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No. 12/15 Men's Hockey Opens ECAC Hockey Play at Harvard, Dartmouth

Friday Night Showdown with Crimson Set to Appear on NESN, Both Games Streamed on ESPN+

#12/15 Quinnipiac Bobcats (5-0-0, 0-0-0 ECAC Hockey) at
Harvard Crimson (0-1-0, 0-1-0 ECAC Hockey)
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Bright-Landry Hockey Center | Cambridge, Mass.
All-Time vs. Harvard: 13-14-5 (Tied last meeting, 2-2, on Jan. 13, 2018)

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#12/15 Quinnipiac Bobcats (5-0-0, 0-0-0 ECAC Hockey) at
Dartmouth Big Green (1-0-0, 1-0-0 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Thompson Arena | Hanover, N.H.
All-Time vs. Dartmouth: 20-9-2 (Lost last meeting, 4-3, on Jan. 12, 2018)


HAMDEN, Conn. –
The No. 12/15 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team kicks off ECAC Hockey play for the 2018-19 season this weekend with a trip to Harvard Friday night before travelling north to face the Dartmouth Big Green on Saturday night.
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac extended its winning streak to five games with a weekend sweep of the American International College last weekend, outscoring the Yellow Jackets 13-3 over the two games. The Bobcats won in Springfield, 4-1, before exploding for nine goals in a 9-2 victory back at Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena.
Scouting Harvard
The Crimson come into the weekend after their first game of the season last Saturday in which they fell to Dartmouth, 7-6, in overtime. Harvard was stellar on the power play, going 5 for 7. Reilly Walsh led the Crimson with two power-play goals while Adam Fox had five points on a goal and four assists, with four of his points coming on the power play. Five different Crimson scored goals and eight different players had points. Goaltender Michael Lackey had 20 saves on 27 shots in the opening game of the year.
All-Time vs. Harvard
The Bobcats and Crimson have been evenly matched throughout their 32 all-time matchups, with Harvard holding a slight 14-13-5 edge in the series dating back to the 2005-06 season when the Bobcats joined ECAC Hockey. The Bobcats are unbeaten in the last four games between the two teams, going 3-0-1.
Scouting Dartmouth
Dartmouth opened the season with its 7-6 victory over Harvard Saturday night, pulling through with an overtime goal for the win just 18 seconds into the overtime period. Shane Sellar led the Big Green with two goals and three points while Will Graber and Drew O'Connor each had a goal and two assists. Adrian Clark made 37 saves in his first start of the season on 43 shots, picking up the win. The Big Green went 2 for 5 on the power play while the penalty kill struggled, going 2 for 7.
All-Time vs. Dartmouth
The Bobcats are 20-9-2 all-time against the Big Green, including a 5-1-1 record over the past three seasons. Last season, the two teams skated to a scoreless tie in the first game of the season before falling in a tight game at Thompson Arena.
Bobcats in the Polls
The Bobcats continued their climb up the national rankings this week, flying up five spots to No. 15 in the USCHO Poll and three spots to No. 12 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. Quinnipiac cracked the rankings for the first time in nearly a year last week, and reached the top 15 for the first time since the same poll in the previous season.
Early Success
Quinnipiac is unbeaten through the first five games of the season, coming off a two-game sweep of the AIC Yellow Jackets. The Bobcats' five-game winning streak is its longest since a five-game winning streak from Feb. 18-March 4, 2017. The last time the Bobcats were unbeaten through three games was 2015-16 when the Bobcats opened the season with 11 straight wins and a 17-game unbeaten streak at 15-0-2.
Seeking 500 Wins
Rand Pecknold continued in his journey for his 500th career victory with the weekend sweep, moving up to 490 career wins. He looks to become just the second coach in Quinnipiac Athletics history to record 500 wins at Quinnipiac, as former men's and women's tennis coach Mike Quitko recorded 526 wins over 23 years with those programs. Former baseball coach Dan "Skip" Gooley recorded his 500th career win as a coach at Quinnipiac, but recorded 101 wins in a brief stint at Hartford before returning to Quinnipiac.
All-Time Wins at Quinnipiac
Mike Quitko Tennis 526
Rand Pecknold Men's Hockey 490
Burt Kahn Men's Basketball 459
Dan Gooley Baseball 439
Tricia Fabbri Women's Basketball 407
Priskie Senior CLASS Award
Senior Chase Priskie was one of 15 student-athletes in the nation selected as a candidate for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award, as announced by the organization on Tuesday. Priskie is one of three Bobcats in ECAC Hockey nominated, joining Princeton's Josh Teves and Max Veronneau. Priskie is the first player since Soren Jonzzon was tabbed as a candidate in 2016.
Nine Goals
The Bobcats posted nine goals Saturday night against AIC, its highest goal total since scoring 10 goals against Cornell in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals on March 16, 2013. The Bobcats had not scored seven goals in a game since beating Rensselaer, 7-3, on Feb. 18, 2017.
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