March 5, 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 as he earned both victories in the two-game sweep of Army in a best two-out-of-three Atlantic Hockey Tournament first round series on March 2-3 as he only allowed four goals. He posted a 2.01 goals against average and a .907 save percentage. This is the third time this season he has been named Rookie of the Week, while he also earned Goalie of the Week honors once. Ginn was also named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for December and February, while he earned Hockey Commissioners' Association (HCA) National Division I Player of the Month accolades for February.

On Friday, he made 19 saves in the 3-2 win, while on Saturday he tallied 20 saves in the 5-2 series clinching victory. Ginn has started in every game during the Crusaders' 10-game unbeaten streak (9-0-1), as the team's streak is tied for the second longest in school history and is the second longest current streak in the nation behind No. 1 Boston College's 11-game streak (11-0-0). Ginn has only allowed 17 goals for a 1.69 goals against average and a .931 save percentage during the streak. He is 16-6-2 this season as his .708 winning percentage leads the conference and is fifth nationally. His 16 wins are tied for third for a season on the school's Division I list. His 565 saves are 10th and his 2.47 goals against average is fifth for a Division I season at the school.

The No. 5 seeded Crusaders (19-13-4, 15-8-4 Atlantic Hockey) will play at No. 4 seed Mercyhurst (18-14-4, 15-8-4 Atlantic Hockey) in a best two-out-of-three Atlantic Hockey Tournament quarterfinal series on March 9-11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mercyhurst Ice Center in Erie, Pa. Both teams tied for third place in the Atlantic Hockey standings but the Lakers won the tie-breaker as Mercyhurst went 1-0-1 versus the Crusaders this season as both games were played at Holy Cross. The Lakers won 3-2 in overtime on Jan. 20 and the two teams tied 5-5 on Jan. 21.