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Mark Bedics | | December 6, 2013

Notebook: Quinnipiac’s Jones Bros. hit magic number

Connor and Kellen Jones of Quinnipiac recently became the fifth set of brothers in NCAA history to tally 100 career points each, while playing together and the first since St. Lawrence's Pete and Tim Lappin in 1988. Before the Lappins, Ohio State's Paul and Perry Pooley (1981-84), Ferris State's Peter and Paul Lowden (1983-87) and Cornell's Doug and Dave Ferguson (1964-67) all tallied 100 points apiece playing together. Currently, Connor has 40 goals and 70 assists for 110 points, while Kellen Jones has 107 points on 43 goals and 64 assists.

In addition to the Jones brothers there are currently 17 active players that have eclipsed the 100-point mark for their careers, including Wisconsin's Mark Zengerle who is the only player to reach the century plateau for his career. Zengerle has 100 assists to go along with 28 goals.

Quinnipiac joins Boston College as one of  two schools to have two players that have gone above the 100-point mark. Johnny Gaudreau has 120 points on 54 goals and 66 assists and Bill Arnold has 109 points on 47 goals and 62 assists for BC. Union and Western Michigan is likely to join the club this weekend as Daniel Carr has 121 points on 63 goals and 58 assists and his teammate Mat Bodie has 98 points on 20 goals and 78 assists. Bodie is averaging exactly a point per game and the Dutchmen play at Princeton and Quinnipiac this weekend. Meanwhile Chase Balisy has 101 points on 37 goals and 64 assists for Western Michigan and Shane Berschbach has 98 points on 30 goals and 68 assists heading into a weekend series with North Dakota. Minnesota's Kyle Rau is likely to become the next member of the 100-point club as he is just one point away and the Gophers play at Michigan State in a weekend series. Rau has 36 goals and 63 assists for 99 points and is averaging more than a point per game this season.

Closing in on 200 points

Greg Carey of St. Lawrence is the nation's current leading career scorer with 157 points on 77 goals and 80 assists. Carey is averaging just shy of two points per game so depending on how the Saints fare he could reach the 200-point mark. Notre Dame's TJ Tynan is next on the current career list with 137 points on 49 goals and 88 assists. The other members of the Century point club are Bentley's Brett Gensler (56-69-125), Canisius' Kyle Gibbons (48-54-102), Princeton's Andrew Calof (40-65-105), Yale's Kenny Agostino (43-65-108), Merrimack's Mike Collins (43-59-102), New Hampshire's Kevin Goumas (32-81-113), Miami (Ohio)'s Austin Czarnik, (31-70-101), Nebraska Omaha's Ryan Walters (47-68-115) and Alaska's Cody Kunyk (48-56-104).


It only took nearly 20 years

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Boston University faced back-to-back opponents (North Dakota, Cornell) which they had losing all-time records against entering the games. It actually happened twice during the 1993-94 season, most recently when BU took on both Minnesota and Lake Superior State in the 1994 Frozen Four, although BU was 0-2 against LSSU heading the 1994 title game thanks to a forfeited win in 1972. The rarity also happened in November of the 1993-94 campaign, when BU faced Maine and Cornell back-to-back. The Terriers now lead their all-time series with the Black Bears and are an even 12-12-2 against the Gophers.

The three-goal streak

Quinnipiac is on a 16-game streak in which it has scored at least three goals, posting a 13-1-2 record along the way. Union has gone its past eight games scoring at least three goals, while Ohio State has a streak of seven games. No other school has a streak longer than four games.


Playing for the Governor's Cup

Alaska-Anchorage and Alaska-Fairbanks face off this weekend in the Governor's Cup series with UAA serving as host. The teams will meet again March 7-8 in Fairbanks. The winner of the four-game series wins the Cup. The Seawolves lead the all-time series, 82-54-11, but the Nanooks have won the Governor's Cup in each of the past four seasons.

More notes from the ice

St. Cloud State
has used its youth to gain it 9-1-2 record in 2013-14, as seven of the Huskies top 10 scorers are either freshmen or sophomores … Lake Superior State is 6-0-1 this season on Fridays … Army has scored 27 goals this season, and 19 of them have been and the road … Holy Cross goalie Matt Ginn went over the 2,000 save mark for his career in the upset win agaisnt Boston CollegeFerris State has the nation's current longest unbeaten streak at 11 games … Merrimack is 3-0 when scoring at least three goals but 0-9-1 when scoring twice or fewer … Vermont is on a four-game win streak, the first time since the holiday break during the 2009-10 season … Minnesota has been ranked number one in the nation in both polls for seven consecutive weeks … Of the six Big Ten schools, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio State have all yet to be shut out this season. Wisconsin and Penn State have been shut out only once … Colgate has outscored its opponents 13-5 in the third period in the last seven games and has given up only one score in the past four games in the final frame.


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