Jan. 6, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior goaltender Ben Conway (South Hadley, Mass.) and junior forward James Sixsmith (Alexandria, Va.) have received New England Hockey Journal Atlantic Hockey weekly honors. Conway was named Goaltender of the Week, while Sixsmith earned Player of the Week for their performances in the 4-2 win over RPI at the Ohio Hockey Classic. Holy Cross is 10-4-1 overall and 7-2-1 in Atlantic Hockey.
Conway made a season best 39 saves against the Engineers to improve to 4-1-0 on the season. His .800 winning percentage ranks him third nationally, while his .929 save percentage leads Atlantic Hockey and is sixth in the nation. In addition, his 2.01 goals against average also tops the conference and is eighth nationally.
Sixsmith was named to the all-tournament team at the Ohio Hockey Classic for his two-goal performance in the win over RPI. His first goal gave the Crusaders a 1-0 lead just a minute into the game, while he added a shorthanded empty net goal to clinch the victory. Sixsmith has now scored five goals in three games against RPI in his career, including two last season (in the 8-4 lost on Feb. 5, 2005) and one earlier this season (in the 3-2 win on Nov. 25). On the season, Sixsmith now ranks third on the team in scoring with four goals and nine assists for 13 points.