Princeton Wins at Quinnipiac and Leapfrogs in Standings

Princeton Wins at Quinnipiac and Leapfrogs in Standings

Juniors Max Véronneau and Josh Teves each had three-point games to help propel Princeton to a 5-3 win at Quinnipiac on Tuesday night in the Tigers' first game in two weeks.
 
Senior David Hallisey and junior Ryan Kuffner both scored twice.
 
Princeton's power play was clicking, with a perfect 3 for 3 conversion rate while the penalty kill did not allow a single Bobcat shot on two chances.
 
Tied at 2-2 after the second period, the Tigers scored twice within 1:03 early in the third period to take a 4-2 lead.
 
Hallisey lit the lamp first at 5:43 as he redirected a shot out from Véronneau and Teves on the4 power play.
 
Four minutes later Nick Jermain tied it with a backdoor goal and Luke Shiplo gave the Bobcats a 2-1 lead with an unfortunate bounce on netminder Ryan Ferland with less than three to play in the opening stanza.
 
Teves evened it up at 14:54 when he stole the puck off of Brogan Rafferty with check and fed Véronneau as the two skated back up the ice. Véronneau delivered the puck back to Teves in the low slot and he put away the back hander.
 
The third goal came off of a Jackson Cressey face-off win deep in the zone. Véronneau got the puck back, and Cressey recollected on the wall before sending it across the ice to the left point where Teves was stationed. Hallisey was open in the slot for the perfect pass and the goal. A quick transition after a Ferland save made for a tic-tac-toe play between Reid Yochim, Véronneau and Kuffner getting the final touch going top shelf.
 
The Bobcats inched closer when they scored three seconds after Alex Riche was released from the box for slashing, taking advantage of the momentum as Alex Whelan went blocker side on Ferland at 13:06 of the third.
 
With 2:50 remaining Petruzzi was pulled for the extra attacker and Princeton had a few chances to get an empty net goal with Kuffner succeeding with 1:13 remaining. Riche intercepted a pass and fed Kuffner to flip the puck into the open net. Petruzzi finished the game with 34 saves.
 
Ferland stopped 27 shots in the win as Princeton leapfrogs Quinnipiac in the standings to now stand in a tie for eighth place, with Brown, pushing Quinnipiac into 10th.
 
With four weekends remaining in the regular season, Princeton hosts St. Lawrence and No. 3 Clarkson this weekend, Feb 2 & 3 at Hobey Baker Rink.