Matthew Peca scored a natural hat trick to lead #1 Quinnipiac to a 5-1 victory over #13 Union in the NCAA Division I Hockey East Regional Final Sunday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center. With the victory, the Bobcats (29-7-5) advance to the Frozen Four April 11-13 in Pittsburgh. Union, which had a seven game winning streak snapped, finished the season 22-13-5.
The ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches’ and Media polls each picked Union College to finish first in the conference, the league announced on Wednesday during its annual preseason media teleconference call. Union which opens up the regular season at home on Oct. 6 against Merrimack at 7:00 p.m., was picked to finish first in both polls for the first time in program history. A year ago, the Dutchmen were