October 26, 2010
Crusaders Kick Off The 2010-2011 Season This Week
WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY
Schedule: Friday, Oct. 29 at Salve
Regina, Newport, R.I., 4:00 p.m.
- The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team kicks off the
2010-2011 season on Friday, Oct. 29 when it travels to Newport,
R.I. for a 4:00 p.m. game against Salve Regina. The game will be
the season opener for both teams.
- Holy Cross is 19-0-1 all-time against Salve Regina, last
defeating the Seahawks by a score of 5-2 in the Crusaders 2009-2010
home-opener at the Hart Center. Senior forward Jocelyn
Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) led the Crusaders with a
pair of goals.
- Holy Cross is 7-3-1 all-time in season-opening games. Holy
Cross opened the 2006-2007 season against Salve Regina, wining by a
score of 10-2.
- Junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) has
scored seven goals in her two career season-opening games. In
2008-2009 as a freshman, Hochkins started the season with her first
career hat trick in Holy Cross' 10-0 win over Nichols. In
2009-2010 as a sophomore, Hochkins scored four goals in the
Crusaders' 6-2 season-opening win over UMass-Boston. Hochkins
has recorded six career hat tricks in her first two seasons on the
ice for the Crusaders.
- Head coach Peter Van Buskirk returns 15 letterwinners from a
team that went 20-4-2 a year ago, including seniors Lindsay
Atkinson (Westbank, British Columbia), Christina
D'Ambrogio (Toronto, Ontario), Monique Gallant
(Antigonish, Nova Scotia), Emily Henry (Lumsden,
Saskatchewan), Kratchmer and Colleen Krmpotich
- D'Ambrogio, Kratchmer and Hochkins will serve as captains for
the 2010-2011 season. The trio will lead the team on and off the
ice as they have earned multiple ECAC East academic and performance
honors between the three of them. All three played significant time
in all 26 games a year ago, combining for 89 points.
- Van Buskirk will lead from the Holy Cross bench for the 11th
season. Van Buskirk has accumulated an impressive 144-98-16 record
over 10 seasons as head coach of the Crusaders, including guiding
the team to its second consecutive ECAC Open title a year ago.