Peter Crinella
Gil Talbot Photography
Gil Talbot Photography
Peter Crinella

Men's Hockey Ready for No. 4 UMass

Holy Cross Athletics   11-15-2018

Holy Cross (1-6-1, 1-3-1 AHA)

vs. #4 UMass (8-1-0, 5-0-0 HE)

Date • Time

Nov. 16 - 17 • 7:05 p.m.


Worcester, Mass.


Hart Center Rink


Nov. 16 


Nov. 16 

Live Stats

Nov. 16

All-Time Series


Last Meeting

L, 7-2 (11/11/11)

Last HC Win

W, 3-2 (10/21/05)

Game Notes




Tale of the Tape





Goals Per Game



Goals Against Per Game



Shots Per Game



Penalties Per Game



Power Play



Penalty Kill


WORCESTER, Mass.The Crusaders will host No. 4 Massachusetts on Nov. 16 at the Hart Center at 7:00 p.m.


Talking Points

• Last time out, the Crusaders traveled to Niagara for a two-game Atlantic Hockey series and came away with one point. Holy Cross dropped a 6-3 game on Nov. 9 and tied, 3-3, on Nov. 10.

• Three Crusaders reached career-highs over the weekend. On Nov. 9, Anthony Vincent recorded two assists for a career-best. On Nov. 10, two players marked new career records. Erik Gordon tallied 38 saves for his career best and Will Brophy added two assists.

• Two players lead the team with eight points. Freshman forward Matt Barry has scored three goals and five assists. Senior defenseman Johnny Coughlin has added one goal and seven assists.

• Four different players are tied for the lead in goals, with three. Barry, Frank Boie, Mitch Collett, and Charlie Barrow have all reached the three-goal mark.

• Coughlin, who has added eight points this season to push his career total to 48 points. With 11 career goals, Coughlin ranks seventh all-time in career scoring amongst Holy Cross defensemen. He ranks ninth in all-time defensive points and tenth in all-time assists (37).

Spencer Trapp led Holy Cross against Niagara, with two goals over the weekend.


Hart Center Opponents

• The Crusaders’ home slate has welcomed consecutive top-5 ranked teams.

• On Nov. 3, Holy Cross welcomed then-No. 3 Providence to the Hart Center as the highest ranked team to compete at Holy Cross.

Freshman Impact

• Barry ranks tied for eighth amongst freshmen in points per game at 1.00.

• Vincent has posted the second most points among Crusader freshmen with one goal and three assists for four points.

• As a class, the Crusaders’ rookies have contributed 16 points, which accounts for 25% of the team’s scoring.

• All of the freshman have dressed in the Crusaders’ lineup. 


Against Atlantic Hockey

• Each with eight points, Barry and Coughlin rank 12th in Atlantic Hockey in point scoring.

• Coughlin has tallied seven assists, ranking sixth in the league.

• Coughlin also ranks tied for fourth in points against the league’s defensemen.

• Barry leads all freshmen in Atlantic Hockey in scoring.

• Averaging 3.00 goals per game, Holy Cross leads the league in scoring offense.


Scouting #4 UMass

• UMass comes to the Hart Center with an 8-1-0 record and undefeated mark in Hockey East (5-0-0).

• The Minutemen are led by John Leonard and Cale Makar, each with 13 points in nine games played. Leonard and Makar have both tallied four goals and nine assists.

• With six goals, Michell Chaffee leads the team in scoring.

• Between the pipes for the Minutemen is Matt Murray, who has played six games to a .943 save percentage and 1.67 goals against average.

• The Minutemen have a 33.3% conversion rate on the power play and an 88.6% success rate on the penalty kill.

• As a team, UMass averages 4.00 goals per game and gives up 1.89 goals per game.

Last Time Against UMass

• The last time the Crusaders and Minutemen met was Nov. 11, 2011, in Amherst. UMass came away with a 7-2 victory.

• The last Crusader victory was in the 2005-2006 season, when Holy Cross won 3-2 on Oct. 21.


Up Next

• The Crusaders will play at Merrimack on Nov. 23 for a 4:00 p.m. puck drop.

• Holy Cross will return home to the Hart Center to play Bentley on Nov. 24 at 7:00 p.m.




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