Erik Vos & Jeffrey Reppucci Earn AHA Weekly Honors
WORCESTER, Mass – Holy Cross sophomore forward Erik Vos (Carlisle, Ontario) has been named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week, while Crusader freshman defenseman Jeffrey Reppucci (Newburyport, Mass.) has earned Rookie of the Week honors. Vos recorded two goals and three assists for five points in the Crusaders' two-game sweep of Army on Feb. 11-12, while Reppucci tallied one goal and three assists for four points. This is the first time that Vos has received this honor, while this is the second time that Reppucci has been named Rookie of the Week.
On Friday, Vos scored two goals in the 5-1 win, while he tallied three assists in the 6-0 victory on Saturday. For the season, Vos is fifth on the team with a career-best seven goals and is tied for fifth with a career-best 15 points, while he also has a career-best eight assists. For his career, Vos has 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points in 57 games.
Reppucci tallied one goal and one assist on Friday as he scored the first goal of the game, while on Saturday he recorded two assists. For the season, Reppucci is tied for fourth on the team with 10 assists, while he also has two goals for 12 points.
The Crusaders (13-14-3 overall, 12-8-3 Atlantic Hockey) return to action when they play a home-and-home series with Sacred Heart (4-21-5 overall, 4-14-5 Atlantic Hockey) on Friday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 20. Friday's game will be at the Hart Center at 7:00 p.m., while Sunday's contest will be at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn., at noon. The Crusaders defeated the Pioneers by a 7-2 score earlier this season on Nov. 19 in the first game of the three-game regular season series. The Crusaders are tied for third place in the Atlantic Hockey standings with 27 points, while the Pioneers are 12th with 13 points. The Crusaders' 12 Atlantic Hockey wins are their most in a season since they won a program-best 19 games in 2005-2006.
The Crusaders lead the east-scheduling zone for a first round bye in the Atlantic Hockey Tournament. The top two teams from the east zone and the west zone earn a bye. With four games left to play, the Crusaders are five points ahead of UConn (22 points) and seven points in front of Bentley (20 points). A Holy Cross win or a Bentley loss will clinch the bye for the Crusaders. The Crusaders have won six straight games as this represents the Crusaders' longest winning streak since the 2005-2006 season when they also won six straight games between March 3-March 24. Also in 2005-2006, the Crusaders recorded an eight-game winning-streak between Jan. 19-Feb. 10. Holy Cross has outscored its opponents by a 35-12 margin in the last five games as the Crusaders are averaging 5.0 goals per game and allowing 1.7 goals per contest.