Nov. 7, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore Jordan Cyr (Winnipeg, Manitoba) scored his first two goals as a Crusader, but it was not enough as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Mercyhurst, 4-3, in overtime on Friday evening at the Hart Center in Atlantic Hockey action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 1-4-1 overall (1-3-1 Atlantic Hockey), while the Lakers improve to 1-6-0 (1-0-0 Atlantic Hockey). These two teams will conclude its two-game season series on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
The Lakers scored the first goal of the game when Ryan Raven netted his first goal of the year at the 13:58 mark of the first period. Mercyhurst outshot Holy Cross, 12-8, for the period.
Just 53 seconds into the second period, the Crusaders tied the game at 1-1 when Cyr scored a shorthanded goal for his first goal at Holy Cross. Cyr stole the puck in the Lakers' zone and then fired a shot into the net. At the 9:22 mark, Mercyhurst regained the lead when Mike Gurtler netted his first goal of the season. At 10:55, the Crusaders answered back when freshman Matt Clune (Toronto, Ontario) scored his first collegiate goal. Juniors Brodie Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alberta) and Rob Forshner (Sundre, Alberta) each had an assist. Holy Cross outshot Mercyhurst by a 17-8 margin.
Steve Cameron gave the Lakers a 3-2 advantage with a power play goal at the 4:52 mark of the third period. Cyr then scored his second goal of the game with a power play goal at 12:47. Freshman Kyle Atkins (Brockville, Ontario) and Sheahan recorded assists. The assist was Atkins first collegiate point. The game would remain tied until 13 seconds into overtime when Ryan Toomey netted the game-winner while on the power play.
Holy Cross sophomore goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) made 24 saves and is now 1-3-1 on the year, while Matt Lundin stopped 31 shots for Mercyhurst and improves to 1-5-0. The Crusaders outshot the Lakers, 34-28, while Holy Cross went 1-8 on the man-advantage and Mercyhurst went 2-7.