Crusaders Prepare For Two ECAC East Matchups This Week

Nicola Garat

Overall: 4-0-0 (3-0-0 ECAC); Last Week: 2-0-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 3, UMass Boston 0, Worcester, Mass., 11/11
Holy Cross 3, St. Anselm 2, Worcester, Mass., 11/12
Schedule: Friday, Nov. 18 at Manhattanville, Rye, N.Y., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19 vs. Nichols, Worcester, Mass., 3:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (4-0-0 overall, 3-0-0 ECAC) travels to ECAC East league foe Manhattanville (1-3-0 overall, 1-1-0 ECAC) on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. and then welcomes ECAC East opponent Nichols (1-1-1 overall, 0-1-1 ECAC) to the Hart Center on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Holy Cross is 3-19-0 all-time against Manhattanville, with its three wins coming in the last five meetings. The Crusaders were winless against the Valiants until Nov. 8, 2008 when they defeated Manhattanville 5-3 at the Hart Center. Holy Cross earned a 3-2 overtime victory on the road on Jan. 23, 2009 and then defeated the Valiants 3-2 on Nov. 13, 2009 in the two teams' only match up of the season. Last year, the Crusaders dropped a pair of decisions to the Valiants, first by a score of 2-1 on Nov. 19, 2010 and then by a score of 4-1 on Feb. 12, 2011.
  • Manhattanville's ECAC conference loss came to common opponent Saint Anselm on Nov. 5 by a score of 3-1. The Crusaders beat Saint Anselm by a score of 3-2 this past Saturday.
  • Nichols will play at Salve Regina on Nov. 18 before traveling to Worcester the following day. The Bison earned their first win of the season by a score of 6-2 against Sacred Heart on Nov. 12. Holy Cross is 5-0-0 all-time against Nichols, defeating the Bison by scores of 5-1 and 9-1 last season.
  • In four games this season, Holy Cross has outscored its opponents 17-4. The Crusaders currently sit in second place in the ECAC East with a 3-0 conference record. Norwich, who is ranked #2 in the latest Division III poll, holds first place in the ECAC East with a 4-0 conference record.
  • Senior forward Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) looks to crack the top of the Holy Cross record books in yet another category. Hochkins 70 career assists place her second all-time behind Jocelyn Kratchmer who graduated last year as the all-time assist leader with 72. Hochkins leads the Crusaders in scoring with seven goals and two assists so far this season.