QU Women's Ice Hockey 2012-13 News
May 10, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey's Brittany Lyons and Felica Vieweg Agree to Terms With Neuberg Highlanders
The lifelong playing dreams of former Quinnipiac women's ice hockey forward Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) and defenseman Felica Vieweg (Port Orange, Fla.) have been realized as they both have signed with the Neuberg Highlanders of Austria’s European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL) Division I. They’ll be met by a large cast of former teammates as Kate Wheeler, Chelsea Illchuk and Kelly Davies all play for Neuberg's Division II squad. They also join fellow Class of 2013 graduates Regan Boulton and Victoria Vigilanti who both recently signed with the Vienna Sabres who also play in the EWHL Division I.
May 10, 2013
Several Bobcats Honored at Women's Ice Hockey Annual Year-End Awards Banquet
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team joined together for their annual year-end banquet at the University Club of the TD Bank Sports Center on Sunday, April 28. The Bobcats took time to commemorate their 2012-13 season and honor several members of the squad with individual awards and accolades.
May 8, 2013
Brittany Lyons Selected to Play for Team USA in 2013 Ball Hockey World Championships Held in Toronto
Former Quinnipiac women's ice hockey forward Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) was recently chosen to represent Team USA in the 2013 Ball Hockey World Championships held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada from June 4-9. Team USA will be looking to improve upon their fourth place finish at the 2009 World Championships and dethrone Slovakia and Canada who've either won or finished runner-up at all previous four World Championships.
May 7, 2013
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey's Regan Boulton and Victoria Vigilanti Sign With Austria's Vienna Sabres
Former Quinnipiac women' ice hockey defenseman and captain Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) and goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) have signed with the Vienna Sabres of Austria’s European Women's Hockey League (EWHL) Division I. The pair joins former Bobcats Kate Wheeler '12, Chelsea Illchuk '12 and Kelly Davies '11 out in Austria whom all play for the Neuberg Highlanders in the EWHL Division II.
April 3, 2013
Kelly Babstock and Regan Boulton Named to 2012-13 New England Women's Ice Hockey All-Star Team
Junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and senior defenseman Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) have both been named to the 2012-13 New England Division I Women’s Ice Hockey All-Star Team, as announced by the committee on Tuesday, April 2. The recipients, consisting of six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders, were chosen by administrators and media members.
March 9, 2013
Four Bobcats Honored With All-ECAC Hockey Marks; Women's Ice Hockey Earns Turfer Athletic Sportsmanship Trophy
Junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) along with three other members of the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team garnered All-ECAC honors for the 2012-13 season. Babstock earned her second career All-ECAC First Team distinction while senior defenseman Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) and senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) were placed on the All-ECAC Second Team and finally sophomore forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) was placed on the All-ECAC Third Team for the first time in her career. The Bobcats also were distinguished by the league with the Turfer Athletic Sportsmanship Trophy.
March 3, 2013
No. 4 Women's Ice Hockey Eliminated from ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals With 2-0 Loss to No. 5 St. Lawrence
In what amounts to a game of inches, the No. 4 seed Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team couldn’t get the breaks to fall their way as they were eliminated from the ECAC Hockey playoffs after a 2-0 loss to No. 5 St. Lawrence on Sunday from High Point Solutions Arena. After coming through with a dramatic 3-2 victory in three overtimes the night before to force a Game Three in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals, the Saints were able to withstand the initial Bobcat rush and their two first period goals held up in regulation for the series-clinching victory. The Bobcats finish the season 20-12-4 in what was the final home game in the careers of six illustrious Quinnipiac seniors.
March 2, 2013
Amanda Colin's Miraculous Third Overtime Goal Sends No. 4 Bobcats Past No. 5 St. Lawrence, 3-2, Game Three Set for Sunday
Redemption tasted oh-so-sweet for the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team as junior Amanda Colin lit the lamp over eight minutes into the third overtime period to send the No. 4 seeded Bobcats past the No. 5 Saints, 3-2, and force a deciding Game Three of their ECAC Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals series on Sunday, Mar. 3. Colin’s goal was incredibly dynamic as she toe-dragged past one defender and then beat St. Lawrence goalie Carmen MacDonald five-hole for the game-winner. Quinnipiac will now face-off against the Saints on Sunday at 2 p.m. from High Point Solutions Arena with the winner advancing to the ECAC Hockey Semifinals.
March 1, 2013
Bobcats' Senior Captain Regan Boulton Appears on ECAC Hockey Weekly Radio Show
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey senior captain Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) appeared on the ECAC Hockey Weekly Radio Show hosted by Bernie Corbett. The program highlights action from the previous weekend’s game and previews upcoming matchups with players and coaches from around the conference.
March 1, 2013
No. 4 Seed Women's Ice Hockey Suffers 1-0 Overtime Loss to No. 5 St. Lawrence in Game One of ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals
The No. 4 seeded Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team pressured, battled and fought all evening but No. 5 St. Lawrence’s Kayla Raniwsky found the game-winner 10 minutes into the overtime period to lift the Saints to a 1-0 Game One victory in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals from High Point Solutions Arena on Friday. The Bobcats fired shots from all angles including a program record 13 from junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) but nothing got through St. Lawrence goalie Carmen MacDonald who recorded a career high 46-save shutout. The Bobcats (19-11-4, 13-6-3 ECAC Hockey) and Saints (18-12-5, 12-6-4) will battle again tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Game Two in the best-of-three series from High Point Solutions Arena.
February 28, 2013
No. 4 Seed Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Hosts No. 5 St. Lawrence in ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal Action This Weekend
This weekend will feature just the second home playoff series in the history of the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey program. The Bobcats needed to overcome a two-point deficit against St. Lawrence over the final weekend and did just that with four points compared to just one for the Saints. With the regular season now complete, the No. 4 seeded Quinnipiac Bobcats (19-10-4, 13-6-3 ECAC Hockey) will take on the No. 5 seed St. Lawrence Saints (17-12-5, 12-6-4 ECAC Hockey) from High Point Solutions Arena this weekend. This is the fourth straight postseason appearance for the Bobcats and their first home playoff series since 2010 when they fell to RPI in three games at home. Bad memories still loom from that series however, as the Bobcats dropped the final two games of the series including a 2-1 decision in five overtime periods, in what is still the second-longest game played at the college level in NCAA history.
February 27, 2013
Erica Uden Johansson Honored as ECAC Hockey Player of the Week
For the second time in her career and first since Oct. 12, 2010, Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) was honored with the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. The Bobcats continue their impressive season as Uden Johansson is the third different Bobcat to receive Player of the Week honors this season, no other team in the league has more than two players as a weekly winner.
February 26, 2013
Kelly Babstock Invited to Team USA Women's National Team Training Camp
On Monday, USA Hockey announced the names of 28 players invited to its U.S. Women’s National Team training camp and Quinnipiac junior forward Kelly Babstock was listed as one of the 15 forwards selected. The training camp is set to take place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. from March 25-31 and will culminate with a final 23-player roster that will be selected on March 30.
February 25, 2013
Undefeated Weekend has Women's Ice Hockey Ranked No. 11 in PairWise Rankings Heading Into Postseason
After they finished up their second road weekend conference sweep this season, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team garnered the No. 11 spot in the USCHO.com PairWise Rankings. The Bobcats (19-10-4, 13-6-3 ECAC Hockey) are ranked this high for the second time this season as the No. 11 ranking matches their season-best during 2012-13.
February 23, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Clinches No. 4 Seed With 4-0 Win Over Brown; Will Host No. 5 St. Lawrence in ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals
For just the second time in program history, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team clinches the No. 4 seed and will host a home ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series against No. 5 St. Lawrence after their 4-0 win over Brown on Saturday from Meeham Auditorium. Senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) and the Bobcat defense continued to dominate as recorded 24 saves for her second consecutive shutout, fourth of the season and 25th of her career. Quinnipiac (19-10-4, 13-6-3 ECAC Hockey) closes out the 2012-13 regular season with their most conference victories in program history while Brown finishes the season 6-20-1 (5-17 ECAC Hockey).
February 22, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Dominates Yale, 4-0; Remains in Fifth Place in ECAC Hockey Standings
The offense and defense was clicking on all cylinders for the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team on Friday night as they posted a 4-0 shutout over Yale from Ingalls Rink. Senior Victoria Vigilanti made 12 saves in net to preserve her 24th career shutout and third of the season while juniors Erica Uden Johansson (one goal, one assist) and Kelly Babstock (two assists) carried the load on the offensive end for Quinnipiac which registered a season-high 52 shots against Yale. With St. Lawrence forcing a 2-2 tie against Harvard on Friday, Quinnipiac (18-10-4, 12-6-3 ECAC Hockey) holds steady in fifth place in the ECAC Hockey standings with 27 points compared to the Saints’ 28. Yale’s loss drops them to 4-20-3 (3-14-3 ECAC Hockey) on the season.
February 21, 2013
Home Ice in ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals on the Line This Weekend for Women's Ice Hockey; Travels to Yale and Brown
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team (17-10-4, 11-6-3 ECAC Hockey) enters the final weekend of the regular season ready to travel to Yale (4-19-3, 3-13-3 ECAC Hockey) and Brown (6-18-1, 5-15-0 ECAC Hockey) looking to seize control of home ice for the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals. Currently the ECAC Hockey point standings has the Bobcats (25 points) sitting in fifth place, two points behind the fourth seed St. Lawrence Saints (27 points). Due to a win and tie against the Saints this season, the Bobcats need to finish the weekend at least tied with St. Lawrence in points to secure the home ice advantage for the Quarterfinal Round. Two wins and a St. Lawrence loss would do the trick and help Quinnipiac host just their second ECAC Hockey Tournament series in program history and for the first time since the 2010 Quarterfinals. Dartmouth (24 points) is also breathing down the Bobcats’ neck and could force the Bobcats into a sixth seed with potential outcomes to be determined over the weekend.
February 16, 2013
No. 6 Clarkson's Goal With 5.1 Seconds Remaining Sends Them Past Women's Ice Hockey, 1-0
An inspired effort from the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team wasn’t enough on Saturday from Cheel Arena as No. 6 Clarkson’s Carly Mercer scored with 5.1 seconds remaining to leave with a 1-0 victory over the Bobcats. Senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) took the tough luck loss on Saturday despite 30 saves including several stellar stops to keep her team in the game. Quinnipiac now stands 17-10-4 (11-6-3 ECAC Hockey) on the year with their place in the ECAC Hockey standings still to be determined with the impending results over the afternoon. The Golden Knights improve to 24-8 (16-4 ECAC Hockey) with the clutch victory.
February 15, 2013
Defense Plays Big for Women's Ice Hockey Down the Stretch; Helps Earn 1-1 Tie With St. Lawrence
Heading into Friday’s matchup deadlocked in the ECAC Hockey Point standings, the Quinnipiac Bobcats and St. Lawrence Saints battled throughout and left Appleton Arena still tied after a 1-1 draw. The Bobcats battled off two Saints power play opportunities in the closing minutes of the third period and overtime as senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (32 saves) and the Quinnipiac defense played big throughout. Due to their win over the Saints earlier in the season, the Bobcats (17-9-4, 11-5-3 ECAC Hockey) keep hold of the fourth and final home playoff ice seed as they finish with the series victory over St. Lawrence (16-11-4, 11-5-3 ECAC Hockey).
February 13, 2013
Crucial ECAC Hockey Points on the Line This Weekend for Women's Ice Hockey; Bobcats Travel to St. Lawrence and No. 6 Clarkson
After a pivotal home weekend sweep of No. 4 Cornell and Colgate, the Bobcats (17-9-3, 11-5-2 ECAC Hockey) take to the road for two must-win games against St. Lawrence (16-11-3, 11-5-2 ECAC Hockey) and No. 6 Clarkson (23-7, 15-3 ECAC Hockey) if the team has hopes of hosting their ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal matchup. Currently tied with the Saints for fourth place in the ECAC Hockey point standings with 24 each, a victory over St. Lawrence would give the Bobcats a season sweep and two points over their conference foe. After Friday’s contest the Bobcats will hit the road just a couple towns over for a matchup with the No. 6 nationally-ranked Golden Knights. Quinnipiac looks to avenge their 4-1 loss earlier this season to Clarkson and hope to do so at a place, Cheel Arena, where they last defeated the Golden Knights in the 2012 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals.
February 13, 2013
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Garners Six Votes in USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine National Poll
The pollsters keep favoring the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team as the Bobcats received a season-high six votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Poll, as announced on Tuesday, Feb. 12. 2013. Quinnipiac (17-9-3, 11-5-2 ECAC Hockey), unbeaten in their last six games (5-0-1) has now earned recognition in all three national polls as the Bobcats received two votes in the USCHO.com poll and is also ranked No. 12 in the PairWise Rankings as of Tuesday.
February 12, 2013
Kelly Babstock and Victoria Vigilanti Claim Hogan Hockey/ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards
For the second time this season, Quinnipiac women's ice hockey's junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) were announced as the Hogan Hockey/ECAC Hockey Player and Goaltender of the Week, respectively. This announcement came from the league office on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and marks the second time this season Babstock and Vigilanti have took home the awards in the same week.
February 11, 2013
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Featured In USCHO.com Weekly Blog
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team was featured on the front page of USCHO.com on Monday, Feb. 11 following a weekend that saw the Bobcats knock-off No. 4 Cornell before defeating Colgate for the weekend sweep.
February 11, 2013
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Receives Two Votes in USCHO.com National Poll; Ranked No. 11 in Pairwise Rankings
Unbeaten in their last six games and coming off a weekend series sweep of then-No. 4 nationally ranked Cornell and Colgate, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team received two votes in the USCHO.com national poll and are ranked 11th in the Pairwise Rankings as announced on Monday, Feb. 11. This marks the first time since Oct. 8, 2012 that the Bobcats (17-9-3, 11-5-2 ECAC Hockey) have received votes in the USCHO.com poll and the No. 11 ranking in the Pairwise is their highest of the season.
February 10, 2013
Senior Day Ends in Victory for Women's Ice Hockey Over Colgate, 4-1; Regan Boulton and Victoria Vigilanti Stellar in Win
The last regular season home game in the careers of six Quinnipiac women's ice hockey seniors ended in triumph for the Bobcats over Colgate, 4-1, from the High Point Solutions Arena on Sunday. Junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) finished with two goals while, her third multi-goal game in the last four contests, while senior Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) passed Vicky Graham ’05 for second place all-time in career points as her two assists gives her 75 through 130 career games. Quinnipiac’s (17-9-3, 11-5-2 ECAC Hockey) unbeaten streak moves to six games (5-0-1) while they sweep the season series over Colgate (9-17-3, 4-11-3 ECAC Hockey) for the second consecutive season.
February 9, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Schedule Change: Senior Day Game Against Colgate Postponed to Sunday at 2 PM
Due to inclement weather, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team has postponed their Senior Day game against Colgate to 2 pm on Sunday Feb. 10 at the High Point Solutions Arena. The last regular season home game for the Bobcats was originally supposed to be played Saturday at 7 pm but was postponed due to the massive snow storm that hit the Conn. area last night.
February 8, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Stuns No. 4 Cornell, 4-1; Defense and Victoria Vigilanti Shut Down Big Red Offense in Landmark Victory
Quinnipiac made its first home victory over Cornell in program history a memorable one and left the fourth-ranked Big Red with their first loss in eight games as they fell to the Bobcats, 4-1. Friday afternoon belonged to the Bobcats as the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team came into High Point Solutions Arena and dominated No. 4 nationally-ranked Cornell. The victory for Quinnipiac marks the program’s second-ever win over a Top-5 nationally ranked opponent and moves their unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1). Senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) stood tall in net all afternoon with 29 saves while the Bobcat defense limited the Big Red opportunities with 20 blocked shots in front of Vigilanti. The victory moves Quinnipiac to 16-9-3 (10-5-2 ECAC Hockey) while the Bobcats put an end to Cornell’s eight-game winning streak as the Big Red fall to 19-5 (14-3 ECAC Hockey).
February 7, 2013
Women’s Ice Hockey Schedule Changes: Game vs. No. 4 Cornell Moved Up to 1 PM; Colgate Moved to 7 PM
The women's ice hockey game between the Quinnipiac University Bobcats and No. 4 nationally-ranked Cornell Big Red has been moved due to the impending snow storm. The ECAC Hockey clash has been moved up to a 1 p.m. start time on Friday, Feb. 8, at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. In addition, Saturday's home showdown with Colage has been moved to 7 p.m.
February 6, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Begins Final Home Series of Regular Season; No. 4 Cornell on Friday, Senior Day Saturday Against Colgate
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey (15-9-3, 9-5-2 ECAC Hockey) team finishes up its home slate for the 2012-13 regular season this weekend facing No. 4 nationally-ranked Cornell (19-4, 14-2 ECAC) and Colgate (8-16-3, 3-10-3 ECAC). This will be the final regular season home game in the careers of a standout senior class including Breann Frykas, Felica Vieweg, Kristen Eklund, Brittany Lyons, Regan Boulton and Victoria Vigilanti. These transcendent players all brought with them an added dimension the program had never seen before and helped guide the Bobcats to the four most successful seasons in program history. Senior Day festivities will take place before the Colgate game on Saturday at 4:00 pm and before that at Noon the Bobcats welcome numerous alumni for the annual Alumni Game. Some of the participants include Bethany Dymarczyk, Kallie Flor, Janine Duffy, Trudy Reyns, and Vicky Graham.
February 5, 2013
Kelly Babstock and Nicole Kosta Featured in Hometown Mississauga News
The high scoring Quinnipiac women's ice hockey duo of junior forward Kelly Babstock and sophomore forward Nicole Kosta were both featured in their hometown Mississauga News. The article, written by Ian Colpitts, discusses their outstanding play this season as the two have combined for 83 points (34 goals, 49 assists) this season with each holding a spot in the top six of the ECAC Hockey point standings.
February 2, 2013
Kelly Babstock Lights the Lamp With 29.5 Seconds Remaining in Front of Resounding Crowd to Help Salvage Tie Against Yale, 2-2
Trailing 2-1 with the seconds on the clock waning down, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team sent the record crowd of 870 at the High Point Solutions Arena into a raucous when junior Kelly Babstock scored with 29.5 seconds left to give the Bobcats a 2-2 tie against Yale on Saturday. The attendance figure of 870 is the most for a Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey game in Hamden since Feb. 17, 2007 while the tie moves Quinnipiac to 15-9-2 (9-5-2 ECAC Hockey) while Yale stands 4-17-2 (3-11-2 ECAC Hockey) after the decision.
February 2, 2013
"Skate With The Bobcats" Follows the Conclusion of Today's Women's Ice Hockey Game Against Yale at 4:00 PM
All Quinnipiac women's ice hockey fans are invited to “Skate With The Bobcats” following today’s game against the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday February 2, 2013. There is no fee necessary to skate with the players and skates will not be provided.
February 1, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Blanks Brown, 5-0; Nicole Connery and Kelly Babstock Score Twice in Coach Seeley's 225th Career Win
After two weeks off, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team picked up right where they left off going into their bye week with a 5-0 shutout victory over Brown on Friday night from High Point Solutions Arena. Freshman Nicole Connery (Newmarket, Ontario) and junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) each pumped in two goals while senior Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 12 saves in net for her 23rd career shutout. The Bobcats win their third straight, improving to 15-9-2 (9-5-1 ECAC Hockey) and leapfrogging St. Lawrence in the point standings as Quinnipiac now sits in fourth place with 19 points.
January 31, 2013
Home Weekend Series Against Brown and Yale Looms For Women's Ice Hockey; Skate With The Bobcats Slated for Saturday
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team (14-9-2, 8-5-1 ECAC Hockey) returns to home ice for their first regular season home game since Dec. 8 against Princeton. The Bobcats welcome a pair of ECAC Hockey opponents in Brown and Yale who remain the only pairing of conference foes that Quinnipiac has yet to play this season. This will be the first ECAC Hockey matchup for the Bobcats since Jan. 11-12 where they were swept on a weekend road series at Dartmouth and Harvard but Quinnipiac comes in riding a weekend road sweep of Robert Morris from Jan. 18-19. Currently sitting in fifth place in the ECAC Hockey standings with 17 points, just two behind the coveted fourth place position St. Lawrence, the eight-game stretch remaining in the 2012-13 regular season is pivotal for the Bobcats to claim home ice in ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals.
January 29, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Featured in January Issue of New England Hockey Journal
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team was recently featured in the January issue of the New England Hockey Journal. The article entitled “Beware the Bobcats,” written by Kat Hasenauer Cornetta, highlights the success of the women’s ice hockey team throughout the current season and over the past three-plus season as the Bobcats has won 74 games since the start of the 2009-10 season.
January 19, 2013
Late Game Heroics Lift Women's Ice Hockey to Another Come-From-Behind Win, 3-2, Over Robert Morris
For the second straight game, the Bobcats came through with another come-from-behind victory to sweep the weekend series from RMU Island Sports Center, 3-2, over Robert Morris on Saturday. Trailing 2-1 entering the final frame, two power-play goals in less than a minute pushed the Bobcats ahead and sophomore goalie Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) came through with a clutch 22-save performance to lift Quinnipiac in the victory. The Bobcats sweep their first weekend road series since Dec. 2-3, 2011 at Brown and Yale as Quinnipiac improves to 14-9-2 (8-5-1 ECAC Hockey) while the Colonials drop to 10-8-2 (6-4 CHA).
January 18, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Overcomes Early Deficit to Battle Past Robert Morris, 2-1
The Bobcats were locked in a battle all night with the Robert Morris Colonials as a clutch goal from senior Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) proved enough in a 2-1 victory for the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team. The senior banged home her 13th of the year off the post just 22 seconds into the final period to secure the victory off a pass from freshman Nicole Connery (Newmarket, Ontario). Senior netminder Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) battled in net throughout, making 21 saves in goal to preserve the win. Quinnipiac improves to 13-9-2 (8-5-1 ECAC Hockey) while Robert Morris drops to 10-7-2 (6-4 CHA).
January 16, 2013
Non-Conference Slate Wraps Up This Weekend for Women's Ice Hockey at Robert Morris; Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 2 pm
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team (12-9-2, 8-5-1 ECAC Hockey) looks to regain their winnings ways on the road facing College Hockey America’s Robert Morris Colonials (10-6-2, 6-4-0 CHA). The trip to Pittsburgh, Pa. will have the Bobcats playing in a two-game weekend non-conference set against Robert Morris that will wrap up the non-conference schedule for this season. The Bobcats come into the weekend with a perfect 6-0 mark all-time mark against the Colonials including a 3-2 victory last season in the Championship Game of the Nutmeg Classic. Quinnipiac will need to overcome their recent two game losing streak handed to them by Dartmouth and No. 2 Harvard last weekend by a score of 5-2 and 4-0, respectively. The Bobcats will have one more weekend to improve on their 4-3-1 overall non-conference record this season before entering February where eight ECAC Hockey games loom large in determining playoff positioning for early March.
January 12, 2013
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Handed 4-0 Loss By No. 2 Harvard
The Bobcats were dealt a 4-0 loss at the hands of No. 2 nationally ranked Harvard on Saturday afternoon from the Bright Hockey Center. Quinnipiac drops to 12-9-2 (8-5-1 ECAC Hockey) while the ECAC Hockey’s first place Crimson sweeps the season series with the Bobcats and remain undefeated in conference play, improving to 13-1-1 (11-0-0 ECAC Hockey).
January 11, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Falls to Dartmouth, 5-2
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team had their five game winning streak snapped on Friday night as Dartmouth took down the Bobcats, 5-2, from Thompson Arena. Junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) pumped in her 21st goal on the season while senior Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) scored her 12th in defeat as the Bobcats fall to 12-8-2 (8-4-1 ECAC Hockey) and the Big Green improve to 10-5-2 (5-4-1 ECAC Hockey).
January 9, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey's Associate Head Coach Cassie Turner Helps Lead Canada's U22 National Team to Gold at MECO Cup in Germany
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey associate head coach Cassandra Turner helped guide the Canadian National Women’s Under-22/Development Team to a gold medal victory, 8-3, over Russia at the MECO Cup in Fussen, Germany on Sunday Jan. 6. Turner landed a spot on Team Canada as an assistant coach and led a Canadian roster full of ECAC Hockey talent to the MECO Cup victory.
January 9, 2013
Bobcats Battle for First Place in ECAC Hockey as Women's Ice Hockey Travels to Dartmouth and No. 2 Harvard This Weekend
After nearly a month off, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team (12-7-2, 8-3-1 ECAC Hockey) is back in action this weekend for a decisive ECAC Hockey weekend against Dartmouth (9-5-2, 4-4-1 ECAC Hockey) and No. 2 nationally ranked Harvard (11-1-1, 9-0-0 ECAC Hockey). The Bobcats are coming off a 4-1 victory over McGill on Saturday in an exhibition game from High Point Solutions Arena and enter the weekend riding a season-long five game winning streak. Quinnipiac’s recent hot streak put the Bobcats in position to challenge for first place in the conference. Friday’s game has the Bobcats traveling up to Hanover, N.H. to take on Dartmouth in a rematch of their game from earlier this season where Quinnipiac dominated the Big Green, 8-3, matching the program record for most goals scored in an ECAC Hockey contest. Nicole Kosta registered her first career hat trick while Kelly Babstock tallied five points (one goal, four assists) in the win. After their matchup with Dartmouth the Bobcats will then head to No. 2 Harvard to finish up the regular season series with the Crimson. Their ECAC Hockey rival has been one of the hottest teams in the nation as they enter the weekend with an undefeated conference (9-0-0) and home record (4-0-0). With the Bobcats currently sitting second in the ECAC Hockey points standings (17), just one behind Harvard (18), Saturday’s game will go a long way in determining first place in the conference.
January 5, 2013
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Tops McGill, 4-1, in Exhibition from High Point Solutions Arena
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team picked up right where they left off a month ago as the Bobcats came away with a 4-1 exhibition win against McGill from High Point Solutions Arena on Saturday afternoon. ECAC Hockey’s first place Bobcats (12-7-2, 8-3-1 ECAC Hockey) came into Saturday having not played since Dec. 8 due to the team’s winter break but played well throughout including a couple impressive individual standouts in the victory.
January 2, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Back in Action Hosting McGill for Exhibition on Saturday at 1:30 PM from High Point Solutions Arena
After nearly a month off, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team (12-7-2, 8-3-1 ECAC Hockey) is back in action Saturday afternoon in an exhibition matchup against the McGill Martlets (18-8-0, 11-0-0 QSSF). The Bobcats have been on a roll of late, winning five straight by a combined score of 22-5. They’ve defeated UConn, Rensselaer, Union, and swept a weekend home-and-home series with Princeton before the winter break. Their record currently stands 12-7-2 including a 8-3-1 mark within conference play which is good for first place in the points standings (17 points). Quinnipiac has never played McGill but their Canadian opponent will be a tough out as their season record stands 18-8 including an undefeated 11-0 record within the Quebec Student Sport Federation. The Martlets have challenged numerous NCAA teams this season including Providence, Boston University, St. Lawrence, among others. The Bobcats last played in a game nearly a month ago on Dec. 8 but were playing their best hockey of the season entering the break as the team is riding a season-long five game winning streak.
December 22, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Earns No. 12 Spot in Women's Division I PairWise Rankings
After a string of five consecutive victories, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team earned the No. 12 position on the Women’s Division I PairWise Rankings, as announced by USCHO.com this week. The Bobcats (12-7-2, 8-3-1 ECAC Hockey) are currently riding season-high five game winning streak and sit atop the ECAC Hockey standings with 17 points through 12 conference showdowns.
December 10, 2012
Victoria Vigilanti Wins Back-to-Back Hogan Hockey/ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week Honors
Senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) picks up her second consecutive Hogan Hockey/ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday Dec. 11. The back-to-back weekly selection makes Vigilanti the only goalie in the conference to pick up consecutive awards this season and the first time since Clarkson’s Erica Howe on Oct. 18 and Oct. 25, 2011.
December 8, 2012
Victoria Vigilanti Blanks Princeton As Bobcats Roll To 4-0 ECAC Hockey Win
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) held Princeton scoreless in a 4-0 shutout at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats improve to 12-7-2 overall and 8-3-1 in ECAC Hockey play.
December 7, 2012
Three Early Goals Help Extend Women's Ice Hockey's Win Streak to Four in 3-2 Victory Against Princeton
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team was locked in a battle all night with Princeton but three early goals proved just enough as the Bobcats came away with their fourth straight win, 3-2, over the Tigers from Hobey Baker Rink on Friday night. All three Quinnipiac goals were scored within the first 21 minutes of play from senior Brittany Lyons, freshman Nicole Connery, and junior Kelly Babstock. The Tigers made it tough with a pair of goals but the Bobcat defense locked tightened throughout the third to improve their record to 11-7-2 (7-3-1 ECAC Hockey) while Princeton drops to 5-8-2 (2-7-2 ECAC Hockey).
December 6, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Featured on USCHO.com
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey squad was highlighted on USCHO.com in a feature story by Women's Division I columnist Arlan Martilla entitled “Bobcats battle into position.” Bobcat fans can access the feature by clicking on the link above.
December 5, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Preps for Home-and-Home Series Against Princeton; On Road Friday at 4, Home on Saturday at 5
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team will play their final games of the 2012 calendar year this weekend as they will take on Princeton in a home-and-home series to close out of the Fall semester. After the two games this weekend, Quinnipiac will not play a game until Jan. 5 when they take on McGill in an exhibition and won’t play a conference opponent until Jan. 11 against Dartmouth. The Bobcats have been on a roll of late, winning three straight by a combined score of 14-3 over UConn, Rensselaer, and Union. Their record currently stands 10-7-2 heading into the Princeton series including a 6-3-1 mark in conference play, good for fourth place with 13 points. Quinnipiac dominated the series last season with a 1-0 victory and then 3-0 win the following night to sweep the two games from the Tigers. Princeton comes into Friday’s game playing some of their best hockey of the season as the came away with a 2-1 in over Ohio St. on Nov. 24, shutout Union on Nov. 30, 3-0,, and then nearly came away with their third straight win but fell just short against Rensselaer, 4-3. The Tigers’ Corey Stearns and Kelly Cooke combine for a great duo as Stearns comes in with 17 points (two goals, 15 assists) while Cooke has scored nine of her team’s 33goals to start the season.
December 4, 2012
Kelly Babstock and Victoria Vigilanti Honored With Hogan Hockey/ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and senior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) were announced the Hogan Hockey/ECAC Hockey Player and Goaltender of the week, respectively. This announcement made by the league office marks the first time the Bobcats have won both the Player and Goaltender of the Week since Dec. 7, 2010 and only the fourth time in the team’s history.
December 1, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Wins Third Straight With 4-1 Victory Against Union
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team came up with their second 4-1 victory in as many nights as four different Bobcats scoring leading to the win over Union on Saturday from High Point Solutions Arena. Freshman Nicole Brown, senior Regan Boulton, junior Shelby Wignall, and sophomore Morgan Fritz-Ward all scored in the Bobcat’s victory, the 220th of head coach Rick Seeley’s career. The win increases Quinnipiac’s winning streak to three games, improves their record to 10-7-2 (6-3-1 ECAC Hockey) and moves the Bobcats into fourth place in the conference standings with 13 points.
November 30, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey's Babstock and Kosta Lead Bobcats to 4-1 Win Against RPI
One of the top scoring duos in the nation was at it again for Quinnipiac women's ice hockey as junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and sophomore Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) combined for three goals and two assists in the Bobcat’s 4-1 ECAC Hockey win over Rensselaer on Friday from High Point Solutions Arena. Senior Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) added the game-winner in the second period while senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) provided a gritty 15-save performance to lift the Bobcats. With the win the Bobcats improve to 9-7-2 (5-3-1 ECAC Hockey) while the Engineers drop to 2-11-2 (0-5 ECAC Hockey).
November 29, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Signs Seven to National Letters of Intent
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey head coach Rick Seeley and his staff has officially announced the signing of seven players to National Letters of Intent. Taryn Baumgardt (Innisfail, Alberta), Sydney Rossman (Excelsior, Minn.), Emma Greco (Burlington, Ontario), Emma Woods (Burford, Ontario), Meghan Turner (Bedford, N.H.), Mika Nervick (Lakeville, Minn.), and Danielle Marmer (Dorset, Vt.) make up the class of 2017 and will join the Bobcats in the fall of 2013. Seeley is bringing in a group with outstanding leadership qualities as all seven held a captain position on their current and/or former teams.
November 28, 2012
Conference Play Resumes at High Point Solutions Arena as Women's Ice Hockey Takes on RPI and Union This Weekend
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team returns home after facing three straight non-conference opponents to take on the ECAC Hockey’s Rensselaer Engineers and Union Dutchwomen. The Bobcats have already played both teams this season with the battle at Union coming to a 2-2 draw while Quinnipiac recovered the following afternoon to take down the Engineers, 3-2, at Rensselaer. Both Union and Rensselaer enter the weekend winless in conference play, combining for a record of 0-6-2 through eight conference matchups. The Bobcats need not overlook their opponents however, as seven of their 10 losses have been by a one-goal deficit including tough losses to several quality opponents in Northeastern, Boston University, St. Lawrence, Robert Morris and Princeton. Union comes into play after falling to Providence 4-0 on Sunday but before that the Dutchwomen rode a three-game unbeaten streak (1-0-2) where they tied both Princeton and Quinnipiac while beating Syracuse, 4-2. Notoriously one of the worst teams in ECAC Hockey, the three game stretch was the longest since Oct. 23, 2004 when they held a four-game streak.
November 24, 2012
Kelly Babstock's Heroics Ignite Bobcats; Leads Offensive Explosion in 6-1 Win Over UConn From Nutmeg Classic
Saturday afternoon belonged to the Bobcats and junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) as the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team won the Consolation Game in the ninth annual Nutmeg Classic, 6-1, over UConn from Ingalls Rink. Babstock became just the second player in program history to record two shorthanded goals in a game, joining Ashley Jaffray who accomplished the feat on Oct. 16, 2006 against Northeastern. Three more Bobcats finished with multi-point outings to help improve Quinnipiac 8-7-2 (4-3-1 ECAC Hockey) while UConn drops to (2-12-2, 1-5 WHEA).
November 23, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Falls in First Round of Nutmeg Classic to No. 5 Boston College, 3-0
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team couldn’t break through the No. 5 nationally-ranked Boston College defense as they fell in their First Round matchup in the ninth annual Nutmeg Classic to the Eagles, 3-0, from Yale University’s Ingalls Rink. The loss drops Quinnipiac to 7-7-2 (4-3-1 ECAC Hockey) while Boston College (7-3-2, 5-2-1 WHEA) advances to the Nutmeg Classic Championship to be played on Saturday.
November 22, 2012
Bobcats Face No. 5 Boston College in First Round of Nutmeg Classic on Friday From Ingalls Rink; Seeks Third Consecutive Title
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team looks to defend their 2010 and 2011 Nutmeg Classic Tournament Championships this weekend at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink. The Bobcats have won the Nutmeg Classic three times in program history and this year’s defense will begin with a matchup against the No. 5 nationally-ranked Boston College Eagles. Quinnipiac looks to carry their success over from last season as the team scored a thrilling 2-1 victory over Boston College in overtime. The then No. 4 ranked Eagles led 1-0 late in the third period but Kelly Babstock scored the equalizer with 10 seconds remaining and then Amanda Colin provided the game-winner 35 seconds in the extra period. The victory from Nov. 22, 2011 still holds as the highest ranked opponent the Bobcats have ever defeated. With a victory against Boston College the Bobcats will take on the winner of the other opening round matchup either Yale or UConn on Saturday.
November 20, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Falls to New Hampshire, 5-2
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team fell at the hands of New Hampshire on Tuesday night, 5-2, from Towse Rink in a non-conference showdown. The loss drops the Bobcats to 7-6-2 (4-3-1 ECAC Hockey) while the victory moves the Wildcats to 6-7-1 (3-2-1 Hockey East).
November 19, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Travels to New Hampshire in Search of First Win Against the Wildcats on Tuesday
A weekday non-conference test looms for Quinnipiac women's ice hockey as they face off against the Hockey East’s New Hampshire Wildcats on Tuesday night at Towse Rink in Durham, N.H. This will be the first non-conference matchup for the Bobcats since Oct. 20 when they faced Syracuse on the road, losing 4-0. The Wildcats come in with a 5-7-1 overall record but have received votes in the USCHO.com national poll for a majority of the season. Despite a six-game losing streak from Oct. 21 through Nov. 6, the stretch was sandwiched between a pair of victories over Boston College and Boston University, both ranked in the top-10 nationally. The Bobcats will look to ride the momentum of their 6-4 victory over St. Lawrence into Tuesday’s matchup against a worthy opponent.
November 17, 2012
Six Goals Including Three Unanswered Late Lifts Women's Ice Hockey in Come-From-Behind Win Over St. Lawrence, 6-4
After building a 3-2 lead heading into the third period, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team squandered the lead early but came back firing on all cylinders and came away with a 6-4 win over St. Lawrence from High Point Solutions Arena. The Saints scored two early in the final period to take the 4-3 lead before senior Breann Frykas (East St. Paul, Manitoba) scored the equalizer and junior Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) ripped home the game-winner with less than 10 minutes to play. The Bobcat’s victory moves them to 7-5-1 (4-3-1 ECAC Hockey) and snaps St. Lawrence’s (7-6, 5-1 ECAC Hockey) seven-game winning streak.
November 16, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Falls to No. 3 Clarkson, 4-1
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team started Friday night’s game off with a bang but allowed four unanswered goals to No. 3 nationally-ranked Clarkson in a 4-1 loss at High Point Solutions Arena. Junior forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) notched her third power-play goal of the season in the first period for the only Bobcat goal on the evening. With the loss Quinnipiac falls to 6-5-2 (3-3-1 ECAC Hockey) while Clarkson improves to 11-2 (5-0 ECAC Hockey).
November 10, 2012
Babstock's Game-Winner; Dominant Night in Net From Victoria Vigilanti Seal Bobcat's Victory, 3-2, Over Rensselaer
The Bobcat defense led by senior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) shined on Saturday afternoon at Houston Field House, staving off 30 of 32 Rensselaer shots to preserve a 3-1 victory for Quinnipiac women's ice hockey. Three different Bobcats scored while the ECAC Hockey's leading scorer junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) picked up her eighth multi-point game of the season (one goal, one assist). Quinnipiac comes away with the victory to improve to 6-4-2 (3-2-1 ECAC Hockey) while the Engineers fall to 2-7-1 (0-4 ECAC Hockey).
November 9, 2012
Chelsea Laden Saves the Day in Net For Bobcats; Prevents Game-Winner in Overtime of 2-2 Tie Against Union
Faced with a two-on-one break with less than two minutes to go in the overtime period, sophomore goaltender Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) made the save of the night to deny the game-winner and hand the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team a 2-2 tie against Union on Friday night at Messa Rink. Union’s Christine Valente received the crossing pass and skated in on Laden unimpeded. The sophomore goalie stood tall and denied the golden opportunity to preserve the tie for Quinnipiac. The Bobcats move to 5-4-2 (2-2-1 ECAC Hockey) while Union stands at 3-5-1 (0-2-1 ECAC Hockey).
November 7, 2012
Nicole Kosta's Five-Point Weekend Helps Her Earn ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Honors
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team keeps on rolling as sophomore Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) has been announced the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week by the league office on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The dynamic right winger continued her breakout season with a five-point weekend (two goals, three assists) and was recognized amongst her peers as the conference’s most outstanding player of the week for the first time in her career.
November 6, 2012
Another New York ECAC Hockey Road Weekend For Women's Ice Hockey; Union on Friday, Rensselaer on Saturday
For the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team, after facing several of the ECAC Hockey’s top contenders, this weekend they will look to take advantage of Union and Rensselaer, who are both ranked at the bottom of the conference standings. The Bobcats made it through some challenging opponents to start the year such as Dartmouth, Harvard, and Cornell, all of which were ranked or received votes in the USCHO.com poll at the times the teams played. Quinnipiac played very well despite a 1-2 overall mark against the squads as they dismantled the Big Green, 8-3, and lost by only two goals to Harvard, 2-0, and nearly pulled out the biggest upset in program history over the No. 2 ranked Cornell, 4-3. Now the team must refocus and prepare for another ECAC Hockey road trip to New York to take on the Dutchwomen of Union and Engineers of Rensselaer.
November 5, 2012
Quinnipiac Athletics Announces 2012-13 Television Schedule
The Quinnipiac University Department of Athletics and Recreation has announced the 2012-13 television schedules for the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s ice hockey seasons. Quinnipiac will be featured live on ESPN3, NBCSports, New England Sports Network (NESN), Madison Square Garden Network (MSG), Sports New York (SNY), Fox College Sports (FCS), Fox Sports North, Cox Sports and QuinnipiacBobcats.TV for a total of at least 15 televised games between the four programs.
November 3, 2012
Three Unanswered Goals; Three More Assists For Babstock Not Enough As Bobcats Fall to No. 2 Cornell, 4-3
Three unanswered Bobcat goals in the second period gave the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team the lead against No. 2 nationally-ranked Cornell but they couldn't hold on in the third period, falling 4-3 on Saturday at Lynah Rink. Junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) continued her thrilling play, assisting on all three Quinnipiac goals to give her 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) for the season and five points for the weekend (one goal, four assists). The loss drops the Bobcats to 5-4-1 (2-2 ECAC Hockey) while the ECAC Hockey’s first-place Cornell improves to 6-1 (4-0 ECAC Hockey).
November 3, 2012
Quinnipiac Selected As Site Of 2014 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Championship
Quinnipiac University Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald has announced that Quinnipiac’s High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center has been selected as the host site for the 2014 NCAA National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.
November 2, 2012
Kelly Babstock and Bobcat Defense Spark 2-1 Victory Over Colgate in ECAC Hockey Action
The ECAC Hockey/Hogan Hockey Player of the Month for October Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) was at it again for Quinnipiac, netting the game-winner in the second to lift the Bobcats to a 2-1 win over Colgate on Friday at the Starr Rink. After a program-record 20 points in eight games throughout Oct., Babstock tallied another two on Friday as she added an assist on the first goal. Sophomore forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) added two assists and senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) denied 13-of-14 Raider shots to preserve the victory. The Bobcats leave Hamilton, N.Y. with a 5-3-1 (2-1 ECAC Hockey) record while Colgate falls to 2-7 (0-3 ECAC Hockey).
November 1, 2012
Kelly Babstock Honored With ECAC Hockey/Hogan Hockey Player of the Month for October
After recording the best statistical month of any player in Quinnipiac women's ice hockey history, junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) was announced the ECAC Hockey/Hogan Hockey Player of the Month for October. Babstock and the Bobcats (4-3-1, 1-1 ECAC Hockey) will look to ride the hot streak this weekend as they travel up to New York and take on ECAC Hockey’s Colgate and Cornell.
October 31, 2012
New York ECAC Hockey Weekend Ahead For Women's Ice Hockey; Colgate on Friday and No. 2 Cornell on Saturday
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team will head up-state New York for their first ECAC Hockey road weekend of the season against the Colgate Raiders and No. 2 nationally-ranked Cornell Big Red. The ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches’ Poll selected Colgate to finish 10th and Cornell was chosen to win the conference with nine first-place votes before the season. The twosome comes into play on opposite ends as Colgate began ECAC Hockey play with a pair of losses to Brown and Yale while No. 2 Cornell defeated the same opponents last weekend. The Bobcats will look to continue their hot streak against Colgate (winners of three in-a-row) while Cornell has been a thorn in the side of Quinnipiac as the Big Red have won the past six meetings.
October 27, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Breaks-Out With 8-3 ECAC Hockey Win Against Dartmouth
After going consecutive games without a goal the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team put on a clinic Saturday afternoon at the High Point Solutions Arena with an 8-3 trouncing of Dartmouth. Sophomore Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) tallied her first career hat trick and added an assist to set a career-high with four points. Kosta wasn’t alone as junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) tied a career high with four assists on her way to a five-point outing in the Bobcat victory. The win moves Quinnipiac to 4-3-1 on the year and claims their first ECAC Hockey victory (1-1-0 conference record) while Dartmouth falls to 1-1-0 in ECAC Hockey play.
October 26, 2012
Bobcats Women's Ice Hockey Held Scoreless, Falls to Harvard, 2-0
The Bobcats women's hockey team controlled the action for a majority of the night but couldn’t find the back of the net as they were shutout by No. 9 nationally-ranked Harvard, 2-0, in both team’s ECAC Hockey opener on Friday night at the High Point Solutions Arena. Quinnipiac managed 30 shots-on-goal to the Crimson's 22 but couldn’t solve the Crimson’s senior goalie Laura Bellamy who notched the shutout victory. The Bobcat’s loss drops the team to (3-3-1, 0-1-0 ECAC) on the year with the loss while Harvard wins its season opener (1-0-0, 1-0-0 ECAC).
October 25, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Visits Jepson School in New Haven
Members of the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team spent some time at the Benjamin Jepson School in New Haven as a part of Quinnipiac's Positive Play Initiative designed to encourage student-athlete community service. The Bobcats led class discussions on different aspects of being a student-athlete and how to best manage one’s time holding both responsibilities.
October 23, 2012
Big Weekend Series at Home For Women's Ice Hockey as Bobcats Open ECAC Hockey Play Against No. 9 Harvard and Dartmouth
In walks the No. 9 nationally-ranked Harvard Crimson and Dartmouth Big Green as the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team looks to defeat it's home ice in the first ECAC Hockey showdowns of the season. The ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches’ Poll selected Harvard to finish second and Dartmouth right behind in fourth before the start of the 2012-13 season. This will also be the first action the Crimson and Big Green will see as both teams enter without having played a regular season game yet. The Bobcats will look to avenge their 0-3-1 combined mark against the two teams last season and score their first conference victories of the year.
October 20, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Offense Limited as Bobcats Fall to Syracuse, 4-0
The Syracuse defense handled the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey offensive attack on Saturday leading to a 4-0 loss for the Bobcats in a non-conference showdown at Tennity Ice Pavilion. The loss snaps the Bobcat’s three-game undefeated streak as they drop to 3-2-1 on the season. The Orange pick up the victory and improves to 3-3.
October 19, 2012
Uden Johansson's Snipe Shot With 6.8 Seconds Left Wins It In Overtime For The Bobcats, 3-2 Over Syracuse
In a high-octane, pressure-packed offensive slugfest between the Bobcats and Syracuse, junior Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) found the game-winner with 6.8 seconds remaining in a 3-2 overtime victory on Friday night. After a Syracuse penalty in the waning minutes of overtime resulted in a power-play, Uden Johansson’s wrist shot deflected off the side post and beat Syracuse goalie Jenesica Drinkwater to send the Bobcat bench into hysterics. Senior goalie Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) played big in net all day for the Bobcats as she picks up the victory with 36 saves. The win moves Quinnipiac to 3-1-1 and the Orange fall to 2-3 on the year.
October 18, 2012
Nation's Leading Scorer Babstock and Bobcats Featured in New England Hockey Journal
Quinnipiac junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and the women's hockey team was highlighted by New England Hockey Journal after their strong start to the season.
October 17, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Heads Up to Syracuse For Weekend Set Against the Orange; Friday at 4 pm and Saturday at 2 pm
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team will hit the road for their first visiting series of the year over the weekend as they will travel up to Syracuse. The Bobcats will look to continue their strong play against Maine as the team swept the weekend series and featured the most impressive goal-scoring performance in Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey history as junior forward Kelly Babstock tallied a program-record four goals on Friday.
October 16, 2012
Babstock Wins Back-to-Back ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Honors
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) was announced the as the back-to-back winner of the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week by the league office on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Babstock becomes the first player since Harvard’s Sarah Vaillancourt on Feb. 16, 2009 to win the award in consecutive weeks as she absolutely dominated play to begin the year.
October 15, 2012
Babstock, Kosta Among Bobcats Featured on USCHO.com
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey forwards junior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and sophomore Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) were both featured by USCHO.com following their outstanding play to start the season. The pairing has combined for 25 of the Bobcats 49 points among all players. Each finds themselves atop national statistical standings and have had a hand in 14 of the 18 Quinnipiac goals through four games.
October 13, 2012
Babstock Again Factors Heavily, Kosta Extends Program-Record Scoring Streak in Bobcat's 5-2 Win Over Maine
With five weekend points already and 11 for the season, Quinnipiac women's ice hockey junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) notched another three points (one goal, two assists) leading the Bobcats past Maine on Saturday, 5-2. Coming into Saturday as the nation’s leader in points-per-game average, Babstock kept hold of the top spot as she tallied a pair of assists early and put in an empty-net goal late to seal the Bobcat’s second win of the season (2-1-1) and sweep the series against the Black Bears (0-2-0).
October 12, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Receives Another Record-Breaking Game from Kelly Babstock, Handles Maine 6-1
After netting six points in the team’s opening weekend series against Mercyhurst, junior forward Kelly Babstock was at it again in the Bobcat's 6-1 win over Maine on Friday night at the High Point Solutions Arena. Babstock netted four goals to break Quinnipiac women's ice hockey program record for most goals scored in a game by a single player. The previous record of three had been accomplished 12 times in Bobcat history but that record fell on Babstock's stick as she also tallied an assist to give her five points for the evening.
October 10, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Primed For Weekend Home Series Against Maine, Friday at 5 PM and Saturday at 1 PM
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team welcomes the Hockey East's Maine Black Bears for a weekend series beginning with Friday’s game at 5 p.m. at the High Point Solutions Arena. Quinnipiac’s Bobcat Madness begins at the conclusion of Friday's contest across the hall at the TD Bank Sports Center in Lender Court. The Bobcats finish up the series with another home game on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.
October 9, 2012
Kelly Babstock Claims ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Honors After Record-Breaking Weekend
Women's ice hockey's junior forward Kelly Babstock has been named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday, October 9. She claims the honor for the fifth time in three years with the Bobcats after becoming the first Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey player to record 100 career points over the weekend.
October 6, 2012
Ferocious Last-Minute Rally Comes Up Short, Kosta Breaks Record in Women's Ice Hockey 4-3 Loss to No. 9 Mercyhurst
A furious last minute Bobcat comeback was thwarted by the Lakers as the Quinnipiac fell women's ice hockey team fell to No. 9-ranked Mercyhurst 4-3 at the High Point Solutions Arena on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) rewrote Quinnipiac record books after compiling three points (one goal, two assists) on Saturday, she extends her point scoring streak to nine games, breaking junior forward Kelly Babstock's previous record of eight consecutive games. Babstock also followed her three-point performance on Friday with another three points (one goal, two assists) on Saturday. The loss drops the Bobcats to 0-1-1 while the Lakers improve to 3-0-1 on the season.
October 5, 2012
Bobcats Come Away With Dramatic 4-4 Tie Against No. 9 Mercyhurst, Babstock Nets Equalizer With 39 Seconds Remaining
With less than a minute remaining and her team trailing by one goal, Quinnipiac junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) fired the puck from just outside the crease and into the back of the net for the equalizer in a 4-4 draw against No.9 Mercyhurst. The goal was the 50th of Babstock's illustrious career and with three points (two goals, one assist) on the evening she eclipsed 100 points in just 75 games for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac moves to 0-0-1 in their home and season opener while the Laker remain undefeated at 2-0-1.
October 3, 2012
Bobcats Welcome No. 9 Mercyhurst For Weekend Home Opener, Puck Drops 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team will get its first test of the season, in what is the home and season opener for the Bobcats, against No. 9 Mercyhurst at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. FridayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s game will begin at 7:00 p.m. while SaturdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s matchup is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
October 1, 2012
Quinnipiac's University Club To Host 2012-13 Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Media Night On Tuesday, Oct. 2
Quinnipiac's University Club at the TD Bank Sports Center will host the 2012-13 Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Media Night on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.
September 29, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Defeats Cambridge, 7-0, In Exhibition Game
Erica Uden-Johansson scored twice to lead the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team to a 7-0 win against Cambridge in an exhibition game at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.
September 27, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Receives Votes in USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine National Polls
The Bobcats women’s ice hockey team received votes in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Poll, released earlier this week. With two votes in the USCHO.com poll and one vote in USA Today/USA Hockey, Quinnipiac enters the 2012-13 season ranked No. 14 in the nation in both preseason ranking.
September 27, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Hits Ice For First Action of 2012-13 Season at Home in Exhibition Against Cambridge on Saturday
Fans will get their first glimpse at the 2012-13 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team as they host the Cambridge Jr. Rivulettes squad in an exhibition game on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.
September 17, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Tabbed Sixth in ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches' Poll
The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was selected to finish sixth in the 2012-13 ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league office on Monday, Sep. 17. The Bobcats totaled 71 points after finishing 2011-12 with a 19-16-2 overall record (12-8-2 ECAC Hockey), and made the ECAC Hockey Semifinals for the second consecutive year.
September 17, 2012
Babstock Honored With ECAC Hockey Preseason All-League Selection
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) was honored with a ECAC Hockey Preseason All-League selection, as announced by the league on Friday, Sep. 15. A Second-Team All-ECAC Hockey honoree at the end of the 2011-12 season, Babstock earns her second-consecutive Preseason All-League designation. She is joined by three Cornell skaters, including defenders Laura Fortino and Lauriane Rougeau, and forward Brianne Jenner, as well as Harvard forward Jillian Dempsey and Clarkson goaltender Erica Howe.
August 15, 2012
Nicole Kosta and Cassie Turner Selected for Team Canada's National Women's Under-22/Development Team
Sophomore forward Nicole Kosta and associate head coach Cassie Turner of the Quinnipiac’s women’s ice hockey program have been selected for Team Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team. Hockey Canada announced Sunday Aug. 12 the 22 players that will play in a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-22 Select Team from Thursday Aug. 16 to Sunday Aug. 19 in Calgary.
August 15, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey's Kate Wheeler and Chelsea Illchuk Sign with Austria's Neuberg Highlanders
Former Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey assistant captain Kate Wheeler (Oakville, Ontario) and Chelsea Illchuk (Lockport, Manitoba) have been signed by the Neuberg Highlanders of Austria’s European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL) Division II. The pair joins former Bobcat Kelley Davies who signed with Neuberg after completing her four-year career with Quinnipiac in 2011. Former Quinnipiac standouts Elyse Cole and Janine Duffy previously played for Neuberg.
August 10, 2012
Quinnipiac Submits Bid To Host 2014 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Frozen Four
Quinnipiac Director of Athletics Jack McDonald has announced that Quinnipiac has submitted a bid to host the 2014 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.
August 8, 2012
Women's Ice Hockey Head Coach Rick Seeley Signs Contract Extension Through 2017
Quinnipiac University Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald announced that Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Rick Seeley has signed a contract extension to remain with the Bobcats through 2017. Terms of the contract have not been disclosed.
July 23, 2012
Four Bobcats and Associate Head Coach Cassandra Turner Vie For The Opportunity To Represent Their Country
Quinnipiac Women’s Ice Hockey’s Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario), Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario), Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden), and Anna Borgfeldt (Kristianstad, Sweden) have all earned invitations to summer development camps and the opportunity to represent their respective countries in international play. Babstock and Kosta will attend Hockey Canada’s U22/Development Team selection camp held in Calgary, Alberta August 2-13. Borgfeldt and Uden Johansson are among 39 participants in the Sweden’s Women National Team Development Camp to be held August 16-26 in Nortalje, Sweden.
July 17, 2012
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Announces 2012-13 Schedule
Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey head coach Rick Seeley has announced the Bobcats’ 2012-13 schedule, which will commence with a two-game series against perennial powerhouse Mercyhurst on Oct. 5-6 at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.