WORCESTER, Mass. – Antoine Houde-Caron scored the game-winner for the Varsity Reds at 2:05 of overtime as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to New Brunswick, 2-1, at the Hart Center on Friday night in an exhibition game. The Crusaders open the regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 12, when they travel to Hamden, Conn., to play Quinnipiac at 7:00 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. New Brunswick has won four collegiate national championships in Canada (1998, 2007, 2009 and 2011).
The first two periods went scoreless as the Varsity Reds outshot the Crusaders by a 20-7 margin. At 2:32 of the third period, the Crusaders took a 1-0 lead with a goal by freshman Tommy Dwyer (Ridgefield, Conn.). Junior Erik Vos (Carlisle, Ontario) sent a pass from behind the right corner of the net to an open Dwyer who buried the puck in the left side of the goal. Senior Matt Gordon (Perth, Ontario) also was credited with an assist. The Varsity Reds tied the contest at 1-1 at 15:57 when Dion Campbell found the back of the net. The game remained tied and went to overtime. New Brunswick earned the victory when a shot by Luke Lynes was saved by junior goalie Thomas Tysowsky (Amherst, N.Y.), but the rebound went to Ben Wright who sent the puck to Houde-Caron as he then scored the game-winning goal.
Freshman goalie Matt Ginn (Lindsay, Ontario) played the first 31:07 and allowed no goals and made 14 saves, while Tysowsky made 17 saves in the final 30:58. Travis Fullerton earned the win with 10 saves. New Brunswick outshot the Crusaders, 33-11.