HANOVER, N.H. - The Crusaders outshot the River Hawks, 32-25, but were unable to find the back of the net, while three different River Hawks scored goals as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to No. 14 UMass Lowell, 3-0, at the Ledyard National Bank Classic at Thompson Arena on the campus of Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 4-10-4 overall, while the River Hawks improve to 11-6-1. Holy Cross will play Dartmouth on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the third-place game. The Big Green fell to Northeastern, 7-0.
UMass Lowell took a 1-0 lead on a power play goal at 8:26 when a shot by Maury Edwards deflected off a Holy Cross stick past Holy Cross freshman goalie Thomas Tysowsky (Amherst, N.Y.). For the period, the River Hawks outshot the Crusaders 9-7, while UMass Lowell went 1-1 on the only power play of the period.
At 7:24 of the second period, the River Hawks increased their lead to 2-0 when Kory Falite scored off a shot from the left faceoff circle. At 16:19, UMass Lowell made it a 3-0 score when Ben Holmstrom netted the River Hawks' second power play goal of the contest. The Crusaders outshot the River Hawks by a 13-11 margin, while Holy Cross went 0-2 on the man-advantage and UMass Lowell went 1-1.
The third period went scoreless as Holy Cross outshot UMass Lowell, 12-5.
Tysowsky made 22 saves and is now 4-8-4, while Carter Hutton stopped 32 shots to improve to 6-4-0. Holy Cross went 0-5 on the power play and UMass Lowell went 2-3, while the Crusaders outshot the River Hawks, 32-25.