Nov. 30, 2007
STORRS, Conn. - Four different Crusaders scored goals as the Holy Cross men's hockey team defeated Connecticut, 4-1, on Friday night at the Mark E. Freitas Ice Forum in Atlantic Hockey action. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 5-4-2 overall (4-3-2 AHA), while the Huskies fall to 4-8-0 (3-6-0 AHA). These two teams will meet again tomorrow night at the Hart Center at 7:00 p.m. Holy Cross will honor the eight members of the men's hockey team that are in the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame with an on ice recognition. The following members of the Hall of Fame will be in attendance with their families: Larry Murphy `70, Gerry Curley `81, Jim Stewart `79, Joe Lunny `86, Glenn Graves `77, Bill Bellerose `77, Dean Casagrande `83 and Matt Muniz `87.
The Crusaders jumped out to a 1-0 lead when senior forward Matt Werry (Regina, Saskatchewan) scored his first goal of the season at 5:54 into the first period. Werry fired a shot into the upper right corner of net after receiving a pass from senior forward Chris Trovato (North Attleboro, Mass.). At the 8:23 mark, Holy Cross increased its lead to 2-0 when freshman forward Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) netted the eventual game-winner on a power goal for his fifth goal of the year. For the period, the Crusaders outshot the Huskies by a 10-9 margin.
At the 12:18 mark of the second period, UConn made it a 2-1 game when Sean Erickson knocked in a loose puck in front of the goal. UConn had eight shots and Holy Cross had five for the period.
Freshman Joe Brock (Cumming, Ga.) gave the Crusaders a 3-1 lead at the 14:50 mark of the third period when he blasted a shot into the upper middle of the net for his fourth goal of the year. Junior Dewey Thomson (Northbridge, Mass.) earned the assist. Trovato then scored an empty net goal with 29 seconds remaining for the 4-1 final score. The goal was Trovato's first of the year.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) made 22 saves to improve to 3-3-1 on the season, while Beau Erickson stopped 24 shots for UConn and is now 4-8-0. Holy Cross outshot UConn by a 28-23 margin, while the Crusaders went 1-3 on the power play and the Huskies went 0-2.