Quinnipiac keeps Cleary Cup hopes alive, beats Brown 4-1


Photo Courtesy: Liz Flynn/Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network

Kyle Levasseur



Entering Friday night, one point set Cornell men’s ice hockey above Quinnipiac in the ECAC Hockey standings. Both Quinnipiac and Cornell added two points, keeping the order the same. While Quinnipiac’s 4-1 win over Brown wasn’t enough to leapfrog Cornell, it was enough to clinch a first round bye in the conference playoffs.

The Bobcats five point cushion over the Yale Bulldogs is insurmountable in just one game, but when the two teams take the ice Saturday night, a Cleary Cup is in reach for Quinnipiac. Here are the scenarios for the Bobcats to take home the conference regular season trophy:

-If Quinnipiac loses, it cannot win the Cleary Cup.

-If Quinnipiac ties Yale, it needs Cornell to lose and Harvard to lose or tie (QU holds tiebreaker over Cornell and Harvard).

-If Quinnipiac beats Yale, it needs Cornell to lose or tie (QU holds tiebreaker over Cornell). 

Standings as of 3/1/19. Despite Quinnipiac being listed third, it holds the tiebreaker over Harvard.

The Bobcats face the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Ingalls Rink to end the regular season. They will have the next weekend off, thanks to Friday night’s win, before hosting a conference quarterfinals series March 15-17.



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