November 14, 2009

Holy Cross Men's Hockey Skates To 2-2 Tie With Air Force

Video: Postgame Interview With Brandon Nunn

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior Brodie Sheahan's (Lethbridge, Alberta) unassisted goal with 3:55 remaining in the third period lifted the Holy Cross men's hockey team to a 2-2 tie with Air Force Saturday night at the Hart Center. With the tie, the Crusaders are now 3-5-2 (3-3-2 Atlantic Hockey), while the Falcons now sit at 5-5-2 (5-1-2 Atlantic Hockey). Air Force took the weekend series, 1-0-1, and captured three of four possible points.

Holy Cross opened the scoring when freshman Brandon Nunn (Fairport, N.Y.) netted his first collegiate goal 10:46 into the second period. He stickhandled through the slot and wristed a shot on Falcon goaltender Andrew Volkening. Volkening got a piece of the puck, but it slid across the line to give the Crusaders a 1-0 lead. Freshmen Kyle Fletcher (Kanata, Ontario) and Rob Linsmayer (Winnetka, Ill.) tallied assists.

Air Force responded with two special-teams goals in the third period. Matt Fairchild pulled the Falcons even at 1-1 on the power play 5:25 into the frame. 1:36 later, Paul Weisgarber beat Crusader freshman netminder Thomas Tysowsky (Amherst, N.Y.) on the far post with a wrist shot on a shorthanded two-on-one to give Air Force a 2-1 lead.

In overtime, it appeared as though the Crusaders had won the game when Fletcher found a loose puck in front of Volkening and slid it through his pads, but the net had been knocked off its moorings and the officials disallowed the goal.

The Crusaders return to action Friday-Saturday, Nov. 20-21, when they travel to Erie, Pa. to take on Mercyhurst. Friday's game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and Saturday's contest will start at 4:00 p.m.