Men’s Ice Hockey

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bobcats earn #1 ranking for first time in program history

By Brian Farrell, QBSN Staff Writer Forty inches of snow and 41 votes are two numbers that are putting Hamden and Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey at the top of the national media. USCHO.com released its weekly poll Monday ranking the Bobcats No.1 with 41 first-place votes. “Just looking back, it is more than impressive that … Continue reading

Bobcats push unbeaten streak to 19 games with 6-2 win over Yale

By Marty Joseph, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team (19-3-4, 12-0-2 ECAC) defeated the No. 7 Yale Bulldogs (13-6-3, 9-5-1 ECAC), 6-2 on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at Ingalls Rink in New Haven. The No. 2 Bobcats’ nation-best unbeaten streak is now at 19 games with the victory. … Continue reading

Defeated Huskies make 17, Quinnipiac wins 2-1

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor To begin the 2012-13 season, the No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats (18-3-3, 11-0-1 ECAC) went 0-for-31 on the power play.  With a game-winning power-play goal, Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) put that statistic behind his team.  Seventeen unbeaten games behind. The Bobcats continued their streak in front of a sell-out … Continue reading

Bobcats tie RPI 1-1; unbeaten streak extends to 15 games

  By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac Bobcats extended their unbeaten streak to 15 straight with a 1-1 tie against the Rensselaer Engineers at the High Point Solutions Arena. But the first period was all but entertaining as the two teams skated a pretty even, back and forth effort with very little action … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Men’s hockey takes on RPI

By Rob Ciambra, QBSN Staff Writer After another weekend sweep against Dartmouth and Harvard, the No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats look to extend their undefeated streak against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  RPI is currently in last place in the ECAC with a record 6-9-4 on the season and 1-5-2 in conference play. The Engineers come in to … Continue reading

Hartzell nominated for Hobey Baker Award

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor Senior goaltender Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) is in contention for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the honor given to the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player.  The first round of voting began Jan. 7 and will continue until March 10, giving fans a say in who will … Continue reading

Lucky 13: Samuels-Thomas notches overtime goal to keep streak alive

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor Friday the 13th came early for the No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats.  With a 12-game unbeaten streak on the line and an overtime clock ticking, Jordan Samuels-Thomas (Windsor, Conn.) rocketed his second game winning goal of the season. Not only did the 3-2 victory over No. 8 Dartmouth extend the … Continue reading

Bobcats extend unbeaten streak to 12

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer Senior Goaltender Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) returned back to his season form by only allowing one goal and saving 28 shots en route to No. 9 Quinnipiac’s 3-1 victory over No. 12/13 Nebraska-Omaha. The victory keeps the Bobcats’ nation-leading unbeaten streak alive, moving up to 12 games … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Quinnipiac looks to sweep Nebraska-Omaha

By Kevin Noonan, QBSN Staff Writer The No. 9 Quinnipiac Bobcats (13-3-2, 8-0-0 ECAC) takes on the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (11-7-1, 7-4-1 WCHA) in the second game of the weekend series on Sunday looking to extend their unbeaten streak to 12 games.   Quinnipiac started the second half of the season by defeating UNO on Saturday … Continue reading

No. 9 Bobcats win shootout against No. 12/13 Nebraska-Omaha

By Zack Daly, QBSN Staff Writer The No. 9 Quinnipiac Bobcats defeated No. 12/13 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 5-4 to extend their unbeaten streak to 11-straight games. Junior Jordan Samuels-Thomas (Windson, Conn.) scored twice and assisted on another goal, while senior goalie Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) turned away 32-of-36 shots to lead Quinnipiac. Despite the … Continue reading

Athlete of the Week: Eric Hartzell

By Marty Joseph, QBSN Staff Writer Goaltender Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) of the men’s ice hockey team has earned this week’s QBSN Athlete of the Week honors after leading the Bobcats in two road wins last weekend. Friday night, Hartzell recorded his third shutout of the season by stopping 20 shots in the … Continue reading

Quinnipiac women’s hockey host the Clarkson Golden Knights

By Gilbert A. Celaya, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac Bobcats (6-4-2, 3-2-1 ECAC) host No. 3 Clarkson Golden Knights (10-2, 4-0 ECAC) on Friday night at the High Points Solutions Arena at 7 p.m.  The Bobcats, coming off a 3-2 win against Rensselaer last Saturday, are 5-14-2 all time against the Golden Knights.  Clarkson, whose … Continue reading

Bobcats sweep first ECAC weekend of season

By Angelique Fiske, QBSN Publishing Editor The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team followed up its first ECAC victory of the year against Colgate Friday night with a 4-1 win over No. 4/4 Cornell.  With this weekend’s sweep, Quinnipiac moves to 5-3-1 and 2-0 in the ECAC, while Cornell drops to 3-2-1, 1-1-1 in the ECAC. … Continue reading

Overtime win opens up ECAC play

By: Taylor Massey, QBSN Staff Writer Entering its first weekend of ECAC play, the men’s ice hockey team had slipped into a funk. After recently being dealt a disappointing 2-1 loss by American International College, Quinnipiac held a record of 3-3-1. That all changed when the Bobcats defeated Colgate (4-4-1) in an astonishing 3-2 overtime … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Men’s ice hockey vs. Colgate

By: Taylor Massey QBSN Staff Writer Background Quinnipiac will see its first ECAC action this weekend against Colgate and Cornell. The Bobcats are currently 3-3-1 in non-conference games, coming off a 2-1 loss to American International. The Colgate Raiders are 4-4-1 for the season. Their recent series against Cornell dealt them a loss and a … Continue reading

Quinnipiac loses to AIC, 2-1

By Ben Dias, QBSN Staff Writer The only college hockey game being played on Tuesday evening was in Hamden. The game ended up being a 2-1 loss for the Quinnipiac men’s hockey team to the American International Yellow Jackets of the Atlantic Hockey Association. Coming into Tuesday’s game, Quinnipiac owned a 26-11-2 all-time record against … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Men’s hockey hosts American International College

By Ben Dias, QBSN Staff Writer Background: The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team will host the American International Yellow Jackets in a non-conference match-up. The Bobcats are coming off a 5-1 non-conference loss against Colgate at the Cape Cod Classic. On the season, Quinnipiac owns a 3-2-1 overall record. American International enters Tuesday’s game with … Continue reading

Langlois and Peca power Bobcats to 3-1 victory

By Mark Spillane, QBSN Staff Writer Jeremy Langlois (Sr. Tempe, Ariz.) scored twice and Matthew Peca (So. Petawawa, Ontario) scored one of his own to lead the No. 20 Quinnipiac Bobcats to a 3-1 victory versus the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Arena. The first period was an uneventful one … Continue reading

Bobcats and Buckeyes draw in overtime

By Colin Babcock, QBSN Staff Writer The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team tied the Buckeyes of Ohio State 1-1 in the first of a two-game series. The student section brought its voices as well as its yellow attire. The first period got under way with few shots by both teams.. Each team played carefully, not … Continue reading

Bobcat Bullets: Men’s hockey hosts Ohio State

By Mark Spillane and Colin Babcock, QBSN Staff Writers The nationally ranked No. 20 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team will host the Buckeyes of Ohio State this upcoming weekend. The Bobcats are coming off a series split against Robert Morris University, while the Buckeyes are coming off their own split against Minnesota Duluth.  Last season, … Continue reading

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