Sixsmith Named HIE Crusader Of The Week

March 7, 2005

WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore forward James Sixsmith (Alexandria, Va.) has been named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week, for competition from February 28-March 6. Sixsmith had one goal and three assists last week, while leading the Holy Cross men's ice hockey team to a win and a tie in a pair of games agaisnt Bentley.

On Friday, Sixsmith assisted on both of the Crusaders' goals in the 2-2 overtime tie with Bentley. Then on Saturday night, he scored a goal on a penalty shot and assisted on another score in the 7-2 victory over Bentley.

On the season, Sixsmith leads Holy Cross in assists with 26. He is also ranked second in Atlantic Hockey with 26 assists and 19 power play points, and tied for third in the league in points (35).

The Crusaders have an overall record of 15-13-6 on the year, and finished the regular season in fourth place in Atlantic Hockey with a 12-7-5 mark in league games. Holy Cross will play host to Sacred Heart on Saturday, March 12, in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Hockey Tournament at 7:00 p.m.