Sheen & Dams Earn AHA Monthly Awards

Jan. 2, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross freshman forward Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) has been named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month and sophomore goalie Ian Dams (Manotick, Ontario) has been named the Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Month for their performances in December.

Sheen scored five of Holy Cross' seven goals in the four games played in the month of December. He scored two goals in the 3-3 tie with UConn (12/1), while he scored one goal each in ties with Merrimack (12/4), Vermont (12/29) and Western Michigan (12/30). For his two goal performance at the Catamount Cup on December 29-30, Sheen was named to the all-tournament team. He has scored nine goals in the last six games as his 10 goals this season lead the team and are tied for second in the nation by rookies. His 10 goals are ranked first in Atlantic Hockey by freshmen and are tied for second overall in the conference. Sheen has been named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week three times so far this season.

Ian Dams

Dams stopped 61 of 64 shots in two games as he had a 1.38 goals against average and a .953 save percentage. He made 33 saves in the 2-2 tie with Merrimack (12/4), while he stopped 28 shots in the 1-1 tie with Western Michigan (12/30). He is now 2-1-3 on the season. His 2.43 goals against average and .583 winning percentage are ranked second in Atlantic Hockey.

The Crusaders (5-4-6 overall, 4-3-3 Atlantic Hockey) return to action on Friday and Saturday, January 4-5, when they host Atlantic Hockey opponent R.I.T. at the Hart Center for two games. Both contests are set to start at 7:00 p.m. Holy Cross is on a six game unbeaten streak (1-0-5). The streak is currently tied for the second longest in the nation.