Cornell Faces Decisive Game Three with Loss to Quinnipiac

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Quinnipiac's Jeremy Langlois scored the game's only goal late in the first period as the Cornell men's hockey team dropped a 1-0 contest to the Bobcats in game two of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals on Saturday night at Lynah Rink in Ithaca. The loss sets up a decisive game three at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Langlois's unassisted goal marked the only scoring of the contest, as both Cornell goaltender Andy Iles and Quinnipiac netminder Eric Hartzell were solid in net. Iles finished with 30 saves on the night, while Hartzell stopped all 24 shots he faced for the shutout victory. Cornell finished the night scoreless in four power-play chances, while Quinnipiac was scoreless in all three of its chances with the man advantage.

The Bobcats put the only marker on the board at the 14:12 mark of the first period when Langlois won a neutral zone faceoff and muscled his way past the Big Red defense, playing the puck off the boards and regaining possession before ripping a wrist shot that beat Iles on the blocker side. 

From there, the story was the goaltending, as Hartzell stopped nine shots in both the first and third periods and six in the second. Iles, meanwhile, was called upon to make 11 saves in the first and 17 saves in the second, before stopping both shots he saw in the third.

The two teams will square off again on Sunday in a 7 p.m. contest at Lynah Rink, with the winner advancing to the ECAC Hockey championship weekend next weekend at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Cornell and Quinnipiac will not be the only teams in action on Sunday, as all four league quarterfinals are knotted at one win apiece.