Overall: 9-2-0 (6-1-0 ECAC); Last Week: 1-0-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 4, Connecticut College 2, Worcester, Mass., 12/7
Schedule: No scheduled games.
- The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (9-2-0 overall, 6-1-0 ECAC) enters its winter break in the midst of a five game win streak. The Crusaders defeated Connecticut College, 4-2, on Dec. 7 to end the 2010 portion of the schedule with their ninth victory of the season. Holy Cross will resume action on Friday, Jan. 7 when it travels to Colby for a 7:00 p.m. game.
- Holy Cross is tied for first in the ECAC East with six wins and 12 points. No. 5 Norwich, Manhattanville and New England College are also tied for first, with Norwich being the only team without a league loss. Holy Cross will play all three teams after winter break, Norwich on Jan. 14, New England College on Jan. 22 and Manhattanville on Feb. 12. The Crusaders' only ECAC East loss of the season was against Manhattanville on Nov. 19 when they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Hart Center.
- The Crusaders enter the winter break with nine wins for the second consecutive season. Their most successful start came in the 2008-2009 season when they went 10-0-1 before the winter break. That year, Holy Cross finished with an overall record of 24-2-1, winning the ECAC East regular season title and the ECAC Open.
- Holy Cross' nine wins in 11 games marks its third best start in program history. In both the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 season, Holy Cross was 10-0-1 after 11 games. In the 2008-2009 season, the Crusaders didn't suffer a loss until Jan. 31, 2009, setting a school record for games without a loss with 19. After suffering its second loss of the season on Feb. 13, 2009, the Crusaders didn't suffer another defeat until Jan. 12, 2010, marking 18 games played without a loss.
- Junior Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) recorded her first career hat trick in Holy Cross' 4-2 win over Connecticut College. Garat scored at the 5:54 mark in the first period to tie the game 1-1, then gave Holy Cross a 2-1 lead with a goal at the 4:11 mark in the second period and secured the 4-2 win with a goal at 10:48 in the third period.
- Junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) is tied for first in the ECAC East with 21 points, 11 goals and 10 assists. In Hochkins' first 10 games a year ago, she had scored 11 goals and recorded 11 assists for 22 points. Hochkins went on to score 26 goals, tying the Holy Cross single-season record. In the first 10 games of her freshman campaign, Hochkins scored seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points. That season, Hochkins set a new Holy Cross single-season points record with 53 points and a new single-season assist record with 28.