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Men's Hockey Skates to 1-1 Tie With Mercyhurst

Holy Cross Athletics   10-13-2017

The Holy Cross men’s hockey team tied the Mercyhurst University Lakers,1-1, in the Crusaders’ season opener. Holy Cross moves to (0-0-1, 0-0-1 AHC) and Mercyhurst moves to (0-0-1, 0-0-1 AHC).

THE BASICS:

Score: Holy Cross 1, Mercyhurst 1

Location: Worcester, Mass. | Hart Center Rink

Date: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Box Score

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Crusaders outshot the Lakers, 9-0 in the first ten minutes of the first period.
  • Neither team converted until the third period, despite the two period shot total for Mercyhurst at 36 and Holy Cross at 20.
  • Thirteen seconds into the third period, Mercyhurst’s Jack Riley tipped in a shot past Paul Berrafato.
  • The Crusaders responded when Michael Laffin banged home Brett Mulcahy’s rebound after he was fed by Tommy Muratore on the point at 7:53 of the third.
  • Berrafato made a career high 45 saves in the season opener.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Mercyhurst outshot Holy Cross, 46-32. In the first period the Crusaders held the advantage (12-9) but Mercyhurst recorded 18 shots in the final two periods. Yet, in the overtime period, Holy Cross outshot Mercyhurst, 3-1).
  • The Crusaders were sent to the penalty box four times, to Mercyhurst’s three. Neither team converted on the powerplay.
  • The Crusaders won 63% of faceoffs, led by Ryan Ferrill who won 74% (20-27).
  • Holy Cross blocked 15 shots to Mercyhurst’s nine.

UP NEXT

The Crusaders will continue the weekend series with the Lakers at the Hart Center on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:05 p.m.

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