Jan. 29, 2005
Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team skated to a two-all tie with league rival Canisius, Saturday evening at the Hart Center in front of 1,384 fans.
With the outcome the Crusaders are 12-7-5 overall and remain No. 1 in Atlantic Hockey with a record of 9-3-4. The Golden Griffins sit put in second place at the league with a record of 8-5-3 and 10-12-4 overall.
The Crusaders were led by freshman Dale Reinhardt (Livingston, N.J.) and sophomore James Sixsmith (Alexandria, Va.). Reinhardt opened up the scoring at 10:04 in the first with a power play goal, to give Holy Cross a 1-0 lead, and also added an assist for a two-point night, while Sixsmith assisted on both of the Crusaders' goals.
Holy Cross scored first when the shot that Sixsmith took from just outside the slot was kicked out by Canisius netminder Bryan Worosz to Reinhardt, who beat Worosz on the left side for his sixth tally of the season. Sophomore Frank O'Grady (Kimberley, B.C.) also assisted on the play.
The Griffs would even the score with 1:30 left in the first stanza when junior Andrew Dawe slid the puck under Holy Cross netminder Ben Conway (South Freeport, Maine).
Canisius would take the lead halfway through the second, when Mike Ruberto poked a loose puck past Conway at 9:40 in the period.
Holy Cross used a man-up opportunity to even the score at 2-2, midway through third when freshman Matt Burke (Milton, Mass.) beat Worosz to the left side from the left face-off circle for his forth marker of the season with help from Reinhardt and Sixsmith with 9:20 left in the game.
The Crusaders were 2-7 on the power play and killed off all four of the Griffs man-up opportunities. Conway made 23 saves for the Holy Cross, while Worosz halted 42 shots on goal for Canisius.
Holy Cross travels to New York to take on Union, Friday, Feb. 4, followed by a match-up with Rensselear on Saturday, Feb. 5. The Crusaders return on Friday, Feb. 11 when they host Atlantic Hockey foe Sacred Heart at 7:30 p.m.