Holy Cross Set To Return To The Ice Against Colby

Amanda Gallagher

Overall: 9-2-0 (6-1-0 ECAC); Last Week: 0-0-0
Scoreboard: No scheduled games.
Schedule: Friday, Jan. 7 at Colby, Waterville, Maine, 7:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (9-2-0 overall, 6-1-0 ECAC) returns to action on Friday, Jan. 7 when it travels to Colby (4-6-0, 1-5-0 NESCAC) for a 7:00 p.m. game at the Alfond Rink in Waterville, Maine. The Crusaders have been away from competition since their Dec. 7, 4-2 win over Connecticut College. The Mules earned two wins this past weekend when they defeated St. Michael's and St. Catherine to win the St. Michael's Holiday Classic. Colby will play St. Anselm on Jan. 4 before hosting the Crusaders.
  • For the past three seasons, Holy Cross has faced off with Colby in its first game of the new year. In 2008, Holy Cross suffered a 5-3 loss at the Hart Center against the Mules, in 2009 the Crusaders picked up a 4-1 win on the road and in 2010 Holy Cross earned a 5-1 win in Worcester. Holy Cross holds an all-time record of 2-1-2 against Colby, with the two teams facing off for the first time on Dec. 2, 2000 in Worcester, Mass.
  • The Crusaders return to the ice with a five game win streak. Holy Cross' longest unbeaten streak started with a win in the last game of the 2007-2008 season and continued 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.
  • The second half of Holy Cross' schedule features 14 regular season games, including 11 ECAC East games. The Crusaders are locked in a four-way tie for first in the ECAC East with Norwich, New England College and Manhattanville. All four teams have six wins and 12 points. Holy Cross will face off with Norwich on Jan. 14 in its first conference game of 2011, host New England on Jan. 22 and travel to Manhattanville on Feb. 12.
  • Junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) and senior Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) will look to move up the Holy Cross career record list in 2011. Hochkins currently ranks second all-time with 118 career points, while Kratchmer is third with 115. The school record is 129 points, set by Sarah Wetherbee from 2002-2006. Hochkins is four goals away from Wetherbee's school record 66 career goals, ranking second all-time with 62 goals, while Kratchmer ranks third with 58. Kratchmer is tied for third with 57 career assists, while Hochkins is fifth with 56. Wetherbee holds the school record with 63 career assists.