Liv Konigson
Rob Rasmussen

Women's Ice Hockey QU Communications

Women's Hockey Opens 2019 against Dartmouth and Harvard

GAME NOTES

Quinnipiac Bobcats (5-11-3, 4-5-1 ECAC Hockey) vs.

Dartmouth (3-10-1, 2-5-0 ECAC Hockey)
Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 | 6:00 PM
Hanover, N.H. | Thompson Arena
All-Time vs. Dartmouth: 12-12-3 

 
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Quinnipiac Bobcats (5-11-3, 4-5-1 ECAC Hockey) vs.
Harvard Crimson (4-6-2, 3-3-1 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Boston, Mass.
 
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HAMDEN, Conn.
- The Quinnipiac women's hockey team will begin the New Year with seven road games starting with Dartmouth and Harvard. The Bobcats will face the Big Green on Friday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. and will travel to Boston to play Harvard on Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. 

Scouting Dartmouth
The Big Green are 3-10-1 overall and 2-5-0 in the ECAC. Dartmouth dropped a late December game against UConn, 4-1. Lotti Odnoga netted the Big Green's only goal. 

Tess Braken leads Dartmouth with seven points on four goals and three assists. Christine Honor is 3-8-1 in the net for the Big Green this season and has recorded a .895 save percentage and 3.03 goals against average. 

All-Time Against the Big Green
Quinnipiac stands at 12-12-3 against Dartmouth after losing in overtime in November of this season.

Notes on Harvard
The Crimson stands at 4-6-2 overall and 3-3-1 in the ECAC. Harvard tied its last game of 2018 against the University of New Hampshire, 2-2. 

Kristin Della Rovere leads the Crimson with nine points on five goals and four assists. Lindsay Reed has played 11 games in the net for the Crimson recording a .955 save percentage and 1.51 goals against average. 

All-Time vs Harvard
The Bobcats holds a 8-18-3 record against the Crimson. Quinnipiac won the last meeting against Harvard, 1-0, on Nov. 3. 

Bobcats' Last Time Out
Quinnipiac split the final series of 2018 after defeating Union, 3-1, and losing to RPI, 1-0. 

Melissa Samoskevich, Kenzie Lancaster and Kenzie Prater all scored against the Dutchwomen. Samoskevich and Lancaster also recorded a multi-point game with one goal and one assist each.

Against the RPI Engineers, the Bobcats lost in the final second after playing a 0-0 tie for a majority of the game. Abbie Ives had 20 saves in the loss. 

Ives in the Net
Ives has recorded three shutouts on the season against Brown, Yale and Harvard. She recorded a season-high 39 saves in the 3-2 win against UConn. 

Defensemen Lighting it Up 
Kati Tabin, Kate MacKenzie and Zoe Boyd are all ranked in the top ten for defenseman scoring in the ECAC. Tabin (2-4-6) and MacKenzie (1-5-6) are tied for fourth overall. Boyd is ranked ninth with four points on one goal and three assists through 10 conference games. 

Bobcats on the PK
Quinnipiac has gone 25-27 on the penalty kill through 10 ECAC games, which ranks second overall in the conference behind RPI.

ECAC Halfway Point
After the first half of the season, Princeton sits at the top of the conference leader board with an undefeated record of 8-0-2. Cornell and Colgate follow in second and third. Clarkson and Quinnipiac stand in the fourth and fifth spots. RPI and St. Lawrence are tied with a 4-4-0 record. Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, Yale and Union make up the bottom half. 

Samo's Milestone
Senior captain Melissa Samoskevich has recorded 95 career points with 47 goals and 48 assists. She needs five more points to reach 100.

USA Hockey Winter Training Camp
Samoskevich was also invited to USA Hockey's Winter Training Camp in Plymouth, Mich. The senior attended the camp from Dec. 17-21.

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