Crusaders Set To Play Plymouth State

Caroline English

Overall: 12-6-0 (9-2-0 ECAC); Last Week: 2-1-0
Scoreboard: #8 Middlebury 4, Holy Cross 1, Middlebury, Vt., 1/18
Holy Cross 5, New England College 2, Worcester, Mass., 1/22
Holy Cross 5, Castleton State 2, Worcester, Mass., 1/23
Schedule: Wednesday, Jan. 26, vs. Plymouth State, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29, vs. Salve Regina, Worcester, Mass., 1:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (12-6-0 overall, 9-2-0 ECAC East) continues action at the Hart Center with two home games this week. On Wednesday, Jan. 26 Holy Cross will face off against Plymouth State (0-16-1, 0-11-1 ECAC East) and on Saturday, Jan. 29 it will meet up with Salve Regina (6-9-3, 5-4-2 ECAC East).
  • Holy Cross and Plymouth State will face off for the second time this season. On Dec. 3, junior forward Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) led the Crusaders to a 9-2 victory over the Panthers with her first hat trick of the season. Holy Cross is 6-0-0 all-time against the Panthers, dating back to the two teams' first match up in the 2007-2008 season.
  • The Crusaders will play Salve Regina for the second time this season and 22nd time in school history on Saturday, Jan. 29. In the season opener, Holy Cross narrowly defeated Salve Regina, 3-2. Sophomore Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal with less than three minutes remaining in the third period to lift the Crusaders to victory. Holy Cross is 20-0-1 all-time against Salve Regina, with the Seahawks being an annual competitor since the Crusaders' inaugural season.
  • The game against Salve Regina wraps up a four game home stand for the Crusaders. Holy Cross will hit the road for four games before returning to the Hart Center for its final game of the regular season on Feb. 20 against Southern Maine.
  • Holy Cross' win over New England College separated the two teams in the conference standings. The Crusaders are now tied for second with No. 10 Manhattanville with 18 points, while the Pilgrims have moved into fourth place with 15 points. No. 4 Norwich leads the league with 19 points.
  • Hochkins broke the Holy Cross career goal record with her 67th career goal at the 14:11 mark in the second period in the game against New England College. Hochkins broke Sarah Wetherbee's record set from 2002-2006. Hochkins now has 69 career goals and 58 career assists for 127 career points in 70 games played.
  • Senior Jocelyn Kratchmer's (Watrous, Saskatchewan) assist on freshman Emily Sullivan's (Arlington, Mass.) goal in the first period of the game against New England broke the Holy Cross career assist record. The assist was Kratchmer's 64th of her career, breaking Sarah Wetherbee's record. Kratchmer now has 59 goals and 66 assists for 125 career points.
  • Hochkins and Kratchmer are on their way to breaking the Holy Cross career points record, set by Sarah Wetherbee with 129 points. The duo is also tied with 13 career game-winning goals apiece.