Crusaders Complete 2009-2010 Season On Top

Lisa Wilson

Overall Record: 20-4-2 (15-2-2 ECAC) Last Week: 2-0-0
Holy Cross 5, St. Michael's 2, ECAC Open Semifinal, Worcester, Mass., 2/27
Holy Cross 3, St. Anselm 1, ECAC Open Championship, Worcester, Mass., 2/28
Season has concluded

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (20-4-2, 15-2-2 ECAC) won the ECAC Open Tournament title on Sunday, Feb. 28 to conclude the 2009-2010 season. Holy Cross' victory over St. Anselm was its 20th win of the season as the Crusaders hit the 20 win mark for the second time in school history. Its 24 wins a year ago was the first 20 win season in the history of the program and set a school record for number of wins.
  • Holy Cross' win over St. Anselm was just its second win over the Hawks in program history. The Crusaders defeated St. Anselm for the first time on Jan. 30.
  • Sophomore Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) scored the game-winning goal and recorded an empty net goal in Holy Cross' victory over St. Anselm. Hochkins finished the season with 26 goals, tying the Holy Cross single season mark set by Kolt Bloxson in the 2002-2003 season. Hochkins' 44 points are fifth on the Holy Cross single-season list, while her five game-winning goals are fifth and her six power play goals are tied for seventh.
  • Over her two seasons in a Crusader uniform, Hochkins has recorded 97 points and ranks sixth on the Holy Cross career points list. Her 51 career goals are tied with teammate junior Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) for third on the list.
  • Hochkins wraps up the season with an ECAC leading 44 points. Her 26 goals are second in the league and she is tied for sixth with 18 assists. Hochkins is tied for fourth with six power play goals, second with five short-handed points and first with five game-winning goals.
  • Kratchmer finished the season second at Holy Cross and third in the ECAC with 35 points. This season Kratchmer hit the 100 career point mark and closes out the year with 104 career points. Her 18 goals are fifth in the league, she is third with three short-handed goals and tied for second with four game-winning goals.
  • Senior Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ontario) wraps up her career with 82 points, ninth all-time at Holy Cross. She ranks fourth with 14 power play goals and her 49 assists rank eighth. Wilson finished the season leading ECAC defensemen with 1.04 points per game as she was third at Holy Cross with 27 points. Wilson led the Crusaders with 20 assists.
  • Holy Cross goalies, junior Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) and sophomore Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) each picked up their 10th win of the year in ECAC Open action, tying them in fifth on the Holy Cross single-season record list. Gallant's .921 save percentage this season ranks second at Holy Cross and Dominick-Sobol's .917 is tied for fourth best. Gallant's 1.31 goals against average leads the ECAC, while Dominick-Sobol's .833 win percentage ranks second.
  • Holy Cross closes out the year ranked second in the ECAC in scoring offense. The Crusaders scored 105 goals in 26 games. They also rank second in scoring defense as they only allowed 42 goals all year.
  • The Crusaders' first line of Hochkins, Kratchmer and freshman Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) was responsible for 51 of Holy Cross' 105 goals, 56 of its 130 assists and scored 104 of its 235 points.
  • English wraps up her first year in the purple as Holy Cross' top scoring rookie with 25 points. She finished the year with 18 assists and seven goals.
  • Head coach Peter Van Buskirk adds 20 wins to his record and after 10 seasons on the bench for Holy Cross he has accumulated an overall record of 144-98-16.