November 18, 2005

Men's Hockey Ties AIC, 1-1

Nov. 18, 2005

Box Score

Worcester, Mass. - Crusader freshman Dewey Thomson (Northbridge, Mass.) scored with three seconds left in the third period to tie the game at 1-1 and send it into overtime, but both teams could not score as the Holy Cross men's hockey team tied American International, 1-1, in Atlantic Hockey action, on Friday night at the Hart Center. With the tie, the Crusaders are now 5-2-1 (4-2-1 AHA), while the Yellow Jackets are 0-6-1 overall (0-4-1 AHA). The teams will continue their home-and-home series Saturday night at the Olympia Ice Center in West Springfield, Mass., at 7:00 p.m.

The first two periods went scoreless as Holy Cross outshot AIC by a 25-13 margin entering into the third period. Chris Bolognino broke the scoreless tie for AIC at 6:48 into the period, when he scored a power play goal with assists by David Turco and Andy Walbert.

With 25 seconds left in the third period the Crusaders went with an empty net and Thomson was able to capitalize with just three seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. Assists were credited to junior Rob Godfrey (Thunder Bay, Ontario) and junior James Sixsmith (Alexandria, Va.). Holy Cross went on a power play with 31 seconds left in the overtime but was not able to score.

The Crusaders outshot the Yellow Jackets, 37-17. Senior goaltender Tony Quesada (South Freeport, Maine) made 16 saves as he is now 4-1-1 on the season, while Tom Fenton stopped 36 shots for AIC as he is now 0-2-1.