January 26, 2007

Sixsmith Named A Finalist For Frozen Four Skills Challenge

Jan. 26, 2007

Click here to vote for 2007 Frozen Four Skills Challenge participants.

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior captain James Sixsmith (Alexandria, Va.) is a finalist for the Pontiac Frozen Four Skills Challenge that will take place on Friday, April 6, 2007, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The NCAA is offering college hockey fans the opportunity to vote for the final 32 student-athlete participants (16 male and 16 female). Beginning on Friday, January 26, through Monday, February 12, fans can vote online.

Over 180 student-athletes from all NCAA men's and women's hockey programs were nominated to participate in the skills challenge. The field of potential participants has been narrowed down to 89 student-athletes.

2007 marks the second year for the Pontiac Frozen Four Skills Challenge, a fast-paced, exciting event that pits male and female seniors in an East versus West team competition in the following events: puck-control relay, fastest skater, hardest shot, accuracy shooting, rapid fire shooting and penalty shot competition.

The Pontiac Frozen Four Skills Challenge is part of "Friday Night at the Frozen Four." This night will also feature the presentation of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award and the Hockey Humanitarian Award.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 3 by calling (314) 241-1888 or online at Ticketmaster.com or at the Scottrade Center box office.

Sixsmith has 144 career points (44 goals and 100 assists) which moves him to first on the Holy Cross all-time Division I career points list. He passes current San Jose Shark Patrick Rissmiller (1998-2002) who had 143 points. Sixsmith, who already holds the Division I record for career assists, is also just the fifth Crusader since the start of varsity action (1966-1967 season) to reach 100 assists. Sixsmith leads the team in assists (26) and points (39), while he is tied for first in goals (13). His 1.50 points per game are tied for third in the nation and his 1.00 assists per game are tied for second nationally.