Nov. 4, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore Brodie Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alberta) scored two goals and had one assist as the Holy Cross men's hockey team defeated Army, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon in Atlantic Hockey action at the Hart Center as the Crusaders split the weekend series with the Black Knights. With the victory, the Crusaders improve to 3-2-1 overall (2-1-1 AHA), while the Black Knights fall to 2-4-0 and 2-1-0 in the AHA.
The first period saw both squads going 0-1 on the power play, while the Crusaders outshot the Black Knights 9-8.
Holy Cross struck first on a Sheahan power play score at 11:14 in the second period. Sophomore Ryan Driscoll (Dorchester, Mass.) set up the goal with a slap shot from the top of the right circle that Army net minder Josh Kassel handled but deflected to Sheahan, who forcefully guided the puck past an outstretched Army defender and Kassel. For the period, Army led 10-9 in shots, Holy Cross went 1-2 on the man-advantage and the Black Knights went 0-2.
Sheahan recorded his second power play goal on the night assisted by senior Dale Reinhardt (Livingston, N.J.) and freshman Mark Znutas (Emerson, N.J.) at the 11:03 mark of the third period. The assist gives Reinhardt 98 career points.
Army's Ken Rowe answered with a power play goal at 14:56 into the third with his second goal in as many nights as he corralled a Jeff Fearing rebound and shot it high and deep over the shoulder of Crusader sophomore goalie Ian Dams (Manotick, Ontario). It would not be enough as freshman Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) made the advantage 3-1 on his first collegiate goal. Sheahan's assist on the power play goal was his third point of the contest.
Dams was outstanding in net stopping 25 of 26 shots to improve to 2-0-1 on the season. Kassel made 27 saves for Army. Holy Cross finished 3-8 on the power play as its 33.3 power play percentage is ranked second in the nation. The Black Knights went 1-5 on the power play, while Holy Cross outshot Army by a 30-26 margin.
The Crusaders return to action on November 9-10 when they host Atlantic Hockey opponent Canisius for two games. Friday night's game is set to start at 7:00 p.m., while Saturday's game will begin at 4:00 p.m.