Feb. 6, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Rob Forshner (Sundre, Alberta) scored the Crusaders' lone goal as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Bentley, 4-1, on Friday evening at the Hart Center in Atlantic Hockey action. With the loss, the Crusaders end their nine-game unbeaten streak and fall to 10-12-5 overall (9-9-3 Atlantic Hockey), while the Falcons improve to 14-12-1 overall (12-8-1 Atlantic Hockey). These two teams will conclude their four-game regular season series on Saturday in Watertown, Mass., at 7:00 p.m. at the John A. Ryan Arena. Bentley leads the series, 2-1-0.
Bentley took a 1-0 lead at 4:17 into the first period when Erik Peterson stole the puck in the Holy Cross zone and then fired it into the net for his ninth goal of the year. At the 7:35 mark, the Falcons increased their lead to 2-0 when Dustin Cloutier netted his 12th goal of the season. He scored on a give-and-go with Marc Menzione. Bentley outshot the Crusaders by a 13-10 margin, while Holy Cross went 0-2 on the only two power plays of the period.
Pat Percella made it a 3-0 game for Bentley at the 9:10 mark of the second period when he found the back of the net for the sixth time this year. The Crusaders outshot the Falcons, 8-6, while each team went 0-1 on the man-advantage.
At 3:34 into the third period, Holy Cross got on the scoreboard with Forshner's goal. Freshman Luke Miller (Andover, Mass.) sent a crossing pass from the right side to a waiting Forshner who then sent the puck into the left side of the net. Freshman Mike Daly (South Burlington, Vt.) also had an assist. The goal was Forshner's eighth of the season which is a new single-season career-best. With 2:42 remaining in the period, Bentley put the game out of reach when Marc Menzione scored his 10th goal of the year for the 4-1 final score.
Sophomore goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) made 18 saves and is now 6-11-4 on the season, while Joe Calvi stopped 28 shots and is 7-6-0. The Crusaders outshot the Falcons by a 29-22 margin, while Holy Cross went 0-4 on the power play and Bentley went 0-1.