Anthony Vincent
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Anthony Vincent

Men's Hockey Ready For Battle At No. 6 Quinnipiac

Holy Cross Athletics   01-21-2019

Holy Cross (4-14-3, 4-10-2 AHA)

vs. #6 Quinnipiac (17-5-1, 7-4-1 ECAC)

Date • Time

Jan. 22 • 7:05 p.m. | 7:00 p.m.

Location

Hamden, Conn.

Arena

Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena

Live Stats

Jan. 22

Video

Jan. 22

All-Time Series

5-23-4

Last Meeting

L, 4-2 (10/10/15)

Last HC Win

W, 5-2 (2/12/05)

Game Notes

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TALE OF THE TAPE

QU

2.52

Goals Per Game

3.70

3.95

Goals Against Per Game

1.87

26.5

Shots Per Game

27.3

4.7

Penalties Per Game

4.4

18.6%

Power Play

26.6%

80.0%

Penalty Kill

86.2%

WORCESTER, Mass.

Holy Cross will play its final non-conference game of the season at No. 6/7 Quinnipiac on Jan. 22 in Hamden, Conn. at 7:00 p.m.

 

Talking Points

• The game at Quinnipiac marks the third top-10 team that the Crusaders will face in their non-conference schedule, which is a first for the program.

Johnny Coughlin scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season, which also marks the most he has scored in a single season in his career.

• Coughlin now ranks second in the Holy Cross record books in career goals from a defenseman (16), and fifth in defensive points (57).

• Rookie Anthony Vincent is tied with Coughlin for the lead in assists, each with 11. Vincent ranks second among his teammates in points (1-11-12).

• Vincent has posted six assists in his last six games played.

• In 2019, the senior class has produced 20 points (11-9-20), accounting for 46% of the team’s points. Between five seniors (Spencer Trapp, Coughlin, Michael Laffin, Peter Crinella, and Mitch Collett).

• The seniors have recorded 11 of the team’s 17 goals in 2019, contributing 64%.

• In league games, Holy Cross’ power play ranks second, scoring on 10 of 49 opportunities (20.4%).

 

League Leaders

• Vincent ranks 10th among Atlantic Hockey rookies in scoring, with 12 points.

• Vincent and Coughlin both have 11 assists on the season, ranking them 24th in the league.

• In league games, Coughlin ranks 10th in scoring (5-10-15).

• Since all 12 of Vincent’s points have come in league games, he ranks fourth in freshman scoring in league contests.

• At +3, Vincent ranks seventh in the league.

Michael Laffin ranks 10th in league with 35 blocked shots in 21 games.

 

Coughlin’s Help

Johnny Coughlin ranks 26th nationally in points per game for defensemen (0.81).

• The senior defenseman ranks t-19th for points in Atlantic Hockey. He is tied for sixth amongst the league’s defensemen, with 17 points.

• With 15 league points, Coughlin ranks fourth in defeseman scoring.

 

Diverse Scoring

• The Crusaders have seen 18 different goal scorers on the season.

• No one player accounts for more than 11% of the team’s scoring. 

 

Gordon in the Second Half

Erik Gordon has played nearly every minute in 2019 for Holy Cross.

• In the six 2019 games, Gordon holds a .907 save percentage and 2.82 goals against average.

 

Scouting Quinnipiac

• Quinnipiac hosts Holy Cross with a 17-5-1 record and a 10-1-0 non-conference record.

• The Bobcats rattled off five-consecutive non-conference wins to start the season and have only dropped one out of league contest.

• The Bobcats are led by Odeen Tufto, who has played 23 games and recorded 29 points on 11 goals and 18 assists.

• Chase Priskie leads the team with eight power play goals.

• The Bobcats have nearly split goaltenders between the pipes, with Andrew Shortridge playing the last two games. Shortridge holds a 9-2-1 record, a .955 save percentage, and 1.16 goals against average.

• On the power play, Quinnipiac holds a 26.6% conversion rate and an 86.2% success rate on the penalty kill.

 

Last Time Against the Bobcats

• The Crusaders and Bobcats have not faced since 2015. Quinnipiac holds the all-time series at 23-5-4.

• The last time these two teams faced was a home-and-home to open the 2015-16 season. Quinnipiac took both games (5-3, 4-2).

Michael Laffin tallied one assist in the series.

 

Up Next

• The Crusaders will play at Sacred Heart on Jan. 25 and 26, at 7:05 and 2:05 respectively.

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