Crusaders Set To Host Connecticut College

Overall: 8-2-0 (4-1-0 ECAC); Last Week: 3-0-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 4, Wesleyan 1, Worcester, Mass., 11/30
Holy Cross 9, Plymouth State 2, Plymouth, N.H., 12/3
Holy Cross 1, Southern Maine 0, Gorham, Maine, 12/4
Schedule: Tuesday, Nov. 30 vs. Connecticut College, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (8-2-0 overall, 4-1-0 ECAC) will host Connecticut College (3-3-0, 3-3-0 NESCAC) on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Hart Center at 7:00 p.m. The Crusaders will then take a break from action over the holidays, returning to the ice on Jan. 7 against Colby.
  • Connecticut College's game against the Crusaders will be its first non-conference game of the season. The Camels enter Tuesday's game following a 4-3 loss at Bowdoin on Saturday, Dec. 4. After starting the season with a win, the Camels have rebounded after each of their previous two losses to earn a win. Despite its even 3-3 record, Connecticut College has outscored opponents 14-2, with 10 Camels scoring at least one goal.
  • Holy Cross is 5-6-1 all-time versus Connecticut College after defeating the Camels 3-0 in New London, Conn. on Dec. 1, 2009. Sophomore Meghan Reynolds (Marion, Mass.) and senior Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) each scored for the Crusaders.
  • Junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) and sophomore Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) each picked up seven points in last week's three games. Against Plymouth State, the duo paired up on five of the Crusaders nine goals. Hochkins' four single-game goals tied Holy Cross' single-game record and her six single-game points tied for second. English's four single-game assists ranks second on the single-game record list. 
  • Hochkins leads the ECAC East with 21 points and 11 goals, while her 10 assists are tied for first. Her 21 points rank fourth in NCAA Division I hockey, her 1.10 goals per game rank sixth and she is tied for seventh with 1.00 assists per game.
  • Kratchmer and Hochkins are racing to the top of the Holy Cross career record list. Hochkins and Kratchmer have moved into second and third, respectively, on the points career record list, Hochkins with 118 career points and Kratchmer with 115. Sarah Wetherbee holds the points record with 129 career points. Hochkins has moved into second all-time with 62 career goals, while Kratchmer has moved in the third with 58. Kratchmer is tied for third with 57 career assists and Hochkins is fifth with 56.
  • Senior goaltender Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) picked up her fifth win and first shut out of the year in Holy Cross' 1-0 win over Southern Maine. Gallant is tied for second all-time with 34 career wins. Jennelle DiSanto set the all-time record in 2003 with 36 wins. Gallant leads the ECAC East with an .860 goals against average, a .956 save percentage and a perfect 5-0-0 record. Gallant has allowed just four goals in over 279 minutes of action this season.