Lopez & Trapp Earn All-Atlantic Hockey Honors
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior forward Danny Lopez and sophomore defenseman Spencer Trapp have earned All-Atlantic Hockey honors as announced by the conference office. Lopez and Trapp were each named to the third team. This is the first time in their careers that Lopez and Trapp have received All-Atlantic Hockey accolades. This is the first time in nine years that the Crusaders have had more than one selection to the All-Conference teams when Matt Burke and Brodie Sheahan were each selected to the third team in 2008.
Lopez’s 17 goals and 32 points lead the team, while his 15 assists are third. His 17 goals are tied for fourth in the league and are tied for sixth in the Division I history of the program. He is fifth in the nation with 12 power play goals, which are second all-time in the program’s Division I history. Lopez posted a 14-game point streak this season which is the longest in the Division I history of the program. He is a semifinalist for the 65th Walter Brown Award which is presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England. For his career, he has 30 goals and 24 assists for 54 points. Lopez is the first Crusader forward to be selected to the All-Conference team in five years when Adam Schmidt was named to the second team in 2012.
Trapp is tied for first on the team with 16 assists and tied for fifth with 19 points. His 19 points are tied for sixth in the conference by defensemen. He also has three goals and has played in all 34 games. His 19 points are tied for 10th all-time by a defenseman in the program’s Division I history. For his career, Trapp has six goals and 26 assists for 32 career points. Trapp is the first Crusader defenseman to be named to the All-Atlantic Hockey team in nine years when Burke was selected to the third team in 2008.
Lopez and his teammates are about to start their quest for the program’s third Atlantic Hockey Championship. The Crusaders (14-13-7, 11-10-7 AHC) are the fifth seed and will play at fourth seed Robert Morris (19-11-4, 15-10-3) on March 10-12 in a best two-out-of-three Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series. The winner will advance to the semifinal round in Rochester, N.Y. on March 17. To follow the Holy Cross men’s hockey team in the playoffs, follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossMHockey, Facebook and Instagram.