February 14, 2012

Women's Ice Hockey Wraps Up The Regular Season On The Road

Overall: 17-2-3 (13-2-1 ECAC); Last Week: 1-0-1 (1-0-1 ECAC)
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 7, Nichols 2, Harrisville, R.I., 2/10; Holy Cross 2, Manhattanville 2, Worcester, Mass., 2/11
Schedule:
Friday, Feb. 17, at St. Michael's, South Burlington, Vt., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18 at Norwich, Northfield, Vt., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team (17-2-3, 13-2-1 ECAC) will travel to Vermont this weekend to finish out the regular season against St. Michael's (3-18-1, 2-13-1 ECAC East) on Feb. 17 and Norwich (19-2-1, 15-0-1 ECAC) on Feb. 18. The Crusaders are coming off a 7-2 victory against Nichols (Feb. 10) and 2-2 tie versus Manhattanville (Feb. 11). St. Michael's enters Friday's game on a three skid while conference frontrunner Norwich has won their last five games, including a 8-7 overtime victory the last time out against Plattsburg State (Feb. 8). Norwich will also host Middlebury on Feb. 14 at 7:00 p.m.
  • After recording the first conference tie of the season, Holy Cross remains in second place in the ECAC East with a 13-2-1 conference record and 27 points in the league standings. They hold a five point lead over third-place Saint Anselm (22) but trail first place Norwich by four (31).
  • The Crusaders hosted both St. Michael's and Norwich earlier this season on the first weekend of December at the Hart Center. On Saturday, Dec. 3 Holy Cross skated to a 8-0 shutout against St. Michael's with seniors Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) and Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) combining for nine points to lead the squad. It was a different story on Sunday, Dec. 4 when Norwich blanked the Crusaders 5-0 to hand Holy Cross its first loss of the season.
  • Holy Cross will need some help from Salve Regina to have any chance of claiming a share of the regular season ECAC East conference title. Norwich will host Salve Regina on Friday, Feb. 17 and can clinch first place with a tie or victory regardless of the outcome against the Crusaders on Feb. 18. If Holy Cross defeats St. Michael's and Salve Regina takes down Norwich, Holy Cross would need to defeat Norwich in the final game of the regular season to share the title, while Norwich could again clinch with a win or tie.
  • Prior to the game versus Manhattanville, head coach Peter Van Buskirk and assistant coach Derek Alfama took a moment to recognize the four seniors who participated in their final home game for the Crusaders at the Hart Center. Seniors Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.), Garat, Hochkins and Amy Pfund (Tenafly, N.J.) now hold the all-time career wins record, compiling a 78-17-7 record to date over the past four seasons. To view video of the senior day ceremony, CLICK HERE.