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Quinnipiac extends lead in 2nd period, up 5-0 over Union

Jordan Samuels-Thomas and Kellen Jones added tallies in the second period to give Quinnipiac a 5-0 lead after two periods.

It has been a tough night for Mat Bodie and the Union defense.
It has been a tough night for Mat Bodie and the Union defense.
Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Quinnipiac appears destined for the program's first Frozen Four appearance as the Bobcats lead Union 5-0 after two periods in the East Regional Final.

Matthew Peca recorded a natural hat trick in the first period to give Rand Pecknold's team a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes. The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect tallied the fasted hat trick in NCAA Tournament history.

Jordan Samuels-Thomas tipped in a pass from the left boards on the power play at the 7:22 mark of the second to give QU a 4-0 lead. The power play was a result of a five-minute major to Union's Matt Wilkins.

Kellen Jones would extend the Bobcats lead to five when he roofed a backhand shot at the 11:42 mark. Peca would be credited with the primary assist.

Jeff Cox covers college hockey for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.