March 4, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross freshman goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) has been named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for his performance in February. Roy has already been named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week twice this season and Goalie of the Week once.
In February, Roy had a 2.24 goals against average and a .930 save percentage in seven games. He was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week for his performance against Army on February 8-9. Roy stopped 63 of 66 shots in the two games. On Friday he made 40 saves on 42 shots, while on Saturday he stopped 23 of 24 shots in the 1-1 tie. This was the second time this season he has made 40 or more saves as he stopped 44 shots at Mercyhurst in the 4-1 win on October 26.
Roy has made 702 saves this season, which are the most for a Holy Cross freshman goalie in a single-season in the history of the program since it started in the 1966-67 season. He is ranked third on the Holy Cross Division I single-season saves list. The record is 840 by Tony Quesada in the 2005-06 season. The 1998-99 season was the first year the Crusaders played a full Division I schedule. For the season he has a 2.77 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.
The Crusaders (10-17-7, 9-15-4 Atlantic Hockey) will travel to Rochester, N.Y., to meet the Rochester Institute of Technology (17-11-6, 15-8-5 Atlantic Hockey) in a two-out-of-three series in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Hockey Tournament on March 7-9 at the Frank Ritter Memorial Ice Arena. All games will start at 7:05 p.m. The winner of this series will advance to the Atlantic Hockey Final Five at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester on March 14-16.