T.J. Moore
T.J. Moore

Men's Hockey Shuts Out RIT

Holy Cross Athletics   01-26-2018

Stat Comparison
Category HC RIT
Goals 4 0
Shots 36 29
Power Play 1-5 0-3
Penalty Mins 6-12 4-16
Faceoff % 54% 46%
Saves 29 32
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s hockey team downed RIT, 4-0, on Friday night at the Hart Center behind a 29-save shutout effort from Paul Berrafato.

The Crusaders (11-9-7, 10-5-6 AHC) scored five minutes into the game and kept the lead. In the second period, Holy Cross scored a power play goal midway through and ended the period with another goal.

The Crusaders insured the win over the Tigers (9-13-2, 8-9-1 AHC) with a third period goal and a solid defensive effort.

HOW IT HAPPENED

1-0 HC (1st, 5:31, EV): With a flurry in front, Scott Pooley collected a loose puck and shot across the crease. Kevin Darrar collected the puck from below the goal line and fed T.J. Moore in the slot. Moore powered a shot past RIT’s Ian Andriano.

2-0 HC (2nd, 10:14, PP): After cycling the puck in the corner, Michael Laffin sent a pass to T.J. Moore on the half-wall. Moore passed across the zone to Danny Lopez on the point, who then shot through traffic and beat Andriano.

3-0 HC (2nd, 18:11, EV): In the neutral zone, the Crusaders regrouped and Tommy Muratore rushed the puck to send in a shot. Muratore’s shot deflected off of a RIT defender’s skate and right to the stick of a trailing Michael Laffin. The junior forward fired a shot to the top left corner from the hash marks.

4-0 HC (3rd, 14:55, EV): In a broken play in the neutral zone, T.J. Moore fed Peter Crinella, who then sent Kevin Darrar on a breakaway. While being chased down by two RIT defenders, Darrar shot top-shelf past Andriano.

TALKING POINTS

  • T.J. Moore recorded his first three-point game and third multi-point game of the season.
  • Danny Lopez scored his third power play goal of the season.
  • Lopez also recorded his fifth goal in his last five games.
  • With two assists, Scott Pooley hit the 30-point mark on the season.
  • Paul Berrafato’s fourth shutout ties the single season record.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Holy Cross outshot RIT, 36-29
  • Paul Berrafato made 29 saves for his fourth shutout and tenth of his career.
  • The Crusaders blocked 18 shots, led by Dalton Skelly, with three.
  • Holy Cross won 454% of faceoffs.

UP NEXT

Holy Cross finishes the series with RIT at the Hart Center on Jan. 27. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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