Crusaders fall to the Friars

Nov. 27, 2004

Box Score

Providence, R.I. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team was defeated by Providence, 3-1, in the semi-final round of the Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Pot Tournament, Saturday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Freshman Cal St. Denis (Freelton, Ont.) saved the Crusaders from being shutout as he netted his first collegiate-goal at 17:43 in the third after a scramble in front of the net with help from freshman Matt Werry (Regina, Sask.) and junior Marc Bianchi (Ithaca, N.Y.).

The Friars struck first at 9:03 in the first stanza when senior Chris Chaput (Pawtucket, R.I.) carried the puck down between the face off circles, feeding it to junior Torry Gajda (Westfield, Mass.), who stood at the edge of the crease, for the goal. Senior Eric Lundberg (Vernon, Conn.) was also credited with the assist.

Sophomore Jamie Carroll (Andover, Conn.) netted a power play goal at 5:35 in the second with help from sophomore Bryan Horan (Farmington, Conn.) and freshman goalie Tyler Sims (Fort Worth, Texas).

Minutes later at 7:38 Providence put the score at 3-0 when freshman Jon Rheault (Deering, N.H.) skated around junior netminder Tony Quesada (South Freeport, Maine) for his fourth goal of the season. Chaput and Gajda were credited with the assists.

Sims stopped 26 shots on goal for the win, while Quesada made 25 saves for the Crusaders.

The Crusaders, who are now 3-5-3 overall and 1-2-2 in Atlantic Hockey, take to the ice Sunday, against Union at 4 p.m. in the consolation match in the Coffee Pot Tournament, at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.