Crusaders edge out Bobcats in OT

Dec. 5, 2004

Box Score

Worcester, Mass. - Junior assistant captain Pierre Napert-Frenette (Bathurst, N.B.) scored two goals, including the game-winner and added an assist, while junior Tyler McGregor (Ajax, Ont.) posted the Crusaders' two other goals, including a penalty shot, to lead Holy Cross over Quinnipiac, 4-3, in overtime, Sunday evening at the Hart Center.

With 15 second remaining in overtime, sophomore Jon Landry (Lexington, Mass.) made a one-handed pass from the slot to Napert-Frenette, who fired the puck past the Bobcat's goalie Jamie Holden (Telkwa, B.C.) for the game-winner. Senior captain Andrew McKay (Bellefeuille, Que.) tallied his third helper of the contest.

Midway through the third period, McGregor evened the score at two a piece on a penalty shot when he came in and deked to his backhand to sneak it past Holden at 8:50 into the stanza.

McGregor registered his second goal of the game at 17:17 in the third when he slipped the puck past Holden through the five-hole to even the score at three-all and send the game into overtime.

Quinnipiac jumped out to an early lead when junior Ty Deinema (Wayzata, Minn.) redirected a shot from senior Tom Watkins (Monument, Colo.) at 1:16 in the first period. Freshman Mark Agnew (Hartney, Man.) was also credited with the assist.

The Bobcats increase their lead by two in the second when junior Aaron Ludwig (Lampman, Sask.) fired a shot from the top of the crease, beating junior netminder Ben Conway (South Hadley, Mass.) through the five-hole at 15:39. Posting assists on the play was junior Dan Rossi (Surrey, B.C.) and senior Craig Falite (Billerica, Mass.).

The Crusaders dropped the Bobcats' lead to within one on a 5-on-3 advantage when Conway caught Quinnipiac on a change, firing a pass to McKay at the blue line. McKay's shot from the face off circle was kicked out by Holden directly to Napert-Frenette, who fired the puck into the back of the net at 16:58 in the second.

Freshman Ben Nelson (Spokane, Wash.) netted his first collegiate-goal to give Quinnipiac its final lead, 3-2, of the game at 11:14 into the third period with help from Agnew and Deinema.

Conway made 21 saves for his third win of the season, while Holden halted 28 shots on goal.

Holy Cross hosts Atlantic Hockey foe Connecticut on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hart Center.