Feb. 6, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross sophomore forward Dale Reinhardt (Livingston, N.J.) and senior goaltender Tony Quesada (South Freeport, Maine) have been honored by the Atlantic Hockey Association for their performances in the Crusaders' two wins over Bentley. Reinhardt was named Player of the Week and Quesada was named Goaltender of the Week. The Crusaders have won seven straight games and are in first place with 31 points as they are 19-6-1 overall (15-4-1 AHA). Holy Cross' seven game unbeaten streak is currently the second longest in the nation and its .750 winning percentage is ranked third nationally.
Reinhardt had a goal and two assists on the week. He scored the game-winning goal in the 2-1 win at Bentley on Friday night, while he added two assists in the 4-1 victory on Saturday night. Reinhardt has earned points in eight straight games with four goals and 11 assists for 15 points. He is now third on the team in scoring with eight goals and 18 assists for 26 points. Last season, Reinhardt was named AHA Rookie of the Week on Jan. 10, 2005. For his career, he has 19 goals and 29 assists for 48 points.
Quesada went 2-0-0 on the week as he made 49 saves on 51 shots in two games against Bentley. He stopped 23 shots Friday night, while he made 26 saves, including 11 in the second period on Saturday. He is now 14-3-1 on the season and his .806 winning percentage is second in the nation. Quesada's 14 wins move him into a tie for ninth on the Holy Cross single-season wins list.
The Crusaders have won eight straight games when Quesada has been in net. He currently owns the Holy Cross all-time records for career save percentage (.914) and career wins (53), while he is tied for first all-time in goals against average (2.51). This is the second time this season and the fifth time in his career that he has been named Goalie of the Week by the conference.
The Crusaders return to ice on Friday and Saturday, February 10-11, when they host Canisius at the Hart Center in Atlantic Hockey action. Both games are set to start at 7:00 p.m. Holy Cross swept the Golden Griffins earlier in the season in Buffalo, N.Y., on Dec. 2-3, by scores of 4-2 and 5-1.