December 9, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Earns No. 9 Ranking in USCHO.com Weekly Division I Poll
The number nine is a running theme this week for the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team as they enter their ninth straight week as a ranked team while checking in at the No. 9 spot in this week's USCHO.com weekly poll. The Bobcats had another successful weekend, extending their winning streak to four games after sweeping Union and Rensselaer in ECAC Hockey play to improve to 14-2-5 (5-2-4 ECAC Hockey).
December 7, 2013
Kelly Babstock Records 100th Career Assist In No. 8 Bobcats' 3-1 ECAC Hockey Win Against RPI
Kelly Babstock recorded her 100th career assist as the No. 8 Bobcats defeated RPI, 3-1, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn
December 6, 2013
Shiann Darkangelo Scores Twice To Lead No. 8 Bobcats To 4-2 Win Against Union
The nationally-ranked No. 8 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team topped Union, 4-2, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 13-2-5 overall and 4-2-4 in ECAC Hockey while Union drops to 5-10-0 overall and 2-5-0 in league play.
December 5, 2013
Junior Borja Angoitia and Senior Kelly Babstock Named November Athletes of the Month
Quinnipiac men’s soccer junior Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) and women’s ice hockey senior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) were named Quinnipiac's November Athletes of the Month, announced on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 by the QU Department of Athletics and Recreation.
December 5, 2013
No. 5 Quinnipiac Men’s Ice Hockey and No. 8 Women’s Ice Hockey Coaching Staffs Honored By AHCA
The No. 5 ranked Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey along and the No. 8 women’s ice hockey teams were honored by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) as the National Coaching Staffs for the month of November.
December 4, 2013
No. 8 Bobcats Conclude 2013 Slate with Home Conference Games Against Union and Rensselaer This Weekend
Fall semester exams and winter break near for the No. 8 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team but they still have unfinished business to attend to this weekend as they welcome in Union and Rensselaer to High Point Solutions Arena. The Bobcats are looking to overcome a four game winless draught in ECAC Hockey competition (0-1-3) as they take their 12-2-5 overall mark against the Dutchwomen (5-9, 2-4 ECAC Hockey) and Engineers (6-8-1, 3-3 ECAC Hockey). With these being two of only four conference showdowns for the upcoming weekend across the league, all attention will be square on the Bobcats as they hope to gain some spots on the four teams ahead of them in the ECAC Hockey standings.
December 3, 2013
Kelly Babstock Honored as the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week
After an explosive seven point weekend, earning her MVP honors for the 2013 Nutmeg Classic, Quinnipiac women's ice hockey senior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) was honored as the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Babstock earns her second Player of the Week honor of the season and 10th of her illustrious career.
December 2, 2013
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Ranked 8th in USCHO.com Division I Poll
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team maintained their No. 8 ranking in the USCHO.com weekly poll as announced on Monday, Dec. 2. The Bobcats enter their eighth straight week ranked in the poll as they continue their most successful season in program history with a record of 12-2-5 (3-2-4 ECAC Hockey) through 19 games.
November 30, 2013
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Captures Fourth Nutmeg Classic Title with 3-2 Win over Yale
The Quinnipiac University women’s ice hockey team claimed its fourth Nutmeg Classic title in program history on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats overcame a two-goal deficit to comeback and defeated Yale, 3-2, at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Lindsey West (Ajax, Ontario) netted the game-winner and nationally-ranked No. 7/8 Quinnipiac improved to 12-2-5 on the season.
November 30, 2013
Yale Awaits No. 7/8 Women's Ice Hockey in Nutmeg Classic Championship on Saturday; Live Stream Available on YouTube
The No. 7/8 nationally-ranked Bobcats earned their way to the 2013 Nutmeg Classic Championship after an 8-0 victory over RIT in their First Round showdown on Friday helped seal their fate into a title matchup against Yale on Saturday at 4 pm. Quinnipiac made their way here with a domination of the Tigers, the likes of which haven't been achieve by the program for quite some time. Both the offensive and defensive units had significant days all across the board as they now move on to try and claim their fourth Nutmeg Classic Championship (third in four years).
November 29, 2013
Darkangelo's Hat Trick, Two Assists Leads No. 7/8 Bobcats To 8-0 Win Against RIT; Bobcats To Face Yale in Nutmeg Classic Championship Game
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey junior Shiann Darkangelo had a hat trick and two assists to lead the No. 7/8 Bobcats to a 8-0 win against Rochester Institute of Technology. With the win, Quinnipiac advances to the Nutmeg Classic Championship Game against Yale on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m.
November 28, 2013
No. 7/8 Women's Ice Hockey Plays Host to the 10th Annual Nutmeg Classic, Will Play RIT in First Round on Friday
The No. 7/8 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team will play host to the 10th annual Nutmeg Classic this weekend from High Point Solutions Arena. The annual tradition gathers the three schools out of the Nutmeg State (UConn, Yale, and Quinnipiac) to compete in a tournament along with one other regional program (RIT) that changes every year. The Bobcats will be looking to claim their fourth title as they will face the Tigers in the First Round on Friday at 4 pm. UConn will be in search for their fifth championship while Yale has advanced to the Championship Game more than any other team (seven) but has claimed only one title. The winner of the Yale vs. UConn game will play the winner of the game between the Tigers and Bobcats on Saturday at 4 pm while the two teams that lose in the First Round will square off in the Consolation Game on Saturday at 1 pm.
November 26, 2013
No. 7/8 Women's Ice Hockey's Conference Showdown against Princeton Ends in 1-1 Tie
A first period goal from junior Shiann Darkangelo (Brighton, Mich.) combined with 24 saves from junior goalie Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) helped lift the No. 7/8 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team to a 1-1 tie against Princeton. The Bobcats' second 65 minute duel in three games proved taxing on the skaters but Quinnipiac picked up a crucial point in the conference standings as they keep hold of the fifth spot in the ECAC Hockey. Quinnipiac's record moves to 10-2-5 (3-2-4 ECAC Hockey) while the Tigers jump to 5-4-2 (4-4-1 ECAC Hockey).
November 25, 2013
No. 8 Women's Ice Hockey Travels Down to NJ to Challenge Travel Parnter Princeton in Tuesday Night ECAC Hockey Showdown
After a tough weekend home series the No. 8 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team will be taking on their travel partner Princeton on Tuesday night from Hobey Baker Memorial Rink. This crucial conference showdown will be the first meeting between both sides and looms large in the ECAC Hockey standings as the Bobcats (5th) are separated by just one point from the Tigers (6th). Quinnipiac has the advantage in recent history as they come in riding a six-game winning streak against Princeton as the Tigers haven't beaten the Bobcats since Jan. 3, 2011. This weekday matchup is the first for the Bobcats all season and also marks their 20th all-time meeting against their regional rival.
November 25, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Comes in Ranked at No. 8 in the USCHO.com Weekly Poll
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team earned the No. 8 national ranking in the USCHO.com weekly poll announced on Monday, November 25. This marks the first time this season the Bobcats have dropped in the poll as they fell from the No. 5 spot in last week's women's poll. Quinnipiac earned 57 points and will take their No. 8 ranking into a Tuesday night conference matchup against the Princeton Tigers.
November 25, 2013
Shiann Darkangelo Featured in Hometown Livingston Daily Following Late-Game Heroics against Boston College
After a pair of sensational outings two weekends ago, Quinnipiac women's ice hockey junior forward Shiann Darkangelo (Brighton, Mich.) was featured in her hometown newspaper the Livingston Daily. Darkangelo was one for the heroics as she knocked home the game-winning goal to lift her team to a 3-2 victory over then-No. 5 ranked Boston College.
November 23, 2013
No. 5/6 Women's Ice Hockey Falls to No. 8 Clarkson, 3-0
The No. 5/6 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team fell to No. 8 Clarkson, 3-0, on Saturday from High Point Solutions Arena. The Bobcats did their best to limit a potent offense in the Golden Knights' attack but couldn’t fight them off as two power-play goals and a 23 save shutout from two-time reigning ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the year Erica Howe helped lift Clarkson past Quinnipiac. The Bobcats' eight game unbeaten streak was snapped while their record falls to 10-2-4 (3-2-3 ECAC Hockey) and Clarkson jumps to 12-3-2 (5-2-1 ECAC Hockey).
November 22, 2013
No. 5/6 Women's Ice Hockey and Saint Lawrence Skate to 1-1 Tie
Both goalies were on their game on Friday as the No. 5/6 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team and St. Lawrence played to a 1-1 tie from High Point Solutions Arena. In their first meeting since the Saints knocked the Bobcats out of the 2013 ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals, play was up-and-down at a furious pace but each team’s goalie was up to the task throughout. The Bobcats put 47 shots on the Saints' goalie Carmen MacDonald but only one snuck through while junior goalie Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) stonewalled 24-of-25 shots to help Quinnipiac walk away with one point. Quinnipiac extends their unbeaten streak to eight games, improving their record to 10-1-4 (3-1-3 ECAC Hockey) while St. Lawrence moves to 5-7-1 (4-2-1 ECAC Hockey).
November 21, 2013
No. 5/6 Women's Ice Hockey Welcomes St. Lawrence and No. 8 Clarkson to High Point Solutions Arena This Weekend
This weekend's games for the Bobcats will mark the first time Quinnipiac will be playing as a Top 5 ranked team as a result of this week's USCHO.com weekly poll. The No. 5/6 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team entered the Top 5 in the nation for the first time in program history and will be put right to the test as they welcome a pair of ECAC Hockey powers to the High Point Solutions Arena with St. Lawrence and No. 8 Clarkson presenting a pair of formidable opponents for the Bobcats to handle. Quinnipiac has had its fair share of run-ins with both teams in recent postseasons and will be looking for some key conference points this weekend in an effort to position themselves in the playoff running.
November 20, 2013
TD Bank Sports Center Extends Women's Frozen Four Ticket Promotion
Quinnipiac University's TD Bank Sports Center Ticket Office has extended its special ticket promotion available to all Bobcat fans in conjunction with the Women's Ice Hockey Frozen Four.
November 19, 2013
No. 5/6 Women's Ice Hockey's Rise up the Rankings Garners Feature on NCAA.com
The No. 5/6 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team was featured in a recent news brief on the official website of the NCAA. The Bobcats’ made some history yesterday as they entered the USCHO.com Top 5 for the first time in program history on Monday.
November 18, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey (5th) Vaults into USCHO.com Weekly Poll Top 5 for the First Time in Program History
The cataclysmic rise up the national rankings for the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team continued this Monday as the Bobcats earned the No. 5 ranking from USCHO.com’s weekly women’s poll. The monumental achievement for the women’s ice hockey program marks the first time the Bobcats have ever been ranked in the Top 5. Quinnipiac's record stands at 10-1-3 (3-1-2 ECAC Hockey) after a weekend sweep of a pair of perennial Hockey East powers at home, defeating then-No. 5 Boston College, 3-2, as well as New Hampshire, 2-1.
November 16, 2013
Morgan Fritz-Ward Bangs Home the Game-Winner for No. 7/9 Women's Ice Hockey to Seal 2-1 Comeback Victory over UNH
In what amounted to a near mirror image of the No. 7/9 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team’s performance from a night ago, the Bobcats came-from-behind with a late third period game-winner to defeat New Hampshire, 2-1. Junior Morgan Fritz-Ward (Mason City, Iowa) sent the home Bobcat faithful home happy with a wrister on a breakaway that found the back of the net and gave Quinnipiac their first ever win over the Wildcats (1-8-1 all-time). The win pushes the Bobcats' unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2) and keeps them undefeated from High Point Solutions Arena (5-0-1) on the season. Quinnipiac’s overall record moves to 10-1-3 while New Hampshire falls back to .500 at 6-6-2 this season.
November 15, 2013
No. 7/9 Women's Ice Hockey Stuns No. 5 Boston College in Final Minutes of 3-2 Victory; Bobcats' Third Ever Win over Top 5 Team
After playing over 57 minutes of captivating hockey against the No. 5 ranked team in the nation, the No. 7/9 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team’s junior forward Shiann Darkangelo (Brighton, Mich.) scored a thrilling, game-winning goal with 2:57 left on the clock to skate away 3-2 winners over Boston College. The victory is the Bobcats’ third in program history over a team ranked in the nation’s Top 5 and just the fourth ever in 22 chances against the Eagles. Quinnipiac’s triumph in stunning fashion moves their record to 9-1-3 (3-1-2 ECAC Hockey) while Boston College’s four game winning streak comes to an end as they fall to 9-3 (5-1 WHEA).
November 14, 2013
Bobcats' Standout Junior Goalie Chelsea Laden Appears on ECAC Hockey Weekly Radio Show
The No. 7/9 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team had their junior goalie Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) appear as a special guest on the weekly ECAC Hockey Radio Show hosted by Bernie Corbett. The program features both the women's and men's side of the conference with one player each per week and focuses on their accomplishment this season as well as previewing this weekend’s upcoming matchups.
November 14, 2013
No. 7/9 Women's Ice Hockey Kickstarts Homestand with Matchups Against Hockey East's Boston College and UNH
After six straight ECAC Hockey contests, the No. 7/9 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team pits themselves against a pair of Hockey East powers in No. 5 Boston College and New Hampshire this weekend from High Point Solutions Arena. The Bobcats were dominated last season in their meetings with the Eagles (L, 3-0) and Wildcats (L, 5-2) as Quinnipiac was outscored 8-2 in their contests from last season. Entering their fifth straight week ranked in the Top 10 of both national weekly polls, the Bobcats will put their ranking to the test against a Top 5 and a New Hampshire program that they’ve never before beaten.
November 12, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Enters Fifth Straight Week Ranked in USCHO.com (7th) and USA Today/USA Hockey (9th) Poll
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team continues their best start to a season in program history as they earned a Top 10 ranking for the fifth consecutive week in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine weekly poll. The Bobcats (8-1-3, 3-1-2 ECAC Hockey) enter their second straight week with the No. 7 national ranking in the USCHO poll while they fell to No. 9 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine voting. For the third time this season, the Bobcats enter a weekend in which they will play another ranked foe as No. 5 Boston College steps into High Point Solutions Arena on Friday followed by New Hampshire on Saturday.
November 9, 2013
No. 7 Women's Ice Hockey and Yale Battle to 0-0 Tie; Chelsea Laden (27 Saves) Pitches Nation-Leading Fifth Shutout
In a 65 minute showdown ending in a 0-0 tie, the battle between No. 7 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey and Yale was as high-octane and pressure-packed as they get on Saturday from Ingalls Rink. Junior goalie Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) was every bit as dominant as she could be, making 27 saves to record her Division I-leading fifth shutout of the year. The Bobcats unleashed a potent offense on the Bulldogs, outshooting their crosstown rival, 44-27, but couldn’t manage to get one through. Quinnipiac extends their unbeaten streak to four games as their record moves to 8-1-3 (3-1-2 ECAC Hockey) while Yale ends their five game losing streak at 0-5-1 (0-3-1 ECAC Hockey).
November 8, 2013
No. 7 Women's Ice Hockey's Offense in Control as Bobcats Skate Past Brown, 3-1
Offense was the name of the game as the No. 7 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey controlled the action with a 3-1 victory over the Brown Bears on Friday from Meehan Auditorium. The Bobcats manhandled their ECAC Hockey foe, 45-9, in shots-on-goal through 60 minutes of play and used three different goal scorers to score the victory. Quinnipiac moves their unbeaten streak in conference play to four games as they improve to 8-1-2 (3-1-1 ECAC Hockey) while Brown drops to 1-3-1 (0-2-1 ECAC Hockey).
November 7, 2013
NCAA.com Features No. 7 Women's Ice Hockey After Acheiving Highest Ranking in Program History
The No. 7 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team was featured in a recent news brief on the official website of the NCAA. The Bobcats' highest ranking in program history at No. 7 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine weekly poll will be put to the test this weekend with road matchups against Brown and Yale.
November 6, 2013
No. 7 Women's Ice Hockey Looks to Continue Uptick this Weekend on the Road Against Brown and Yale
The sudden emergence of the No. 7 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team has caught the attention of the national voting community as the Bobcats just earned their highest ranking in both the USCHO.com and USA Today poll in program history. Off to their best start to a season in program history at 7-1-2 and fresh off an unbeaten weekend at home, the Bobcats (7-1-2, 2-1-1 ECAC Hockey) hope to continue their remarkable start to the season this weekend at Brown (1-2-1, 0-1-1 ECAC Hockey) and Yale (0-4, 0-2 ECAC Hockey) in conference action.
November 4, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Continues to Climb the USCHO.com Poll, Earning Highest Ranking in Program History at No. 7
The Bobcats continue their trend upwards as the women's ice hockey team is ranked No. 7 nationally in the USCHO.com Women’s D-1 weekly poll, their highest ever ranking in program history. After sticking in the No. 9 spot for consecutive weeks, the Bobcats jumped up 27 points all the way to 55 in the weekly voting announced on Monday, Nov. 4. Starting the season with their best record in program history (7-1-2), the No. 7 Bobcats will carry this wave of momentum into ECAC Hockey showdowns with Brown and Yale this weekend.
November 3, 2013
No. 9/10 Women's Ice Hockey Sophomore Defender Cydney Roesler Will Host Monthly #BobcatChat Monday at 5 PM
The No. 9/10 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team has announced sophomore defenseman (Stittsville, Ontario) will participate in the team’s monthly #BobcatChat hosted online via Twitter. Roesler will be available at 5:00 p.m. on Monday night to answer any questions from fans who tweet using the hashtag #BobcatChat. The Bobcats will be working in support of youth mental health throughout the month of November and will answer any and all inquiries related to the cause in addition to all game, team and individual questions.
November 2, 2013
No. 9/10 Women's Ice Hockey Hangs On For 1-1 Tie Against No. 3 Cornell
In a game that saw the first shorthanded goal of the season and the first penalty shot since 2008, it seemed only fitting the No. 9/10 nationally-ranked women's ice hockey team and No. 3 Cornell ended in a 1-1 tie on Saturday from High Point Solutions Arena. Junior Shiann Darkangelo (Brighton, Mich.) netted her first career shorthanded goal in the second period but Cornell's Emily Fulton converted a penalty shot, the first allowed by the Bobcats since 2008, more than halfway through the third period to knot the score at 1-1. Both sides played through a scoreless overtime period as Quinnipiac moves to 7-1-2 (2-1-1 ECAC Hockey) and Cornell’s (5-0-1, 3-0-1 ECAC Hockey) five game winning streak snapped on Saturday.
November 1, 2013
Six Different Bobcats Score for No. 9/10 Women's Ice Hockey in Shutout of Colgate, 6-0
The No. 9/10 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team littered the stat sheet with six different goal scorers in their 6-0 domination of Colgate from High Point Solutions Arena on Friday. Each member of the Bobcats' top offensive line lit the lamp once while a pair of sophomore defenders each scored their first career goal. The offensive effort combined with a solid night in net from junior goalie Chelsea Laden (20 saves) as she notched her nation-leading fourth shutout of the season. Quinnipiac continues their best start to a season in program history at 7-1-1 (2-1 ECAC Hockey) while the Raiders fall to 2-7 (0-3 ECAC Hockey).
October 31, 2013
Chelsea Laden (Goaltender) and Emma Woods (Rookie) Earn ECAC Hockey Monthly Awards
A pair of Bobcats in junior goalie Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) and freshman forward Emma Woods (Burford, Ontario) were voted as the monthly awards by the ECAC Hockey on Thursday, Oct. 31. Laden picks up the Goaltender of the Month for October while Woods earns the Rookie of the Month distinction after the pair both help lift the Bobcats to their best start in program history.
October 30, 2013
ECAC Hockey Home Opening Weekend Against Colgate and No. 3 Cornell Up Next for No. 9/10 Women's Ice Hockey
Continuing their best start in program history, the No. 9/10 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team return home for an ECAC Hockey weekend series against Colgate and No. 3 Cornell. The Bobcats come into this weekend riding high as the team is off to their best start ever at 6-1-1 after earning a hard fought split last weekend at No. 7 Harvard and Dartmouth. After falling to the Crimson, 4-2, the Bobcats picked up a heart-wrenching 4-2 win from Thompson Arena in which the team nursed a one-goal lead throughout the third period and managed to kill off a Big Green power play with less than three minutes left. The last time Quinnipiac hosted this series was back in February 2013 and on that Friday, Feb. 8 the Bobcats stunned Cornell, 4-1, to pick up their first home victory ever over the Big Red.
October 28, 2013
Quinnipiac Men (7th) and Women's Ice Hockey (9th) Both Ranked in Top 10 in USCHO.com Poll
For the second consecutive week, the Quinnipiac men's and women's ice hockey teams are ranked in the USCHO.com national poll. The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team (6-1) jumped up two spots from No. 9 to No. 7 in the weekly poll, their highest ranking of the season, while the women's ice hockey team (6-1-1) enters their second straight week ranked No. 9. This marks the first time in the University's history that both schools have been nationally-ranked in consecutive weeks. They join Minnesota, North Dakota and Boston College as the only hockey programs in the nation to have both their men’s and women’s teams ranked in the Top 10.
October 26, 2013
No. 8/9 Women's Ice Hockey Holds Off Dartmouth for 4-2 Victory; Kelly Babstock Nets Two Goals for the Bobcats
In a back-and-forth seesaw affair between the No. 8/9 nationally ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team, the Bobcats earned a hard fought 4-2 victory from Thompson Arena on Saturday. The Bobcat defensive unit killed off a Dartmouth power play with less than three minutes remaining to clinch the victory while senior Kelly Babstock (two goals, one assist) supplied the scoring for Quinnipiac in their first ECAC Hockey win of the season. The road team improves to 6-1-1 (1-1 ECAC Hockey) while Dartmouth remains winless at 0-3 (0-2 ECAC Hockey).
October 25, 2013
No. 8/9 Women's Ice Hockey Taken Down by No. 7 Harvard, 4-2
The No. 8/9 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team dropped a 4-2 decision to the No. 7 ranked Harvard Crimson from Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Friday night. The Bobcats held the Crimson scoreless for the first and third periods but four goals in less than a 10 minute span in the second proved too much to overcome despite the Bobcats outshooting the Crimson, 21-18 for the game. Quinnipiac's six-game unbeaten streak comes to an end as they fall to 5-1-1 (0-1-0 ECAC Hockey) on the year while Harvard wins its season opener as they stand 1-0-0 (1-0-0 ECAC Hockey).
October 24, 2013
No. 8/9 Women's Ice Hockey Ready for First ECAC Hockey Roadtrip This Weekend at No. 7 Harvard and Dartmouth
Off to their best start in program history, the No. 8/9 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team will get their first big test of the season with a road ECAC Hockey weekend series at No. 7 Harvard and Dartmouth. The Bobcats have not fared well in their all-time series against either squad on the road including last year where the team went winless, falling to Dartmouth 5-2 and Harvard 4-0, in their weekend road series last season. Quinnipiac, however, comes into this weekend with all sorts of momentum as the team owns a record of 5-0-1 and just achieved their highest ranking (No. 8 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll) in program history.
October 23, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Earns Highest Ranking in Program History at No. 8 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll
Just one day removed from tying their highest ranking ever in the USCHO.com weekly poll, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team did one better as they earned the No. 8 ranking in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. The Bobcats' No. 8 national ranking is their highest ever in any poll in program history. Quinnipiac earned 40 points in the poll, also a program record, as they now look ahead to a tough weekend road slate against ECAC Hockey perennial powers in No. 7 Harvard and Dartmouth.
October 22, 2013
Kelly Babstock (POW) and Emma Woods (ROW) Win ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards
Another week and another two individual honors for the No. 9 ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team as the ECAC Hockey league office made their announcement of weekly winners on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Senior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) took down the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week award while freshman forward Emma Woods (Burford, Ontario) claimed the Rookie of the Week honors. This marks the third straight week a Quinnipiac player has won a weekly award as well as the third straight time a Bobcats has won Rookie of the Week. No other team in the ECAC Hockey has won Rookie of the Week three straight weeks since Harvard back in 2009 where they won it three straight weeks from Nov. 16 – Nov. 30.
October 21, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Jumps up to No. 9 in the USCHO.com Women's Division I Weekly Poll
After sweeping their weekend series with Maine in their first appearance as a nationally-ranked team this season, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team vaulted up a spot in the USCHO.com weekly poll to No. 9 in the country. The Bobcats earned 31 points in the poll released on Monday, Oct. 21, represent the most points accumulated by Quinnipiac in a weekly poll in its program history. The No. 9 ranking also represents the highest the team has been ranked since Oct. 3, 2011.
October 19, 2013
Kelly Babstock Lights the Lamp for Fifth Career Hat Trick to Lead No. 10 Bobcats Past Maine, 5-2
Coming into the weekend with one goal this season, the No. 10 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey’s all-time leading scorer was certainly overdue and it paid off in a big way on Saturday in the Bobcats’ 5-2 victory over Maine. Senior Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) erupted with three goals, the last of which being the 80th of her career, to finish with her fifth career hat trick. Four goals in the second period proved vital for the nationally-ranked Bobcats on Saturday from Alfond Arena. With the victory, No. 10 Quinnipiac (5-0-1) is now off to their best six-game start to a season in program history while Maine (0-3-1) remains winless on the year.
October 18, 2013
No. 10 Women's Ice Hockey Scores Three Power-Play Goals to Defeat Maine, 4-0
Strong special teams play and steady goaltending proved to be the difference for No. 10 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey in their 4-0 win over Maine. The Bobcats found the net three times on the power play to give them six goals on the man advantage in their last three contests. Junior goalie Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) was stellar in net once again, posting her second straight shutout with 20 saves in her winning effort. Quinnipiac extends their unbeaten streak to five games as they improve to 4-0-1 while Maine remains winless at 0-2-1.
October 16, 2013
No. 10 Nationally-Ranked Women's Ice Hockey Hits the Road for Weekend Series Against Maine
Just two weeks removed from their 1500 mile trek to Minnesota for the St. Cloud State series, the No. 10 nationally-ranked Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team will bus nearly 400 miles up to Orono, Maine to take on the Black Bears this weekend from Alford Arena. This meeting also marks the fourth straight year in which these two sides will play one another and the first trip back to Maine since the 2010-11 season for the Bobcats. The games this weekend will also mark the Bobcats' first appearance with the No. 10 national ranking as they surged into the Top-10 of each national poll earlier this week.
October 15, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Junior Goalie Chelsea Laden Will Partake in Monthly #BobcatChat Wednesday at 5 PM
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team has announced junior goaltender Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) will participate in the team’s monthly #BobcatChat hosted online via Twitter. Laden will be available at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday night to answer any questions from fans who tweet using the hashtag #BobcatChat. Questions and answers will be featured on the High Point Solutions Arena's newly installed, high-definition scoreboards during every women's ice hockey home game this season.
October 14, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey's Meghan Turner Wins ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week Honors
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team made it two-for-two this season as freshman Meghan Turner (Bedford, N.H.) was named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Turner wins her first career weekly award as she continues to play impressive all-around hockey for the No. 10 nationally-ranked Bobcats (3-0-1) as they head into their third week of the 2013-14 season.
October 14, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Surges into USCHO.com and USA Hockey Magainze Poll Top-10 as Bobcats Earn No. 10 National Ranking
After receiving votes for the first three weeks of the season, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey cracked the USCHO.com Women’s Division I Poll as the Bobcats earned the No. 10 ranking on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. This marks the first time Quinnipiac has been ranked since Oct. 3, 2011 and the latest point in the season in which they’ve been ranked since Jan. 29, 2011.
October 12, 2013
Four Different Bobcats Score as Women's Ice Hockey Blanks Penn State, 4-0; Chelsea Laden (14 Saves) Posts Third Career Shutout
Quinnipiac's work on the offensive and defensive end was rewarded on Saturday as the women's ice hockey team shutout the Penn State Nittany Lions, 4-0, from High Point Solutions Arena. The Bobcats were lifted by four different goal scorers who combined with goalie Chelsea Laden (12 saves) for the junior’s third career shutout and second in the team’s first four games of the season. With the non-conference victory, the Bobcats remain undefeated at 3-0-1 while Penn State falls to 1-2-1 for the season.
October 11, 2013
Shiann Darkangelo Scores Twice To Lead Women's Ice Hockey to 5-1 Win Over Penn State
The home Bobcat crowd got their first glimpse at junior transfer Shiann Darkangelo (Brighton, Mich.) and she did not disappoint with two goals, including the power-play game-winner, to lead Quinnipiac past Penn State, 5-1. Transferring in from Syracuse over the summer, Darkangelo pumped in the third multi-goal game of her career and first two tallies as a Bobcat. Quinnipiac takes the victory over the Nittany Lions in their first all-time meeting as the Bobcats remain undefeated at 2-0-1 while Penn State falls to 1-1-1.
October 10, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Receiving Points in Both USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com Weekly Polls
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team climbed up the standings as they received five points in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and eight points in the USCHO.com weekly poll. This is the highest number of votes the Bobcats have received in either poll through three weeks of the season voting. They currently stand less than ten points away from being nationally ranked in either poll.
October 10, 2013
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey and 2014 Women's Frozen Four Featured on USCHO.com
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team was recently featured in a weekly column from USCHO.com Women's Division I columnist Arlan Marttila. The article discusses the Bobcats’ potential this season and previews the team as well as several key returners and newcomers. In addition, the article also highlights Quinnipiac’s hosting the 2014 Women’s Frozen Four at season’s end.
October 10, 2013
Bobcats Set for Home Opener Against Penn State in First All-Time Meeting This Weekend; Live YouTube Stream Available
After flying 1500 miles for their first games of the season, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team returns home to start their first of a program record 20 home games this season for the Bobcats. Their opponent, in just their second season as a Division I squad, is the Penn State Nittany Lions. This will be the first all-time meeting between the two squads with the first puck dropping at 7:00 pm on Friday and at 4:00 pm on Saturday.
October 10, 2013
USCHO.com Previews Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey's 2013-14 Season
USCHO.com women's Division I columnist Arlan Marttila recently wrote a feature column previewing the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey's 2013-14 season.
October 8, 2013
Emma Woods and Chelsea Laden Claim ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards
After just one week of the regular season, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team scored a pair of individual honors in the ECAC Hockey’s weekly awards announcement, made by the league office on Tues., Oct. 8. Freshman forward Emma Woods (Burford, Ontario) picked up the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week while junior goalie Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) earned the Goalie of the Week award. It was the first such award in each of the Bobcats' young careers.
October 7, 2013
Quinnipiac's University Club To Host 2013-14 Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Media Night On Tuesday, Oct. 8
Quinnipiac's University Club at the TD Bank Sports Center will host the 2013-14 Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Media Night on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m.
October 5, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Scores Three Unanswered Goals in Final Eight Minutes, Earns 3-1 Victory over St. Cloud State
The top line for the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team combined to pump in three unanswered goals within the final eight minutes to lead a come-from-behind, 3-1, victory over the St. Cloud State Huskies from Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Freshman Emma Woods (Burford, Ontario) scored the first two goals of her career, including the game-winner, in the final five minutes to help secure Quinnipiac’s first victory of the season. The Bobcats’ record moves to 1-0-1 on the season while the Huskies drop to 0-1-1.
October 4, 2013
Quinnipiac Ties St. Cloud State, 0-0 (OT), Amanda Colin Nets Shoot-out Winner
After 65 minutes of battling for loose pucks, close calls at the net and stalwart goaltending, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team's season-opener at St. Cloud State ended in a tie, 0-0. The Bobcats did, however, defeat St. Cloud State, 3-2, in a shoot-out, with the game-winning goal coming from local product senior Amanda Colin (Burnsville, Minn.).
October 3, 2013
2013-14 Season Opens This Weekend for Women's Ice Hockey at St. Cloud State from Herb Brooks National Hockey Center
Building off last season's success, the Quinnipiac women's' ice hockey team continues to make strides and rise to the top of college hockey. The new year brings back some familiar faces and eight new ones as the Bobcats will start their 2013-14 season this weekend at St. Cloud State. The two game series between the two teams marks the beginning of the regular season for both squads in addition to the grand opening of the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, home of the Huskies. The 5,763 seat arena recently underwent a renovation and was newly renamed in April 2013 in honor of former St. Cloud State and U.S. Olympic coach Herb Brooks.
September 30, 2013
Single-Game Tickets For Men's & Women's Ice Hockey And Basketball Go On Sale On Tuesday, Oct. 1
Individual game tickets for the men’s and women’s hockey and basketball 2013-14 seasons will go on sale beginning Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 9:00AM.
September 28, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Takes Down Guelph, 3-1, in Home Exhibition from TD Bank Sports Center
After a lengthy offseason, the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team ringed in the new year with a 3-1 exhibition victory over Guelph from High Point Solutions Arena on Saturday. Special teams play proved the difference for Quinnipiac as two power-play goals in the third period resulted in the go-ahead and game-clinching tallies for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac now has one more week of preparation before their season-opening trip out to St. Cloud State where they will take on the WCHA’s Huskies.
September 27, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Welcomes Guelph for Saturday Exhibition to Open 2013-14 Season; Live YouTube Stream Available
The booming sound of the scoreboard buzzer pierced the walls of the High Point Solutions Arena countless times last season but it was the final horn on Sunday, March 3 that brought the Bobcats to their knees. As the clock struck 00:00, the pain and disappointment came through with one look at the score. With that final boom of the horn meant was more than just a loss, but an end to six of greatest careers the Quinnipiac program has ever seen. This specific group of players brought an attitude, displayed great character and led the team to their most-successful four years in Quinnipiac history. The 2-0 loss at home to St. Lawrence in game three of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinal series brought an end to another breakthrough season in which the Bobcats continued to tear down program and individual records. Despite a discouraging end, hope reigns supreme as the team will be returning several major contributors and welcome eight new faces who will certainly play a role in the team’s continued rise to the top.
September 24, 2013
QU Women's Ice Hockey Receives Votes in Both USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com Preseason Polls
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team received recognition in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com Preseason Polls this week. The Bobcats picked up two points in the USA Today Poll and four in the USCHO.com Division I Women's Poll. This marks the fourth straight season in which the Bobcats have received points in both women’s hockey Preseason Polls.
September 17, 2013
Kelly Babstock Named to ECAC Hockey Preseason All-League Team
For the third consecutive season, Quinnipiac women's ice hockey senior forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) was honored with a ECAC Hockey Preseason All-League selection, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Sept. 17. An ECAC Hockey First-Team honoree at the end of the 2012-13 season, Babstock returns looking to lead her team back to the postseason for the fifth straight season. She is joined by three Clarkson skaters, including goalie Erica Howe, defenseman Erin Ambrose and forward Jamie Lee-Rattray, as well as Harvard defenseman Sarah Edney and Cornell forward Jillian Saulnier.
September 17, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Garners Fourth Place in ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches' Poll
As chosen by the league's coaches, the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was selected to finish fourth in the ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Bobcats totaled 94 points after finishing the 2012-13 with a 20-12-4 overall record (13-6-3 ECAC Hockey) and advanced to the ECAC Hockey Tournament for the fourth consecutive season.
September 17, 2013
Women’s Basketball and Ice Hockey Teams Participate in Fuel 60 Event at BearPath Elementary School
Members of the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball and women’s ice hockey teams recently enjoyed a trip to Bear Path Elementary School as part of QU's Positive Play Initiative - a program that is designed to heighten community service activity by Quinnipiac's student-athletes, coaches and staff. Several Bobcats partook in Fuel 60, a national program aimed towards improving healthy eating and physical activity.
September 16, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Alum Brittany Lyons Featured in Women's Hockey Life Blog
Former Quinnipiac women's ice hockey forward Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) was recently featured in an online post on the Women’sHockeyLife blog. Lyons wrote a firsthand account of her trip overseas with fellow teammate Felica Vieweg (Port Orange, Fla.) and first week with her new team, the Neuberg Highlanders.
September 9, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Senior Captain Amanda Colin Will Partake in Inaugural #BobcatChat Monday at 5 PM
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team has announced senior captain Amanda Colin (Burnsville, Minn.) will participate in the team’s inaugural #BobcatChat hosted online via Twitter. Colin will be available at 5:00 p.m. on Monday night to answer any questions from fans who tweet using the hashtag #BobcatChat. Questions and answers will be featured on the High Point Solutions Arena’s newly installed, high-definition scoreboards during every women’s ice hockey home game this season.
August 28, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey Head Coach Rick Seeley Signs Contract Extension Through 2018
The Quinnipiac University Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald announced the women's ice hockey head coach Rick Seeley has signed a contract extension through the 2017-18 season. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
August 27, 2013
Nicole Kosta Completes Red-White Series With Canada's National Team
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey's junior forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ont.) wrapped up her time with Team Canada as she finished with two assists in the three-game Red-White series. Kosta was selected to join the 27 players already chosen for the Canadian National Women’s Team in preparation for the intrasquad Red-White series from Aug. 21-24.
August 27, 2013
Women's Ice Hockey's Cassie Turner Leads Canada to Victory Over Team USA in U-18 National Series
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey associate head coach Cassie Turner (Campbellford, Ont.) recently returned to Hamden after leading Team Canada's U-18 National Team to a three-game series victory over the Team USA National U-18 squad. Turner joined Canada's Under-18 Team as an assistant coach for the week-long selection camp followed by a three-game series against the United States' Women’s Under-18 Select Team from Herb Brooks Arena.
August 20, 2013
Nicole Kosta Selected for Canada's National Women's Program Red-White Series
Hockey Canada announced on Sunday the 13 players selected to join the 27 centralized with Canada’s National Women’s U-22 Team. Quinnipiac’s junior forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) was one of the selected players coming from the National Development Team, which just recently finished their selection camp on Saturday. Kosta now will take part in Canada’s National Women’s Program Red-White Series from Aug. 21-24 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
August 1, 2013
Cassie Turner and Nicole Kosta Selected for Hockey Canada's Development Team Rosters
Quinnipiac's associate head coach Cassie Turner and junior forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) have been selected for Team Canada's National Women’s Development Teams. Turner joins Canada's Under-18 Team as an assistant coach while Kosta will join the Under-22/Development Team. Hockey Canada announced Monday, July 28 the 40 players and coaching staffs that have been invited to each of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camps.
July 10, 2013
Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Announces 2013-14 Schedule, Individual Tickets Go On Sale On Oct. 1
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey head coach Rick Seeley has announced the Bobcats' 2013-14 35-game schedule (one exhibition) that features a program record 20 home games, seven matchups against NCAA Tournament participants from last season, a season-opening trip out to St. Cloud, Minn. for a pair of games against the Huskies, hosting the 10th annual Nutmeg Classic and the culmination as the High Point Solutions Arena will play host to the 2014 NCAA Women's Frozen Four in March.