Jan. 26, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman forward Joe Brock (Cumming, Ga.) scored the game-winner and senior forward Dale Reinhardt (Livingston, N.J.) had one goal and two assists as the Holy Cross men's hockey team defeated Sacred Heart, 4-2, on Saturday night at the Hart Center in Atlantic Hockey action. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 8-10-6 overall (7-8-3 AHA), while the Pioneers fall to 9-12-3 overall (9-6-3 AHA). The Crusaders split the weekend home-and-home series with the Pioneers.
The Pioneers took a 1-0 lead at the 16:12 mark of the first period when Erik Boisvert scored a power play goal for his fifth goal of the season. For the period, Sacred Heart outshot Holy Cross by a 12-8 margin, while the Crusaders went 0-1 on the man-advantage and the Pioneers went 1-1.
The Crusaders tied the game at 1-1 at 3:50 into the second period when senior defenseman Matt Burke (Milton, Mass.) blasted a slap shot into the net while on the power play. The goal was Burke's second of the year. At the 11:32 mark, Holy Cross took a 2-1 lead when sophomore forward Brodie Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alberta) scored on a two-man-advantage power play. The goal was Sheahan's eighth of the season. The Crusaders outshot the Pioneers, 9-6, while Holy Cross went 2-6 on the power play and Sacred Heart went 0-1.
At the 14:47 mark of the third period, Brock scored the eventual game-winner while on the power play and his eighth goal of the year. At 17:45, Dave Grimson made it a 3-2 game when he netted a power play goal for his third goal of the season. With 1:09 remaining in the period, the Pioneers went with an empty net, but they were unable to tie the game as Reinhardt scored an empty-netter with nine seconds remaining for the 4-2 final score.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) made 28 saves, while Olivier St. Onge stopped 24 shots for the Pioneers. Sacred Heart outshot Holy Cross by a 30-28 margin, while the Crusaders went 3-8 on the power play and the Pioneers went 2-5.
The Crusaders return to action on Friday and Saturday, February 1-2, when they host Atlantic Hockey opponent Mercyhurst at the Hart Center in a two-game series. Each game is set to start at 7:00 p.m.