|Bo Pieper (photo by Zack Wittman/Tampa Bay Times)|
|Craig Martin (photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)|
In the third period the Bobcats took the lead for good on the power play when K.J. Tiefenwerth fed a pass to Craig Martin at the high left circle where he he wristed a high shot past Edquist for the goal. It was Martin's sixth of the season on assists from Tiefenwerth and Tim Clifton. The Bobcats got an insurance goal via the power play when Landon Smith fed a wide open Bo Pieper across the ice at the edge of the top left circle where he bombed a shot past Edquist. It was Pieper's seventh goal of the season on assists by Smith and Chase Priskie.
The Bobcats out shot the Eagles 11-10 in the final period and 34-22 for the game. Goaltender Chris Truehl was strong making 21 saves including a penalty shot by Austin Cangelosi back in the first period. You cannot fault Truehl on the lone goal as it was a defensive breakdown by the Bobcats defense that led to it. Quinnipiac now faces Robert Morris in the championship game of the Three Rivers Classic after they defeated Ferris State 1-0.