Junior Paul Berrafato made 32 saves.
Marcus Snowden Photography
Marcus Snowden Photography
Junior Paul Berrafato made 32 saves.

Men's Hockey Defeated By Yale, 3-1

Holy Cross Athletics   11-26-2016

THE BASICS

Score: Yale 3, Holy Cross 1

Records: Holy Cross (5-5-2); Yale (3-4-2)

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

Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

Time: 4:00 p.m.

THE LEAD: Joe Snively scored two goals for the Bulldogs as the Holy Cross men’s hockey team fell to Yale, 3-1, on Saturday in the third-place game of the Shillelagh Tournament at the Compton Family Ice Arena. 

UNITED STATES MARINES THREE STARS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Yale took an early 1-0 lead when Snively knocked in a loose puck from in front of the net at 1:45 of the first period.
  • The Crusaders then tied the game at 1-1 just 1:33 later when junior forward Danny Lopez fired a wrist shot from the blue line that found the back of the net for a power play goal. Junior forward T.J. Moore and sophomore defenseman Spencer Trapp each post an assist on the goal.
  • Yale outshot Holy Cross, 16-3, while the Crusaders went 1-1 on the power play.
  • Yale took a 2-1 lead when Frankie DiChiara scored on a rebound off a shot by John Hayden at 18:40 of the second period.
  • At 9:01, Bill Sweezey was called for tripping junior forward Scott Pooley while on a breakaway as the Crusaders were awarded a penalty shot but Pooley’s attempt was saved by Patrick Spano.
  • Yale outshot Holy Cross, 11-5, while the Crusaders went 0-1 on the man-advantage and the Bulldogs went 0-2.
  • At 17:03, Yale increased its lead to 3-1 when Snively netted his second goal of the game.
  • Neither team was able to score again for the 3-1 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Yale outshot Holy Cross, 35-22.
  • Junior goalie Paul Berrafato recorded 32 saves, while Spano tallied 21.
  • The Crusaders went 1-3 on the power play, while Yale went 0-2.
  • Holy Cross won 26 face-offs while Yale secured 25.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE

  • Lopez has posted at least one point in 10 straight games with six goals and five assists for 11 points.

UP NEXT

  • The Crusaders return to action when it will host Air Force on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3 at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex at 7:05 p.m.

CYBER MONDAY:

  • Don’t miss out on all the amazing deals that we will be running on Cyber Monday! Deals include discounts up to 25% off tickets, apparel, and one-of-a-kind items! Give the gift of a Crusader Holiday this year! For details, click here.

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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