February 20, 2012

Matt Ginn Named Atlantic Hockey Rookie Of The Week

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross freshman goalie Matt Ginn (Lindsey, Ontario) has been named the Team Travel USA Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week for his performance in wins versus Sacred Heart on Feb. 17-18. He went 2-0-0 in the two-game series versus Sacred Heart as he only allowed three goals and posted 36 saves. He tallied a 1.50 goals against average and a .923 save percentage. This is the second time this season he has been named Rookie of the Week as he also won it on Feb. 6, while this is his third weekly honor as he earned Goalie of the Week accolades on Dec. 5. He was also named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for December.

Ginn made 11 saves in the 6-1 win on Friday, while on Saturday he posted 25 saves in the 3-2 victory. During the Crusaders' current six-game winning streak, he is 6-0-0 as he has only allowed seven goals for a 1.17 goals against average and a .952 save percentage. Ginn has made 474 saves and is 13-6-1 (.675) this season. His 13 wins are tied for fifth all-time for a Division I season at the school.   

The Crusaders (16-13-3, 14-8-3 Atlantic Hockey) return to action on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, when they conclude the regular season with a home-and-home series versus Bentley (13-12-7, 13-6-6 Atlantic Hockey). The game on Friday will be at the John A. Ryan Skating Arena in Watertown, Mass., while Saturday's game will be the Crusaders' Senior Day at the Hart Center. These two teams tied, 6-6, earlier in the season on Jan. 24 in Watertown. The Falcons are tied for third place in the Atlantic Hockey standings with 32 points, while the Crusaders are just one point behind and in sixth place with 31 points. The top four teams in the Atlantic Hockey standings earn byes to the quarterfinals of the AHA Tournament on March 9-11. The Atlantic Hockey first round is on March 2-4. The Crusaders have outscored their opponents by a 29-7 margin over the last six contests. The Crusaders' 16 wins are their most after 32 games since they were 21-9-2 in the 2005-2006 season, while their 14 AHA victories are their most after 25 games since they were 17-6-2 also in 2005-2006.