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MinniQUFan
11-28-2009, 06:04 PM
Wow! What a game!

Very happy I decided to make the trek down to Hamden today.

allnightwong
11-28-2009, 06:50 PM
QU 5-4 Victory!

Hmm. Maybe I should play the lottery. :D

What a freakin game! This could be one of the best live hockey games I've seen in a long time. The team started out scorching and like the past few games faltered toward to end. I leaned over and told Mark halfway through the game that my namesake, Mr. Brandon Wong was nowhere to be found. Then with 1:10 left in regulation he arrived. GTG and GWG!

Umass made a great showing in the stands and on the ice. This led to a very exciting atmosphere even without the students in the building.

This was the first time in a long time that Dan Clarke was made to look ordinary, but the team picked him up and didn't allow for the collapse.

This team does not fail to impress and I advise anyone in the area who hasn't made their way to the Bank to head over as soon as they can.

Now, right back to work...Yale on Friday @ what should be a crazy Ingalls.

I'll talk to you all closer to the date. Great day for Bobcat country.

THIRD STAR: Zach Davies: This is a HUGE stretch but at times Davies showed shades of Reid Cashman in his ability to seamlessly enter the puck in transition. I look forward to what this kid can continue to do in the future.

SECOND STAR: Mike Atkinson: Not only did he notch the second goal of the game but he totally created the game winner and hustled all night.

FIRST STAR: Brandon Wong: Could it be anymore obvious. Two HUGE goals and seriously made up for disappearing early on in the game.

MarkEagleUSA
11-28-2009, 07:28 PM
Hmm. Maybe I should play the lottery.If you win, pizza's on you next time! ;)

Ok, it was ugly at times but I really liked how the guys fought until the end and found a way to win. Giving up 4 unanswered goals would have caused some previous teams to fold up their tents and go home. Not this team! They gutted it out and did what they needed to when it counted.

Wong (the player, not the poster ;) ), while almost non-existant for the first 58 minutes, came up with 2 huge goals when they were needed the most. The momentum had clearly gone to UMass midway through the 3rd but Brandon manage to wrestle it back to the Bobcats.

We'll take the win and head to Ingalls on Friday.

umassfan49
11-28-2009, 08:23 PM
Good win for Quinnipiac. UMass was flying in the third but the Bobcats battled back and tied the game on a beautiful tip by Wong. He also did a good job of cleaning up the junk for the OT winner. Great game in all, but for me that was a LONG ride home.

critsports
11-28-2009, 10:16 PM
THIRD STAR: Zach Davies: This is a HUGE stretch but at times Davies showed shades of Reid Cashman in his ability to seamlessly enter the puck in transition. I look forward to what this kid can continue to do in the future.


Didn't make it to watch with you guys but enjoyed the game on TV. Having the benefit of watching on the tube and seeing replays I have to say I was real impressed with Davies. He is very calm with the puck (like Cashman was) and made some beautiful plays, passes and rushes.

Great win for you guys and a nice win for the ECAC. (Unlike SLU tonight who got hammered in Portland) I know you guys "pay" to get your games on NESN and I have to say it's a good strategy for the University and recruiting (for students as well as athletes). Watching the commercials it was like an "informerical" for Q Pac!!!!

Good luck against Yale.

allnightwong
11-29-2009, 10:29 AM
Just sparking some convo...where does the Umass win rank with the programs biggest wins. List some that are at the top of your list.

Quinn57
11-29-2009, 10:37 AM
Just sparking some convo...where does the Umass win rank with the programs biggest wins. List some that are at the top of your list.

I'll play. I think it's probably tops on the season. Ahead of Ohio State sweep since its a win over a Hockey East power at home. But for me I'm still putting games like RPI, SLU in Albany and of course Harvard at the Civic Center.

Thought I'll concede I'm the wrong person to ask. I'd say any win against Yale is huge. As a spectator those were always the most fun.

MinniQUFan
11-29-2009, 12:26 PM
QU is now the number one team in the nation in the PairWise

justinD
11-29-2009, 12:40 PM
QU is now the number one team in the nation in the PairWise

Number two, actually. Number one in record.

http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pwr.php

Edit: oddly listed at number one over here: http://www.rpihockey.net/misc.rank1.shtml

Point being, things are looking good for QU right now. That ranking will likely go down as ECAC play picks up (next highest league PWR is Cornell at 15), but QU is in great shape for a postseason bearth.

MarkEagleUSA
11-29-2009, 01:42 PM
where does the Umass win rank with the programs biggest wins.I think the biggest win in QU's short ECAC history to date has to be the 2nd game of the sweep of Cornell at Lynah in '07. Did anyone think we'd win either of those games?

Next would be the 4-0 drubbing of St. Lawrence in Albany that same year.

The inaugural ECAC victory at the Civic Center against Harvard has to be right up there as well.

After that, I agree with Quinn57: any Yale victory. :p

Then you have to consider all the first-round ECAC playoff wins.

UMass last night was a great win and probably is worthy of the top-10 in program history simply because it was a victory over a top-10 team.

MarkEagleUSA
11-29-2009, 01:49 PM
Point being, things are looking good for QU right now. That ranking will likely go down as ECAC play picks up (next highest league PWR is Cornell at 15), but QU is in great shape for a postseason bearth.While we as fans seem to love the polls and PWR, it's important to remember that it's still early.

I'll be one of the first to boast about our ranking (wonger will probably beat me to the punch ;)), but I also realize we still need to take each game as it comes and not look beyond anyone.

ZYanksRule
11-29-2009, 02:10 PM
I think the biggest win in QU's short ECAC history to date has to be the 2nd game of the sweep of Cornell at Lynah in '07. Did anyone think we'd win either of those games?

Next would be the 4-0 drubbing of St. Lawrence in Albany that same year.

The inaugural ECAC victory at the Civic Center against Harvard has to be right up there as well.

After that, I agree with Quinn57: any Yale victory. :p

Then you have to consider all the first-round ECAC playoff wins.

UMass last night was a great win and probably is worthy of the top-10 in program history simply because it was a victory over a top-10 team.

It's among the biggest in regular season history, but nowhere near the biggest in program history, simply because our postseason history has been great.

First of all, winning the MAAC tourney to get to the NCAA Tourney back in the early 2000's (2003, was it?), the Cornell sweep, the SLU win, the RPI series in our first year, this pales in comparision to those games, simply because postseason hockey is where it counts. Especially in a league where all 12 teams make it to the tourney.

FlagDUDE08
11-29-2009, 02:13 PM
Oh come now, with the RPI series, we just had to make sure you weren't placed in the same category as Union. :P

Haven't seen you guys play, but based upon the statistics, you guys are definitely making the ECAC proud. The winter break weekend will be a fun one. I'll also look forward to watching you guys play the night before Freakout.

MarkEagleUSA
11-29-2009, 02:21 PM
Oh come now, with the RPI series, we just had to make sure you weren't placed in the same category as Union.I've been told nobody is in the same category as Union! :rolleyes: ;)

starlessixisky
11-29-2009, 02:23 PM
I'd have to say our wins against Niagara are pretty impressive. We won at Niagara once last year, and a few years ago we played, probably the best game I've personally seen live from the Bobcats, Niagara and won at the NIP. I don't think Niagara is ever nationally ranked or anything, but just the fierce competition they have given us, those wins have been great.
I don't think that <i>any</i> win against Yale is phenomenal. Maybe you guys are saying that just because of the state rivalry, but before last year, Yale wasn't the most impressive team to beat.
The ECAC opener against Harvard was a tremendous win.
Those are all I can think of off the top of my head.


We definitely should not let the rankings get to us right now. It is still reallllly early in the season to get smug, though we should definitely smile about it. But the team needs to keep their heads level for every game. I think Umass was nearly able to pull away with the win because the boys seemed to have gotten complacent. When Umass tied it up, the fire that lit underneath the boys was incredible and they turned up the intensity ten-fold. They perform best when they play as if the score is 0-0.
Yale will be a good test, because Yale plays a full 60 minutes. They do not let up, from what I've seen them play this year. Let's see if Q can bring it!

Puckie14
11-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Who's going to the Yale game on Friday?

From what I hear tickets are still available. I'm going downtown tomorrow afternoon to buy tickets.

allnightwong
11-29-2009, 04:16 PM
I'll be there.

MarkEagleUSA
11-29-2009, 04:21 PM
I'll be there.x2 :cool:

Hopefully going to Brown on Saturday too.

Puckie14
11-29-2009, 04:24 PM
What section are you guys sitting in?

I want to make sure I'm surrounded by Quinnipiac fans. :cool:

MarkEagleUSA
11-29-2009, 04:26 PM
What section are you guys sitting in?Sitting? :eek: What's that? Me and wonger will be somewhere behind the QU bench.

Are you bringing the sign? :D