February 13, 2014

No. 10 Women's Ice Hockey Host Yale, Brown With Both Games Set to Air on ESPN3; Senior Day Slated for Saturday

No. 10 Quinnipiac Bobcats (17-5-8, 8-4-6 ECAC Hockey) @
Yale Bulldogs (7-13-5, 5-8-5 ECAC Hockey)/Brown Bears (4-16-5, 3-12-3 ECAC Hockey)
Friday-Saturday, February 14-15, 2014 – 7:00 pm / 4:00 pm
High Point Solutions Arena – Hamden, Conn.

Every Point, Every Game is Crucial
Despite the Bobcats' loss to St. Lawrence last weekend, the No. 10 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team still sits in a good position as they control their own destiny in the fight for home ice in the upcoming ECAC Hockey Tournament. Quinnipiac is already guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, as they can fall no lower than the seventh seed, but they sit just one point ahead of St. Lawrence (21 points) and two ahead of Princeton (19 points) as those three teams are all in the running for the No. 4 seed and final team that is guaranteed home ice in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals. Now in comes the Yale Bulldogs and Brown Bears for the final home weekend series of the regular season for Quinnipiac as the team will honor the six seniors before the starts of Saturday's game against Brown. Among the Class of 2014 includes Kelly Babstock, Olivia Brackett, Amanda Colin, Elena Orlando, Shelby Wignall and Ashley Winslow as the Bobcats will look to end the final home game of the 2013-14 regular season on a high note.

Multimedia Milestone
Both games this weekend will be aired on ESPN3, the first time Quinnipiac has ever broadcasted women's ice hockey over a national affiliate. The links for the games can be found on the official website of Quinnipiac Athletics as members of QBSN will provide the play-by-play and color commentary over the ESPN airwaves.

All-Time Against the Bulldogs
Quinnipiac has played no other than more than the Yale Bulldogs as Friday's contest will be the 28th all-time meeting between both squads, including the third time this season. Despite owning a 9-13-5 all-time record against Yale, the Bobcats have enjoyed a great deal of success in their most recent meetings as Quinnipiac is 7-1-2 in the last 10 games between both squads and come in riding a six-game unbeaten streak (4-0-2). In their two previous meetings this season, they tied 0-0 from Ingalls Rink back on Nov. 9 but the Bobcats managed to pull out a 3-2 victory to secure the Nutmeg Classic Championship on Nov. 30. Quinnipiac hasn't allowed more than two goals to the Bulldogs in 13 straight games dating all the way back to Feb. 9, 2008.

Scouting Yale
The Bulldogs have looked like a different team the past four games as they were rolling right along heading into February but with the absence of their top scorer Phoebe Staenz, who is playing with Team Switzerland at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Yale is winless in their last four (0-3-1). Overall, the Bulldogs come into the weekend with record of 7-13-5 and 5-8-5 mark in ECAC Hockey. They currently own the No. 7 seed (15 points) if the ECAC Hockey Tournament would start today but both Rensselaer (14 points) and Dartmouth (13 points) are nipping at their toes, itching to move up the standings. Before Staenz left to play for her native country, Yale was in the midst of their most successful stretch of the season as the team played to a 5-3-3 record, including a monumental 2-0 victory at Harvard as well as some impressive ties against Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Not only will Yale be playing without their top scorer but they also will missing their third-leading scorer in sophomore Jamie Haddad for Friday's game as she was handed a one-game suspension following her actions in the third period of Saturday's 3-3 tie with Rensselaer. Despite the massive loss of offensive talent, the Bulldogs still have one of the ECAC Hockey's most talented goaltenders in junior Jamie Leonoff who is in the midst of a career year. Leonoff has posted a 2.82 GAA, .920 save percentage and has chipped in two shutouts in 25 games this season. Her play has certainly picked up against ranked opponents as both her shutouts this season have come against ranked foes in Quinnipiac and Harvard. The Bobcats were denied time-after-time in their Nov. 9 meeting with Leonoff and Yale as she posted 44 saves in a 0-0 tie with Quinnipiac but the Bobcats managed to get some revenge as they put three goals past her in the Nutmeg Classic Championship to secure a 3-2 victory. With Staenz and Haddad out for Friday, Yale will lean on sophomore Janelle Ferrara who comes in with 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) in 25 games this season. Among the other steady scorers for the Bulldogs includes Hanna Astrom (5-8-13), Krista Yip-Chuck (7-5-12), Taylor Marchin (4-6-10), Tara Tomimoto (4-6-10) and Stephanie Mock (3-7-10) who all have at least 10 points on the season.

All-Time Against the Bears
The Brown Bears and Bobcats have met 19 times in their series history with Quinnipiac owning a 10-6-3 record all-time against their close rival. Quinnipiac, however, has dominated the series of late as they come in riding a nine-game unbeaten streak (7-0-2) playing Brown. The Bobcats have outscored the Bears 15-1 in their past four games and have completely shut down their opponents, as the Brown goal at 7:58 in the first period broke a scoreless streak of 199:01 playing against the Bobcats.

Scouting Brown
After going 17 games with only one win, Brown is in the midst of their hottest stretch of the season as they've picked up three wins in their last eight games and own an overall record of 3-4-1 in that stretch. The Bears seemed to have found their legs in front of their stellar goalie Aubree More despite coming in with an overall record of 4-16-5 and 3-12-3 mark in ECAC Hockey. Brown's fortunes starting turning around with their 4-2 victory over St. Lawrence on Jan. 17 to secure their first conference win of the season. Since then, they've gone on to tie Yale (2-2) and defeat Rensselaer (3-0) and Union (2-1) last weekend to come in riding a two-game winning streak. Much credit for the winning streak belongs to the reigning ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week in Moore. She was rock solid in net on Friday, posting her second 50-plus save outing of the season with 51 saves in a 3-0 victory over Rensselaer. The senior co-captain came back to stop 26-of-27 shots faced in a 2-1 win over Union to give the Bears their first weekend sweep of the season. Moore made a total of 77 saves including registering a 0.50 GAA and .987 save percentage in the two league contests. Overall, Moore has been stellar all season for the Bears as she owns a 2.48 GAA and .929 save percentage while appearing in 24 games for Brown in 2013-14. Offense on the other hand has been hard to come by for Brown all season as they are the third-lowest scoring team in the nation at just 1.64 goals per game. The Bears' junior class of Sarah Robson (5-9-14), Janice Young (7-5-12) and Kaitlyn Keon (5-6-11) represent the top three scorers for Brown while freshman Erin Conway (3-8-11) and senior Jessica Hoyle (6-4-10) also have scored at least 10 points this season. Brown is on the outside looking in when it comes to a potential playoff bid as they currently sit five points behind Rensselaer with four games to play but mathematically the Bears still remain in the hunt as the season winds down.

Last Time Out
The Bobcats managed to come away with one of their most dramatic results of the year on Friday as they tied No. 3 Clarkson, 3-3, from Cheel Arena. Quinnipiac came back from a 3-1 deficit heading into the third period and had managed to come away with one point against one of the nation's most formidable foes. They turned around and had a disappointing 3-0 loss to St. Lawrence on Saturday from Appleton Arena to head back to Hamden with one point in the two-game weekend road series. The Saint' Carmen MacDonald (24 saves) was quite impressive in net, shutting down every prime scoring opportunity for the Bobcats to tally her second shutout of the season.

Kelly Babstock Career Highlights
The most dynamic, high-scoring, productive player the program has ever seen, this next senior's four-year stay at Quinnipiac won't soon be forgotten. Not only has she become the first and only 100-point scorer in program history, but she is just six points away from become just the third player (male or female) in Quinnipiac's history to reach 200 points. A former ECAC Hockey Rookie and Player of the Year, who hasn't missed a game in her four-year career, this senior has helped turned the program into a consistent winner.

Career Totals: 140 Games, 91 Goals, 103 Assists, 194 Points

Olivia Brackett Career Highlights
Brackett certainly is a fan favorite and one of the vocal leaders for the Bobcats. Her intensity is unquestioned and her combination of energy, speed and effort help distinguish her contributions the past four seasons. The senior has played in 100 career games and perhaps landed the Bobcats' individual highlight of the year on Nov. 30 when she was mobbed by her teammates after scoring her first career goal.

Career Totals: 99 Games, 1 Goal, 5 Assists, 6 Points

Amanda Colin Career Highlights
Colin will leave Quinnipiac as one of their strongest all-around student-athletes in program history. She has played in 141 consecutive games for Quinnipiac, scoring 23 goals and 28 assists for 51 career points. Earlier this season, the Bobcats' senior captain also became the first Quinnipiac player to ever receive a nomination for the Hockey Humanitarian Award, presented annually to college hockey's finest citizen. A double major in accounting and computer information services, she has truly excelled both on and off the ice in her four years at Quinnipiac.

Career Totals: 140 games, 23 Goals, 28 Assists, 51 Points

Elena Orlando Career Highlights
Next up is a player who also exhibits the traits that embodies what it means to be a true student-athlete. She has successfully balanced her time on the ice, wherein she has played in 76 career games with three goals and eight assists to her name, with the numerous responsibilities off the playing surface. She has managed to fulfill all the necessary clinical assignments that come with being a nursing major as well as starring for the women's rugby team in the fall season the last two years.

Career Totals: 75 Games, 3 Goals, 8 Assists, 11 Points

Shelby Wignall Career Highlights
Our next senior has been as steady and consistent of a defender that the program has ever seen. She has played an integral role in the team's success since first landing with the Bobcats and has stepped into a senior leadership position as the only upperclassmen defenseman on the team. Having played in 139 career games, this senior assistant captain consistency and leadership will surely be missed in the years to come. 

Career Totals: 138 Games, 4 Goals, 14 Assists, 18 Points

Ashley Winslow Career Highlights
Our last senior has shown true and unquestioned dedication to the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey program over the last four years. This player is another fan favorite and has shown an appreciation and commitment to the team in addition to all their work throughout the surrounding community. Another dedicated student-athlete who plans to enter law school next year, her energy and time spent has given her teammates someone to look up to in her four years with the team.

Shot Blockers
The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team accomplished a feat few opponents have ever met playing against Clarkson. The Bobcats held the nation's second-highest scoring offense to just 14 shots-on-goal through three periods of action during Friday night's 3-3 tie. That shot total of just 14 is the fewest Clarkson had managed through three periods in a game since March 8, 2008 in the ECAC Hockey Semifinals at Harvard (13 shots-on-goal) and the fewest the Golden Knights had registered at home Feb. 4, 2006 against Princeton (13 shots-on-goal). In summation, the Bobcats managed to hold Clarkson to their fewest shots-on-goal at home in 299 games.

Coling All Angels
Senior captain Amanda Colin sparked the Bobcats on Friday against then-No. 3 ranked Clarkson as she notched a career-high three points (one goal, two assists) in the 3-3 tie. Colin either scored or assisted on all three Quinnipiac goals and also tied for the second-most points scored by an opposing player against the Golden Knights all season. The three goals for Quinnipiac also represented the most goals allowed by Clarkson in a game from Cheel Arena all season.

Turning Things Around
Quinnipiac freshman Meghan Turner picked up her third multi-point game of the season on Friday with one goal and one assist. Turner's goal helped snap a 10-game scoreless streak as she collected her first tally since Nov. 29 against RIT. Turner's multi-point effort against the nation's second-stingiest defense coming into the weekend in Clarkson helped her earn her second ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week award of the season.

Keep Reeling Them In
With Meghan Turner's second ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week honor this season, her two weekly awards combine with Emma Woods' three Rookie of the Week honors to give Quinnipiac a total of five for the 2013-14 season. The Bobcats' five weekly award victories this season is more than any other team in the ECAC Hockey as Turner's award pushed them past Yale who has compiled a total of four this season.

Comeback Kids
The Bobcats' 3-3 come-from-behind tie against Clarkson represented the eight out of 13 times this season they've overcome an opponent scoring the first goal of the game. It was also the first time this season in which they've come back from a two-goal deficit in the second period or later as they've overcome a one-goal deficit on two other occasions in 2013-14.

Undefeated Streaks
Through 30 games this season, the Bobcats have made a living out of scoring first, entering the weekend with a 11-0-4 record when scoring the game's first goal. Their success in the early periods as also paid dividends late in the game as the Bobcats are 12-0-3 this season when holding a lead entering the third period.

Milestone Marker
Quinnipiac's 3-1 victory over Dartmouth was the Bobcats' 17th of the season and 100th in five-plus seasons for head coach Rick Seeley. He became the first head coach in program history to reach the 100-win milestone and is now only three victories away from notching his 250th career win.

Tied at the Top
Quinnipiac tied their third Top 5 team and fourth in the Top 10 last weekend when they played the No. 3 ranked Clarkson to a 3-3 tie on Friday. The Bobcats' eight ties this season rank first among all teams in the nation while their four ties against ranked opponents represent the most of any team in the country.

Once is a Coincidence…Twice is a Pattern
Flashback to the Bobcats' 2-1 victory over New Hampshire on Nov. 16th and you'll see that Quinnipiac didn't allow a single shot-on-goal for the Wildcats through the entire third period. Now fast forward to last Saturday's victory over Union and once again Quinnipiac didn't allow the Dutchwomen to record a shot-on-goal throughout the final 20 frame for the second time this season.

Representing Her Country
Quinnipiac women's ice hockey forward Erica Uden Johansson has appeared in all three games for Team Sweden through Preliminary Round action in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Making her second appearance for her native Sweden, Uden Johansson made quite an impact in the Swedes' first game of Group B action as she tallied a game-high four shots-on-goal in just over nine minutes of ice time. She has since gone on to help Sweden to a 2-1 record in pool play to advance to the Quarterfinals where they will take on No. 3 Finland for a spot in the Semifinals and a matchup against No. 1 Canada or No. 2 United States.

Home Cooking
Quinnipiac returns to the High Point Solutions Arena, site of the 2014 NCAA Women's Frozen Four, where they have been a dominant team with a 11-2-4 record which is good for the 8th-best home winning percentage (.765) in Division I. Their numbers across the board, especially on the offensive end, have benefitted greatly from the comforts of home ice.

  Home Road
Record 11-2-4 6-3-4
Winning % .765 .615
Goals Scored 50 28
GF/GP 2.94 2.15
Goals Allowed 24 20
GA/GP 1.41 1.54
Scoring Margin +26 +8
Power Play 15.9% (10/63) 12.2% (6/49)
Penalty Kill 83.3% (40/48) 86.3% (38/44)


Pilling it On
Quinnipiac's leading goal scorer this season continues to pile it on as Shiann Darkangelo finished off the Quinnipiac comeback with a goal in the third period to knot the score at 3-3 against Clarkson. Darkangelo now has 18 goals in 2013-14 which trails only Clarkson's Jamie Lee Rattray for the lead amongst ECAC Hockey skaters.

Seventh Heaven
Quinnipiac posted their seventh shutout of the season on the backs of Chelsea Laden's 11-save effort on the road against Union. With Laden (six) and Sydney Rossman's (one)  total of seven shutouts, it puts Quinnipiac alone in second place behind Clarkson (10) and Minnesota (nine) for the most in the nation.

Clutch Gene
Amanda Colin's late-game game-winning goal against Union is truly representative of the Bobcats' game-by-game approach to this season as they rank as the fifth-highest scoring team in the last five minutes of the third period in the nation. Quinnipiac is second in the country in goals (18), assists (29), points (47) and game-winning goals (4) with five minutes or less remaining in the third period this season.

Exclusive Company
Kelly Babstock played the part of distributor for Bobcats in the Dec. meeting against Union and RPI as she totaled four points, three of which were assists, with the third helper bringing her up to 100 career assists for the Quinnipiac senior forward. With 194 career points, just six away from 200, Babstock joins Mercyhurst's Christine Bestland as the only two active players in the nation who make up the 100 career assist club.

Putting it all Together
Over the past four seasons, the Bobcats have been known to pick up their play in the second half of their schedule but there might be a changing of the guard in 2013-14. Before this season, the Bobcats are 45-26-9 (.594 winning percentage) since the 09-10 season in the first half of the schedule compared to 29-17-8 (.611) in the second half. But through the first half of this current season, the Bobcats went 14-2-5 (.786) and hope to continue their second half success to round out their most successful season in program history.

Best in the Nutmeg State
The annual tradition pitting all three Connecticut schools against one another began back in 2004 and with the Bobcats' triumph this season they now tied UConn atop the list for most Nutmeg Classic Championships with four. It is also their third title in four years while Kelly Babstock was named Tournament MVP for the second time in her career.

High Risers
The Bobcats' amazing start to the season has reflected in the national polls as the team just earned the No. 10 ranking in the USCHO.com and No. 10 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine weekly poll distributed early this week. Quinnipiac received 20 points among the USCHO.com votes and 26 in the USA Today poll as the Bobcats are entering their 16th straight week with a national ranking which also represents another record.

Brackett Busts Through
It took her 87 career games played but senior Olivia Brackett broke through with her first career goal in the 3-2 win over Yale. The goal came late in the second period with her team trying to erase an early 2-0 deficit. The longest-tenured Bobcat to never have scored received a crossing pass from Babstock and beat the Yale goalie five-hole much to the delight of the fans and teammates on-ice who mauled her at the far side boards.

How's your Weekend?
Kelly Babstock vaulted into the lead for most points among any player in the nation with her seven point outburst at the Nutmeg Classic. She went for one goal and six assists including the third career game with at least five points in Friday's 8-0 win over RIT. Babstock earned MVP honors for the second time in her career at the event while scoring the most points of any player in the 10 year history of the two-game tournament.

Double Dip
Babstock and Shiann Darkangelo each went for five points in the Bobcats' 8-0 victory over RIT to make it the first game in the history of the program in which two players totaled five points each in the same game. For Babstock it was the third time in her career registering five points in a single game while the five points for Darkangelo set a new career high.

She Ain't Shy About Scoring
Ever since Shiann Darkangelo was moved from the second to the first line she has exploded with 13 goals and 8 assists for 21 points in 18 games since the move-up. Darkangelo picked up her second career hat trick against RIT and fifth multi-goal game of the season against Union which leads the team. She also became the 11th player in the history of the program to tally a hat trick.

Lending a Hand
Kelly Babstock had quite the day passing the puck as she finished with five points and tied a single-game program record with four assists against RIT. The assist total matches her own program record set last season when she tallied four assists on Oct. 27, 2012 against Dartmouth.

Ross the Boss
Rookie goalie Sydney Rossman was in complete control against RIT as she picked up a 25-save shutout in only her second career start. After compiling only two saves in a little under 30 minutes of action prior to the contest, Rossman denied all 25 of the Tigers' shots in net to pick up her first career shutout.

Shutout City
With Sydney Rossman's shutout effort in net against RIT at the Nutmeg Classic, Quinnipiac is one of only a few teams in the country to have two goaltenders notch a shutout this season. Chelsea Laden is second in the nation with six while Rossman adds her name to the list to put the Bobcats in select company. Robert Morris, Harvard, Cornell, Mercyhurst, Wisconsin North Dakota and Vermont join Quinnipiac as one of eight teams to have accomplished the feat.

Six Pack in the House
The Bobcats' six goal second period tied a program record set back on Jan. 16, 2005 for most goals scored in a single period. It marked the first time Quinnipiac had scored at least five in a single frame since their Nov. 28, 2009 matchup against Sacred Heart which still stands as the largest single-game goal output (11).

Crazy Eight
The trend this season on the offensive end for Quinnipiac has been with the play of their senior forward Kelly Babstock. Wearing the jersey number eight, Babstock has been the key to the Bobcats' success as all 20 games in which she has registered at least one point has not resulted in a Quinnipiac loss (16-0-4).

Laying Down the Law
The sensational ride for junior goalie Chelsea Laden has been a revelation as she has successfully filled the shoes of the best goaltender in program history Victoria Vigilanti. Laden has now allowed two goals or less in 22 of her 26 appearances this season. After another outstanding start in net her goals against average (1.43) save percentage (.928) and shutouts (six) all still rank high among the entire crop of goalies in the nation.

Beating the Best
Quinnipiac's 3-2 victory over Boston College marked the third win ever for the Bobcats over a team ranked in the Top 5 and their fourth win ever over the Eagles in 22 attempts (4-15-3 record). Their win also marked the third straight season in which the Bobcats have taken down a Top 5 team after not having done so in their first 10 years of the program's existence.

Nation's Best
After recording their seventh shutout of the season against Union, the Bobcats have allowed just 44 goals through 30 games this season and have the nation's fifth-ranked scoring defense at 1.47 goals allowed per game. Quinnipiac men's hockey team has the nation's third-ranked scoring defense at 1.97 goals allowed per game to make for an all-around dominate defensive University.

Prestigious Scorer
Kelly Babstock joins Minnesota's Rachael Bona, Hannah Brandt and Sarah Davis, Clarkson's Jamie Lee Rattray and Erin Ambrose, Mercyhurst's Christine Bestland as the only seven players in the nation to be ranked in the Top 10 in points per game average (1.33, 10th in NCAA) and Top 10 assists per game (0.83, T7th in NCAA). She is the nation's eighth-highest leading scorer with 40 points (15-25-40) through 30 games.

Defense Prevails
Chelsea Laden has been one of the nation's best statistical goalie all season but she has been aided by a tremendous all-around defensive effort that has limited their opponents to just 612 shots in 30 games (20.4 shots allowed per game) which ranks as the second-best in the nation to Clarkson at 18.6.

Shooting Spree
The Bobcats have controlled possession and dominated their opponents in shots all season long. Quinnipiac was outshot for the first and only time all season against Clarkson (26-23) back on Nov. 23. Despite disruption in the streak, the Bobcats currently lead their opponents' combined total shots by a colossal margin at 986-612 and have outshot their opponents in 29-of-30 games this season.

Now That's the Way to Start
Quinnipiac's 17-5-8 record this season marks their best record 30 games into a season in program history. The Bobcats are well on their way to breaking their previous best single-season record (2010-11) of 22-12-3 including a 12-9-1 conference mark.

Spreading the Love Around
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team is ranked No. 4 in both their respective polls as each Bobcat hockey program is now ranked simultaneously for the 16th consecutive week and first time ever. They join Minnesota and Boston College as the only hockey programs in the country to have both their men's and women's teams ranked in the Top 10 of the national poll.

Domination from the Dot
Quinnipiac stands as the only team in the country with two players holding a spot in the Top 5 faceoff percentages of all Division I skaters. Senior Kelly Babstock (394-195, 66.9 %, 2nd in NCAA) and junior Shiann Darkangelo (168-100, 62.7%, 5th in NCAA) are both key contributors to the Bobcats' domination this season from the faceoff circle.

Penalty-Free
Two key contributors for the Bobcats coming into this season have long been plagued by penalties as Kelly Babstock and Shiann Darkangelo came into this season with 106 and 105 penalty minutes, respectively. Through 30 games, Babstock has only committed 10 penalties for 20 minutes, while Darkangelo lasted 11 games before committing her first penalty of the season against Yale.

Scoreless Streaks
Laden has been a force all season in the cage as she now has accumulated two scoreless streaks of at least 130 minutes this season. She recently had a streak broken of 130:29 in the first period against Boston College as she lasted from that goal until the penalty shot allowed at the 12:03 mark of the third period against Cornell on Nov. 2. The stalwart goalie also reeled off a stretch earlier this season which lasted 189:09 over the course of four games.

For the First Time
Five of the Bobcats' non-freshman have already posted their first career goal during this season after just 21 games. The run started with Anna Borgfeldt as she found the back of the net against Maine after playing in 74 career games without putting up a goal. Lindsey West followed with a blast from the point that found its way past the Maine goalie for her first career tally. Finally, just this past weekend against Colgate, after 44 games it was time for sophomore defenseman Cydney Roesler and Kristen Tamberg to find the scoresheet as they both picked up a goal in the victory over the Raiders. Finally, Olivia Brackett added her name to the list against Yale in the Nutmeg Classic Championship with her first career tally.

On The Plus Side
Quinnipiac has outscored their opponents 78-44 this season which has played a big role in the Bobcats' entire contingent of skaters, only three of which are below +0 in their +/- rating this season.

Points Galore
Since her first game freshman year, not counting exhibitions, Kelly Babstock has recorded at least one point in 95 of the 120 games that Quinnipiac has not been shutout.

2010-11: 28-of-33
2011-12: 25-of-36
2012-13: 25-of-29
2013-14: 20-of-26

Shooting Spree
Pressuring from the opening faceoff, the Bobcats finished their game against Penn State with a 59-14 advantage in shots-on-goal. The 59 shots for the game was the most for any Quinnipiac squad in a game ending in regulation since Nov. 26, 2010 (87 games) when the Bobcats trounced Sacred Heart, 9-1.

Right Behind
Kelly Babstock comes into the 2013-14 with 154 points which stands second among active Division I players. With all the graduations from last season, in addition to this being an Olympic season help Babstock vault up the rankings and move into second place among active players.

Most career points among active Division I women's hockey players

Rank

Player

School

Points

1

Christine Bestland

MERCYHURST

215 (85 G, 130 A)

2

Kelly Babstock

QUINNIPIAC

194 (91 G, 103 A)

3

Jamie Lee Rattray

CLARKSON

166 (73 G, 93 A)

4

Carly Mercer

CLARKSON

143 (52 G, 91 A)

5

Kelly Terry

MINNESOTA

139 (50 G, 89 A)

6

Jillian Saulnier

CORNELL

133 (50 G, 83 A)

7

Sarah Davis

MINNESOTA

132 (46 G, 86 A)

8

Hannah Brandt

MINNESOTA

131 (51 G, 80 A)

9

Michelle Karvinen

NORTH DAKOTA

129 (55 G, 74 A)

10

Kourtney Kunichika

RIT

128 (51 G, 77 A)


Active Career Leader
Babstock enters her senior season behind only Mercyhurst's Christine Bestland as the active career leader in points among all Division I players but has the most career goals (91) of any active player in Division I.

Most career goals among active Division I women's hockey players

Rank

Player

School

Goals

1

Kelly Babstock

QU

91

2

Christine Bestland

MERCYHURST

85

3

Jamie Lee Rattray

CLARKSON

73

4

Kolbee McCrea

RIT

59

5

Michelle Karvinen

NORTH DAKOTA

55


Escape Artists
Quinnipiac's thrilling come-from-behind 3-1 victory over St. Cloud State on Oct. 6 marked the first time since Jan. 8, 2011 (87 games) that Quinnipiac has overcome a first period deficit. The Huskies scored a power-play goal early in the first and the Bobcats were able to score three goals in the final eight minutes to secure the victory.

Contact: Maxx McNall; maxx.mcnall@quinnipiac.edu