Goaltenders Shine as UConn and Quinnipiac Play to 1-1 Tie




    STORRS, CT (Nov. 22) - Both goaltenders recorded outstanding performances as the University of Connecticut men’s hockey team and Quinnipiac played to a 1-1 tie in overtime. UConn keeper Scott Tomes (Windham, NH) tallied a career-high 43 saves to rank fourth on UConn’s all-time single-game saves list. Bobcat keeper Jamie Holden stopped 33 shots in the contest.

    The tie moves the Huskies to 3-5-3 overall and 2-3-2 in the Atlantic Hockey Association, while Quinnipiac’s overall record is now 5-4-2 with an undefeated 3-0-2 record in the AHA.

    The Bobcats dominated in the first period, out-shooting UConn 17-10 in shots on goal, but Tomes let nothing pass. The Huskies held a 5-3 advantage in skaters on the ice early in the second period and took advantage of the situation, keeping the puck near the Bobcats’ net. One Quinnipiac skater returned, but while still a man up at the 2:41 mark, UConn’s Mark Murphy (Jamestown, RI) took a shot from the blueline and scored off assists by Trevor Stewart (Elk River, MN) and Scott McDougall (Mansfield, MA).

    Tim Olsen (Vadnais Heights, MN) had the best scoring opportunites down the stretch of the second period, but Holden stopped every shot the Huskies made for the remainder of the contest.

    Quinnipiac answered UConn’s goal late in the second period when Joe Dumais slipped the puck in around the right post after taking a pass from behind the net. Mark Hallam and Aaron Ludwig were credited with assists on the score.

    The Bobcats recorded a 13-9 advantage in shots during the third period, but the score would not change. Both teams registered three shots in the overtime period.

    The Huskies will return to the ice on Tuesday, November 25, when they host non-conference opponent Bemidji State at 7:05 p.m. in the UConn Ice Arena.