Sophomore forward Mitch Collett
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Brian Foley Photography
Sophomore forward Mitch Collett

Men's Hockey Edged 2-1 In Overtime By Sacred Heart

Holy Cross Athletics   01-13-2017

Score: Sacred Heart 2, Holy Cross 1 (OT)

Records: Holy Cross (9-9-3, 6-6-3 AHC); Sacred Heart (8-13-2, 6-11-0 AHC)

Location: Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena) 

Date: Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Time: 7:05 p.m.

THE LEAD: Tied 1-1 in overtime, Justin Danforth scored the game-winner at the 1:33 mark for Sacred Heart, as the Holy Cross men’s hockey team fell to the Pioneers, 2-1 in overtime, at the Webster Bank Arena on Friday night.

UNITED STATES MARINES THREE STARS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Sacred Heart took the lead in the opening period of the game at the 12:55 mark with a backhanded goal scored by Jeff Carroll on a counter attack. The Pioneers held their lead, as Holy Cross outshot Sacred Heart, 13-8 at the end of the first period.
  • Fending off the first power play of the game at the 7:21 mark of the second period, junior goalie Paul Berrafato made a big glove save to help the Crusaders kill the penalty.
  • With under two minutes remaining in period two, freshman defender Charlie Barrow connected with junior forward Scott Pooley in the lower slot, as Sacred Heart goalie Brett Magnus made a pad save on the backdoor one-timer to prevent a score.
  • Despite a 12-6 shot advantage in the second period, Holy Cross trailed Sacred Heart 1-0 to enter the final frame. The Pioneers went 0-1 on the only power play in the second period.
  • Then at the 12:51 mark of the third period, sophomore forward Mitch Collett netted the equalizer on a one-timer wrist shot stick side score. Sophomore defender Johnny Coughlin delivered the pass on the goal.
  • In overtime, Justin Danforth scored the game-winner for the Pioneers on a rebounded shot off the pipe during a power play at the 1:33 mark, as Holy Cross fell 2-1.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Holy Cross had 33 shots on goal, while Sacred Heart took 23.
  • Berrafato posted 21 saves for the Crusaders to take the loss, while Magnus had 32 for the Pioneers.
  • The Crusaders went 0-2 on the power play, while the Pioneers went 1-4 on its power play attempts.
  • The Crusaders won 26 faceoffs, while the Pioneers secured 21.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE.

  • The Crusaders are now 34-30-3 all-time against Sacred Heart.
  • Barrett now has 37 goals and 52 assists for 89 career points.
  • Collett has five goals and three assists for eight points this season. 

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross returns to the ice at the Webster Bank Arena for a second game against the Pioneers tomorrow at 2:05 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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