Jay Mackie netted his first collegiate goal.
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Jay Mackie netted his first collegiate goal.

Men's Hockey Falls To Army West Point, 4-2

Holy Cross Athletics   12-09-2016

Score: Army West Point 4, Holy Cross 2

Records: Holy Cross (6-6-3, 3-3-3 AHC); Army West Point (8-6-1, 8-4-0 AHC)

Location: West Point, N.Y. (Tate Rink)

Date: Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Time: 7:05 p.m.

THE LEAD: The Black Knights scored the first four goals of the game as the Holy Cross men’s hockey team fell to Army West Point, 4-2, on Friday evening at Tate Rink.

UNITED STATES MARINES THREE STARS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The first period went scoreless as Army outshot Holy Cross, 12-3, while the Crusaders went 0-2 on the power play and the Black Knights went 0-1.
  • The Black Knights took a 1-0 lead at 11:59 of the second period when Ryan Nick found the back of the net.
  • Army outshot Holy Cross by a 12-10 margin, while the Crusaders went 0-1 on the man-advantage and the Black Knights went 0-3.
  • Just 29 seconds after the opening face-off of the third period, Army increased its lead to 2-0 when Dominic Franco deflected a shot by Alex Wilkinson for the power play goal.
  • Brendan McGuire gave the Black Knights a 3-0 advantage at 15:06 of the third period.
  • Then at 16:51, Zach Evancho netted a power play goal for the 4-0 lead.
  • With just 1:10 left in the third period, sophomore forward Jay Mackie netted his first collegiate goal when he sent a one-timer past the stick side of Army goalie Parker Gahagen off a pass by freshman forward Jack Surowiec. Freshman forward Owen Powers also posted an assist on the goal.  
  • With less than a minute remaining, junior forward Danny Lopez scored a power play goal to cut the lead to 4-2. Junior forward T.J. Moore also recorded an assist on the goal.
  • The Crusaders were unable to find the back of the net again for the 4-2 final score.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Army outshot Holy Cross, 30-26.
  • Junior goalie Paul Berrafato recorded 26 saves, while Gahagen posted 24.
  • The Crusaders went 1-6 on the power play, while the Black Knights went 2-6.
  • Holy Cross won 24 face-offs, while Army secured 25.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE

  • Lopez has posted at least one point in 13 straight games with eight goals and six assists for 14 points. His 13-game point streak is the longest in the Division I history of the program.
  • Mackie netted his first collegiate goal, while Surowiec and Powers each posted their first collegiate point.

UP NEXT

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, Dec. 10, when they host Army West Point at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex at 7:05 p.m.

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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