March 1, 2011

Crusaders Conclude 2010-2011 Season

WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY
Overall: 17-9-1 (13-5-0 ECAC); Last Week: 1-0-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 5, Sacred Heart 3, ECAC Open Tournament, S. Burlington, Vt., 2/26
Holy Cross 4, St. Anselm 4, ECAC Open Tournament, S. Burlington, Vt., 2/27
Schedule: Season has concluded. 

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (17-9-1 overall, 13-5-0 ECAC East) concluded the 2010-2011 season with its third consecutive ECAC Open championship. The Crusaders defeated Sacred Heart, 5-3, in the opening round of action and then tied St. Anselm, 4-4, in the championship game to force a shootout. The Crusaders won the shootout, earning the 2011 ECAC Open title.
  • Senior Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) and junior Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) were named to the ECAC Open All-Tournament team, with Kratchmer taking home MVP honors. Kratchmer recorded four goals and one assist over two games at the tournament, along with sinking a goal in the shootout. Hochkins led the Crusaders with six points in two games, scoring two goals and recording four assists. Kratchmer earned All-Tournament honors for the third time, as she was named to the team in 2009 and 2010. This also marks the third consecutive season that a Crusader has been named tournament MVP. Hochkins earned the honor in 2010 and former Crusader Stephanie Couzin was named MVP in 2009.
  • Kratchmer concludes her career at Holy Cross with 145 career points, the most all-time in school history. She ranks second all-time with 73 goals and set a new school record with 72 assists. Kratchmer played in 107 games for Holy Cross, tying the most all-time.
  • Hochkins wraps up her junior year with 143 career points, second all-time at Holy Cross. She set a new school record with 75 career goals and ranks second all-time with 68 career assists.
  • Junior Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) wraps up the year with 72 career points, tenth all-time at Holy Cross, ranks seventh with 44 career goals and is tied for fourth with 10 career game-winning goals.
  • Hochkins' 46 points this season tied for fourth on the Holy Cross single-season record list, while Kratchmer's 41 points tied for eighth. Hochkins' 24 goals tied for fourth, while Kratchmer's 22 goals rank ninth and Garat's 19 goals are 10th.
  • Senior Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) closes out her career at Holy Cross with an overall record of 36-13-7, tying her for first all-time with 36 career wins. She ranks third on the career record list with 1,043 career saves, third with a .906 career save percentage and third with a 1.96 career goals against average.
  • After playing 27 games without being shut out this season, Holy Cross extended its streak of games played without being shut out to 82. The last time the Crusaders failed to score a goal in a game was on Feb. 24, 2008 when they tied St. Anselm, 0-0, in overtime.
  • After leading the team to a 17-9-1 record, head coach Peter Van Buskirk has accumulated a record of 161-107-17 in 11 seasons behind the Crusader bench.