January 11, 2008

#16 Quinnipiac Uses a Four-Goal First Period to Defeat Bears, 6-3

Jan. 11, 2008

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, RI - Sixteenth-ranked Quinnipiac (12-5-3, 5-3-3) scored 5:11 into the contest and never looked back to cruise to a 6-3 victory over the Brown men's ice hockey team (1-10-4, 1-5-3) on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium.

Things didn't start well for the Bears, who found themselves down, 1-0, at the 5:11 mark when Dan Travis scored off a face-off win to sophomore Dan Rosen's (Syosset, NY) left. Just 2:31 later Zach Hansen gave the Bobcats a 2-0 lead when his wrist shot from the right point beat Rosen to the far corner.

Quinnipiac would add two more before the end of the period, scoring two in a span of 3:06 to earn a 4-0 lead at 16:08.

The Bears had a better second period, outshooting the Bobcats by a slim, 8-7, margin, but Jean-Marc Beaudoin increased Quinnipiac's lead to 5-0 at 14:38 when he batted the puck out of the air, over Rosen and into the back of the net.

Brown got on the board 2:04 into the third period when sophomore Devin Timberlake (Port Alberni, BC) knocked in the rebound of a shot from classmate Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC). Sophomore Scott Van der Linden (Antigonish, NS) also picked up an assist on the goal for his first point of the season.

However, just 42 seconds later, the Bobcats regained the five-goal lead when Chris Myers was left all alone in the slot and had just Rosen to beat after collecting the puck from Mark Agnew.

Brown's special teams scored the final two goals of the game to account for the 6-3 final. Freshman David Brownschidle (Lawrenceville, NJ) scored a short-handed breakaway at 9:21 for his second goal of the year and then sophomore Sean McMonalgle (Oakville, ONT) notched a power-play goal with 28 seconds remaining off assists from senior Chris Poli (Medfield, MA) and Rosen.

Rosen finished with 26 saves, while Pat McGann made 18 stops for the Bobcats. Now winless in their last ten games (0-8-2), the Bears continue their four-game home stand, the longest stretch of home games this season, tomorrow night when they host Princeton at 7:00 p.m.

#16 QUINNIPIAC 4 1 1 x - 6
BROWN 0 0 3 x - 3

First period - Q, Travis (Wong), 5:11; Q, Hansen (Bauer, Marshall), PP, 7:42; Q, Won (Beaudoin, Liimatainen), 13:02; Q, Leitch (Nelson, Bates), 16:08. Penalties - Q, 0-0; B, 1-2.
Second period - Q, Beaudoin (Wong, Travis), 14:38. Penalties - Q, 3-6; B, 2-4.
Third Period - B, Timberlake (Volpatti, Van der Linden), 2:04; Q, Myers (Agnew), 2:46; B, Brownschidle, SH, 9:21; B, McMonagle (Poli, Rosen), PP, 19:32. Penalties - Q, 1-2; B, 1-2.

Saves
Q, Pat McGann (59:50), 4-8-6-x - 18; B, Dan Rosen (60:00), 12-6-8-x - 26.