BUFFALO, N.Y. – Junior Kyle Atkins (Brockville, Ontario) scored his first goal of the season to tie the game and force overtime as the Holy Cross men's hockey team tied Canisius 3-3 in overtime Saturday afternoon. With the tie, the Crusaders move to 4-4-1 (3-1-1 Atlantic Hockey), while the Griffins move to 4-4-3 (3-3-3 Atlantic Hockey).
Canisius scored the only goal of the first period just two minutes into the game when Preston Shupe found the back of the net. Just over five minutes into the second period, Canisius took a 2-0 lead when Scott Moser netted his third goal of the season. Holy Cross began its fight back when Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) scored at the 7:37 mark. As time ran out in the second period, sophomore Erik Vos (Carlisle, Ontario) tied the game at 2-2 with a goal at the 19:59 mark.
With the game tied 2-2 in the third period, Canisius took a 3-2 lead when Vincent Scarsella scored for the Griffins. Atkins' goal at the 15:26 mark of the third period tied the game and forced overtime. Neither team was able to break the tie, ending the game knotted at 3-3.
Freshman goaltender Derek Kump (Falmouth, Maine) recorded 18 saves in his second career start, while Canisius' Dan Morrison recorded 34 saves. Holy Cross outshot Canisius 37-21 and went 1-6 on the power play. Canisius went 2-5 on the man-advantage.
Holy Cross continues Atlantic Hockey action against Canisius tomorrow, Nov. 14, starting at 3:30 p.m.