Ginn & Vidal Named 2014-2015 Men's Hockey Captains

Matt Vidal

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men's ice hockey program has named senior goalie Matt Ginn (Lindsay, Ontario) and junior forward Matt Vidal (Manorville, N.Y.) co-captains for the 2014-2015 season. 

Ginn was named the Team MVP for two consecutive seasons, along with the Michael P. Quinn Award as a junior and the Seventh Player Award as a freshman. Ginn tied his own record for 35 games played in a season this year. Ginn played the first 27 games of the season which enabled his career appearance streak to set a school record with 49 consecutive games played. Ginn played in 2118:04 during those 35 games this year, making 1,076 saves, breaking his own records from last season. Ginn finished this season with a career-high .916 save percentage, the third highest for a single season in Division I history at the school. His career save percentage is now .913, which is second all-time and third in Division I history at Holy Cross. He has 2,699 saves, which are just one short of the record for a Division I Crusader goalie and are the third most of all-time goalies. His four shutouts are the second most by a Division I goaltender at HC. Ginn has played in five of the top-10 games with the most saves by a Holy Cross goalie. His 47 career victories, 98 games played, 5879:30 minutes played, 2,699 saves and .913 all rank second in Division I Holy Cross history. Each of Ginn's last three seasons are in the top-10 lists for saves, minutes played and games played at the college.

Vidal shined this season posting career-high numbers. His 18 assists led the team, while his five goals gave him 23 points to make him the second highest scoring member of the team. Vidal played in 37 games this season, making 19 starts. Vidal's +4 ranking tied for the second highest +/- rating on the team. Vidal was a member of the first line of the penalty kill that ranked fourth in the conference this season. Vidal tallied two three-point games during the season. Vidal posted two assists and a goal during the victory over No. 7 Boston College. His goal was the fifth for the Crusaders and would turn out to be his first collegiate game-winner. His performance earned him Crusader of the Week honors for the first time in his career. During the victory against Sacred Heart on Feb. 8, Vidal tallied three assists, tied for the 10th most by a Division I Crusader in a single game. Vidal has scored six goals and posted 22 assists in his 71 games played over the last two seasons. Vidal has also been an integral part of the Power Play Points for Pink organization to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Vidal also earned Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team honors last year.

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