March 1, 2011

Adam Roy Named Atlantic Hockey Goalie Of The Month

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) has been named the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Month. Roy recorded a 6-0-2 record for the month of February with a 2.20 goals against average and a .898 save percentage. This is the first time he has received this honor. As a freshman, he was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month, while he earned Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week honors twice. This season he was named the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week once.

Roy only allowed one goal in the two-game sweep of Army for a 0.50 goals against average, while he made 32 saves for a .970 save percentage. He made 11 saves in the 5-1 win on Feb. 11, while he made 21 saves in the 6-0 victory on Feb. 12, as he recorded his second shutout of the season and the third of his career. This season he has a .909 save percentage and a 2.53 goals against average. His goals against average is ranked second in Atlantic Hockey. Roy is second all-time on the Holy Cross Division I list with 1,824 career saves. He is also second all-time with 23 victories.

The Crusaders (15-14-5 overall, 14-8-5 Atlantic Hockey) finished in third place in the Atlantic Hockey standings with 33 points. The Crusaders, who clinched a first round bye, will be the third seed and play a home Atlantic Hockey Tournament quarterfinal series on March 11-13. The third place finish is Holy Cross' best since it placed first in the standings in the 2005-2006 season.

The Crusaders set a new school record with their 11th straight game without a loss. Holy Cross is 8-0-3 in its last 11 contests. This is now the longest streak in school history surpassing the streak when Holy Cross went 10-0-0 between Dec. 8, 1979-Jan. 16, 1980. The Crusaders' streak is also currently tied for the longest in the nation as Union is 10-0-1 over its last 11 contests. During the last 11 games, the Crusaders have outscored their opponents by a 47-23 margin. Holy Cross has averaged 4.4 goals per game and has allowed 2.1 goals per contest during this streak.