Nov. 17, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore Dewey Thomson (Northbridge, Mass.) scored two goals and added an assist as the Holy Cross men's hockey team defeated Army, 4-3, in Atlantic Hockey action at the Hart Center on Friday night. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 5-5-0 overall (4-3-0 AHA), while the Black Knights fall to 6-4-1 overall (6-2-1 AHA).
The Crusaders scored first at 2:48 into the game when senior Rob Godfrey (Thunder Bay, Ontario) scored his second goal of the season. Junior Jim Tselikis (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) passed the puck to Thomson on the right side as Thomson then sent a crossing pass to Godfrey who buried the puck into the net. Army responded a minute later to tie the game when Luke Flicek tallied his eighth goal of the year.
At the 14:29 mark Thomson gave Holy Cross a 2-1 lead when he scored off a rebound from a shot by sophomore Shane McAdam (Hamilton, Ontario). Junior Cal St. Denis (Freelton, Ontario) was also credited with an assist. Thomson then scored his second goal of the game and third of the season at 18:01 to give the Crusaders a 3-1 lead with assists by McAdam and junior Matt Werry (Regina, Saskatchewan). With just 44 seconds left in the period Army cut the deficit to 3-2 when Brady Dolim netted his second goal of the year.
Holy Cross scored the only goal of the second period at 3:28 when junior Dale Reinhardt (Livingston, N.J.) netted his team-leading seventh goal of the season with assists from junior Frank O'Grady (Kimberley, British Columbia) and senior Jon Landry (Lexington, Mass.). The goal is also Reinhardt's third game-winner of the season to lead the team.
Army's Robb Ross made it a 4-3 game at the 13:10 mark of the third period with his fifth tally of the year. The Black Knights went with an empty net for the final 52 seconds of the third period but could not tie the game.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Ian Dams (Manotick, Ontario) made 22 saves as he improves to 3-3-0 on the season, while Army's Josh Kassel stopped 18 shots. The Crusaders had 22 shots and went 0-3 on the power play, while the Black Knights had 25 shots and went 0-6 on the man-advantage.
These two teams will meet again on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Hart Center.