Nov. 25, 2008
BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomores Jordan Cyr (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) each scored one goal but it was not enough as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to No. 8 Boston University, 3-2, on Tuesday evening at Agganis Arena. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 3-8-1 overall, while the Terriers improve to 8-4-0 overall. This was the first meeting between these two teams in varsity action. The Crusaders are now 3-3-2 in their last eight games against teams from Hockey East.
The first period went scoreless as Holy Cross sophomore goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) was outstanding in net as he made 12 saves. The Crusaders had seven shots in the period. Holy Cross' best scoring opportunity of the period came at just after the 6:00 mark when the puck bounced off the boards from behind the BU net to freshman Jay Silvia (Burlington, Mass.) who then passed it to junior co-captain Ryan Driscoll (Dorchester, Mass.). Driscoll then a fired a one-timer that deflected off of goalie Grant Rollheiser and then rolled on the goal line before it was knocked out of the goalie box.
The Terriers scored the first goal of the game at 1:57 into the second period to take a 1-0 lead when Brandon Yip scored on the power play for his fifth goal of the year. At the 6:32 mark, BU increased its lead to 2-0 when Zach Cohen went around the goal from the left side and then put the puck into the right side of the net for his second goal of the season. Holy Cross made it a 2-1 game when junior Brodie Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alberta) knocked a rebound to Cyr who then fired it into the net for his team-leading fifth goal of the year at the 15:10 mark. For the period, the Terriers outshot the Crusaders, 8-7.
Boston University made it a 3-1 game at the 9:25 mark of the third period when Colin Wilson fired a shot into the right side of the goal while on a four-on-three power play for his sixth goal of the season. Just 23 seconds later, Sheen netted a shorthanded goal to make the score 3-2. Cyr sent a pass from the left corner boards behind the BU goal to Sheen who was waiting in front of the goal. Sheen then blasted a slap shot into the net for his fourth goal of the year. With 45 seconds remaining Holy Cross went on a power play and pulled the goalie for a two-man advantage but could not score. Then with 17 seconds remaining each team was called for a penalty and with Holy Cross up one-man with the empty net the Terriers were able to hold on for the 3-2 victory.
Roy made 25 saves and is now 3-7-1, while Rollheiser stopped 19 shots to improve to 3-3-0. Holy Cross had 21 shots and went 0-6 on the man-advantage, while Boston University had 28 shots and went 2-4.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29-30, when they will play a home-and-home series against Sacred Heart with both games at 4:00 p.m. Saturday's game will be at the Milford Ice Pavilion in Milford, Conn., while the Crusaders will host Sunday's game.