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SiouxFanatic
03-27-2015, 10:45 PM
I don't care what the final result was. I was nervous till UND scored that ENG.

UND is pretty **** lucky that Q's PP wasn't totally clicking. Gave Q way too much PP time. Pretty darn nerve racking...

Overall, a very good game to watch. I wonder if this opens up future possibilities of UND and QU playing each other again somewhere down the road? I like fast paced back and forth hockey.

Kepler
03-27-2015, 11:10 PM
Well, a shame it had to end like that (I actually thought the score was kind to Q, which surprised me), but a great season overall by Q this year. Peca will certainly go on to a solid pro career. Thanks for representing the conference so well the last few years, and good luck in the future.

ZYanksRule
03-27-2015, 11:19 PM
I've been trying to think about what to write after that game. I wasn't terribly impressed with Quinnipiac's game tonight. I can write about that, I could certainly write about Garteig, I could certainly write about the inability to get to the slot ...

But you know what, I'm not going to talk about all of that.

I was a freshman in 2004-'05. We were in Atlantic Hockey back then, and when the Bobcats lost, in OT of their conference tournament game, the season was over. If you had told me back then, in my freshman year, that ten years later Quinnipiac would have made three straight NCAA Tournaments, all as an at-large team, and that they'd have as many wins as losses in those three tournaments, I'd have never believed you.

The growth in this program over these last few years has been absolutely unbelievable.

Ten years ago, I'd have been happy to be in the tournament. Now, I'm upset about the way the Bobcats played in the tournament. It's no longer good enough to just make the tournament.

It hurts that they lost tonight. And you know what? That is a **** good feeling to have. Ten years ago, I would have been thrilled with tonight's performance. Now? I expected more. That's where this program is. It's a credit to Jack, to Rand, and to President Lahey.

By the way: That's the last Quinnipiac hockey game to ever be played with Jack McDonald as the athletic director.

So, Jack: Thank you. Thank you for your tireless efforts at turning Quinnipiac hockey into a national power. It's because of your belief, your drive, and your incredible vision that I'm this upset over a Quinnipiac loss in the NCAA Tournament. I hope, Jack, that you get a chance to soak all of this in before you leave your office in June, because the growth of this athletic department under your leadership has been nothing short of incredible.

I was a small part of it as a student media member during my time in Hamden -- but even I've been amazed by what's happened since I left.

So, yes. This hurts. It hurts that Quinnipiac is one of the top 16 teams in the entire country for the third straight year. Isn't that amazing? I mean, think about that. Isn't that amazing?

MarkEagleUSA
03-27-2015, 11:20 PM
A bittersweet end to an otherwise great season. Hats off to North Dakota for doing what they needed to do to get it done.

Peca, Federico, Barron, and Agosta anchored a team that was supposed to be middle of the pack. Our youth at times hurt us but also provides an insight to the future. Things will continue to be fine in Hamden next season and beyond.

It was a fun ride and an exciting season. Thank you to all the Bobcats.

BigAl
03-27-2015, 11:37 PM
I'll now be accepting names for the offseason thread. Larson and Schvatz dont let me down

omahasioux1
03-27-2015, 11:59 PM
A bittersweet end to an otherwise great season. Hats off to North Dakota for doing what they needed to do to get it done.

Peca, Federico, Barron, and Agosta anchored a team that was supposed to be middle of the pack. Our youth at times hurt us but also provides an insight to the future. Things will continue to be fine in Hamden next season and beyond.

It was a fun ride and an exciting season. Thank you to all the Bobcats.Peca is the real deal.

MarkEagleUSA
03-28-2015, 08:14 AM
After a few hours sleep I don't feel any better about the loss but still think it's been a great season. The last game watching the seniors is always tough for me. I hate to see anyone lose their last game but I guess somebody has to in any sport. This years group, while not large, have made huge contributions to the program and will be sorely missed.

Justin Agosta - a 5th year transfer came in with high expectations and a solid resume. While his on-ice performance was viewed by many as average at best, I think his maturity and leadership probably helped the team more than his play. I do feel we were a better team with him then we would have been without him.

Alex Barron - what can be said about a guy who came to every game not knowing where he was going to play? He's been an integral part of this squad for the past 3 seasons (NCAA regulations are stealing his last year from him and us). Every time he's on the ice he knows his roll and performs it with intensity. He seemed to really blossom this year and was a defacto co-captain IMHO. In case nobody noticed, Alex was always the last one off he ice after warmups, standing at the gate waiting to give each and every one of his teammates a pat on the back as they left the ice.

Danny Federico - I remember the first time I saw him... thinking he was a clumsy kid who would never be a starter. Wow, was I wrong. Danny has become one of the best defensemen to ever wear the blue & gold. His hard work paid off and he became a solid, consistent d-man who bailed us out on the PK more times than I can recall. I will miss looking for him to dig the puck out of the corner and let it sail down the ice.

Matt Peca - I'm not sure what to say about Matt expect "exciting". Who will ever forget his performance in Providence where he single-handedly destroyed a stout Union squad sending us to Pittsburgh? The kid has only one gear... high. His compete level is off the charts and I can't think of too many other Bobcats that were able to do what he did. Truly a pleasure to watch over the last 4 years and he will leave a huge hole to be filled.

To these 4 young men, thank you. It's been an honor and a pleasure to watch each of you play. You have contributed to a program that has reached a level many of us thought wouldn't happen for quite a while. Hopefully there's still some hockey to be played in your futures. Even if you never lace up a pair of skates again, best of luck in your future endeavors.

To the rest of the team, thank you for an entertaining season. The talent returning next year makes me certain we can and will make another run for a successful season. There's absolutely no shame in the way the season ended. It was an exciting ride that came up just a little short. You'll have another shot at it soon (but not soon enough for me... is it October yet?).

MSchvatz44
03-28-2015, 11:35 AM
After a few hours sleep I don't feel any better about the loss but still think it's been a great season. The last game watching the seniors is always tough for me. I hate to see anyone lose their last game but I guess somebody has to in any sport. This years group, while not large, have made huge contributions to the program and will be sorely missed.

Justin Agosta - a 5th year transfer came in with high expectations and a solid resume. While his on-ice performance was viewed by many as average at best, I think his maturity and leadership probably helped the team more than his play. I do feel we were a better team with him then we would have been without him.

Alex Barron - what can be said about a guy who came to every game not knowing where he was going to play? He's been an integral part of this squad for the past 3 seasons (NCAA regulations are stealing his last year from him and us). Every time he's on the ice he knows his roll and performs it with intensity. He seemed to really blossom this year and was a defacto co-captain IMHO. In case nobody noticed, Alex was always the last one off he ice after warmups, standing at the gate waiting to give each and every one of his teammates a pat on the back as they left the ice.

Danny Federico - I remember the first time I saw him... thinking he was a clumsy kid who would never be a starter. Wow, was I wrong. Danny has become one of the best defensemen to ever wear the blue & gold. His hard work paid off and he became a solid, consistent d-man who bailed us out on the PK more times than I can recall. I will miss looking for him to dig the puck out of the corner and let it sail down the ice.

Matt Peca - I'm not sure what to say about Matt expect "exciting". Who will ever forget his performance in Providence where he single-handedly destroyed a stout Union squad sending us to Pittsburgh? The kid has only one gear... high. His compete level is off the charts and I can't think of too many other Bobcats that were able to do what he did. Truly a pleasure to watch over the last 4 years and he will leave a huge hole to be filled.

To these 4 young men, thank you. It's been an honor and a pleasure to watch each of you play. You have contributed to a program that has reached a level many of us thought wouldn't happen for quite a while. Hopefully there's still some hockey to be played in your futures. Even if you never lace up a pair of skates again, best of luck in your future endeavors.

To the rest of the team, thank you for an entertaining season. The talent returning next year makes me certain we can and will make another run for a successful season. There's absolutely no shame in the way the season ended. It was an exciting ride that came up just a little short. You'll have another shot at it soon (but not soon enough for me... is it October yet?).

^ what he said.

But in all seriousness, another season of which I am **** proud. Of course I would have loved nothing more than a win last night (and I honestly thought QU was going to win), but thems the brakes I guess.

It does leave a bit of a sour taste in my mouth thinking about the way the game transpired. Quinnipiac was right with NoDak in the opening frame before the Cliftons took after-the-whistle penalties to not only negate a PP, but put them on the PK. The second goal was a softie that had no right going in, but that's what happens when you throw the puck at the net. The PP simply got outworked on the third goal; something you just cannot have happen when you were already trailing by two. Overall, I thought Quinnipiac hung with NoDak, save for the special teams.

Just frustrating. Oh well. I am proud of the way they played.

Quinnipiac hockey gives me an invaluable gift every year: the opportunity to go back to a town I called home for four years and pretend I am still in college. It gives me the chance to reunite with amazing people that I am lucky to call great friends. It's always tough to see the season come to an end, but equally exciting to think about next year!

Go Bobcats!

MSchvatz44
03-28-2015, 11:44 AM
I'll now be accepting names for the offseason thread. Larson and Schvatz dont let me down

What about:

Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

Larson210
03-28-2015, 12:10 PM
Couple options -

"When's Big Al's Bachelor Party?"

"Jack McDonald ... A Rich Man's Bill Walton"

"I Hear Sidestreet Is Nice In The Summer"

"Fourth Time's The Charm"

"TD Bank Sports Center ... America's Most Convenient Sports Center"

"Is Tampa Driving Distance?"

"Jack McDonald - What A Long Strange Trip It's Been"

"Time For FredDavenport To Reveal Himself"

MarkEagleUSA
03-28-2015, 12:16 PM
I used to take pride in starting the threads around here but will let you youngins try for a while! ;)


Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"I like it! ;)


Couple optionsMath's not your strong point, eh?


"Is Tampa Driving Distance?"

"Time For FredDavenport To Reveal Himself"That's a couple I could live with if need be.

MSchvatz44
03-28-2015, 12:26 PM
Couple options -

"When's Big Al's Bachelor Party?"

"Jack McDonald ... A Rich Man's Bill Walton"

"I Hear Sidestreet Is Nice In The Summer"

"Fourth Time's The Charm"

"TD Bank Sports Center ... America's Most Convenient Sports Center"

"Is Tampa Driving Distance?"

"Jack McDonald - What A Long Strange Trip It's Been"

"Time For FredDavenport To Reveal Himself"

Those are all fantastic names for next season's thread. Love the Side Street one for the off-season thread.

Mark, I mean to steal no thunder. Naming the thread should be your job :)

MarkEagleUSA
03-28-2015, 12:33 PM
Mark, I mean to steal no thunder. Naming the thread should be your job :)I'm good...

BigAl
03-28-2015, 12:36 PM
Mark, it's all you

BigAl
03-28-2015, 12:37 PM
Couple options -

"When's Big Al's Bachelor Party?"

"Jack McDonald ... A Rich Man's Bill Walton"

"I Hear Sidestreet Is Nice In The Summer"

"Fourth Time's The Charm"

"TD Bank Sports Center ... America's Most Convenient Sports Center"

"Is Tampa Driving Distance?"

"Jack McDonald - What A Long Strange Trip It's Been"

"Time For FredDavenport To Reveal Himself"

So you acknowledge but don't congratulate? ;) I see how it is Larson...mind you I'm writing this while sitting in Irma on Admitted Students Day

MarkEagleUSA
03-28-2015, 12:50 PM
Mark, it's all youOk, here ya go...

The off-season thread (http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?112796-Quinnipiac-Bobcats-2015-Off-Season-quot-Thanks-for-the-memories-Jack-quot&p=6139623#post6139623) has been started

Saints#1
03-28-2015, 01:22 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss in the NCAA tournament. It would have been nice to see the ECAC have another solid year in the tournament, but now we still have Harvard as our last hope. See you guys next year ... you thorn in our sides! :p:)

BobNY
03-28-2015, 06:33 PM
you thorn in our sides! :p:)
Feeling is Mutual!! JK... Looking forward to QU and SLU battling next season. Two teams who weren't supposed to be as good as they were this year. Next season should be great for both programs.

As for this weekend. Sad to see the season end, but I am very proud of how they played against NDU. I love the way they came out hard in the first period.

This was our first year as fan's and it was a great one. So happy our Daughter chose to go to QU.

See you guy's in the off season thread :)