March 15, 2007
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Holy Cross senior captain James Sixsmith (Alexandria, Va.) and senior Jon Landry (Lexington, Mass.) were named to the Atlantic Hockey Association All-Conference first team, while Sixsmith received the Individual Sportsmanship Award and Landry was named the Defenseman of the Year, as the league announced its regular season award winners and All-Conference teams at the Atlantic Hockey Tournament banquet at the RIT Inn and Conference Center in Rochester, N.Y., on Thursday night.
Sixsmith had an outstanding senior season as he led the Crusaders in goals (17), assists (30) and points (47). His 30 assists tied current San Jose Shark Patrick Rissmiller for the Holy Cross Division I single-season assists record. His 1.34 points per game are tied for sixth nationally and second in the conference, while his .86 assists per game are seventh in the country and third in the league. Sixsmith finished his Holy Cross career with 48 goals and 104 assists for 152 points in 142 games played. Sixsmith who already holds the school's Division I career points and assists records, is tied for eighth on the all-time points list with 152, dating back to the first varsity season in 1966-67. His 142 games played rank third all-time at the school. Sixsmith is also just the fifth Holy Cross player to be named a semifinalist for the Walter Brown Award presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England. Last season, Sixsmith earned Atlantic Hockey Tournament MVP accolades.
This is the second year in a row that Landry has been named to the first team. He tied for second on the team in assists with 18, while he finished third on the team in goals with nine and points with 27. His 1.00 points per game by a defenseman are tied for first in the conference and tied for third in the nation. Landry holds the Holy Cross Division I career record for most points by a defenseman with 86, while his 24 goals and his 62 assists rank ninth on the program's Division I list. He played in 133 career games which are the 10th best in school history. As a junior he was named to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team.