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Menís Hockey Falls To Canisius

Holy Cross Athletics   12-30-2016

Score: Canisius 3, Holy Cross 0

Records: Holy Cross (6-8-3, 3-5-3 AHC); Canisius (7-8-3, 6-3-3 AHC)

Location: Worcester, Mass. (Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex) 

Date: Friday, Dec. 30, 2016

Time: 4:05 p.m.

THE LEAD: Cameron Heath posted two goals and Charles Williams recorded a shutout for the Golden Griffins as the Holy Cross men’s hockey team fell to Canisius, 3-0, on Friday afternoon at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex in Worcester, Mass.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The first period was scoreless, as the Crusaders outshot Canisius 10-6.
  • Just 1:43 into the second period, Heath put the Golden Griffins on the board with a wrist shot from the slot, making it a 1-0 contest.
  • Just 47 seconds later, Canisius took a 2-0 lead when Casey Jerry fired a wrist shot from just outside the left face-off circle that found it’s way past junior goalie Paul Berrafato’s stick side and into the net.
  • At 13:55 of the second and on the power play, Canisius’ Matt Hoover fed the puck to Heath who then tapped it in from the slot for his second goal, giving his team a 3-0 lead going into the third period.
  • Holy Cross had nine shots on goal in the second and the Golden Griffins had eight, while Canisius went 1-1 on the power play and Holy Cross went 0-1.
  • Holy Cross outshot Canisius 11-4 in the third, but were unable to find the back of the net for the 3-0 final score.

POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Holy Cross outshot Canisius, 30-18.
  • Berrafato posted 15 saves for the Crusaders, while Williams tallied 30 saves to earn the win for the Golden Griffins.
  • Holy Cross went 0-3 on the power play, while Canisius went 1-3.
  • The Crusaders won 27 face-offs, while the Golden Griffins won 25.

UP NEXT

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, Dec. 31, when they host Canisius at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex in Worcester, Mass. at 4:05 p.m. 

BE PART OF THE ACTION THIS SEASON

  • To purchase tickets for the 2016-2017 Holy Cross men's hockey season, call 1-844-GOCROSS or visit GoHolyCross.com/Tickets.    

STAY CONNECTED

  • There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross men's hockey team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossMHockeyFacebook and Instagram.

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