Friday, December 6, 2013
Yale gets one back for Dartmouth
Defenseman Ryan Obuchowski is back in the lineup for Yale tonight, putting the defensive core back at full strength. He missed last week's game with Merrimack due to injury. Captain Jesse Root and fellow forward Anthony Day remain out; Root missing his second successive game, Day his fourth.
The lines for tonight:
Monday, December 2, 2013
ECAC suspends Quinnipiac's Brooks Robinson
Things got heated Saturday night in Hamden when Quinnipiac played host to UMass. Brooks Robinson, Quinnipiac's senior forward, was suspended Monday. He'll miss Friday night's game at RPI. Here's the league release.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey today
announced that Quinnipiac senior forward Brooks Robinson has been
assessed a one-game suspension, in accordance with the
League’s supplemental discipline process, as the result of
his actions in the Massachusetts at Quinnipiac contest Saturday,
November 30 at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports
The League action was taken after review of an incident that
occurred at the 19:16 mark of the third period in the
Bobcats-Minutemen contest where Robinson was assessed a major and
game misconduct penalty for hitting from behind.
Based upon the League’s action, Robinson is not eligible to
compete in the Bobcats’ Friday, December 6 game when they
Quinnipiac holds; Yale moves up in USCHO poll
USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll
Minneapolis, Minn./December 02, 2013
Team (First Place) Record Pts Last Week
1 Minnesota (41) 11- 2-1 988 1
2 St. Cloud State ( 8) 9- 1-2 940 2
3 Michigan 9- 2-1 883 3
4 Providence 11- 2-2 843 4
5 Quinnipiac 13- 2-2 817 5
6 Ferris State ( 1) 11- 2-2 754 6
7 Massachusetts-Lowell 10- 4-0 683 8
8 Yale 6- 2-2 628 9
9 Boston College 8- 4-2 583 7
10 Clarkson 10- 3-1 552 10
11 Union 8- 3-2 430 15
12 Miami 8- 6-2 421 13
13 Notre Dame 9- 6-1 404 11
14 Lake Superior 9- 4-1 353 16
15 Cornell 7- 4-1 251 14
16 Nebraska-Omaha 8- 6-0 228 17
17 Wisconsin 4- 5-1 179 12
18 New Hampshire 9- 7-1 134 20
19 Northeastern 9- 5-1 131 NR
20 Minnesota-Duluth 6- 5-1 122 18
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 102, Ohio State 29,
Boston University 13, Denver 13, Vermont 7, St. Lawrence 5,
Maine 3, North Dakota 2, Air Force 1, Minnesota State 1.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Freshmen help Yale secure OT win over Merrimack
Here's the game story
from tonight. A decent win considering three key players were out with injury. Heady play in overtime by Frankie DiChiara, and nice to see Chris Izmirlian follow his shot to secure the game-winner.
Jesse Root, Ryan Obuchowski and Anthony Day were all on the shelf with injury. Root was hurt last weekend, Obuchowski on Monday. Day has been out the past three games now, and won't be ready until after the holiday break. Keith Allain believes Root will be back in the lineup by next weekend; Obuchowski will need more time.
Yale missing three key players for Merrimack
Captain Jesse Root, defenseman Ryan Obuchowski and forward Anthony Day are among the scratches tonight as Yale plays host to Merrimack at Ingalls Rink. We know Day is out until after the break with an injury. Should know the status of Root and Obuchowski by night's end. The good news for the Bulldogs is junior forward Nico Weberg is back in the lineup for the first time since suffering an injury against St. Lawrence on Nov. 1.
Yale and Merrimack haven't played in hockey since November 1998, a 6-3 loss in which goaltenders Trevor Hanger and Dan Lombard combined to make 30 saves.
Here are the line charts for the evening.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Quinnipiac future schedules will feature more Hockey East
Providence will be at Quinnipiac tomorrow night in a matchup of top 5 teams. I dropped by Hamden this afternoon for an advance story for Wednesday's Register. Here are a few extra notes about future scheduling:
- Providence is now a regular on Quinnipiac's non-conference schedule, and should be for a while. The schools are interested in increasing their commitments to two games a year. But the Friars got jammed up, and it won't happen until at least 2015-16. "Long run, eventually, it will be a two-game commitment, one at each rink, we might even go Friday-Saturday," Pecknold said. "I'm sure there will be the occasional year that it doesn't work out, but that's the plan."
- Expect Quinnipiac's non-conference schedule to feature a healthy dose of Hockey East opponents for the next several years. In the past, the Bobcats managed one or two Hockey East opponents most seasons with the holes plugged against Atlantic Hockey foes. In 2012-13, there were three games with Hockey East; this season the number jumped to 8. Pecknold has working agreements with a number of schools that are expected to continue. UConn joins Hockey East next season, and should benefit both programs.
- Quinnipiac will continue series with Merrimack and UMass-Lowell for at least the next two years "maybe longer." A four-year contract with Northeastern will include two games per season, one at each arena, starting next fall. UConn will also be a staple of the schedule, with one or two game series. "We'll still take the occasional trip out West if we need to," Pecknold said. "But certainly, there's enough good teams in the area."
- The addition of Northeastern to the schedule next season means Quinnipiac will have played eight of the 12 Hockey East schools (that includes UConn.) The Bobcats have still never faced New Hampshire, Boston College, Notre Dame or Boston University.
- Quinnipiac is also holding out for an annual all-Connecticut tournament featuring Yale, Sacred Heart and UConn. Tim Taylor, while coaching Yale in 2006, had agreed to make it happen only to be forced out a few weeks later. Three schools are in, and Yale is reportedly considering the idea. But with only seven non-conference games to play with each year, combined with the late start of Ivy League schools, Yale doesn't have the leeway of others. "It's picking up steam," Pecknold said. "I can't speak for the other three schools, but hopefully we can make it happen."
- On the injury front, Pecknold said only one of his players is definitely out for tomorrow night. He would not specify whom, though it's most likely defenseman Zach Tolkinen, who has been out several weeks already.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Quinnipiac and Princeton do it again
Quinnipiac completes the rare ECAC weekend against the same opponent, playing host to Princeton a night after beating the Tigers in New Jersey.
The lineup for Quinnipiac is the same. Defensemen Zach Tolkinen (ankle) and Derek Smith remain out; Brayden Sherbinin and Joe Fiala get starts on the blue line.