Courtesy: Quinnipiac Sports Information
HAMDEN, Connecticut – Quinnipiac senior Tim Clifton (Matawan, New Jersey) scored twice to lead No. 2/2 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey to a 5-2 win against No. 15/14 Northeastern in a non-conference match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats improve to 1-0-1 with their first victory of the season while NU drops to 0-1-1 on the young year.
For Clifton, it is his first mutliple-goal game since he scored twice against Harvard on Nov. 13, 2015, and the first one for Quinnipiac since Sam Anas scored twice in a 7-5 win at Dartmouth on Jan. 29, 2016. Clifton led the way for four goal-scorers including freshman Karliss Cukste’s (Riga, Latvia) first career goal as wellas the first o fthe season for Landon Smith (Greenwood Village, Colorado) and Chase Priskie (Pembroke Pines, Florida).
Starting goalie Chris Truehl (Madison, Wisconsin) picked up his first victory with the Bobcats after transferring to Quinnipiac from Air Force Academy prior to the start of last season. A night after stoning Northeastern on 28 of their 30 shots on goal, Truehl kicked away 32-of-34 shots he saw to pick up his first win.