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ECAC Friday Recap: Quinnipiac and Yale Stay Undefeated in League Play

Sam Anas has nine goals on the season, one more than Matt Carey of St. Lawrence, for the national lead in rookie goal scoring.

Justin K. Aller

Yale and Quinnipiac were the last two college hockey teams standing in the entire country last season. This season the two clubs are the last two teams in the ECAC to be undefeated in conference play, and it stayed that way after Friday night's results.

Quinnipiac has been dominant all season as evidenced by its 12-1-1, but the Bobcats have been overpowering at times. Such was the case Friday night as Rand Pecknold's team shut out Princeton, 3-0. Kellen Jones, Jordan Samuels-Thomas and Sam Anas scored a goal each and Michael Garteig had to stop just 19 shots for his third shutout of the season. The Bobcats outshot their travel partner from the south 34-19. Kellen Jones recorded his 100th point on his second period power play goal that proved to be the game-winner. He joins his twin brother Connor who hit the century mark a few weeks ago, and now has 105 points.

Yale dominated Colgate in similar fashion, winning 5-2, at Starr Rink in Hamilton. Pittsburgh native Jesse Root scored twice and three other players each tallied a goal apiece for the Bulldogs. Keith Allain's team out shot Colgate 37-20 to increase its unbeaten streak to seven games. The Bulldogs now stand at 5-1-2, but haven't lost since opening night.

Cole Bardreau had a goal and two assists and Eric Freschi tallied twice as Cornell downed Brown 5-1 at Lynah Rink in Ithaca. Florida Panthers draft pick and Cornell freshman Matt Buckles notched his first collegiate goal in the first period. Matt Lorito scored his fifth of the season for Brown, a team that is now 1-4-1 in its last six outings.

St. Lawrence was 5-3 winners over RIT and RPI was on the losing end of a 5-2 decision to Mercyhurst in nonconference action involving ECAC teams. The loss was the third straight for RPI while SLU bounced back from a winless weekend. Saints super star Greg Carey recorded just one assist in the game.

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Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.