Oct. 18, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass.- Holy Cross junior forward Brodie Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alberta) scored twice as the Holy Cross men's hockey team defeated Canisius, 5-4, on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Center in Atlantic Hockey action. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 1-0-1 (1-0-1 Atlantic Hockey), while the Golden Griffins fall to 1-2-1 (0-1-1 Atlantic Hockey).
In the first period, Canisius went up 1-0 when Cory Conacher scored off the drop from Vince Scarsella. The Crusaders answered back at the end of the first period when Sheahan scored his first goal of the day off an assist by freshman Matt Clune (Toronto, Ontario). Holy Cross closed out the first period tied, 1-1.
The Crusaders dominated the scoreboard the second period, scoring three goals and did not allow any Canisius goals. Sheahan gave Holy Cross the 2-1 lead when he scored his second goal of the night off a pass from junior Rob Forshner (Sundre, Alberta). Crusader senior Dewey Thomson (Northbridge, Mass.) scored his first goal of the season off an assist by sophomore Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) putting the Crusaders up 3-1. Sheen and Thomson then traded roles as Sheen scored off the Thomson assist to put Holy Cross up 4-1 to close out the second period.
Canisius came out of the locker room and scored two goals to make it a one goal game, but the Crusaders answered back when freshman Jay Silvia (Burlington, Mass.) scored his first career goal, unassisted, off the breakaway to put Holy Cross up 5-3. Canisius scored in the closing seconds, but it was not enough as Holy Cross defeated Canisius 5-4.
Holy Cross goaltender, Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) had 29 saves and improves to 1-0-1, while Canisius goaltender Andrew Loewen had 32 saves and falls to 1-1-1.