Bobcats Fall in Cape Cod Classic

Photo by John Hassett
Photo by John Hassett

HYANNIS, Mass. – Quinnipiac men's ice hockey freshman Travis St. Denis (Trail, British Columbia) scored the nationally-ranked No. 20 Bobcats' only goal in a 5-1 non-conference loss to Colgate at the Hyannis Youth and Hockey Center in Hyannis, Mass. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 3-2-1 overall while Colgate improves to 4-3-0.

Colgate took an early lead, playing short-handed just 7:39 into the game, when a Bobcat turnover in the Raiders' defensive zone left the puck on Colgate's Kurtis Bartliff's stick. The senior center skated up ice behind the Bobcats' defense, one-on-one with Quinnipiac goalie Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.). Bartliff faked to his backhand before pulling the puck back and flipping it over Hartzell's shoulder to give Colgate the early lead.

St. Denis tied the game when he picked up a rebound and banged home his second goal of the season. Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) possessed the puck low before sending it to Loren Barron (Glendora, Calif.) at the point. Barren sent the puck back to Langlois who fired a shot on goal. The puck traveled wide of the goal but bounced off the boards and over to the opposite side of the goal where St. Denis was waiting.

Colgate took a 2-1 lead on John Lidgett's second of the season with less than two minutes to play in the second period. Lidgett picked up the puck between the face-off circles and shot the puck on a screened Hartzell in goal to give the Raiders the one-goal lead heading into the final period.

Colgate poured it on over the final 20 minutes of play, scoring three times to cruise to a 5-1 win. Darcy Murphy, Brendan Corcoran and Spiro Goulakos all scored for Colgate down the stretch in the Raiders' win.

Quinnipiac returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 6 when it hosts American International at 7 p.m. at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.  Bobcat fans who attend the game with a "I Voted Today" sticker will be admitted free, as well as all youth 17 and under with an adult.