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No. 4 Bobcats to Take On College Hockey’s Best in Northern Ireland

No. 4 Bobcats to Take On College Hockey's Best in Northern Ireland

The Weekend:

Friday, Nov. 25 | 9:00 AM EST | No. 4 Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-1-2, 6-0-0 ECAC Hockey) vs. Dartmouth Big Green (1-4-1, 1-3-1 ECAC Hockey)

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Saturday, Nov. 26 | 10:00 AM EST or 2:00 PM EST | No. 4 Quinnipiac Bobcats (9-1-2, 6-0-0 ECAC Hockey) vs. No. 17 UMass OR No. 13/14 UMass Lowell

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HAMDEN, Conn. — 

For the first time since 2019, the Friendship Four is back at the SSE Arena in Northern Ireland and the No. 4 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey program is one of three ranked teams in attendance at the only college hockey tournament held outside of the United States.

The Bobcats will face fellow ECAC member Dartmouth on Friday in a non-league contest and will take on either No. 17 UMass or No. 13/14 UMass Lowell out of Hockey East, depending on both games’ results.


  • The Bobcats return to Belfast for the first time since 2016, where they made the final before falling to Vermont.
  • Nick Jermain scored the deciding tally in the shootout against St. Lawrence, propelling the Bobcats to the final. Kyle Hayton had 37 saves in net during that contest.
  • Craig Martin scored the lone tally in the Saturday final.


  • Currently at seven in a row, the Bobcats’ are currently tied for the nation’s longest winning streak.
  • Fellow ECAC Hockey member Harvard joins Quinnipiac, Atlantic Hockey’s RIT and Hockey East’s Merrimack at the top of that leaderboard.
  • Quinnipiac has also won four in a row on the road, one off Harvard and Niagara’s stretch.


  • First Year Sam Lipkin dished a career-high four assists last Saturday night, en route to the Bobcats’ 4-0 victory over Yale. It is one of six such performances by a player in NCAA hockey this season and one of three by a first-year player (Karsen Dorwart and Tiernan Shoudy from Michigan State).
  • Lipkin is the first Bobcat first-year to reach that milestone since Matthew Peca recorded that number against Brown on Feb. 24, 2012. He also leads the team currently with seven helpers on the year.


  • Sophomore forward Jacob Quillan has taken off in his second season with the Bobcats, already besting his 2021-22 point output with 12 on the current campaign. He also has six goals on the year, more than double what he totaled a season ago.
  • His multi-goal…

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