HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipaic Univeristy has only been playing Division I hockey for 15 years, but the school is making a name for itself this year as one of the nation's best.
The Bobcats are 18-3-3, unbeaten in their last 17 games. They are ranked second in the nation, just behind perennial power Minnesota in the latest polls.
The team began its 15-0-2 unbeaten streak on Nov. 9 with an overtime win over Colgate. The Bobcats travel to Brown on Friday, but the biggest threat to its streak may come Saturday when it heads seven miles down the road to face its top rival, No. 8 Yale.
The game already is sold out.
The team is led by goalie Eric Hartzell, who has a 1.46 goals-against average, and is considered a top candidate for this year's Hobey Baker award, given to the nation's top player.