“You have to credit them (Quinnipiac) for coming in here tonight and playing as well as they did,” head coach Bob Gaudet said following the game. “That is an extremely talented group over there and they showed it tonight.
“Obviously I am disappointed with the outcome because I know we are a better team than what we showed. We just have to collect ourselves and move on to tomorrow night’s game,” Gaudet continued.
The loss dropped the Big Green (3-15-3) to 2-11-1 in league play this season, while the Bobcats (19-4-5) overtook Union for first in the standings as they improved to 9-2-3 in ECAC Hockey games for 21 points.
Connor Jones set the tone early for the visitors, scoring two goals in the first period, including his first just eight seconds into the game, the seventh-fastest goal to start a contest in NCAA history.
After scoring three in the opening 20 minutes, the visitors added three in the middle frame as well.
Sophomore Tim O'Brien netted his third of the year 6:27 into the third, but that would be the only bright spot on this night for the Green and White as Quinnipiac scored twice more for the 8-1 win.
In all, six different players netted goals for the Bobcats, the national runner-up in 2013.
The Big Green are back in action Saturday night as they play host to Princeton at 7 p.m. inside Thompson Arena.