Aug. 21, 2006
Worcester, Mass.- Holy Cross athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr., and head coach Peter Van Buskirk have announced the 2006-2007 schedule for the Crusader women's ice hockey team. Holy Cross is slated to play 25 games this season, including 14 in the newly renovated Hart Center Ice Rink.
The Crusaders will open their season with six straight home games against ECAC opponents. The home stand begins November 4th with 2006 ECAC Champion Mahattanville and continues against Salve Regina (Nov. 5th), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Nov. 11th), Castleton State (Nov. 18th) and St. Michael's (Nov 19th). Connecticut College rounds out the month at home on November 28th.
Holy Cross then leaves Worcester for six games starting with two ECAC rivals at St. Anslem on December 1st and New England College December 2nd. Wesleyan (Dec. 5th) is the first non-conference team the Crusaders face.
The Crusaders return from winter break with a game against Southern Maine on January 5th. Colby hosts Holy Cross on January 9th for another non-conference game before returning to conference action at UMass Boston (Jan. 13th).
The long series of away games ends on January 16th when the Crusaders play host to Trinity in a non-conference match-up. Next, the team travels to St. Michael's (Jan. 19) and Castleton State (Jan. 20). Holy Cross then turns into the hosts for New England College (Jan. 26) and St. Anslem (Jan. 27).
Salve Regina on February 1st starts a series of three travel games for the Crusaders. Holy Cross plays at Manhattanville on February 4th and Amherst on February 6th.
The Crusaders take over hosting duties for the rest of the regular season beginning with Southern Maine on February 9th. UMass Boston travels to Worcester for the second match-up of the season February 10th. Holy Cross wraps up out-of-conference play against Sacred Heart (Feb 13). The regular season concludes with a weekend double header against RIT on February 17th and 18th.
The ECAC Open Semifinals are scheduled for February 24th at St. Anslem with the ECAC Final on February 25th.
The Crusaders will return 14 players including goalkeeper Casey McCullion, who saw action in 17 games and received Goalkeeper of the Week honors in the 2005-2006 season.