Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: October 2012

Welcome to the Holy Cross Newsstand, a daily listing with links to stories from around the country on the Crusaders. Here are the stories from October of 2012.

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Holy Cross picked by coaches for middle of pack
October 25, 2012 * By David Driver * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross wound up tied for fourth in the Patriot League preseason men’s basketball poll, which was released yesterday at the conference’s annual media day at Lehigh’s Arts Quest Center at Steel Stacks. Defending champion Lehigh was first with 96 points, followed by Bucknell (88), American (66), Holy Cross and Lafayette (55 each), Army (47), Colgate (26) and Navy (15). Lehigh had 12 first-place votes; Bucknell had the other four. . .

Clarkson men make Cheel debut Saturday against Holy Cross
October 19, 2012 * Massena Daily Courier-Observer
The Clarkson University men’s hockey team opens its 22nd season at Cheel Arena on Saturday when the Golden Knights host Atlantic Hockey foe the College of Holy Cross in a non-conference contest. Clarkson will also be honoring former Golden Knight All-American and National Hockey League standout Craig Conroy ’94 when his uniform #7 is raised to the Cheel Arena rafters just prior to the 7 p.m. faceoff between the Knights and Crusaders. . .

Holy Cross hockey blends freshmen with experience
October 16, 2012 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
One challenge, Holy Cross coach Paul Pearl said, of bringing in 11 freshmen this season will be bonding the Crusaders into a cohesive group. That, HC senior captain Erik Vos said, already is happening. “We do things as a team,” Vos said, “and that builds a team. That has always been a staple of Holy Cross hockey, so we try to do that right away.” The freshman class makes up much of HC's 28-man roster. . .

With last year's experience gone, Holy Cross hits reset
October 8, 2012 * By Chris Lerch * U.S. College Hockey Online
Holy Cross isn’t rebuilding but resetting this season after the loss of eight seniors. “It’s a reset of the culture of the team,” Crusaders coach Paul Pearl said. “We lost a lot of experience and leadership. We’re a very young team.” Holy Cross is coming off its first 20-win season since the magical 2005-06 campaign that saw it win 27 contests, including an upset of top-ranked Minnesota in the NCAA tournament. . .

Inside College Hockey A-Z: Erik Vos
October 4, 2012 * By Ken McMillan * Inside College Hockey
Vos has raised his production in each season at Holy Cross. As a freshman he had four goals and three assists; as a sophomore he had eight goals and 11 assists; as a junior he posted career highs of 13 goals and 14 assists, ranking fourth on the team in goals, sixth in assists, and third in points. He has six power-play goals in his 104 games. . .

Maura Fox's effort pays off for Holy Cross
October 3, 2012 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
When Maura Fox committed to Holy Cross four years ago, she made a lot of people very happy. That group included her uncle, Bill Fox, a 1970 HC graduate who “was probably even more excited that I was”; her parents, Marjorie and Brian, who love hosting pasta parties for the HC women's soccer team at their nearby Shrewsbury home; her grandmothers, Virginia Fox and Greta Scully; and her great-aunt, Theresa Campbell, the trio of super fans also known as “the three Nanas,” who never miss a game. . .

Atkins proving not easy to overlook with Komets
October 3, 2012 * By Blake Sebring * Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

In some ways, Kyle Atkins snuck onto the Fort Wayne Komets' training camp roster. The team announced the rookie defenseman's signing July 3, the same day as mainstays Colin Chaulk, Brett Smith and Kaleigh Schrock re-signed. It was easy to get overlooked then, but the Holy Cross product has been showing he can play pretty well during training camp scrimmages that started Sunday. He's got some size at 6-foot-3, 204 pounds, and he can move the puck. . .