|Craig Martin (photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)|
In the second period the Bobcats played a better period but still came up empty on the scoreboard. They peppered 14 shots in the period on Stefanos Lekkas who played exceptionally well for someone who does not have ideal size for a goaltender. He used his quickness and athleticism to stuff the Bobcats time and time again. Quinnipiac had four power play opportunities in the second and could not cash in. Late in the period the Catamounts made the score 3-0 on the power play when Jarrid Privitera tipped a shot from the point by Rob Hamilton that went through several players and past Shortridge.
|Ross Colton (photo by Brian Jenkins/Free Press)|
You have to give credit to Vermont as they played extremely well defensively against Quinnipiac keeping many shots from the the outside and not giving the Bobcats many good looks or time and space to work with. The Catamount defense also blocked 18 shots on the game and were willing to do anything to prevent the Bobcats from having easy scoring opportunities. Lekkas finished the game with 40 saves while Andrew Shortridge made 17 for the Bobcats. I think that Quinnipiac didn't look as comfortable on the bigger sheet of ice this weekend as they do on normal size rinks. It was a missed opportunity for the Bobcats against a team in the top 15 of the pairwise to pick up another quality win. Quinnipiac will now head home for a weekend slate of games against RPI on Friday and Union on Saturday.