Ryan Leibold
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Ryan Leibold

Men's Hockey Set for AIC

Holy Cross Athletics   11-27-2018

Holy Cross (1-8-2, 1-4-1 AHA)

vs. American Int'l (5-7-1, 5-41 AHA)

Date • Time

Nov. 27 • 7:05 p.m.


Springfield, Mass.


MassMutual Center


Nov. 27

Live Stats

Nov. 27


Nov. 27

All-Time Series


Last Meeting

W, 2-0 (2/22/18)

Last HC Win

W, 2-0 (2/22/18)

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.Holy Cross will face American International on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Springfield, Mass. at 7:00 p.m.


Talking Points

• Holy Cross played Merrimack and Bentley on Nov. 23 and 24, respectively. The Crusaders tied the Warriors, 2-2, and dropped the game against the Falcons, 4-2.

• Against Merrimack, Michael Laffin scored his first goal of the season on the power play and Johnny Coughlin added his second of the season.

Jack Surowiec scored his second goal in his last three games and Mitch Collett added a goal on the power play on Nov. 23.

• Collett recorded a three point weekend, posting two assists against Merrimack and added a goal against Bentley.

Matt Barry continues to lead the team in points and has taken sole possession of the lead, with 10 points from three goals and seven assists.

Johnny Coughlin holds the second most points, with seven assists and two goals for nine points.

• Collett leads the team in scoring, with four goals.

• Seven different Crusaders have scored on the power play: Barry, Coughlin, Collett, Laffin, Peter Crinella, Spencer Trapp, and Charlie Barrow.

• The Crusaders have scored 29 goals on the season from 14 different goal-scorers.


Freshman Impact

• Barry ranks tied for 10th amongst freshmen in points per game at 0.91.

• 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 17 points, which accounts for 25% of the team’s scoring.

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


Against Atlantic Hockey

• Barry ranks t-17th in scoring in the league.

• Each with seven assists, Johnny Coughlin and Barry rank t-13th among the league in assist scoring.

• With nine points, Coughlin ranks ninth in defensive scoring in Atlantic Hockey.

• Barry is third in rookie scoring in the league.


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.

• On Nov. 16, the Crusaders hosted then-No. 4 UMass.

• The consecutive home games were played in front of sold out crowds at the Hart Center.


Scouting AIC

• American Int’l hold a 5-7-1 record on the season and a 5-4-1 mark in league play.

• Most recently, the Yellow Jackets blanked Air Force in a two-game series in Springfield.

• The Yellow Jackets are led by Blake Christensen, who has tallied five goals and seven assists for 12 points.

• Two goaltenders have nearly split time. Zackarias Skog played the last two games for AIC, and has played seven games on the season. Skog holds a .898 save percentage and 2.89 goals against average.

• AIC holds a 14.0% conversion rate on the power play and a 77.2% success rate on the penalty kill.

Last Time Against AIC

• Holy Cross defeated AIC, 2-0, on Feb. 22 in Worcester. Michael Laffin and Johnny Coughlin scored in the game.

• In the 2017-18 series, the Yellow Jackets won three games and the Crusaders won one.


Up Next

• The Crusaders will finish the home-and-home with the Yellow Jackets and host on Dec. 1 at 7:05 p.m.




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