November 4, 2018
HAMDEN, Conn. – Five different Quinnipiac players scored goals Friday night as the Bobcats extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-3 win over Harvard to open ECAC Hockey Play.
Ethan de Jong (North Vancouver, British Columbia) scored his first career goal for the Bobcats while Brandon Fortunato (North Hills, New York), Chase Priskie (Pembroke Pines, Florida) and Odeen Tufto(Chaska, Minnesota) all had a goal and an assist in the winning effort.
Brogan Rafferty (Dundee, Illinois) picked up three assists to lead the Quinnipiac attack while goaltender Keith Petruzzelli (Wilbraham, Massachusetts) tallied 34 saves in his fifth straight win.
de Jong comes to the Bobcats from the BCHL Prince George Spruce Kings,, and is joined by former North Shore Winter Club minor hockey team mate Desi Burgart. also in his first year with the team.
- The Bobcats won their sixth consecutive game to open the season, the longest winning streak for the team since a six-game winning streak from March 13 – April 7, 2016 to reach the NCAA National Championship game
- Quinnipiac also had an 11-game winning streak to open up that 2015-16 season, the longest winning streak in program history
- de Jong notched the first goal of his career, becoming the third different Bobcat to record his first career goal
- Fortunato extended his point streak to five games as he buried a power-play goal and added an assist to boost his team-leading point total to 10.
- Priskie tallied a goal for a fourth straight game and now has a goal in five of six games this season as he opened the scoring Friday night
- Priskie increased his career goal total to 27, just one from tying Dan Ennis ’03 for the Division I program record of 28
- Tufto notched a goal and an assist for a third consecutive game, and now has scored a goal in five of the six games this season
- Rafferty recorded three assists Friday night for his second career three-assist and three-point game, his first since Nov. 19, 2016
- Fällström found the back of the net for the third time this season and has recorded a point in four of the first six games
- TJ Friedmann (Birmingham, Michigan) picked up his first career point with an assist on Priskie’s goal, becoming the 14th player with a point this season and sixth with his first career point
- Cukste recorded his second consecutive two-assist game, just the third two-assist game of his career
- Whelan’s assist was his third of the season to give him six points
- Petruzzellimade a season-high 34 saves in Friday night’s 5-3 victory for his fifth consecutive win
- Head coach Rand Pecknold picked up the 491st victory of his career as he moves closer to the 500-win mark