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Quinnipiac Bobcats
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Institution Quinnipiac University
Location Hamden, CT
School Founded 1929
Enrollment 7,000
Colors Blue & Gold
President John L. Lahey
Athletic Director Jack McDonald
Rink Northford Ice Pavilion
Capacity 1,000
Dimensions 200'x85'
Men's Coach Rand Pecknold (Connecticut College '90)
Women's Coach Michael Barrett (Quinnipiac '85)
NCAA Championships none
Atlantic Hockey Championships Men: 2002
ECAC Championships none
Major Rivals Connecticut, Mercyhurst

The Quinnipiac Bobcats are a Men's Division I and Women's Division I team in the ECAC Hockey League.

Men's program

Quinnipiac University began sponsoring men's ice hockey as a varsity sport for the 1975-76 season. The program joined as an independent NCAA Division II team. The team played as an independent Division II team until In 1998 the program joined the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and transferred to Division I.[2] The Bobcats won the MAAC Regular Season Championship in their first season in the league. The trend continued as Quinnipiac won the title the follow two seasons.[3] In 2002 The Bobcats won the team's first playoff series, winning the MAAC Playoff Championship with a 6-4 win over Mercyhurst.[4] With the win, Quinnipiac received an automatic bid to the 2002, the first NCAA post season appearance in program history.[5] Quinnipiac faced off against Cornell in the first round of the East Regional, held in Worcester, Massachusetts.[6] Quinnipiac’s run into the NCAA Tournament ended early in a 1-6 loss to the Big Red. [7] The game was the first and to-date only NCAA Tourney appearance for the Bobcats.[8] QU finished the 2001-2002 season 20-13-5, marking the fourth consecutive 20+ win season.[9] The Quinnipiac Bobcats men's ice hockey team battles Dartmouth College at the then-named TD Banknorth Sports Center, February 2007. Quinnipiac student section is on right.In 2003 the MAAC Hockey league split off from the main athletic conference to form Atlantic Hockey.[10] After two years in Atlantic Hockey Quinnipiac left to join the ECAC, replacing Vermont who left the league for Hockey East.[11] QU was chosen over a number of applicants in large part to the university's committment to build a new multipurpose sports arena to replace the civic-owned Northford Ice Pavilion.[12] The Bobcats moved into the new 3,386-seat TD Bank Sports Center (then known as TD Banknorth Sports Center) in 2007

Women's program


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