Holy Cross Crusaders 3 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 5
F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 2 PIM
Freshman, Matthew Peca picked up an assist for the second straight game as Quinnipiac downed Holy Cross in the Crusaders' season opener.
Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ Ohio State 3
F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season stats: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM
Matthew Peca registered his first assist of the new season as the Bobcats scored four first period goals and held on to beat Ohio State.
Bemidji State Beavers 2 @ No. 2 Miami Redhawks 3
F James Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Miami picked up their first win of the year scoring shorthanded with just under five minutes left in the third to split the weekend series with the Beavers.
No. 5 Boston College Eagles 6 @ No. 3 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2
Ice Breaker Tournament Final; Grand Forks, ND
F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
The Sioux gave up four second period goals as they fell in the final of the Ice Breaker. Calgary prospect, Johnny Gaudreau of Boston College, had a goal and three assists in the game.
Alabama Huntsville Chargers 0 @ No. 13 Western Michigan Broncos 4
D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM
Freshman goaltender, Frank Slubowski, had to make only 10 saves to register his first collegiate shutout in his first collegiate start. The Broncos (2-0-0) travel to Union next weekend for two games.
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Acadia University Axemen 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 5
F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Quinnipiac won their preseason match up with Acadia University out of Nova Scotia. The Bobcats open the season this coming weekend against Ohio State.
University of Windsor Lancers 1 @ #2 Miami Redhawks 4
F James Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
#2 Miami rolled over the University of Windsor in their lone exhibition game.
Despite Patrick Royâ€™s best wishes, a decision has been made and Lightning 2011 seventh round draft pick Matthew Peca will attend Quinnipiac University this fall. Peca, a gritty scorer from the Junior A Pembroke Lumber Kings in Ontario, has been through a soap opera of sorts this offseason.
Peca was originally drafted by Windsor of the OHL in 2009 but he chose to stay eligible for NCAA play by remaining with Pembroke last year. Peca also had to pay his own way to the Lightningâ€™s prospect camp this summer to avoid any college eligibility questions.
According to a canoe.ca story, OHL Ottawa wanted Pecaâ€™s rights, but so did Quebec of the QMJHL. Since the Ontario-born Peca could only join another league if he cleared waivers, Patrick Roy and the Remparts struck a deal where Ottawa would ignore him if his rights were waived in exchange for Quebec playing a preseason game in both Windsor and Ottawa.
Hometown: Petawawa, ON
Acquired: Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 7 (#201) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: Pembroke (CCHL)
Projects As: Versatile Energy Liner
Rankings: Red Line Report 109 (overall)
Stats: Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL): 50 Games played, 26-46-72, 14 PIM
Pembroke (Fred Page Cup) 4 Games played, 7-5-12
Pembroke (RBC Cup) 6 Games played, 2-3-5