April 4, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. Holy Cross senior forward Tyler McGregor (Ajax, Ontario) has been named to the USCHO.com All-America third team and has also received the USCHO.com Sportsmanship Award. This is the second All-America team that McGregor has been named to as he earned a spot on the Inside College Hockey third team last week. McGregor earned his second Sportsmanship Award, including the Atlantic Hockey award last month, as he was only called for two penalties for four minutes.
Named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year, McGregor had his best year as a Crusader as he led the team in goals (26) and points (54), while he was tied for second in assists (28). His .68 goals per game rank him sixth in the country, while his 1.42 points per game is seventh nationally. McGregor's 13 power play goals this season tied the school record and are fifth in the nation. He concluded his Holy Cross career with 70 goals and 67 assists for 137 points in 143 games. McGregor is tied for 15th all-time at Holy Cross in points and is second in games played.
McGregor earned a spot on the NCAA West Regional all-tournament team for his two goals and two assists, including his sudden-death overtime game-winning goal in the 4-3 win over Minnesota on March 24, giving the Crusaders their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory. Earlier this month along with Player of the Year and the Sportsmanship Award, McGregor was selected to the Atlantic Hockey all-conference first team and earned the Regular Season Scoring Award. He was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week three times this season and five for his career.
McGregor has just joined the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League. The Barons are the affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. McGregor has played in the Barons' last two games. Cleveland hosts the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday, April 5, and have six games left in the season.
The Crusaders finished their most successful season ever with a 27-10-2 record. The victory over Minnesota marked the first time that a No. 4 seed defeated a No. 1 seed in NCAA action, since the tournament expanded to 16 teams. Holy Cross is ranked No. 14 in the latest USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll, making it its highest national ranking in the program's history.