November 5, 2005

Men's Hockey Edged By UConn, 3-2

Nov. 5, 2005

Box Score

Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Connecticut, 3-2, in Atlantic Hockey action, on Saturday night at the Hart Center. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 4-1-0 (3-1-0 AHA), while UConn improves to 2-4-1 (1-3-0 AHA). Senior co-captain Pierre Napert-Frenette (Bathurst, New Brunswick) became the 35th Crusader to join the 100 career point club, when he scored his third goal of the season in the third period.

The Huskies got on the board first at 3:42 into the first period, when Ryan Palmer scored a goal to give UConn the early lead. Just under two minutes later, Chris Myhro scored a goal to increase the lead to 2-0. Holy Cross out shot UConn, 15-5 in the period but goaltender Jon Anderson was able to keep the Crusaders off the scoreboard.

At the 11:44 mark of the second period, Holy Cross sophomore forward Brian Kolb (Sandwich, Mass.) cut the deficit in half when he netted his second goal of the season. With just 35 seconds remaining in the period, Cole Koidahl increased the UConn lead to 3-1 when he scored his fourth goal of the season.

Napert-Frenette's goal occurred at the 15:08 mark of the final period on a Crusader power play and made the score 3-2. Anderson made 14 saves in the third period to clinch the victory for UConn, as he had 40 saves in the game. Senior goaltender Ben Conway (South Hadley, Mass.) made 16 saves. The Crusaders out shot the Huskies by a 42-19 margin.

The Crusaders return to action when they host Atlantic Hockey opponent Mercyhurst at the Hart Center, for two games on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, at 7:00 p.m.