Men's Hockey Edged at American International, 1-0
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s hockey team dropped a 1-0 game at American International on Saturday afternoon.
The Crusaders (12-14-7, 11-10-6 AHC) and the Yellow Jackets (11-17-4, 10-12-4 AHC) battled through two scoreless periods, both teams with a number of chances. AIC led in shots, 24-12, after two periods.
Nearly six minutes into the final frame, AIC put one on the board. Holy Cross sustained offensive pressure but could not convert, despite playing with an extra man for the final minute of play.
HOW IT HAPPENED
1-0 AIC (3rd, 5:50, EV): In a broken play in the Crusaders defensive zone, Yellow Jackets’ Jared Pike picked up the puck at the top of the slot and sent in a snap shot to the top left corner.
Spencer Trapp played in his 100th career game.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Yellow Jackets outshot the Crusaders, 30-23.
- Paul Berrafato had 29 saves.
- The Crusaders blocked 11 shots, led by Peter Crinella (2).
Holy Cross will play its regular season finale on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:05 p.m. against American International at the Hart Center. Prior to the game, the program will honor its nine graduating seniors.