Along with Hathaway, junior Massimo Lamacchia (Maple, Ontario) and sophomore Nick Lappin (Geneva, Ill.) also scored for the Bears, while senior Dennis Robertson (Fort, St. John, British Columbia) recorded a pair of assists. Senior Marco De Filippo (Auronzo Di Cadore, Italy) made 23 saves in net to earn the win for the Bears. Michael Garteig stopped 27 shots on the other end for the Bobcats.
The Bears jumped out to a quick start as Lamacchia scored just 1:35 into the contest. Robertson broke up a pass in the offensive zone and hit junior Matt Lorito (Oakville, Ontario) in the left circle. Lorito then slid a centering pass to Lamacchia for the goal to lift the home side in front, 1-0.
Brown continued to control the game throughout most of the period, allowing Hathaway to notch his fourth goal of the season at the 11:36 mark. Junior Ryan Jacobson (Greenwood Village, Colo.) took a shot from the right side that was saved by Garteig, but Robertson collected the rebound on the left side and quickly setup Hathaway for the one-timer to give the Bears the 2-0 advantage.
Brown outshot the Bobcats by a 14-4 margin in the opening stanza.
After a Brown penalty just nine seconds into second period, Sam Anas scored a power-play goal at 35 seconds to put the Bobcats on the board and trim the lead to one, 2-1.
Brown bounced right back, however, as Hathaway notched his second of the game at the 2:00 mark. Hathaway played the puck along the boards and rifled as shot from the left circle, but the puck deflected off the stick of a diving Quinnipiac player, fluttered over the shoulder of Garteig and into the back of the net to make it 3-1.
The Bears tacked on another goal at 13:38, when Lappin recorded his 11th tally of the season. Freshman Kyle Kramer (Qualicum Beach, British Columbia) kept possession behind the net and found Lappin for the wraparound attempt, but the puck floated back out to the left circle, where Lappin knocked it home to push the Bears on top, 4-1.
Quinnipiac added a late power-play goal at the end of the period as Kellen Jones scored with four seconds left to trim the deficit to two, 4-2.
In a physical game, Brown was presented a pair of 5-on-3 chances in the second half, but the Bobcats staved off both attacks to preserve the two-goal score. Brown held a slim 8-7 shot advantage in the final period to close out the game for the victory.
Brown held a 31-25 shot advantage in the contest.
The Bears return to action on Friday, Feb. 21 when they visit Dartmouth at 7:05 p.m.