November 26, 2011

Men's Hockey Shuts Out Brown, 2-0

Video: Postgame Interview With Erik Vos

WORCESTER, Mass. ­– Junior Erik Vos (Carlisle, Ontario) recorded one goal and one assist, while junior goalie Thomas Tysowsky (Amherst, N.Y.) made 21 saves and posted his third career shutout as the Holy Cross men's hockey team defeated Brown, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Center in non-conference action. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 5-6-0 overall, while the Bears fall to 3-5-1 overall. Holy Cross is now 3-3-0 all-time versus Brown in varsity action. This is the first win for the Crusaders over the Bears since a 5-4 win at Brown on Nov. 9, 1985. The Bears had won three straight in the series.     

The first period went scoreless as each team went 0-1 on the power play. Tysowsky made eight saves in the period and Mike Clemente posted 10 for Brown.

The Crusaders took a 1-0 lead at 2:45 of the second period when junior Rob Linsmayer (Winnetka, Ill.) sent a crossing pass to Vos who then buried the puck to lower left side of the net for his fifth goal of the season. The goal was his first career game-winner. Senior Andrew Cox (Lombardy, Ontario) also posted an assist. Each team went 0-2 on the man-advantage. The Crusaders outshot the Bears by a 12-5 margin.

At 7:13 of the third period, sophomore Jeffrey Reppucci (Newburyport, Mass.) blasted a slap shot from the blue line past Clemente for his first goal of the season. Vos recovered a rebound off a shot by freshman Nilan Nagy (Canonsburg, Pa.) and then passed the puck to Reppucci. The Bears went with an empty net with 2:27 remaining but the Crusaders were able to keep them off the scoreboard for the 2-0 final and their first shutout of the season. The Crusaders improve to 3-0-0 at home this season.

Clemente posted 28 saves for the Bears. The Crusaders went 0-3 on the power play and Brown went 0-4. Holy Cross outshot the Bears, 30-21.  

The Crusaders return to action on Sunday, Nov. 27, when they take on ECACHL opponent Clarkson at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass., at 5:00 p.m.