Big week for Quinnipiac University Bobcats

A trio of Greater Trail hockey players helped the Quinnipiac University Bobcats get back into the Top 20 rankings last week.

A trio of Greater Trail hockey players helped the Quinnipiac University Bobcats get back into the Top 20 rankings last week.

Montrose’s Connor and Kellen Jones, and Trail’s Travis St. Denis all had big games for the Bobcats to propel them into 18th spot in the U.S. College Hockey national rankings.

Connor Jones scored twice and Kellen picked up two assists in the Bobcats 2-0 shut out over Providence Tuesday night, and St. Denis counted four points in his last three games to lead the Cats.

The former Smoke Eater assisted twice in a 5-2 victory over Clarkson Friday and a 6-2 win against St. Lawrence on Saturday.

The win Tuesday is the fifth in a row for Quinnipiac, and gives them an 8-3-1 record on the season including a perfect 4-0 in inter-conference play.

Meanwhile head coach Rich Kromm’s Evanstown IceMen of the East Coast Hockey League are starting to get back on track thanks to Trail native Todd Robinson.

The injury-riddled team won 2-of-3 last week, with Robinson counting five assists in the three games. The former Trail minor hockey product leads the IceMen in scoring with one goal, and 15 assists in 16 games and was Evansville’s nomination for ECHL Player of the Week.

The IceMen currently sit in fifth in the North division.

Kromm, also a former Trail resident, is 23 wins away from his 400th coaching victory.