Nov. 18, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Jon Landry (Lexington, Mass.) and sophomore Dewey Thomson (Northbridge, Mass.) each scored two goals as the Holy Cross men's hockey team defeated Army, 5-2, in Atlantic Hockey action this evening at the Hart Center. All seven goals on the night were scored off of power plays. With the win, Holy Cross improves to 6-5-0 overall (5-3-0 AHA), while Army drops to 6-5-1 overall (6-3-1 AHA), on the season. Junior Frank O'Grady (Kimberley, British Columbia) also chipped in with a goal and an assist, while senior James Sixsmith (Alexandria, Va.) had two assists moving him into a tie with current San Jose Shark Patrick Rissmiller for first on the Holy Cross all-time Division I career assists list with 90.
The Crusaders wasted little time getting on the board when O' Grady fired in a slapshot at 5:50 into the first period. The score marked O'Grady's first career goal. Juniors Cal St. Denis (Freelton, Ontario) and Jim Tselikis (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) were credited with assists.
Landry increased the Crusaders lead when he raced up the right wing and beat Army goaltender Josh Kassel for a power play goal at 12:09. Sixsmith and junior Matt Burke (Milton, Mass.) were credited with the assists. With 5:50 left in the period, Thomson gave the Crusaders a 3-0 lead when he scored off a pass from sophomore Shane McAdam (Hamilton, Ontario). Freshman Ryan Driscoll (Dorchester, Mass.) also earned an assist.
At the 8:09 mark of the second period, Owen Meyer got the Black Knights on the board when he tipped in a shot deflected off a skate. Tim Manthey and Casey Brickley were given the assists. Holy Cross responded right back when Landry got his second goal of the night and tying a team-leading seventh of the season on another power play. Sixsmith and Burke each recorded their second assist of the night. Holy Cross scored again on the power play to make it 5-1, when an O'Grady's shot was tipped in by Thomson. Driscoll was also credited with his second assist of the night. Thomson had a four goal, one assist performance for the weekend.
The Black Knights got the only score of the third period when Casey Bickley scored with 1:37 left to play.
Freshman Ian Dams (Manotick, Ontario) was outstanding in net, stopping 27 shots and a number of Black Knight break-a-ways. Dams improves to 4-3-0 on the season, while Josh Kassel and A.J. Drago combined to stop 15 shots for the Black Knights. The Crusaders had 20 shots and went 5-13 on the power play, while the Black Knights had 29 shots and went 2-13 on the man-advantage.
The Crusaders return to action this Tuesday when they host Connecticut at 7:00 p.m.