Michael Laffin
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Michael Laffin

Men's Hockey Falls To RIT, 2-1, In Overtime

Holy Cross Athletics   02-11-2017

Score: Rochester Institute of Technology 2, Holy Cross 1 (OT)

Records: Holy Cross (13-11-6, 10-8-6 AHC); RIT (12-18-1, 12-13-0 AHC)

Location: Rochester, N.Y.

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2017

Time: 7:05 p.m.

The Lead: Adam Brubacher scored the game winning goal in overtime as the Holy Cross men’s hockey team fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology, 2-1, on Saturday evening at the Gene Polisseni Center.

UNITED STATES MARINES THREE STARS:

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Tigers took a 1-0 lead with a power play goal by Erik Brown at 9:04 of the first period. Liam Kerins fired a wrist shot that was deflected by Brown from right in front of the net as the puck went up in the air and over the line.
  • The Crusaders responded at 13:34, when Michael Laffin stole the puck from RIT goalie Mike Rotolo from behind the net and then scored on a wraparound goal to tie the contest at 1-1.
  • Each team took eight shots, while the Crusaders went 0-2 on the power play and the Tigers went 1-1.
  • The second period went scoreless as Holy Cross outshot RIT, 10-6, while the Crusaders went 0-4 on the man-advantage and the Tigers went 0-1.
  • After a scoreless third period, Brubacher blasted a slap shot to the back of the net with 3:52 left in overtime for the victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Holy Cross outshot RIT, 28-23.
  • The Crusaders went 0-6 on the power play, while RIT went 2-3.
  • Junior goalie Paul Berrafato made 21 saves, while Rotolo recorded 27 to earn the victory.
  • The Crusaders won 29 face-offs, while the Tigers secured 27. 

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders return to action on Friday, Feb. 17 when they host Army West Point on Senior Night at 7:05 p.m. Holy Cross Athletics and Big Y World Class Markets will also Recycling Day at the game to promote sustainability. Crusader fans who bring an empty soda bottle or can to recycle will receive $2.00 off admission and be entered to win a $50.00 gift card to Big Y.

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.   

KEEP 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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