Quinnipiac beats UVM men’s hockey 2-0


Photo courtesy of UVM Athletics

UVM’s mens’ hockey faced off against Quinnipiac Saturday Oct. 16.

No. 9 Quinnipiac University (2-0-1) men’s hockey shut out UVM (0-3-0) at the Gutterson Fieldhouse with a final score of 2-0 on Oct. 16.

Graduate goalkeeper Tyler Harmon attempted to keep the Catamounts in the game with his team season-high of 34 saves, but the Bobcats held Vermont to just 14 shots in the game.

UVM spent much of the first period finding their footing. They struggled to manage sustained possession and did not register any shots on goal.

The Catamounts held Quinnipiac shotless during both first period penalties, and registered blocks during even-strength. The Bobcats had seven shots on goal as a result of their offensive zone face-off wins and smart passes.

Quinnipiac applied pressure on Harmon with 17 shots in the second period, and forward Ethan De Jong netted the team’s first goal after capitalizing on a lucky bounce following a pad save by Harmon midway through the second.

Vermont got their first shots on goal in the second, but none of their six attempts on goal challenged goalkeeper Dylan St. Cyr.

The Catamounts were most competitive in the third period, getting eight shots on goal and holding the Bobcats to 12, as well as preventing them from scoring on either of their power plays.

However, Quinnipiac would take a 2-0 lead just under seven minutes into the third. Forward Michael Lombardi skated the zone, then fired a wrist shot from above the left face-off circle into the back of the net.

UVM head coach Todd Woodcroft pulled Harmon from goal and replaced him with another forward with around a minute to go in the third, but Vermont was unable to score with the extra attacker.

The Catamounts will look for their first win of the year when they host 1-2-1 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Oct. 23.