Senior Mike Barrett
Marcus Snowden Photography
Marcus Snowden Photography
Senior Mike Barrett

Men's Hockey Falls To #12 Notre Dame, 5-3

Holy Cross Athletics   11-26-2016

THE BASICS

Score: #12 Notre Dame 5, Holy Cross 3

Records: Holy Cross (5-4-2); Notre Dame (7-4-2)

Location: Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

Time: 7:35 p.m.

THE LEAD: Sophomore forward Peter Crinella, and junior forwards T.J. Moore and Danny Lopez each scored a goal but the Holy Cross men’s hockey team fell to No. 12 Notre Dame, 5-3, on Friday evening at the Shillelagh Tournament in front of a crowd of 4,581 at the Compton Family Ice Arena. The Crusaders will now play Yale in the third-place game on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 4:00 p.m. 

Photo Gallery (By Marcus Snowden) 

 

UNITED STATES MARINES THREE STARS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Fighting Irish took an early 1-0 lead at 3:46, when Connor Hurley fired a one-timer to back of the net.
  • The Crusaders responded at 12:37 when sophomore forward Peter Crinella netted his first goal of the season. Sophomore forward Jay Mackie sent a pass to Crinella who then blasted a shot past Cal Petersen for the goal. Freshman forward Kevin Darrar also posted an assist on the goal.


  • The Fighting Irish outshot the Crusaders, 10-4, while each team went 0-1 on the power play.
  • The Crusaders took a 2-1 lead at 1:27 of the second period, when junior forward T.J. Moore stole a pass from Petersen and then sent the puck past the diving goalie.
  • Notre Dame then tied the contest at 2-2 at 13:16 when Joe Wegwerth found the back of the net.


  • Cam Morrison gave the Fighting Irish a 3-2 advantage on a slap shot on the power play at 13:16.
  • Notre Dame outshot Holy Cross by an 11-9 margin, while the Fighting Irish went 1-3 on the man-advantage.
  • Notre Dame increased its lead to 4-2 when Anders Bjork fired a wrist shot over the glove side shoulder at 17:37 of the third period.
  • Junior forward Danny Lopez cut the lead to 4-3 with a power play goal on a slap shot at 10:20. Sophomore defenseman Spencer Trapp and freshman forward Neil Robinson each tallied an assist on the goal.
  • With 1:13 left, the Crusaders went with an empty net for the extra skater. But Notre Dame scored an empty net goal by Andrew Oglovie with just 5.4 seconds left for the 5-3 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Notre Dame outshot Holy Cross, 30-20.
  • Junior goalie Paul Berrafato recorded 25 saves, while Petersen tallied 17.
  • The Crusaders went 1-2 on the power play, while the Fighting Irish went 1-4.
  • Holy Cross won 21 face-offs while Notre Dame secured 19.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE

  • Lopez has posted at least one point in nine straight games with five goals and five assists for 10 points.

UP NEXT

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, Nov. 26, when they take on Yale in the third-place game of the Shillelagh Tournament at 4:00 p.m. at the Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind. By taking on Yale, the Crusaders will now play four of the last five national champions this season. The Crusaders have defeated Providence (2015) and Union (2014), while they fell to Boston College (2012). Yale won the 2013 national championship.

CYBER MONDAY:

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BE PART OF THE ACTION THIS SEASON

  • To purchase tickets for the 2016-2017 Holy Cross men's hockey season, call 1-844-GOCROSS or visit GoHolyCross.com/Tickets.    

STAY CONNECTED

  • There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross men's hockey team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossMHockeyFacebook and Instagram.

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