April 10, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team is ranked No. 14 in the final USA Today/American Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll. The Crusaders received 108 points. This is the second straight week that the Crusaders have been ranked 14th in this poll and marks the highest ranking in the history of the program.
The Crusaders finished their most successful season ever with a 27-10-2 record and their first win in the NCAA Tournament. The 4-3 overtime victory over Minnesota on Friday, March 24 in the West Regional Semifinals in Grand Forks, N.D., marked the first time that a No. 4 seed defeated a No. 1 seed in NCAA action, since the tournament expanded to 16 teams. Senior Tyler McGregor (Ajax, Ontario) and junior Jon Landry (Lexington, Mass.) earned spots on the NCAA West Regional all-tournament team. The Crusaders also won the Atlantic Hockey regular season and tournament titles for the second time in three years. The Crusaders final winning percentage of .718 is tied with Miami of Ohio for third best in the nation.
USA TODAY/American Hockey men's poll
FINAL POLL -- April 10, 2006