Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey responds to it’s first loss of the season


Photo Courtesy: Liz Flynn

Kyle Levasseur, President

Six games through the season, it was smooth sailing for the undefeated Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team, but a trip to Dartmouth College last Saturday finally landed Quinnipiac in the loss column. The Bobcats returned not only back to the Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena Friday night, but they also returned to the win column, defeating the Rensseler Engineers 3-0.

Leading 2-0 with five minutes and 35 seconds to play, Quinnipiac’s captain Chase Priskie put the game out of reach with his ECAC Hockey leading seventh goal of the season. The goal was the 29th of Priskie’s career, the most ever scored by a Quinnipiac defenseman since the program became Division I.

“I mean it’s great to be in the record books but at the same time, the players I’ve been able to play with for the last four years, without them a lot of those goals don’t happen,” Priskie said.

While it was a night to remember for the captain, the freshmen were also key in offensive production. Fairfield, Conn. native Daniel Winslow scored his first career goal five minutes and three seconds after the opening face off. His plans for the puck?

“I’ll probably give it to my parents,” Winslow said. “It’s more special for my mom.”

Winslow was assisted by fellow freshmen T.J. Friedmann and Peter DiLiberatore. Through eight games this year, the freshman class has 25 points.

“That was a big one,” Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold said about Winslow’s goal. “We hadn’t gotten a goal from our fourth line yet this year. It was good for him. He’s a nice kid and he works hard.”

The Bobcats added to their lead while on the power play, halfway through the second period. Odeen Tufto netted his sixth goal of the season, while Priskie and Brogan Rafferty were awarded the assists.

Defensively, Quinnipiac rebounded after allowing five goals at Dartmouth in it’s last game. Andrew Shortridge posted his first shutout of the season, and the Bobcats only allowed 12 shots.

“Yea 12 shots. That’s pretty good shot suppression,” Pecknold said. “We definitely blocked some shots when we needed to but I thought we had good sticks and won a lot of races and won battles.”

Quinnipiac, now 7-1 overall and 2-1 in ECAC Hockey, will stay at home tomorrow night to face the Union Dutchmen.


By: M.J. Baird 

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