February 15, 2010

Cyr & Tysowsky Earn Atlantic Hockey Weekly Honors

WORCESTER, Mass.­ - Holy Cross junior forward Jordan Cyr (Winnipeg, Manitoba) was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week, while freshman goalie Thomas Tysowsky (Amherst, N.Y.) was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week. Both players had outstanding performances as the Crusaders went a perfect 3-0-0 on the week with a win over UConn and two wins over Bentley. This is the second time this season and the third time in his career that Cyr has earned this honor. This is the first time that Tysowsky has received this award but it is fifth overall Atlantic Hockey award he has earned this season. He was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for December, the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week twice and the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Month for October.

Cyr recorded two goals and three assists for five points on the week. He posted one goal and one assist in the 3-2 win over UConn on Feb. 9 as he scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game at 1-1 in the first period and then assisted on the eventual game-winner in the third. On Feb. 12 in the 6-4 victory on the road against Bentley, Cyr assisted on the goal that gave the Crusaders a 3-2 advantage in the second period. In the 4-0 win on Feb. 13, he assisted on Holy Cross' third goal and scored on a power play for the Crusaders' fourth goal of the contest. Over the last seven games he has four goals and four assists for eight points. For the season, Cyr leads the team with 22 points, while he is tied for the lead with 10 goals and 12 assists.

Thomas Tysowsky

Tysowsky went 3-0 on the week with a 2.01 goals against average and a .906 save percentage. He stopped 58 of 64 shots and also earned his second shutout of the season. In the victory over UConn on Feb. 9, he made 24 saves and allowed two goals for a .923 save percentage, while in the 6-4 win over Bentley on Feb. 12, he stopped 17 shots. Tysowsky recorded his second shutout of the season as he made 17 saves in the 4-0 victory over Bentley on Feb. 13. For his performance he was awarded the Holy Cross Winter Homecoming MVP trophy after the game. For the season, his 2.35 goals against average is second in Atlantic Hockey and his .912 save percentage is fifth. His 687 saves are ranked fourth on the all-time Holy Cross Division I single-season saves list, while his 10 wins are sixth.

Holy Cross (10-15-5, 9-11-4 Atlantic Hockey) has won three straight and are 5-2-0 in its last seven games. The Crusaders will play a home-and-home series with Sacred Heart (16-10-4, 14-7-3 Atlantic Hockey) on Feb. 19-20 at 7:00 p.m. Friday's game will be at the Milford Ice Pavilion in Milford, Conn., while Saturday's game will be at the Hart Center. Holy Cross is tied with Army for sixth place in the Atlantic Hockey standings with 22 points each. The Pioneers are in second place with 31 points and are 13-1-2 in their last 16 games including a 12-game unbeaten streak which was snapped with a 5-2 loss versus RIT on Feb. 5. But Sacred Heart has bounced right back with three straight wins including a sweep of AIC last week. These two teams split a home-and-home series earlier this season as the Crusaders won on the road and lost in Worcester.