WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross head men's hockey coach David Berard and director of athletics Nathan Pine have announced the 2014-2015 schedule for the Crusaders. There will be a total of 17 home games at the Hart Center, including matchups with opponents from Hockey East (Merrimack) and the ECAC (Brown & 2013 National Champion Yale). The Crusaders will also play at home versus Atlantic Hockey foes Air Force, AIC, Bentley, Niagara, Robert Morris, RIT and Sacred Heart. The Crusaders will open the season at home versus Merrimack on Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Season tickets for the Crusaders' home games are now on sale through the Holy Cross ticket office. Go to goholycross.com/hockeytickets to reserve your season tickets today or call 508-793-2573.
The Crusaders will play six non-conference games this season starting with a home-and-home series with Merrimack on Oct. 10-11. Holy Cross will travel to State College, Pa., to take on Big Ten opponent Penn State on Oct. 24 and Oct. 26. The Crusaders will host Brown on Nov. 30 and Yale on Dec. 30.
Holy Cross will play four Atlantic Hockey teams four times (Bentley, Niagara, RIT and Sacred Heart), while the Crusaders will take on six teams twice (Air Force, AIC, Army, Canisius, 2013-2014 AHA regular season champion Mercyhurst and defending Atlantic Hockey Tournament champion and NCAA Tournament participant Robert Morris).
All 11 schools will compete in the Atlantic Hockey Tournament with the top five teams earning a first round bye. The first round will be on March 6-8, while the quarterfinals are on March 13-15. Both rounds are best two-out-of-three. The semifinals (March 20) and the finals (March 21) will be held in Rochester, N.Y.
To make a gift to support the Holy Cross hockey team through the Crusader Athletics Fund please go here.
2014-2015 Holy Cross Men's Ice Hockey Schedule
|Oct. 10||Merrimack||Worcester, Mass.
|Oct. 11||at Merrimack||North Andover, Mass.
|Oct. 17||AIC *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Oct. 18||AIC *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Oct. 24||at Penn State||State College, Pa.||7:00 PM|
|Oct. 26||at Penn State||State College, Pa.
|Oct. 31||Sacred Heart *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Nov. 1||at Sacred Heart *||Milford, Conn.
|Nov. 7||at RIT *||Rochester, N.Y.
|Nov. 8||at RIT *||Rochester, N.Y.
|Nov. 14||at Army *||West Point, N.Y.
|Nov. 15||at Army *||West Point, N.Y.
|Nov. 25||Bentley *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Nov. 30||Brown||Worcester, Mass.||1:00 PM|
|Dec. 5||at Niagara *||Niagara Falls, N.Y.
|Dec. 6||at Niagara||Niagara Falls, N.Y.
|Dec. 30||Yale||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Jan. 2||Air Force *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Jan. 3||Air Force *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Jan. 9||at Canisius *||Buffalo, N.Y.
|Jan. 10||at Canisius *||Buffalo, N.Y.
|Jan. 16||at Mercyhurst *||Erie, Pa.
|Jan. 17||at Mercyhurst *||Erie, Pa.
|Jan. 23||Robert Morris *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Jan. 24||Robert Morris *||Worcester, Mass.||3:00 PM|
|Jan. 30||Niagara *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Jan. 31||Niagara *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Feb. 6||at Bentley *||Watertown, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Feb. 7||Bentley *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Feb. 13||RIT *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Feb. 14||RIT *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Feb. 20||at Sacred Heart *||Milford, Conn.
|Feb. 21||Sacred Heart *||Worcester, Mass.||7:00 PM|
|Feb. 28||at Bentley *||Watertown, Mass.
|Mar. 6-8||Atlantic Hockey First Round||TBA
|Mar. 13-15||Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals||TBA
|Mar. 20||Atlantic Hockey Semifinals||Rochester, N.Y.||TBA|
|Mar. 21||Atlantic Hockey Championship Game||Rochester, N.Y.||TBA|