January 31, 2011

Adam Roy Named Atlantic Hockey Goalie Of The Week

WORCESTER, Mass – Holy Cross senior goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) has been named the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week as he allowed only two goals for a 1.00 goals against average, while he made 46 saves for a .958 save percentage in the two wins over UConn on Jan. 28-29. This is the second time he has received this honor as he also earned it once as a freshman in 2007-2008.

On Friday, he made 18 saves and allowed two goals in the 4-2 win, while on Saturday he made 28 saves, recording his second career shutout in the 4-0 victory. For the season, he has a .915 save percentage and a 2.80 goals against average.

Roy is second all-time on the Holy Cross Division I list with 1,666 career saves. He is fourth all-time with 17 victories. As a freshman he was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for February, while he earned Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week honors twice.

The Crusaders (9-14-3 overall, 8-8-3 Atlantic Hockey) return to the ice on Friday, Feb. 4, when they take on AIC (6-15-1 overall, 6-12-1 Atlantic Hockey) on the road. Then on Saturday, Feb. 5, the Crusaders will return to the Hart Center as they play AIC in the second annual "Pink the Rink" night. Holy Cross defeated AIC by a 3-2 score in the Crusaders' Atlantic hockey season-opener on Oct. 15 at the Olympia Ice Center. The Crusaders are tied for fifth place in the Atlantic Hockey standings with 19 points, while the Yellow Jackets are 11th with 13 points.

Proceeds of "Pink the Rink" will go to Pink Revolution, which is an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer at UMass Memorial and UMass Medical School here in Worcester. This year, the Crusaders will raise money for breast cancer awareness by selling 'Pink the Rink' T-shirts, holding a chuck-a-puck competition during an intermission, running a 50/50 raffle and promoting special hockey prize raffles. There will also be a ceremonial puck drop before the game which will honor Jackie Peterson, Holy Cross' Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students and breast cancer survivor.