Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The Quinnipiac Bobcats' season ended on Sunday, 3-1 at Harvard - concluding a hard fought 3 game series. The Bobcats had overcome an 11-0 pasting Friday night in which everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. However, the Bobcats showed why hockey is the great game that it is by getting up off the ice with a wonderful 7-4 effort on Saturday night to tie the series at 1-1.
Going into game 3, I felt it was going to be a typical tight checking affair. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, a shorthanded goal and a powerplay goal by Harvard was enough to clinch the series in their favor. Harvard also added an empty net goal to advance to the ECAC semi-finals at Albany, NY.
It was a tough ending for the Bobcats, however the players fought right to the end (a great feat considering the 11-0 loss in game 1). They showed heart, guts, and were determined to prove themselves - and they did.
In closing, it's sad for the graduating seniors not to go out on top - but they have left the team in good hands. The future, I believe, could only get better for the Bobcats, the university, and the coaching staff.