January 12, 2008

Holy Cross Men's Hockey Defeats Bentley, 4-2

Jan. 12, 2008

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team went 4-5 on the power play as it defeated Bentley, 4-2, on Saturday night at the Hart Center in Atlantic Hockey action. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 6-8-6 overall (5-7-3 AHA), while the Falcons fall to 6-13-3 overall (6-7-3 AHA).

The Crusaders took a 1-0 lead at 7:21 into the first period when freshman forward Joe Brock (Cumming, Ga.) knocked the puck into the left side of the net while on the power play for his sixth goal of the season. At the 13:15 mark, Holy Cross increased its lead to 2-0 when sophomore forward Brodie Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alberta) fired in a rebound off a shot from sophomore forward Ryan Driscoll (Dorchester, Mass.) for the power play goal. The goal was Sheahan's seventh of the season. Just 21 seconds later, Bentley made it a 2-1 game when Pat Percella netted his first goal of the year. Freshman forward Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) gave Holy Cross a 3-1 lead at 19:39 while on the power play with his team-leading 11th goal of the year and his second game-winner of the season. For the period, the Falcons outshot the Crusaders by an 11-9 margin, while Holy Cross went 3-4 on the power play and Bentley went 0-2.

With 2:36 remaining in the second period, Holy Cross scored its fourth power play goal of the game when Driscoll netted his sixth goal of the year. All six of his goals this season have come on the power play to lead the team. Bentley outshot Holy Cross, 11-7, while the Crusaders went 1-1 on the man-advantage and the Falcons went 0-2.

The Falcons went with an empty net while on the power play for the two-man-advantage as Casey Russell scored his second goal of the season at the 17:24 mark of the third period to make it a 4-2 game. The game remained scoreless the rest of the way for the 4-2 final score.

Holy Cross freshman goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) made 36 saves, while Joe Calvi stopped 12 shots and allowed four goals in the first two periods and Jason Kearney made 15 saves and allowed no goals in the third period for Bentley. The Falcons outshot the Crusaders by a 38-31 margin, while Holy Cross went 4-5 on the power play and Bentley went 1-5.

The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, January 15, when they travel to West Springfield, Mass., to take on AIC at the Olympia Ice Center at 7:05 p.m.