Mitch Collett
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Mitch Collett

Men's Hockey Ready for Home-and-Home with AIC

Holy Cross Athletics   01-16-2019

Holy Cross (4-12-3, 4-8-2 AHA)

vs. AIC 10-11-1, 10-7-1, AHA)

Date • Time

Jan. 17, 19 • 7:05 p.m. 

Location

Springfield, Mass. | Worcester

Arena

MassMutual Center | Hart Center

Live Stats

Jan. 17 Jan. 19

Video

Jan. 17 Jan. 19

All-Time Series

29-12-8

Last Meeting

L, 4-2 (12/1/18)

Last HC Win

W, 2-0 (2/17/18)

Game Notes

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AIC

2.68

Goals Per Game

3.00

3.47

Goals Against Per Game

3.32

26.4

Shots Per Game

27.3

4.8

Penalties Per Game

4.0

18.8%

Power Play

16.1%

80.7%

Penalty Kill

76.2%

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross will close the Atlantic Hockey series with a home-and-home with American International. Holy Cross will travel to Springfield on Jan. 17 and host the Yellow Jackets on Jan. 19. 

Talking Points
• The Crusaders put together a three-point weekend to close the series with the Purple Eagles on Jan. 11 and 12. 
• On Jan. 11, Holy Cross put together a final second goal from Neil Robinson to tie the game, 3-3. 
Johnny Coughlin led the team over the weekend, marking a career-high with two goals on Jan. 12. 
• Nationally, Coughlin ranks T-21st in defensive scoring (0.84 points per game). 
Erik Gordon put together a 63 save weekend. He posted a .940 save percentage on the weekend a and 1.93 goals against average. 
• Four Crusaders tallied one goal and one assist in the weekend series, three of which are seniors: Michael Laffin, Mitch Collett, and Peter Crinella
• Laffin has recorded six of his 10 points in the Crusaders’ last five games. Neil Robinson has posted five of his 10 points in his last four games. 
• In Atlantic Hockey games, the Crusaders’ power play ranks third at 20.9%. Overall, Holy Cross ranks fourth on the power play at 17.4%. 
• The Crusaders are averaging 3.14 goals per game against league opponents, ranking fourth in the league. 
• Ranking 33rd nationally among freshman, Anthony Vincent is averaging 0.61 points per game. 
League Leaders
• Coughlin and Vincent rank among the top of league as a defenseman and freshman, respectively. 
• Vincent ranks second in freshman scoring in Atlantic Hockey games (1-10-11). Overall, he ranks eighth in freshman scoring in the league. 
• Both Vincent and Coughlin rank tied for 10th in league games in assists per game (0.58). 
Coughlin’s Help
Johnny Coughlin leads the team in points and assists (5-11-16). 
• The senior defenseman ranks 22nd in point scoring in the league.
• In Atlantic Hockey games, Coughlin ranks fourth in defensive scoring (4-10-14). 
Diverse Scoring
• The Crusaders have seen 18 different goal scorers on the season. 
• The team leading five goals is shared by three seniors: Coughlin, Laffin, and Mitch Collett
• Three players have tallied four goals and three have scored three goals. 
Success in the Second Half
• In the four games the Crusaders have played in 2019, Holy Cross is 2-1-1. 
Johnny Coughlin, Neil Robinson, and Anthony Vincent share the team lead with five points. Coughlin leads the scoring with three goals. 
• Ten Crusaders have found the back of the net so far in the second half. 
• The Crusaders have scored on four of 12 power play opportunities, giving them a 33.3% conversion rate. 
• Holy Cross has averaged 3.8 goals per game and 3.0 goals against per game. 
 
Scouting American International
• AIC hosts the Crusaders with a 10-11-1 overall record and 10-7-1 mark in league action. 
• Blake Christensen leads the team with 24 points on eight goals and 16 assists in 21 games played. 
• Tobias Fladeby leads the team in scoring, with 11 goals. 
• Zackarias Skog has played 15 games for a .881 save percentage and 3.16 goals against average. 
• The Yellow Jackets have a 16.1% conversion rate on the power play and 76.2% success rate on the penalty kill. 
Last Time Against AIC
• On the season, the Crusaders have played the Yellow Jackets to a 0-2-0 record. In a home-and-home on Nov. 27 and Dec. 1, Holy Cross narrowly fell, 4-3 and 4-2. 
Up Next
• The Crusaders will play No. 7/6 Quinnipiac in Hamden, Conn. on Jan. 22.

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