Quantcast

College Hockey:
Holden Shuts Down UConn; Milestone for Herbert

— Junior forward Brian Herbert had a goal and an assist, including his 100th career point, and freshman Jamie Holden stopped 26 shots to earn his first career shutout in Quinnipiac’s 5-0 win over UConn Friday night.

Herbert became the 17th player in school history to reach the 100-point mark, and the first to attain that plateau exclusively in Division I play, with the two-point night. Holden improved to 4-0 this year and posted the team’s first shutout in nearly a year.

Quinnipiac opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at the 6:23 mark of the first frame. Craig Falite worked the puck out of the left-wing corner and found a wide-open Brandon Schmitt in the slot, who snapped a wrister past Artie Imbriano for the eventual game-winner.

The Braves made it 2-0 on a tally by Herbert at 9:16, a snapper from the left circle. Ryan Olson assisted on the goal, marking the 99th point of his career.

Matt Craig tacked on a third goal on the power play at 3:18 of the middle frame, walking out in front from behind the UConn cage and firing a shot home.

Chris White’s goal at 16:20 of the third came off a UConn turnover in its own end. The freshman gloved down a clearing attempt and lofted home a shot from the high slot.

Todd Bennett added an empty-netter with 58 seconds remaining to close out the scoring.

The Braves improved to 5-3 overall and 3-3 in the MAAC with the win. UConn fell to 1-4-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the MAAC.

The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.

Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference.