Danielle Doherty
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Danielle Doherty

Women's Hockey Returns to the Hart Center to Face Post

Holy Cross Athletics   01-04-2018
Holy Cross (0-0-2, 0-0-2 AHC)
vs. Post 
(0-0-1, 0-0-1 AHC)
Dates • Time: Jan. 5/6 • 7:05/2:05 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass.
Arena: Hart Center
Series: 0-0-0
Live Stats: Jan. 5Jan. 6
Video: Jan. 6
Live Tweets: @HCrossWHockey
Social Media: Facebook Instagram
Tale of the Tape
HC P
3.31 Goals/Game 1.31
2.46 Goals Allowed/Game 4.69
30.5 Shots/Game 21.5
3.0 Penalties/Game 5.1
22% Power Play 6.8%
86.5% Penalty Kill 68.9%

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WOMEN’S HOCKEY RETURNS TO THE HART CENTER TO FACE POST
• The Holy Cross women’s hockey team will play their first games of 2018 against Post at the Hart Center Rink Friday, Jan. 5 at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 6 at 2:05 p.m.

HOLY CROSS HEADLINES
• The Crusaders are 6-5-2 on the season after tying St. Anselm, 0-0, Dec. 8.
• The Crusaders kept the Hawks scoreless for the first time since Jan. 11, 2014 when the Hawks lost 1-0 to UMass-Boston.
Julia Pelletier notched 21 saves against the Hawks and recorded her second shutout of the season.
Antonia Matzka is ranked fourth in the NEWHA for defenseman and freshmen scoring (2-7-9). Tori Messina is ranked sixth (3-4-7).
• The Crusaders have posted an 86.5% succes rate on the penalty kill (32-37), which ranks second in the NEWHA.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Julie Matthias leads the Crusaders in goals with five through 12 games.
Kara Violette leads the team in points (3-11-14).
• Violette also leads the NEWHA in career points with 107.
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 third in the NEWHA with 43 goals.
• Holy Cross has a conversion rate of 22% 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.

RECAPPING ST. ANSELM
• The Crusaders tied the Hawks, 0-0, Dec. 8.
• Pelletier recorded 21 saves.
• The Crusaders won 56% of the faceoffs against the Hawks.
Emily Lissner led Holy Cross with three shots.
• Both teams went 0-4 on the power play.

SCOUTING POST
• The Post Eagles stand at 1-10-2 on the season.
• Post averages 1.31 gaols and 4.69 goals against per game.
• The Eagles hold a 6.8% conversion rate on the power play.
• On the penalty kill, Post has recorded a 68.9% success rate.
• At home, Post is 0-4-0, and on the raod, the Eagles are 1-6-2.
• This will be the first game for the Eagles since Dec. 9, where they faced Nichols College and lost, 5-1.
• This will also be the first time the Crusaders have faced the Eagles.

HOLY CROSS AGAINST DIVISION I COMPETITION
• 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.
Maeve Reilly had one goal in each game against RIT.
• 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.
• 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.
Julie Matthias scored both goals for the Crusaders.
• “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.


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