Monthly Archives: November 2009

Women’s ice hockey hosts Cornell at 4 PM

The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team looks to build off of last night’s 1-1 tie against the Colgate Raiders when they host the nationally ranked Cornell Big Red this afternoon at 4 p.m. in Hamden. Jamie Palatini and Ross Montolio will be on the call, with the broadcast set to start on the hockey stream at approximately 3:55 p.m.

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Women’s Hockey on the air

You can catch the Bobcats Women’s Ice Hockey team take on the Colgate Raiders tonight at 7:00 p.m.  Corey Hersch and Kyle Brennan will be on the call on the hockey stream.

Bobcats host Dartmouth at 7 PM

The men’s ice hockey team will look to stay undefeated in ECAC Hockey play when they host the Dartmouth Big Green tonight at 7 PM at the TD Bank Sports Center. Jamie Palatini will provide the play-by-play, while Scott Sheahen will offer color commentary. You can tune in right here on the hockey stream, with the broadcast getting started at approximately 6:50 p.m.

WQAQ Athlete of the Week: Mike Atkinson

By Tom Butto

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Senior Mike Atkinson

This week’s WQAQ Athlete of the Week award goes to Mike Atkinson (Sparta, N.J.) of the men’s ice hockey team. Atkinson, a senior assistant captain, scored three goals, two of which were short handed, in a 4-2 win against ECAC foe Clarkson University.

With Atkinson’s hat trick, Quinnipiac improved to 5-1-0 overall with a 2-0-0 mark in the conference. The last time Quinnipiac won five of their first six games was in the 2000-2001 season.

Atkinson’s two shorthanded goals came in the second and third periods. He added his third to complete the hat trick on an empty netter late in the third period.

The Bobcats return to action this weekend, with home games against Harvard and Dartmouth.

Atkinson’s hat trick sparks Bobcats

By Corey Hersch

Senior winger Mike Atkinson scored three goals, two of them shorthanded, in a 4-2 win against conference foe Clarkson.  The game marked the Bobcats’ first of the season in ECAC play.  The win improves Quinnipiac’s record to 5-1-0 overall.

The first period of play was dominated by Clarkson, who outshot Quinnipiac 14-10 in the period.  Dan Clarke was solid in net, though, stopping all of the shots he faced in the frame.   Then, with under a minute to play, the Bobcats caught lightning in a bottle.  Scott Zurevinski took the puck in the neutral zone and skated into the zone with Eric Lampe on a two-on-two.  Zurevinski left a drop pass for Lampe in the slot, who fired it over the left shoulder of Clarkson goalie Richie LeVeau for the first goal of the contest.  It was Lampe’s fifth goal of the season.

The second period began much like the first, with the Golden Eagles dominating the play.  They got on the board four minutes into the second stanza, with Scott Freeman scoring his third goal of the year.  Freeman collected a rebound off of a shot from Brandon DeFazio, and was right on the doorstep to stuff it home.

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Mike Atkinson

Less than three minutes later, after Jean-Marc Beaudoin was called for a cross-checking penalty, Clarkson took the lead on a power-play goal from Adam Pawlick.  Pawlick took a slapshot from the right circle, and got it past Clarke, who was screened on the play.

Quinnipiac took another penalty which led to a goal later in the period.  This time, though, it was the Bobcats who cashed in.  Yuri Bouharevich found Atkinson at the blue line, who entered the zone in a one-on-one.  Atkinson took it to the near circle, and wristed one through a screen and past LaVeau to make it 2-2.

A Brandon Wong penalty mid-way through the third period led to yet another shorthanded situation for the Bobcats.  Once again, it was Atkinson who shifted the momentum back to Quinnipiac.  This time, Atkinson took the puck along the far side boards and got tripped up, drawing a delayed penalty call.  Atkinson recovered though, skated past the rest of the Golden Eagles defense, and made a move to slip a shot past LaVeau to give the Bobcats a lead.

With 14 seconds left and the Clarkson net empty, Atkinson intercepted a pass and took it the length of the ice to complete his hat trick.  He now has four goals on the season, and his hat trick was the first of his collegiate career.

Dan Clarke was solid in net on the evening, stopping 34 of the 36 shots he faced.  The Bobcats return to action on Saturday at 4 p.m., when they will take on the St. Lawrence Saints.  That game can be heard on the hockey stream, with the broadcast starting at 3:50.

Bobcats Men’s Hockey vs. Clarkson

The Bobcats Sports Network presented by WQAQ will be broadasting tonight’s men’s hockey against Clarkson at 7:00 p.m.  The broadacst can be heard on the hockey stream, with Alex Birsh and Jeremy Schilling calling all the action.

WSOC NEC’s on the Bobcats Sports Network

WQAQ will take its broadcast on the road for the first time this season, when we bring to you the semifinals of the Women’s Soccer NEC Tournament from the campus of Central Connecticut State University.  You can hear tomorrow’s game between Quinnipiac and Monmouth on the WQAQ Soccer Stream.  Mike Radomski and Robin Schuppert will call all the action for you, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Friday.  Then, at 6:00 p.m., head back to the soccer stream for the last Men’s Soccer regular season contest of the year.  That game will also be broadcast live from CCSU.