Crusaders Continue January Home Stand Against Saint Anselm
CRUSADERS CONTINUE JANUARY HOMESTAND AGAINST SAINT ANSELM
• The Holy Cross women’s hockey team will face the Saint Anselm Hawks, Saturday, Jan. 13 at 2:05 p.m. at the Hart Center Rink.
HOLY CROSS HEADLINES
• The Crusaders are 8-5-2 on the season after sweeping Post University in two home games, 11-1 and 8-1, on Jan. 5 and 6.
• Eleven different Crusaders scored through two games.
• Emily Lissner recorded her first career hat trick in the second game against Post.
• Kara Violette notched five points in the first game against Post with one goal and four assists. Violette leads the team in points (5-16-21).
• Julie Matthias also had five points against the Eagles with two goals and three assists.
• Lissner and Matthias are tied for first on the team with seven goals.
• Victoria Young had four assists against the Eagles and was +9 on the weekend. Young received the NEWHA Defensive Player of the Week award.
• Katie MacCuaig had one goal and two assists through two games, which earned her the NEWHA Rookie of the Week award.
• The Crusaders have posted an 85.7% succes rate on the penalty kill (36-42), which ranks second in the NEWHA.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Julie Matthias and Emily Lissner lead the Crusaders in goals with seven each through 14 games.
• Kara Violette leads the team in points (5-16-21).
• Violette also leads the NEWHA in career points with 114 and is third overall for point scoring this season.
• Julia Pelletier has played in seven games, leading the Crusaders to a 4-1-2 mark. Pelletier holds a .919 save percentage and a 1.81 goals against average.
• The Crusaders are ranked second in the NEWHA with 62 goals.
• Holy Cross has a conversion rate of 25% on the powerplay, which ranks second in the NEWHA.
CRUSADERS IN GOAL
• Julia Pelletier notched 21 saves against the Hawks and recorded her second shutout of the season.
• Pelletier is ranked second in the NEWHA with a .919 save percentage and third with a 1.81 goals against average.
• Tessie Salatas has recorded six career shutouts, which ranks second in the league. Salatas also posted a shutout against Harvard on Nov. 18.
• Kara Violette leads the team in points (5-16-21), which ranks third overall in the NEWHA.
• Violette is second in the NEWHA in career points with 107.
• The senior forward is ranked second in assists with 16.
• Since Nov. 17, the Violette, Matthias and Reilly line has scored or assisted on 17 of 27 goals.
• Five out of the last six goals scored by Matthias have been assisted by Violette.
• The Crusaders defeated the Eagles, 11-1 and 8-1 on Jan. 5 and 6.
• Eleven different Crusaders scored through the two games.
• Lissner notched her first career hat trick and had four points on the weekend.
• Victoria Young led the defense with four assists and went +9 through two games.
• The Crusaders had 76 shots in the first game against the Eagles.
• Holy Cross went 1-3 and 2-4 on the power play.
SCOUTING SAINT ANSELM
• The Hawks stand at 12-1-1 on the season.
• Kaley Campbell leads the team in goals and points (9-10-19).
• Saint Anselm averages 3.79 gaols and 0.71 goals against per game.
• The Hawks hold a 29.2% conversion rate on the power play.
• On the penalty kill, Post has recorded a 93.8% success rate.
• At home, Saint Anselm is 4-1-1, and on the raod, the Hawks are 8-0-0.
• The Hawks will come to the Hart Center for their fourth game in five days.
• On Tuesday, Jan. 9, the Hawks defeated Connecticut College, 1-0. The Hawks also beat Manhattanville, 4-2, Wednesday, Jan. 10.
LAST TIME AGAINST THE HAWKS
• Holy Cross played Saint Anselm Dec. 8 and tied, 0-0.
• Julia Pelletier had 21 saves.
• Holy Cross had 21 shots in the tie.
• Both teams went 0-4 on the power play.
PREPARATION FOR HOCKEY EAST
• To start the 2017-2018 season, Holy Cross played two home games against the RIT Tigers, coming away with a tie Oct. 6 (2-2, OT) and a loss Oct. 7 (3-2).
• Katie MacCuaig scored her first career goal against the Tigers in the tie.
• The Crusaders then traveled to Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 13 to play an exhibition game against the Dartmouth Big Green. Holy Cross lost in their second overtime game of the season, 3-2.
• Danielle Doherty and Reilly each netted one goal against the Big Green.
• Holy Cross played the University of New Hampshire Oct. 14 and lost 9-1.
DIVISION I PLAY THROUGH NOVEMBER
• On Nov. 17, Holy Cross and Harvard met in Cambridge for the first game of a home-and-home series. The Crimson took the first game, 8-3.
• Julia Pellieter recorded a career-high 49 saves against Harvard in the loss.
• On Nov. 18, Holy Cross hosted Harvard and shutout the Crimson, 2-0, for their first Division I victory in program history.
• Tessie Salatas recorded 32 saves in the win against Harvard and recorded her sixth career shutout.
• “In my long career of coaching hockey, this is one of the biggest wins for me and this program,” said heach coach Peter Van Buskirk on the win against Harvard.
• The Crusaders went back to Hanover, N.H. for their final Division I game this season against Dartmouth.
• Holy Cross lost, 4-3, as Julie Matthias scored two goals for her second multi-goal game this season. Violette assisted on both goals.
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE CRUSADER STAFF
• The team welcomes new associate head coach Katie Lachapelle. She came to Holy Cross after nine seasons working as an assistant coach at Boston University from 2008-2017.
• Michaela Tosone also joins the staff as the new director of operations. Tosone graduated from UMass Amherst where she was a member of the women’s hockey team.