Quinnipiac Pulls Away From Harvard

Biega has four points (one goal, three assists) through four games (photo courtesy

HAMDEN, Conn.—Eric Lampe recorded a hat trick and Quinnipiac took advantage of eight penalties by the Harvard men’s hockey team to defeat the Crimson, 5-1, Friday night at TD Bank Sports Center.

Michael Biega scored the lone goal for the Crimson (1-3-0, 1-3-0 ECAC Hockey), tying the game early in the second period. Louis Leblanc and Alex Killorn assisted, extending Leblanc’s career-opening point streak to four games and giving he and Killorn a team-high six points each. The Bobcats scored four unanswered goals over the final two periods and went 2 for 8 on the power play. Harvard was 0 for 4 with the man advantage.

Quinnipiac (7-1, 3-0) held a 33-28 shots advantage. Bobcats goalie Dan Clarke made 27 saves, one on a third-period penalty shot by Killorn. Kyle Richter registered 28 stops for Harvard, allowing four goals. Quinnipiac capitalized on its second power play of the game, with Lampe scoring from a crowd in front 32.9 seconds before the end of the first period. Each squad logged 11 first-period shots.

The Crimson equalized on Biega’s first goal of the season. The junior pushed in the rebound of a shot on the rush from the right side by Leblanc following a Killorn pass. Quinnipiac took back the lead less than three minutes later on a goal by Scott Zureviski. The Bobcats made it 3-1 about three minutes after that, when Lampe’s shot banked in off a skate.

Harvard outshot Quinnipiac, 12-10, over the final 20 minutes, but the Bobcats had the only two goals of the third period. Lampe completed his hat trick at 10:53 of the frame, on the power play. Shortly thereafter, Clarke stopped Killorn’s backhand attempt on a penalty shot after a QU player covered the puck with his hand in the crease. Jeremy Langlois scored an empty-net goal to put the game away at 17:24.