnipiac history to score 50 goals in a career. In addition, he is just the 10th player in program history to reach 50 goals and 70 assists.
Matthew Peca scored twice, and also assisted on a goal in Quinnipiac's 6-3 win against Clarkson last night. The junior center now has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his last five games. For the year, Peca has nine goals and 15 assists for 24 points.
Peca's run over the last five games has put him closer to joining the 100-Point Club. The third-year Bobcat now has 32 goals and 61 assists for 93 points with seven regular-season games to play. The last junior to reach the 100-point mark was Brandon Wong in 2008-09.
On Friday night against Clarkson, Travis St. Denis turned in just the 12th four-assist performance in NCAA Division I ice hockey this year. He joins Sam Anas as the only two players with four points in a game this season. The last player to dish out four assists in a game was Dan Federico against Cornell on Mar. 16, 2013. St. Denis now has eight points (3g,5a) in his last four games.
LEADING FROM THE BLUE LINE
Senior Zach Tolkinen had two assists against Clarkson on Friday night, which was also his second straight two-assist night. He now has five points - all on assists- over his last three games. Tolkinen now leads all Quinnipiac defensemen in goals (2), assists (14) and points (16).
FIVE-GAME SCORING BLITZ
Over Quinnipiac's last five games, Quinnipiac has totaled 29 goals - the second most in a five-game stretch in the school's Division I history. The record of 35 was accomplished in Nov. 12-25, 1999.