Feb. 13, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology, 6-0, on Friday evening at the Hart Center in Atlantic Hockey action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 10-14-5 overall (9-11-3 Atlantic Hockey), while the Tigers improve to 18-10-1 overall (17-5-1 Atlantic Hockey). These two teams will conclude their four-game regular season series on Saturday as the game will be Holy Cross' winter homecoming game. After the game, a trophy will be given to contest's most valuable player. RIT is 3-0-0 against Holy Cross this season.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead at 8:38 into the first period when Bobby Raymond scored his fourth goal of the season. He skated with the puck from the right faceoff circle and then placed the puck into the left side of the net. The Crusaders outshot RIT by a 13-4 margin, while each team went 0-1 on the power play.
Cameron Burt gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead just 11 seconds into the second period when he stole the puck in the Holy Cross zone and then blasted a slap shot into the upper right corner of the net for his sixth goal of the year. Just 1:24 later, RIT increased its lead to 3-0 when Brent Alexin found the back of the net for the fourth time this season. At the 8:38 mark, Anton Kharin received a pass from Stevan Matic right in front of the goal as he then fired the puck into the net to make the score 4-0. The goal was his sixth of the year. The Tigers outshot the Crusaders, 9-4, while Holy Cross went 0-3 on the man-advantage and RIT went 0-1.
At 2:49 into the third period, the Tigers scored their fifth goal of the contest when Alan Mazur netted his fifth goal of the season. At the 14:43 mark, Andrew Favot scored on the power play for his eighth goal of the year. The goal was the last of the game for the 6-0 final score.
Sophomore goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) made nine saves and allowed four goals in the first two periods as he is now 6-12-4 on the season, while junior goalie Ian Dams (Manotick, Ontario) stopped eight shots and allowed two goals in the third period. Jared DeMichiel made 21 saves to earn the win and improve to 11-5-0. Holy Cross had 21 shots and went 0-6 on the power play, while RIT had 23 shots and went 1-5.