Ryan Leibold
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Gil Talbot Photography
Ryan Leibold

Men's Hockey To Host American International

Holy Cross Athletics   11-30-2018

Holy Cross (1-9-1, 1-5-1 AHA)

vs. AIC (6-7-1, 6-4-1 AHA)

Date • Time

Dec. 1 • 7:05 p.m.

Location

Worcester, Mass.

Arena

Hart Center Rink

Tickets

Dec. 1

Live Stats

Dec. 1

Video

Dec. 1

All-Time Series

29-10-8

Last Meeting

L, 4-3 (11/27/18)

Last HC Win

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

Game Notes

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TALE OF THE TAPE

AIC

2.67

Goals Per Game

3.07

4.00

Goals Against Per Game

3.14

24.9

Shots Per Game

26.7

5.4

Penalties Per Game

4.3

16.7%

Power Play

15.4%

79.3%

Penalty Kill

78.0%

WORCESTER, Mass.

Holy Cross will finish the home-and-home series with American International on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:05 p.m. Bring an unwrapped toy to the game and receive $2 off admission as a part of the Toy Drive, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest. 

 

Talking Points

• The Crusaders and Yellow Jackets faced off on Tuesday night in Springfield. AIC took the game, 4-3, from a goal midway through the third period.

Neil Robinson and Ryan Leibold each marked career-highs, each with two point nights (1-1-2).

• Leibold tallied his first points as a Crusader in the game, scoring and then later assisting.

Erkka Vänskä also scored in the game. He was assisted by Anthony Vincent and Jay Mackie.

Matt Barry continues to lead the Crusaders, with 10 points. Barry also ranks 10th nationally among freshmen in points per game (0.91).

• With four goals, Mitch Collett leads the team in scoring.

• Three players have scored three goals on the season. Seven players have tallied two goals in the Crusaders’ 12 games.

• Sixteen players have lit the lamp for Holy Cross this season. Twenty-two of the 26 who have dressed, have recorded at least one point.

• Prior to the Tuesday night game, Holy Cross faced 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.

 

Freshman Impact

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

• In Atlantic Hockey, Barry ranks third in freshman scoring and Anthony Vincent checks in at 15th with five points.

 

Against Atlantic Hockey

• Barry ranks 18th in points amongst the league.

Johnny Coughlin and Barry are tied for 15th in assist scoring, each with seven.

• Barry ranks tied for 13th in power play points (1-4-5).

• Coughlin ranks ninth in defenseman scoring, with nine points.

 

Scouting AIC

• American Int’l hold a 6-7-1 record on the season and a 6-4-1 mark in league play.

• Prior to the series with Holy Cross, 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 nine assists for 14 points.

• Zakarias Skog has played the last three games for AIC. He holds a .893 save percentage and a 2.90 goals against average in eight games played. 

• AIC holds a 15.4% conversion rate on the power play and a 78.0% success rate on the penalty kill.

Last Time Against AIC

• Holy Cross and AIC faced on Nov. 27 in Springfield. The Yellow Jackets took the game, 4-3.

• Holy Cross took a 2-1 lead in the first period. In a relatively quiet second period, the Yellow Jackets scored a power play goal with one second to go in the frame to tie the game. AIC took an early lead in the third period but Robinson evened up the game a few minutes later. Nearing the midway point, the Yellow Jackets scored to go up, 4-3, and never relinquished.

 

Up Next

• The Crusaders will travel to Robert Morris on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 for a 7:00 p.m. and a 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Hockey series.


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