February 7, 2012

Women's Ice Hockey Set For Two Games This Weekend

Overall: 16-2-2 (12-2-0 ECAC)
Scoreboard:
Holy Cross 4, Colby 0, Worcester, Mass., 1/31
St. Anselm 6, Holy Cross 0, Manchester, N.H., 2/3
Holy Cross 5 UMass Boston 2, Boston, Mass., 2/4
Schedule:
Friday, Feb. 10, at Nichols, Harrisville, R.I., 7:40 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11 vs. Manhattanville, Worcester, Mass., 2:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (16-2-2, 12-2-0 ECAC) will travel to Harrisville, R.I. to play Nichols (6-14-1, 3-10-1 ECAC) on Friday, Feb. 10 for a 7:40 p.m. game. The Crusaders are coming off a 2-1 week with a 4-0 victory against Colby (Jan. 31), a 5-2 win versus UMass Boston (Feb. 4) and a 6-0 loss to St. Anselm (Feb. 3). Nichols enters Friday's game reeling from three straight losses to St. Anselm (Jan. 28), New England College (Feb. 3) and Castleton (Feb. 4).
  • Despite suffering their second loss of the season, Holy Cross remains in second place in the ECAC East with a 12-2-0 conference record and 24 points in the league standings. They hold a four point lead over third place Manhattanville (20) but trail first place Norwich by seven (31).
  • Saturday's game against Manhattanville will be senior day as it is the final regular season home game for the Crusaders at the Hart Center. Seniors Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.), Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.), Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) and Amy Pfund (Tenafly, N.J.) will be recognized before the start of the game for their contributions to the women's ice hockey program.
  • Holy Cross has outscored its opponents 57-26 on the season, averaging 4.07 goals per game. Hochkins remains the national leader in goals per game with 1.15 and is now tied for first in the nation in short-handed goals with four. Freshman Mary Klimasewiski (Cochester, Conn.), ranks fourth in the ECAC East in rookie scoring with 18 points, and Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) and Francesca Panarelli (Shrewsbury, Mass.) are seventh and eighth in the category with 15 and 14 points, respectively.
  • The Crusaders won both of the previous meetings with Nichols and Manhattanville this season. Holy Cross defeated Nichols (Nov. 19) by a score of 5-1 at the Hart Center. Freshman Madison Schneider (Fort Myers, Fla.) led the way for the Crusaders scoring two goals in the first matchup. Holy Cross took down Manhattanville (Nov. 18) on the road 6-2 with 12 different Crusaders recording points, including Panarelli who tallied a goal and two assists.