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Bobcat Bullets: New Campaign Starts with exhibition vs. St. Mary’s

The summer has flown by, and it’s time for hockey to begin again. The Quinnipiac Bobcats take on St. Mary’s University in an exhibition matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday to kick off the 2013-14 season. Keys for St. Mary’s  This will be the Huskie’s fifth and next-to-last exhibition game, going 0-3-1 in their first … Continue reading

Aiming for more than the net

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Online Editor Matthew Peca isn’t sure about how he got his start in hockey, but he is sure about one thing: he’s far from done playing for Quinnipiac. Just days after he played in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Bobcat fans let out a collective sigh of relief as Peca announced … Continue reading

Jamee Jackson dreams on

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Chief Editor Made of twigs, thread and feathers, dream catchers remain a gift of sincerity. They ensure infants and young children peaceful sleep and dreams while trapping nightmares. The bad dreams remain in the web until the light of day evaporates them into air, never to bother the sleeper again. At … Continue reading

Hartzell returns to Pittsburgh as a Penguin

By Rebecca Castagna, QBSN Online Editor Despite a disappointing end in the NCAA Frozen Four finals, Quinnipiac fans have a reason to celebrate. Eric Hartzell has signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, with an average annual value of $925,000. He is the fourth Bobcat to be part of an NHL … Continue reading

Senior class leaves giant legacy

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer PITTSBURGH – The dream season has ended, but there is little that Quinnipiac can be disappointed about. Outside Quinnipiac’s locker room there were not many, if any, people who thought Quinnipiac could make a run at a national championship. In the early October, Quinnipiac captain Zack Currie told The … Continue reading

Yale takes national championship

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer PITTSBURGH – The Yale Bulldogs have ultimate bragging rights after defeating Quinnipiac 4-0 for the Bulldogs’ first national championship. While the Bobcats won all three contests against Yale this season, the Elis won the most important one. “We are devastated,” Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold said, before taking a long … Continue reading

Enjoy it, Bobcat fans

Commentary by Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer So your team is in the national championship. Now what do you do? You enjoy it. “But it is against our biggest rival, what happens if we lose?” Then your team loses. It is not the end of the world and it won’t take away from the most … Continue reading

Quinnipiac and Yale ready for the national championship

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer PITTSBURGH – No seriously, it is here; today Quinnipiac and Yale will face off for the national championship. As mentioned Thursday, do whatever you have to do: poke, pinch, slap or punch to realize that these two Connecticut schools will tangle for the national championship. Both sides have made … Continue reading

All eyes on Connecticut college hockey

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer PITTSBURGH – For the next two days, the Greater New Haven area is the hub of college hockey. A statement that was laughable six months ago is now a reality. Just a few weeks ago it didn’t even look like Yale would make the national tournament. Now, the two … Continue reading

The War on Whitney is going worldwide

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer PITTSBURGH – South-central Connecticut, go ahead and pinch, poke, slap or punch yourself because you are not dreaming; Quinnipiac will take on Yale in the national championship Saturday. After a 4-1 win over St. Cloud State in the national semifinals, the Bobcats are preparing for the biggest “War on … Continue reading

Men’s ice hockey to face St. Cloud State in NCAA Frozen Four

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer The countdown has finally hit zero; the Frozen Four is here. Tonight, Quinnipiac finally takes the ice against St. Cloud State in the national semifinals in Pittsburgh. For fans, it seems like an eternity since the Bobcats calmly hopped over the boards to celebrate with Hobey Baker Hat Trick … Continue reading

No tricks, no gimmicks

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor The Bobcats have no pet bunny. There are no wands stashed away in the locker room. Their uniform sleeves are free of doves. Quinnipiac’s representation in the Frozen Four is because of hockey players, not magicians. Head coach Rand Pecknold stresses the fact that his team earned its place … Continue reading

Former teammates behind opposing benches at the Frozen Four

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer  With a little less than 200 countries this is a small world, but with just 59 Division I hockey programs in America, the league is truly small. More teams make the NCAA basketball tournament than there are schools that have a chance to make it to the Frozen Four. … Continue reading

Quinnipiac’s championship mentality is nothing new

By Brian Farrell, Senior Staff Writer Hamden, Conn. – If at the start of the year, you thought Quinnipiac could win the National Championship you were not alone. In the early October, Quinnipiac captain Zack Currie told the QU Chronicle that, “There’s no reason for us to lose to anybody this year. We’re good enough … Continue reading

Quinnipiac and Frozen Four partners highlight new age in college hockey

By Brian Farrell, Senior Staff Writer  Hamden, Conn. – Quinnipiac is making it clear that it wants more than just a Frozen Four birth. After a convincing 5-1 win Sunday over Union, Quinnipiac coach and players echoed the same statement. “Our goal is not just to be here; it is to win,” senior goaltender and … Continue reading

Matthew Peca’s hat trick sends Quinnipiac to first Frozen Four

By Brian Farrell, Senior Staff Writer Providence, R.I. – For the first time in program history the Bobcats are headed to the Frozen Four. Top-seeded Quinnipiac punched its ticket with a 5-1 win over Union in the East Regional final Sunday. All season long the senior class has been blunt about their chances of succeeding … Continue reading

Quinnipiac one win away from Frozen Four

By Brian Farrell, Senior Staff Writer Providence, R.I. – Quinnipiac is one win away from the biggest stage in college hockey. The Bobcats will face off against Union at 6:30 p.m. for the right to play in the Frozen Four in two weeks. The Bobcats scored three third period goals yesterday in a 4-3 comeback … Continue reading

Quinnipiac advances to next round of NCAA tournament with 4-3 win

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Senior Staff Writer Kevin Bui cements his place in QU history with late-period game winner Providence, R.I. – Quinnipiac’s storied season added another chapter to its book with a 4-3 win over Canisius in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday. Kevin Bui now has two full pages in the … Continue reading

Quinnipiac hungry for win in first round of NCAA play

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer Hamden, Conn. – For Quinnipiac fans that were in attendance at the 2002 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Regional in Worcester, welcome back; for the rest of Bobcats Nation, welcome. “It’s been a fun year and a great ride and the nice thing about our team right now is our … Continue reading

QBSN Archives: Kevin Bui’s 2OT GW goal vs. Cornell

By Marc Schwartz, QBSN Co-Director With puck drop for only Quinnipiac University’s second NCAA tournament game a little over six hours away, us at QBSN decided to go deep into our archives to find a gem of a call. Well, actually it was only from a couple of games ago, but we figure that our … Continue reading

Quinnipiac defeats Yale 3-0 in ECAC Hockey consolation game

By Marc Schwartz, QBSN Co-Director Atlantic City, N.J. – With the Heroes Hat already clinched for Quinnipiac, the Bobcats finished off a season sweep of the Yale Bulldogs in convincing fashion Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 win in the ECAC Championship consolation game. After a disappointing loss to seventh-seed Brown in the ECAC semifinals, the … Continue reading

Top-seeded Quinnipiac defeated by Brown 4-0 in ECAC Semifinals

By Marc Schwartz, QBSN Co-Director Atlantic City, N.J. – In their first ECAC tournament semifinals appearance since 2007, the top-seeded Quinnipiac Bobcats fell to the seventh-seeded Brown Bears, 4-0, Friday afternoon. The Bobcats (26-6-6) were never able to get themselves established against a Bears squad that was out to prove they could play with the … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Kevin Bui

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer Senior Kevin Bui (Edmonton, Alb.) has earned this week’s QBSN Athlete of the Week honors in propelling the men’s ice hockey team past the Cornell Big Red in the ECAC Quarterfinals. In the second overtime of game three, Bui scored the series-winning goal to give the Bobcats a 3-2 … Continue reading

A dream becomes a reality

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer Just 24 hours after clinching the final automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, the question of who the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team was going to face in the first round was finally answered. The Bobcats only had to wait about 15 minutes into the selection show on ESPN to … Continue reading

Bui notches game-winner in dramatic, double overtime

By Marty Joseph, QBSN Staff Writer In a dramatic Game 3 of its ECAC Quarterfinal series, the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team defeated the Cornell Big Red, 3-2 in double overtime. Kevin Bui netted the game-winner at 14 minutes into the second overtime period to send the Bobcats to the ECAC Semifinals. Bui received a … Continue reading

Bobcats look to dance after winning NEC Championship

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer As the final seconds ticked off the clock, there was a sense of redemption and excitement amongst the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team as it defeated Saint Francis University 72-33 to win the Northeast Conference championship. “The final seconds took forever in my mind. My assistant kept saying to me, … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Women’s basketball eyes NEC title

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer With a Northeast Conference championship and a bid to the NCAA tournament on the line, the top-seeded Quinnipiac Bobcats host fourth-seeded Saint Francis Red Flash on Sunday in Hamden.  The Red Flash have won 11 NEC championships in their history, while the Bobcats are headed to the championship game … Continue reading

No. 1 Bobcats dominate Big Red to force Game 3

By Tommy Sullivan, QBSN Staff Writer In a do or die game, the Quinnipiac Bobcats soundly dismantled the Cornell Big Red, 10-0 to stay alive in the ECAC Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. Leading the way for the Bobcats were Dan Federico (four assists), Kellen Jones, Travis St. Denis (two goals, one assist each), and Ben Arnt … Continue reading

Bobcats look to rebound in Game 2 against Cornell

By Tommy Sullivan, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Cornell Big Red will face off in Game 2 of the ECAC Conference Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday March 16 at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Big Red got the best of the Bobcats in Game 1, winning by a score of 3-2. Boston Bruins … Continue reading

Isles leads Big Red to 1-0 series lead, Cornell wins 3-2.

  By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer After a first-round sweep of Princeton, the Cornell Big Red continued its success with a 3-2 first game win against the No. 1 Bobcats at the TD Bank Sports Center for game one of the ECAC quarterfinals. The physicality began immediately.  Less than 10 seconds in, Kellen Jones … Continue reading

Bobcats advance to NEC Championship

By Gilbert A. Celaya, QBSN Staff Writer The No. 1 seeded Quinnipiac women’s basketball team defeated the No. 6 seeded Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers, 63-56, in a highly energized NEC semifinal game on Wednesday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. This was third time that both teams have faced one another in the NEC … Continue reading

No. 1 Bobcats take on Big Red in ECAC playoffs

By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer After a first round bye, the Quinnipiac Bobcats men’s hockey team will take on Cornell for a three game series in the second round of the ECAC Playoffs beginning Friday, March 15 at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Big Red, ranked ninth in the ECAC, swept the first round at … Continue reading

Quinnipiac Bobcats face Mount St. Mary’s in semis

By Gilbert A. Celaya, QBSN Staff Writer The top seeded Quinnipiac Bobcats will play the sixth seeded Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers in the NEC Semifinals on Wednesday night.  Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. The teams have faced each other in the NEC tournament twice before, with QU knocking … Continue reading

Bobcats blowout Bulldogs, advance to NEC semifinals

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer From the opening tip to the final buzzer, the Quinnipiac Bobcats dominated the Bryant Bulldogs en route to the Northeast Conference Quarterfinal victory 79-55. The Bobcats went on a 14-0 run to start the game after Bryant took a 2-0 lead, then had another 10-0 run to make it … Continue reading

Bobcats unable to complete comeback, fall to Saints in ECAC Quarterfinals.

By Peter Rossi, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac Bobcats women’s ice hockey team hoped that securing home ice would allow them to make a deep run in the ECAC playoffs. The only problem was that it ran into a team who wanted redemption for losing that very same home ice opportunity in the Saint Lawrence … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: QU and St. Lawrence ready for Game 3 showdown

By Peter Rossi, QBSN Staff Writer Last Time out: The Quinnipiac Bobcats women’s ice hockey team evened its ECAC Quarterfinals series with the St. Lawrence University Saints at one game apiece with junior Amanda Colin’s goal just about halfway through the third overtime period, lifting Quinnipiac to the 3-2 victory.  It was also Colin’s second … Continue reading

Colin scores triple-overtime game-winner, forces third game

  By Thomas Albanese, QBSN Staff Writer   The Quinnipiac women’s hockey team forces a winner-take-all game three after Amanda Colin scored the game-winning goal taking the 3-2 triple-overtime win. After losing 1-0 in overtime against St. Lawrence in the first game, the Quinnipiac women’s hockey team needed to respond against the Saints to avoid … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Women’s Ice Hockey Attempts to Avoid Elimination

By Thomas Albanese, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team did not fair well in the first game of the ECAC Quarterfinals against St. Lawrence University as it suffered a tough 1-0 overtime loss. Both teams failed to score through the first three periods of regulation and the Saints ultimately put a goal … Continue reading

Saints take first game in overtime

By Marty Joseph, QBSN Staff Writer The St. Lawrence Saints knocked off the women’s ice hockey team 1-0 in overtime on Friday night. Kayla Raniwsky scored the lone goal of the contest in the first overtime to give the Saints the win and the lead in the best of three series. Jackie Wand chipped the … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Women’s hockey hosts St. Lawrence in ECAC Quarterfinals

By Marty Joseph, QBSN Staff Writer Following a four-point weekend on the road in the final week of the regular season the women’s ice hockey team will host the team it jumped in the ECAC standings for the fourth overall seed, the Saint Lawrence Saints. The Bobcats played well down the stretch posting a 7-1-2 … Continue reading

Still perfect: Bobcats keep clean NEC record

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor With a win over Sacred Heart on Feb. 23, the Bobcats clinched the NEC Regular Season Title.  In a 74-61 victory over Bryant, they continued rolling and maintained a perfect in-conference record. In the process of picking up their 25th win of the year, Bobcats (25-2, 16-0 NEC) never … Continue reading

Four score double figures, Bobcats defeat Bulldogs

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac Bobcats avenged a 103-95 loss to the Bryant Bulldogs in January by returning the favor on their home court with a 69-58 victory Saturday afternoon. Head coach Tom Moore said that limiting the Bulldogs’ offense was the key to the victory. “We played a heck of a … Continue reading

Heroes Hat back in Hamden, QU beats Yale

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor Last Friday a Cup; this Friday a Hat. The No. 1 Quinnipiac men’s hockey team (23-4-4, 16-1-2 ECAC) put up three first-period goals to stifle and defeat No. 13 Yale (13-10-3, 9-9-1 ECAC), 4-2.  The win in the 11th Annual Heroes Hat game brings the honor back to Hamden. … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Evan Conti

By Ben Dias, QBSN Staff Writer Last Thursday’s game clinching fade-away jumper with 13 seconds remaining against NEC rival Robert Morris, will surely be remembered by Evan Conti (Bayside, N.Y). The sophomore guard poured in a career-high 18 points and shot 7-for-11 from the field. “There’s not another player I would rather have take that … Continue reading

Bobcats back to winning ways with 2-1 win over Clarkson

By Marty Joseph, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team (22-4-4, 15-1-2 ECAC) got back to it’s winning ways on Saturday night defeating the Clarkson Golden Knights (8-15-7, 7-8-3 ECAC) 2-1, at the High Point Solutions Arena. Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) stopped 28 shots for his 50th career win to backstop … Continue reading

Azotam tallies 1,000th point in victory

By Jordan Katz, QBSN Staff Writer “He’s just a strong consistent player at the basket. He’s evolved as a player as well, he’s really been a great tribute to our program.” Head Coach Tom Moore had nothing but the highest of compliments for Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) after the junior Forward scored his 1,000th point … Continue reading

Bobcats clinch Cleary Cup, despite 2-1 loss to St. Lawrence

By Ben Dias, QBSN Staff Writer 21 games and a little over three months. That is how long the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey unbeaten streak lasted. The Bobcats had not lost since Nov. 6 until tonight. Despite the loss, Quinnipiac clinched the Cleary Cup for its first ECAC Hockey regular-season title since joining the league … Continue reading

Quinnipiac Picks Up Huge 63-61 Victory Over Robert Morris

By Thomas Albanese, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac men’s basketball team defeated the Robert Morris by a final score of 63-61. Sophomore Evan Conti (Bayside, N.Y.) led all players in the game scoring 18 points along with six rebounds for the Bobcats. “It feels great to help my team win tonight. Every game is so … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Men’s basketball faces tough test against Robert Morris

By Thomas Albanese, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac men’s basketball team is coming off a dominant 79-63 victory over the Monmouth Hawks. The Bobcats (10-13, 6-5 NEC) are hoping to avenge a tough 87-85 defeat against the Colonials that they suffered earlier this season in what may be the last time these teams face each … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Victoria Vigilanti

By Mark Spillane, QBSN Staff Writer Quinnipiac senior Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) has earned this week’s QBSN Athlete of The Week honor by leading the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team to a weekend sweep against No. 4 Cornell and Colgate. Vigilanti stopped 32 of 33 shots during the first home victory versus Cornell in Quinnipiac … Continue reading

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