Jan. 28, 2007
HAMDEN, Conn. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to No. 20 Quinnipiac, 7-0, in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon in the first men's hockey game played at Quinnipiac's new TD Banknorth Sports Center. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 9-14-4 overall, while the Bobcats improve to 12-8-4 overall.
The first period went scoreless as the Crusaders had six shots and went 0-1 on the power play, while the Bobcats had 10 shots and went 0-2.
Quinnipiac took a 1-0 lead at 6:27 into the second period, when Matt Sorteberg scored a power play goal. The Bobcats increased their lead to 2-0 when Eric Lampe scored a shorthanded goal at 8:24. Just 31 seconds later, Quinnipiac's Dan LeFort netted a shorthanded goal of his own to make it a 3-0 game. At the 10:06 mark the Bobcats increased their lead to 4-0 with a goal by Bryan Leitch.
The Bobcats scored their fifth goal of the game at 59 seconds into the third period with a power play goal by Jamie Bates. Mark Agnew then made it a 6-0 game at the 6:11 mark. 57 seconds later Greg Holt netted a goal for Quinnipiac.
Holy Cross freshman goaltender Ian Dams (Manotick, Ontario) made 16 saves and allowed four goals in the first 30:06, while sophomore Charlie Lockwood (Breckenridge, Colo.) stopped 11 shots and allowed three goals in the final 29:54. Quinnipiac's Bud Fisher made 14 saves in the first 54:48, while Zach Kleiman stopped 4 shots in the final 5:09. The Bobcats outshot the Crusaders by a 34-18 margin, while Holy Cross went 0-4 on the power play and Quinnipiac went 2-5.
Before the game, hockey legend Gordie Howe participated in ceremonies to dedicate the opening of the new arena.
The Crusaders return to action when they travel to West Point, N.Y., to take on Atlantic Hockey opponent Army, on Saturday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m.