Quinnipiac is coming off a 2019-20 season in which they finished with an overall record of 21-11-2 and an ECAC hockey record of 14-6-2 to place third overall in the conference standings. Its always nice to rewards players for being strong team players and Mayanja has been one of them in his four years with the program. Quinnipiac women’s hockey on Friday added three games against Long Island University. **Senior pricing is for people aged 65 years or older. - The Bobcats who usually are very good on face-offs struggled this weekend losing the face-off battle on Friday before edging out the Raiders 26-24 on Sunday. Quinnipiac’s women’s hockey team is set to host three-time national champion Clarkson on Dec. 4 and 5. - Ty Smilanic is settling in well to college hockey. Quinnipiac has talent but they need to bring an effort for 60 minutes each game because you can't win on just talent alone. Bowling Green dominated the first two periods out shooting Quinnipiac 28-7 while pounding the Bobcats on the fore-check and possessing the puck better. The Quinnipiac men’s hockey team had to wait a little longer than usual, but once it started it did so with eight games in a 14-day stretch. This call changed the game as Bowling Green scored to take the lead and followed it up with an empty net goal to seal the win. His goal in the shootout also allowed Quinnipiac to pick up an extra point. We know Clarkson has in the past been a good team but they have struggled out of the gate with a 4-3 record and losses to RIT, Niagara and Colgate. - Its another quick turnaround for Quinnipiac with a mid week home and home series with Holy Cross. 11/11 Quinnipiac from the People’s United Center on the campus of Quinnipiac University. The Bobcats scored the first two goals of the game, but the Falcons battled back for four unanswered goals to complete the road sweep from the People’s United Center in Hamden, Connecticut. - Quinnipiac will play its toughest non-conference games this weekend when they host Bowling Green who already have seven games under their belt this season. Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold, whose Bobcats host the Golden … Skip To Main Content. They got tons of quality looks and while they only went 3 for 13 in the series you can just tell they have the talent and ability on the man advantage to get results more so this season. Children under 2 are FREE. - The star of the weekend was Keith Petruzzelli who has now recorded three straight shutouts and has four on the season. The team is still in the top ten in the country for the power play but lets see if that changes a bit with the injury to Bongiovanni. The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey (3-1, 0-1 ECAC Hockey) team suffered its first loss of the season in the first game of ECAC Hockey play. – Trailing late in the third period junior forward Ryan Donato notched his 17th goal of the season with 3:27 to play to help Harvard men's ice hockey (8-6-3, 7-3-2 ECAC Hockey) earn a 2-2 tie against Quinnipiac (8-12-3, 4-7-2 ECAC Hockey) at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Granted two of them were against Division III Adrian which do not count in the standings but this is a team looks to be in a groove right now. Colgate has shown they are competitive but they struggle to score goals and they have a goal differential of minus eight. You can follow the BobcatsHockeyBlog on Twitter @ QHockeyBlog. He looks to be someone that should be up for that challenge. This is a well coached veteran team that came into Hamden and swept Quinnipiac on the weekend. The Raiders have played eight games this season and only one was a non ECAC opponent in RIT. Quinnipiac Women's Hockey Team Page Quinnipiac Women's Hockey Statistics Quinnipiac Women's Hockey Roster Quinnipiac Women's Hockey Schedule/Results Quinnipiac Women's Hockey History Quinnipiac Men's Hockey Team Page. The Golden Knights have some skill up front but the back end while talented with some draft picks on defense and in goal has struggled a bit this season especially the two goaltenders. 29 ... We learned what we're capable of when we stick together and hold each other up to our standard of hockey. Quinnipiac got off to a good start this year with back to back wins against Sacred Heart, 9-2 and 2-1 in overtime. The Saints (1-0-1 overall and conference) … He is a workhorse on the back end and should be able to help fill the void with the graduation of Karlis Cukste. Still, the Panthers get tremendous value in the third round as they can await Smilanic's development under head coach Rand Pecknold for the next few seasons as he gets stronger and better as a hockey player. - Zach Metsa broke out as a sophomore last season and it looks like the junior defenseman could be in store for an even greater season. Within the next shift, Nick Campoli was able to put the Knights up 3-0 at 7:34. The game got … The Bobcats remained focused and didn't let going to overtime affect them as Wyatt Bongiovanni ended it 2:19 into the extra frame. Site dedicated to all things relating to Quinnipiac Bobcats Men's Ice Hockey. They did play Clarkson twice as a non-conference opponent but they have not been challenged outside of the RIT which they played to a 4-4 tie. 3,975 Followers, 872 Following, 1,026 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey (@qu_wih) - The Quinnipiac defense cannot be overlooked as they definitely have played a key role in three straight shutouts. - It was a really poor effort by Quinnipiac against a team that won a total of four games last season and only 18 over the past three years. 10 Clarkson and No. He's easily the most talented player in program history and his play on the ice is showing that. Thought's and Observations from Quinnipiac's weekend sweep of Colgate, Thoughts & Observations from Quinnipiac's weekend series with Clarkson, Thoughts and Observations from Quinnipiac's ECAC Opening Weekend, Thoughts and Observations from Quinnipiac's midweek sweep of Holy Cross, Thoughts and Observations of Quinnipiac’s lost weekend against Bowling Green, Thoughts & Observations of Quinnipiac's two game sweep over Sacred Heart, Ty Smilanic drafted 74th overall by the Florida Panthers. Throw in the fact that Keith Petruzzelli looks to have picked up right where he left off last season and this has the makings of a potentially very good Bobcats team. Outside of the playing Bowling Green, Quinnipiac doesn't play another team that is ranked in the non-conference schedule. He has gotten better in each of this four seasons in Hamden and is the backbone of this team. 13/12 BGSU Hockey team lit the lamp four times in a 4-1 win while simultaneously taking game one of the weekend series against No. He showed some nice ability down the stretch last year and it looks like it has carried into this season. - Keith Petruzzelli's stellar play rewarded him with his first shutout of the season in Wednesday's win over Holy Cross. The Bobcats will probably have to have real good league success and individual success against Clarkson to make up for their lack of non-conference opponents and the fact that most of the ECAC opted out of the season. Being able to win tight games is something that is needed to see what teams are made of. They are well coached by Eric Lang who is one of the top coaches in the Northeast. The Yellow Jackets are coming off back to back 20 plus win seasons along with two Atlantic Hockey regular season titles. The senior won the ECAC player and goaltender of the week award after his stellar weekend when he made 38 saves in the two games. Bobcats Fans: Do you want to listen to the official audio stream of the Quinnipiac Bobcats Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey and Basketball teams? At that point the Bobcats pulled goalie, Keith Petruzzelli. They are well coached by Eric Lang who is one of the top coaches in the Northeast. - I cannot stress how important this upcoming weekend series against American International College will be. - The injury to Bongiovanni is definitely showing up on the power play as the Bobcats only went 1 for 10 this past weekend and that lone power play goal was with an extra attacker as well. The official 2020-21 Men's Ice Hockey schedule for the Quinnipiac University Bobcats He has been a consistent presence in the Bobcats lineup since the second Bowling Green game and scored his first collegiate goal on Friday against Clarkson. Brind'Amour won 24 of 34 face-offs while Tufto won 29 of 46. - Even with the brutal penalty call on Peter Diliberatore, Quinnipiac just didn't play well in the third period to win the game. - While I think this is a very talented Quinnipiac team I am not sure we will really know how good they are with the lack of quality non-conference opponents and only three other ECAC teams playing this season. They took care of business with ease on Tuesday with five players having multi point games. Keith Petruzzelli only can do so much in net as the defense needs to cut down on the turnovers and move the puck out of the zone much cleaner than what we have seen. The Bobcats are just four years removed from the Frozen Four, in which they fell to North Dakota in the National Championship game. They got goals in each period while Keith Petruzzelli was on his game once again to pick up his first shutout of the season. - Not getting at least a split this weekend against Bowling Green could come back to hurt the Bobcats later in the season with the pairwise rankings. Wednesday night was a game Quinnipiac also controlled but the score was much tighter. The Yellow Jackets are coming off back to back 20 plus win seasons along with two Atlantic Hockey regular season titles. - Three more assists this past weekend for Odeen Tufto who continues to pad his national scoring lead with 27 points, 8 more Brandon Kruse and Cameron Wright of Bowling Green. Quinnipiac is probably the best team right now as they have scored the most goals and have given up just a shade over two goals per game. - Its nice to see Marcus Chorney chip in with his first two points of his career. ); : The Bobcats will play a 26 game season having already lost two games to cancellation. The Falcons should be a strong team this season in the WCHA and reach the NCAA tournament again. After only playing 15 games in two seasons, the junior is expected to play a lot more this season and take on a bigger role to help anchor the Bobcats defense. Not bad from someone who started this season in junior hockey in the USHL and was expected to come in next season. - Freshman Christophe Fillion picked up his first collegiate point against Holy Cross on Tuesday. The 2020-2021 season has seen eight of the twelve ECAC teams not take part this season with only Quinnipiac, Clarkson, Colgate and St. Lawrence playing on. However, I was more impressed with the win in game two though as they gutted out a 2-1 win in overtime. ); The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. His snipe of a goal against Colgate on Sunday was a thing of beauty. - Its always nice to get a player like senior Josh Mayanja some playing time. The senior has a 1.56 goals against average and a .939 save percentage in his final season so far. Smilanic leads the team with 10 goals with three of them of game winning variety. Emil Zetterquist stopped 37 shots to lead the St. Lawrence University men’s hockey team to a 4-2 win over Quinnipiac in an ECAC Hockey game Sunday afternoon at the People’s United Center in Hamden, Conn. *** Groups of … In just seven games this season he has five points and already surpassed his point total production in the 27 games he played a season ago. He has a six point lead over Bobby Trivigno of UMass and Matthew Kopperud of Arizona State. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but there was still half of the game to play and we stuck with it. He's been the Bobcats rock on defense as Quinnipiac looks to continue to see improvement in its defensive core. He is definitely going to be in the conversation for the Hobey Baker award when the season comes to a close. He brings a really nice offensive element from the blue line. The Bobcats return 22 members to last years team while adding five to the 2020 roster. Bongiovanni is a true goal scorer and someone that is not easily replaced in the lineup. - This might be Quinnipiac's most talented and deepest team since the 2016 National Runner Up team that lost to North Dakota. The Bobcats need to be a team that plays from in front as its usually a recipe for disaster if they are constantly playing from behind and playing catch up. Petruzzelli has definitely saved his best season for his last. After a 13 point freshman year, Brind'Amour was expected to take even a further leap this season but right now is struggling to find the scoring sheet. Facebook Twitter Email. Guus van Nes and Desi Burgart are off to greats starts this season for Quinnipiac. - The fact that Desi Burgart has stepped up offensively especially in the wake of the Wyatt Bongiovanni has been huge. If those two can continue the hot start it will be big for the depth of this team during the season. Quinnipiac (6-2-1 overall, 0-0-1 conference) picked up two points in the game and the Saints finished with one. - Two Bobcats look like they are taking that next step as players. The Saints ended in a 2-2 tie with 12th-ranked Quinnipiac and lost the first shootout in ECAC Hockey history, 1-0, on a goal from Odeen Tufto, who leads the nation in scoring. - One player who is struggling offensively right now is Skyler Brind'Amour. - Color me super impressed with Bowling Green. - The Bobcats looked great in game one winning 9-2 with nine different players scoring goals. They outplayed and outworked Quinnipiac and had the Bobcats on their heels during these two games and won their first game in Hamden since 2014. The goal was a thing of beauty with Smilanic featuring soft hands and great hand eye coordination and speed. So far this season he has been a rock in between the pipes for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac freshman forward Ty Smilanic has been selected 74th overall in the third round by the Florida Panthers. Comments. Having two good players on face-offs are big especially with the loss of William Fallstrom who was very good at it. - Ty Smilanic's eight goals lead the Bobcats and his lone goal on Sunday gave the Bobcats the rubber match against Clarkson. - Odeen Tufto continues to put an impressive senior season for Quinnipiac. - More than halfway through the regular season, you can start to get a read on some of these teams in the ECAC. They are strong on the puck and have a very good fore-check. Then after Quinnipiac went on the powerplay they put Petruzzelli back in the net. Harvard Ties Quinnipiac CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Freshman Christophe Fillion has given the Bobcats some nice play especially since he jumped from juniors to the Quinnipiac right before the season. Quinnipiac will have their hands full with this team this weekend. You can listen to our analysts on QBSN’s audio provider, MixLr. Here are my thoughts and observations of these last two games. Clarkson has won the past three games against Quinnipiac and four of their last five against the,. ( ); : - I thought Keith Petruzzelli played really well this weekend despite the end results. Comments. - It was only two games but you can tell that the power play for the Bobcats has the ability to be very good this season. I do wish a call like that could be challenged in the future. The Bobcats played from behind in both games and really couldn't find a rhythm this weekend. He made 67 saves on the weekend and surrendered just five goals. Quinnipiac Athletics Main Navigation Menu. - I hate to blame officials but that phantom elbowing call on Quinnipiac's Peter Diliberatore was inexcusable and for Chip McDonald and his crew to make a call like that in a tie game late is just awful. 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