Aug. 10, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Former Holy Cross captain James Sixsmith (Alexandria, Va.) has signed a one year contract with the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals. The Admirals are the affiliate of the NHL's Nashville Predators.
This past April, Sixsmith played in three games for the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He scored two goals and dished out one assist.
A four-year member of the Holy Cross men's hockey team, Sixsmith is the Holy Cross Division I all-time points (152) and assists (104) leader. He also scored 48 goals. Sixsmith 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 had an outstanding senior season in 2006-07, 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. Sixsmith's 1.34 points per game and .86 assists per game were ranked fifth nationally. He was named to the Atlantic Hockey all-conference first team and received the league's Individual Sportsmanship Award and the USCHO National Sportsmanship Award. Sixsmith was 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. Sixsmith earned the 2006 Atlantic Hockey Tournament MVP accolades.