Crusaders Hit The Road For Two Games This Week

Alyssa Ruhland

Overall: 14-8-0 (11-4-0 ECAC); Last Week: 0-2-0
Scoreboard: St. Anselm 5, Holy Cross 2, Manchester, N.H., 2/4
UMass-Boston 4, Holy Cross 3, Boston, Mass., 2/5
Schedule: Friday, Feb. 11, at Nichols, Harrisville, R.I., 7:40 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 12, at Manhattanville, Rye, N.Y., 7:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (14-8-0 overall, 11-4-0 ECAC East) is set to hit the road for two games this week. The Crusaders travel to Levy Rink in Harrisville, R.I. on Friday, Feb. 11 for a 7:40 p.m. game against Nichols (4-16-0, 3-11-0 ECAC East) before hitting the road for Rye, N.Y. on Saturday, Feb. 12 for a 7:00 p.m. game against Manhattanville (13-6-2, 10-3-1 ECAC East) at the Playland Ice Casino. 
  • Holy Cross looks to earn its 15th win of the season against the Bison. On Nov. 20, 2010, the Crusaders earned their fifth win of the season with a 5-1 victory over Nichols at the Hart Center. In that game, junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) led the Crusaders with two goals.
  • Two of the Bison's four wins have come against Castleton, while they also picked up a win against Plymouth State and Sacred Heart. Holy Cross owns an all-time record of 4-0-0 against Nichols, with the first match up on Nov. 4, 2008 resulting in a 10-0 win in Harrisville, R.I.
  • On Saturday, Feb. 12, Holy Cross will face off with Manhattanville for the second time this season. On Nov. 19, 2010, Manhattanville handed Holy Cross its first conference loss of the season, ending the Crusaders' three-game win streak over the Valiants. Holy Cross holds an all-time record of 3-18-0 against Manhattanville.
  • In back-to-back weekends, Holy Cross and Manhattanville each suffered losses to St. Anslem and UMass-Boston on the road. On Jan. 28, the Valiants were defeated 4-1 by the Hawks and on Jan. 29 they lost 3-1 to the Beacons, while the Crusaders suffered a 5-2 loss to St. Anselm on Feb. 4 and a 4-3 defeat to UMass-Boston on Feb. 5. Holy Cross earned its first road win over St. Anselm on Nov. 13, 2010. Holy Cross' loss to UMass-Boston was its first loss to the Beacons since Feb. 10, 2006.
  • No. 4 Norwich continues to lead the ECAC East with a 12-0-1 record and 25 points. Holy Cross is tied for second with St. Anselm with 22 points, while Manhattanville is fourth with 21 points.
  • Despite only scoring one goal and one assist for two points last week, Hochkins continues to lead the league in goal scoring with 21 goals and point scoring with 38 points, while she is tied for the league lead in assists with 17. Her 11 power play points are tied for first, while her six power play goals and four game-winning goals are tied for second. Hochkins and senior Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) are tied for third with three shorthanded points, while Kratchmer is tied for the league-lead in shorthanded goals with two.
  • With three goals this past weekend and six goals in the last four games, Kratchmer has scored 65 career goals, ranking third all-time at Holy Cross and just one goal away from second place. Kratchmer is second in point scoring with 134 career points and owns the school record for career assists with 69. 
  • Junior goaltender Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) leads the ECAC East with a .930 save percentage. Dominick-Sobol has recorded 240 saves while allowing 18 goals. She ranks third with a 1.81 goals against average.
  • In 22 games played, Holy Cross has scored 85 goals, averaging 3.86 goals per game which is second to Norwich's 4.63 goals per game. The Crusaders rank third in the league, allowing just 1.95 goals per game.
  • Holy Cross will wrap up its four-game road trip this weekend, returning to the Hart Center for its last game of the regular season on Feb. 20 against Southern Maine. Prior to the 2:00 p.m. start, Holy Cross will honor its six seniors with Senior Day.