Nov. 22, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) recorded his first collegiate shutout and three Crusaders each scored a goal as the Holy Cross men's hockey team defeated American International, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Center in Atlantic Hockey action. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 3-7-1 overall (3-6-1 Atlantic Hockey), while the Yellow Jackets fall to 3-9-0 (3-7-0 Atlantic Hockey). These two teams split a weekend home-and-home series with each team winning on its home ice.
The Crusaders scored their first goal of the game when sophomore J.P. Martignetti (Winchester, Mass.) netted his first goal of the year at the 11:56 mark of the first period. Martignetti sent a rebound off a shot from freshman Andrew Cox (Lombardy, Ontario) into the goal. Freshman Luke Miller (Andover, Mass.) was also credited with an assist which was his first collegiate point. Holy Cross outshot AIC, 10-4 for the period, while each team went 0-1 on the man-advantage.
At the 16:34 mark of the second period, the Crusaders increased their lead to 2-0 with a goal by sophomore Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta). Sheen fired a wrist into the upper left corner of the net. The goal was Sheen's third of the season. Senior co-captain Marty Dams (Manotick, Ontario) and junior Brodie Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alberta) each had an assist. Holy Cross had six shots and the Yellow Jackets had five, while the Crusaders went 0-2 on the power play and AIC went 0-1.
With 1:37 left in the third period, freshman Jay Silvia (Burlington, Mass.) stole a pass from AIC goalie Tom Fenton and then sent the puck into the net just past an outstretched Fenton for his second goal of the year and the 3-0 final score.
Roy made 17 saves as the Crusaders earned their first shutout since a 1-0 win at Bentley on Mar. 3, 2006. Roy improves to 3-6-1, while Fenton stopped 20 shots and is now 0-4-0. Holy Cross outshot AIC by a 23-17 margin, while the Crusaders went 0-5 on the man-advantage and the Yellow Jackets went 0-3.
The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 25, when they play No. 2 Boston University at Agganis Arena at 7:00 p.m.