January 5, 2010

Tysowsky Named Atlantic Hockey Rookie Of The Month

WORCESTER, Mass.­ - Holy Cross freshman goalie Thomas Tysowsky (Amherst, N.Y.) was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for December. This is the first time that he has earned this honor and is his fourth overall league award this season. He has been named the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week twice and earned Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Month accolades for October.

Tysowsky started all three contests of the month as he recorded a 1.55 goals against average and a .937 save percentage as he stopped 74 of 79 shots. He made 24 saves and allowed one goal for a .960 save percentage as the Crusaders tied RIT, 1-1, on Dec. 4. Tysowsky then stopped 27 of 30 shots (.900 save percentage) as Holy Cross had a 3-2 overtime loss to RIT, on Dec. 5. On Dec. 10, he made 23 saves and allowed one goal for a .958 save percentage as the Crusaders tied No. 7 Quinnipiac, 1-1. He was named the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week for his performance versus Quinnipiac.

For the season, Tysowsky leads the conference with a 2.24 goals against average and is third with a .914 save percentage.

The Holy Cross men's hockey team (5-10-4, 4-6-3 Atlantic Hockey) will travel to Rochester, N.Y., to play a two-game series with Atlantic Hockey opponent RIT (9-8-1, 9-2-1 Atlantic Hockey) at 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 8-9. The Tigers lead the season series, 1-0-1.