Jan. 16, 2007
HANOVER, N.H. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Dartmouth, 4-0, in non-conference action at the Thompson Arena on Tuesday evening. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 8-12-4 overall, while the Big Green improve to 7-8-2 overall.
The first period went scoreless as Holy Cross goaltender Charlie Lockwood (Breckenridge, Colo.) made 11 saves including a stop on a shorthanded breakaway by J.T. Wyman at the 6:31 mark. The Big Green outshot the Crusaders by an 11-9 margin.
At 4:37 into the second period, Dartmouth took a 1-0 lead when Kevin Swallow buried the puck into the right of the net for his fourth goal of the season. It would be the only goal of the period as Holy Cross outshot Dartmouth, 10-5.
The Big Green extended their lead to 2-0 with 5:17 left to go in the third period when Ben Lovejoy fired a slap shot from the blue line into the net for a power play goal. Dartmouth's David Jones then scored a goal with 4:31 remaining in the period for the 3-0 lead. With 16 seconds left Swallow scored a power play goal for the last goal of the game for the 4-0 final score.
Lockwood made 22 saves, while Dartmouth's Mike Devine stopped 31 shots to earn the shutout. Holy Cross outshot Dartmouth by a 31-26 margin, while the Crusaders went 0-8 on the power play and the Big Green went 2-8.
The Crusaders will return to action on Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, when they host Atlantic Hockey opponent AIC for two games at the Hart Center. Both games are set to start at 7:00 p.m.