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Connecticut Congressional Delegation to Introduce Resolutions Celebrating Quinnipiac Hockey's National Championship

The delegation also wrote President Biden to request that the team be honored with an invitation to the White House

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro, John B. Larson, Joe Courtney, Jim Himes, and Jahana Hayes in announcing resolutions congratulating the Quinnipiac University men’s ice hockey team for winning the 2023 NCAA Division I Championship. The resolutions recognize the Bobcats for claiming their first national title in school history with an overtime win over the University of Minnesota in what was the most watched Frozen Four final in over a decade. They also honor Rand Pecknold, the head coach of 29 years, for guiding the Bobcats, “from a Division II program to a national Division I powerhouse.”  

In a letter to President Biden, the delegation also requested that the team be honored at the White House.

“The rise of Quinnipiac hockey mirrors the similar growth in academic excellence and prestige of Quinnipiac University, growing into a multi-campus, highly regarded higher education institution with national rankings in university quality, best colleges for veterans, and best educational value,” the members wrote to President Biden. “As proud members of the Connecticut delegation, we join the entire state in celebrating the Quinnipiac Bobcats on their historic season and extraordinary victory. We hope you are able to honor the Bobcats at the White House in recognition of their incredible achievements.”

Resolutions will be introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Text of the Senate resolution can be found here. Text of the letter to President Biden can be found here.