The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team’s season came to a close at the hands of nationally-ranked No. 2 Cornell on Saturday night at Lynah Rink in Game 2 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals.
The loss to the Big Red (25-4-2) marks the first time since 2011-12 that Quinnipiac will not move on to the ECAC Hockey Semifinals and the first time 1995-96 that the program ended its season with a record below .500 (16-18-4).
“It’s disappointing,” Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold said. “It’s been 22 years since we’ve had a losing season. It’s a pretty good streak that came to an end… But we’ll be aggressive in getting back to where we need to be and we’ll get another streak going next year.”
While Quinnipiac outshot Cornell 22-15, it was unable to beat, not only Big Red freshman goalie Matthew Galajda, but their defense as a whole. The Bobcats racked up 60 total shot attempts, but were forced to shoot from the outside as only 11 came in high-danger scoring zones.
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