Courtesy Vermont Sports Information
HAMDEN, CT — The ninth-ranked Quinnipiac Bobcats (4-1-0, 0-0-0 ECAC) scored two first period goals and added another pair in the remaining periods to take a 4-0 win over the Vermont Catamounts (1-3-0, 0-1-0) Sunday afternoon at People’s United Center.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Quinnipiac senior Nick Jermain broke the scoring open at 13:11 of the first period with a breakaway goal on Stefanos Lekkas (34 saves). The senior deked from his forehand to backhand and lifted a shot over an outstretched Lekkas.
Ethan de Jong doubled the Quinnipiac lead with a rebound goal less than three minutes later. Karlis Cutske and Wyatt Bongiovanni assisted on the goal.
Vermont turned the tide to begin the second period, but an offensive zone penalty put Quinnipiac back in control, and Bongiovanni made it 3-0 Bobcats soon after the penalty expired.
Bobcat goalie Keith Petruzzelli (21 saves) was strong between the pipes, notably stopping rushes from Derek Lodermeier and William Lemay to keep Vermont off the board.
Quinnipiac’s Joe O’Connor added another on QU’s second breakaway of the game. The junior came down the left boards and slotted a shot under Lekkas’ blocker. Guus van Nes and Skyler Brind’Amour assisted on the goal.
Quinnipiac held a 38-22 advantage in shots, highlighted by a 13-3 edge in the first period. Neither team found a special teams goal as Vermont finished 0-for-4 and Quinnipiac 0-for-2 on power play chances.
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Vermont hosts UMass Lowell in a pair of Hockey East games next weekend at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The Catamounts take on the River Hawks at 7:05 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 1) and Saturday (Nov. 2). The latter is Vermont’s Military Appreciation Night presented by Milton CAT.