|Bobcats the pebble in Allain's shoe|
|Div III Product Pecknold|
In their championship season, after being shut out of their ECAC consolation match by Quinnipiac in Atlantic City, Allain ignored the mandatory Conference presser, grabbed his Elis and peeled out of the Garden State hissing mad. Only later did the Bulldogs find out that they had snuck into the NCAA's via the servants' entrance.
Today's Yale squad is solid, with great goaltending, good defense, and a defensive system that every player buys into. They are a reasonable choice as the #10th ranked team in the country. Meanwhile Quinnipiac is ranked #2, with a reasonable case for being #1. They have opened the season with a 15-game unbeaten streak, reminiscent of their undefeated runs in 2013 (21 GMS) and 2014 (13 GMS). They are a juggernaut looking to claim the tastiest scalp on their schedule, the Ivy League snobs down the street.
The second decade of the 2000's will be looked back upon as the Halcyon Days of Yale hockey, the Keith Allain Era of four trips to the NCAA's and one precious ring. And unless the Bulldogs find a way to solve the country's hottest goalie Quinnipiac's 4-line offensive machine, it will also be remembered at the second best team on Whitney Avenue.