WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior forward Gianni Baldassari (Fort Wayne, Ind.) has been named the AT&T Crusader of the Week, for competition from October 25-31. Baldassari led the Holy Cross men's ice hockey team to a 4-3 overtime victory at Northeastern in its only game last week.
During Saturday's win over the Huskies, Baldassari scored a pair of goals for the Crusaders. His first goal was a short-handed tally just 0:08 into the second period, to tie the game at 2-2. Baldassari then scored the game-winning goal 1:21 into overtime, to give Holy Cross its first-ever victory over Northeastern and its first win over a Hockey East opponent since 2007.
On the season, Baldassari is now tied for the team lead with three goals scored. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has totaled eight points on five goals and three assists.
Holy Cross (3-3 overall, 2-0 Atlantic Hockey) returns to action this Friday, Nov. 5, when it plays host to Robert Morris in its home opener at 7:00 p.m.