Quinnipiac senior goalie Michael Garteig registered 20 saves as the 14th-ranked Bobcats shut out Maine, 4-0, Tuesday night at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.
It was the second straight shutout for Garteig, who has now gone the last 144:24 without allowing a goal. It also marked the 13th shutout of his career and lowered his season goals-against average to 1.25.
The Bobcats dominated from the outset as they took the early lead when freshman defenseman Chase Priskie scored his first career goal on the power play 12 minutes into the game. Quinnipiac outshot Maine, 19-4 in the period as the Black Bears could not get untracked.
The second period was more of the same as the Bobcats extended the lead just five minutes into the period when Tommy Schutt scored unassisted. Five minutes later, Devon Toews made the score 3-0 as he tallied on the power play after taking the puck the length of the ice and putting the puck between the Maine goalie’s legs. Quinnipiac kept piling it on as they went up 4-0 at the 17:40 mark when K.J. Tiefenwerth scored his first goal of the season on a nice pass from Connor Clifton.
Neither team was able to score in the final period. Quinnipiac is now 4-0 on the season, while Maine drops to 0-2-3.