October 16, 2011

Quinnipiac Wins Fourth Straight

Spencer Heichman (Yorba Linda, Calif.) scored twice to lead the Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team to its fourth straight win as the Bobcats defeated Canisius, 4-0, High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center on Sunday afternoon. Quinnipiac improves to 4-1-0 on the season while Canisius drops to 0-2-0.

Heichman becomes the second player this season to post a multiple-goal game, joining Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) who has two multi-goal games to his credit this season. Langlois scored Quinnipiac's first goal of the game, with five minutes to play in the first period, to push his team-leading total to six through the Bobcats' first five games. Scott Zurevinski (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) had a pair of assists while Ben Arnt (Oakland, Minn.) scored in his third straight game.

Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ontario) had 14 saves in the game as he posts his fifth career shutout while improving to 2-0-0 on the season. Canisius' Tony Capobianco stopped 40 shots in the game.

Langlois' goal came with a man-advantage after a Canisius penalty, giving Quinnipiac five power-play goals in the weekend sweep. It also give Langlois an NCAA-best five power-play goals for the year. Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) started the play when he took a pass in the left face-off circle and dropped the puck off to Zurevinski. Zurevinski received the puck and made a blind, back-handed pass to Langlois in the slot who popped a shot past Capobianco to put Quinnipiac on the board, 1-0.

Heichman's first goal of the game happened to be the only one of a second period that saw Quinnipiac put 21 shots on goal. It was Zurevinski once-again setting up a teammate as Heichman's second goal of the year gave Quinnipaic a 2-0 lead. Heichman pushed that lead to three goals when Mike Dalhuisen (Nymegen, Holland) sent an outlet pass up-ice to Heichman who received the puck just below the red line. Heichman skated through the Canisius defense, finishing one-on-one with Capobianco and give the Bobcats a 3-0 lead.

With less than five minutes to play, Loren Barron (Glendora, Calif.) handled the puck deep in the Bobcats defensive zone before hooking up with John Dunbar (Calgary, Alberta) at the red line. Dunbar fed Arnt, who split the Canisius defense to score his third goal of the season.

Quinnipiac returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 18 when it hosts Bentley at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.