Quinnipiac and Harvard played a fast paced game in the early stages of the first period before Harvard's John Marino took an interference call at the 10:15 mark of the opening frame. Sixteen seconds later Thomas Aldworth split two Harvard defenders and backhanded a shot past Merrick Madsen for the early 1-0 Bobcat lead. Luke Shiplo and Chase Priskie recorded the assists for Quinnipiac. Six and a half minutes later Harvard's Sean Malone put one past Chris Truehl to even the score. Tyler Moy and Adam Fox had the assists on Harvard's first goal. Fox recently returned from the World Junior Championships where he won a goal medal representing Team USA. He had played three prior games this week for the United States before seeing action in tonight's contest. Harvard out shot the Bobcats 14-10 in the opening frame.
|Adam Fox (photo by Harvard University)|
|Luke Shiplo (photo by Emma Robertson)|
The story of the game was that of the Bobcats coming unglued in the second period and of Pecknold being ejected from the game. This is the fifth loss in the last six games for the Bobcats something they have not been accustomed to in a very long time. You have to give a ton of credit to this Harvard team. This might be the most talented team that Ted Donato has had in his tenure in Cambridge. They have the look of a team destined for the Frozen Four in Chicago as they have scoring, top defenders, a very good goaltender and an outstanding power play. With the loss Quinnipiac falls to 11-9-2 (6-5-1 ECAC) on the season and drops to 21st in the pairwise rankings. Harvard improves to 10-2-1 (6-1-1 ECAC) and into a tie with Quinnipiac for third place in the conference with four games in hand on the Bobcats.