Women's Hockey to Host Pink the Rink Game against Franklin Pierce
HOLY CROSS AT HOME AGAINST FRANKLIN PIERCE
• The Holy Cross women’s hockey team will host Franklin Pierce Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:05 p.m. in the Hart Center Rink. Wednesday will be the Crusaders' Pink the Rink game, and the team will be partnering with HC for a Cure to raise money for Pink Revolution, a local organization that works to celebrate the lives of people who have been diagnosed with cancer and support those who are currently battle cancer.
• At the game, HC for a Cure will be selling t-shirts and pucks for Chuck-a-Puck during the game. In addition, raffle tickets will be sold for a Holy Cross women's hockey pink jersey.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• The Crusaders are 1-2-1 on the season after facing RIT, New Hampshire and Franklin Pierce in October.
• Holy Cross opened the season will two home games against the RIT Tigers. The first game on Oct. 6 went into overtime, but remained tied, 2-2. On Oct. 7, the Crusaders dropped the second matchup, 3-2 to the Tigers. Senior Tessie Salatas recorded 28 saves against the Tigers.
• Oct. 14, Holy Cross traveled to the University of New Hampshire.
• Junior Amanda Kewer scored the lone goal from sophomore Victoria Young.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Junior Maeve Reilly and freshman Katie MacCuaig lead the Crusaders with two goals each.
• Sophomore Hannah Gillis holds the top spot in assists for the Crusaders with three.
• Julie Matthias, Gillis and Reilly all have three points on the season to lead the team.
• Freshman Julia Pelletier has defended the net for Holy Cross in 51% of the games. She started in the first matchup against RIT and against Franklin Pierce. Pelletier has a .927 save percentage and a 1.44 goals against average.
• Senior Tessie Salatas has played in 49% of the games for the Crusaders, starting in the second RIT game and against New Hampshire. She has a .824 save percentage and 6.00 goals against average.
• Holy Cross is 11. 8% on the powerplay and has a 76.9% penalty kill after four games.
CRUSADERS IN EXHIBITION PLAY
• The Crusaders traveled to Dartmouth on Oct. 14 to face the Big Green. Holy Cross lost, 3-2, in overtime with goals from Reilly and junior Danielle Doherty.
• This was the first matchup between the Crusaders and the Big Green. The teams will play again Nov. 24.
• Holy Cross also hosted the Chinese National team in an exhibition Oct. 18.
• The Crusaders lost to the Chinese National team, 3-1, with a goal from MaCuaig.
• Pelletier was in the net for the Crusaders and recorded 36 saves.
RECAPPING FRANKLIN PIERCE ON THE ROAD
• The Crusaders traveled to Winchendon, Mass., Saturday Oct. 20 and defeated the Franklin Pierce Ravens, 3-1.
• Holy Cross leads the 2017-18 season series 1-0.
• Young scored a power play goal in the first period from Gillis and Reilly to give Holy Cross the 1-0 lead.
• Freshman Allison Attea notched her first career goal in the second period and was assisted by Doherty and Matthias.
• MacCuaig scored a breakaway goal assisted by Sam Girard and Antonia Matzka to give the Crusaders a 3-1 in the third.
• Pelletier recorded 14 saves against the Ravens.
SCOUTING FRANKLIN PIERCE
• Freshman Nicole Amato scored the lone goal for the Ravens three minutes into the third period against the Crusaders on Oct. 20.
• Senior Alex Brolsma returned this season for the Ravens and led the team with 22 assists and was second on the team with 15 goals in 2016-17.
• Senior Madison Murray has recorded a .907 save percentage and has a 3.0 goals against average in net for the Ravens.
• Franklin Pierce failed to score a power play goal against Holy Cross and have an 87.5 penalty kill percentage.
• The Crusaders defeated Franklin Pierce three out of four times in the 2016-17 season. Holy Cross is 7-4-0 against Franklin Pierce all-time.
• Franklin Pierce finished last season with an 18-7-2 record.
IN GOAL FOR THE CRUSADERS
• Pelletier has played in two games notching 38 saves with a .927 save percentage and 1.44 goals against average. Pelletier’s record for the 2017-18 season stands at 1-0-1 after a win against Franklin Pierce and tie against RIT.
• Senior goaltender Tessie Salatas has also played in two games and has made 56 saves, facing 68 shots for a season save percentage of .824 and 6.00 goals against average. This season she has a 0-2-0 record after facing New Hampshire and RIT.
TRANSISTION TO HOCKEY EAST
• The Crusaders will be transistioning from the Division III NEHC into the Division I Women’s Hockey East Conference next year, for the 2018-19 season.
• This season, Holy Cross competed against Hockey East opponent, New Hampshire. In addition, the Crusaders will face Harvard and Dartmouth, who are members of the ECAC.
• The Crusaders will also have a mix of matches against Franklin Pierce, Sacred Heart, Post, Saint Michael’s and St. Anselm.
• Holy Cross hosted an exhibition game against Team China on Oct. 18.
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.