Dec. 29, 2006
STORRS, Conn. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Connecticut, 2-1, in Atlantic Hockey action at the Toyota UConn Hockey Classic at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum on Friday evening. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 7-9-2 overall (6-7-2 AHA), while the Huskies improve to 6-12-0 overall (6-7-0 AHA). Holy Cross will face Northeastern in the third place game on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.
UConn took a 1-0 lead at the 15:15 mark of the first period when Chris Myhro stole the puck in the Holy Cross zone and then scored on a breakaway. For the period, the Huskies outshot the Crusaders, 13-10, while both teams went 0-1 on the power play.
The second period went scoreless as Holy Cross outshot UConn by an 11-8 margin. Each team went 0-1 on the power play for the period.
Holy Cross tied the game at 1-1 at the 10:30 mark of the third period while on the power play when junior Brian Kolb (Sandwich, Mass.) scored his fourth goal of the season. The Huskies regained the lead at 12:25 with a goal by Chris Ochoa. Holy Cross went with an empty net with 1:15 left in the period, but the Crusaders could not score the equalizer.
Holy Cross sophomore goaltender Charlie Lockwood (Breckenridge, Colo.) made 26 saves, while Beau Erickson stopped 28 shots. The Crusaders had 29 shots and went 1-3 on the power play, while UConn had 28 shots and went 0-2.