Saturday, January 12, 2019

Quinnipiac returns favor, beats Dartmouth 5-1

Quinnipiac beat Dartmouth 5-1 in Hamden on Friday night

Two months ago, Quinnipiac suffered their first loss of the season 5-1 at the hands of the Dartmouth Big Green. Fast forward to tonight and the Bobcats returned the favor on home ice beating the visitors 5-1 to pick up two huge ECAC points after the struggles of a weekend ago. Despite being out shot on the night and losing the face-off dot battle, the Bobcats improved their record to 16-4-1 (7-3-1 ECAC).

The two teams played to a pretty even first period until Daniel Warpecha scored a weird angle goal with twenty seconds left in the period. With Quinnipiac still struggling a bit in the second period, it took the sloppy play of Dartmouth to wake the Bobcats up. Back to back Dartmouth penalties lead to consecutive power play goals from Chase Priskie and Peter Diliberatore. Ethan de Jong scored late second period back breaking goal on a dish from Odeen Tufto.

With the Bobcats fully in command now heading into the third, they quickly extended the lead just 1:24 into the period on Alex Whelan's 7th goal of the season. Craig Martin capped the scoring on the night with his 8th goal of the season. While it wasn't the most crisp performance, Quinnipiac still got a needed win. Andrew Shortridge (24 saves) picked up his 8th win of the season as he could be edging closer to the starting job down the stretch.

Quinnipiac moves to 16-4-1 overall (7-3-1 ECAC)

Three Bobcats had multi point games in Craig Martin (1 goal, 2 assists) while Chase Priskie and Alex Whelan each had a goal and an assist apiece. For Priskie it was his 27th point which is a career high for him in a season. Quinnipiac wraps up the weekend at home on Saturday night against Harvard who dropped a 4-2 game to Princeton Friday night.

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