Men's Hockey Heads To Brown For Non-Conference Action
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men’s hockey team will take a break from conference action with a road game at Brown on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
• The Crusaders grabbed three league points with a 2-2 tie at Army West Point on Nov. 17 followed by a 4-0 win on Nov. 18.
• The Crusaders’ received nine votes in the USCHO poll. It is the first time to have received votes since Nov. 7, 2016.
• The shutout victory also snapped and 11-game unbeaten streak that Army held over Holy Cross.
• Holy Cross blocked 26 shots on Nov. 18, which set a game-high for the team.
• Mitch Collett recorded the Crusaders’ first shorthanded goal with an empty net goal on Nov. 18.
• The Crusaders played 13:09 minutes on the penalty kill over the weekend, allowing just five shots on goal in across seven opportunities.
• Scott Pooley continues to lead the league in goals, with 11. He ranks third in the nation in scoring.
• The team opens non-conference action riding a four game unbeaten streak.
• After his third shutout of the season, Paul Berrafato ranks second in the nation in shutouts.
• The senior goaltender holds a .930 save percentage that ranks him seventh in the nation.
• Junior forward Mitch Collett has tallied seven points, recording at least one point in each weekend of play since opening the season.
• The senior class has accounted for 65% of the Crusaders offense this season, scoring 25 of the team’s 38 goals.
Berrafato in Goal
• With nine career shutouts, Paul Berrafato captured the all-time shutouts record at Holy Cross. Matt Ginn (2011-15) previously held the record with eight shutouts.
• Berrafato recorded his third shutout of the season at Army on Nov. 18 with 24 saves.
• His .930 save percentage ranks first in Atlantic Hockey and his 2.18 goals against average ranks third in the league.
• With three shutouts, Berrafato owns the second most shutouts in the nation this season.
Pooley On A Roll
• Nationally, Scott Pooley ranks third in goals (11) and tied for fifth in power play goals (4).
• In Atlantic Hockey, the senior forward leads the league in scoring and ranks second in power play goals.
• On Nov. 11, Pooley recorded his third multi-goal game and fourth multi-point game of the season.
• The senior forward leads the Crusaders in points (11-2-13).
A Freshman Impact
• Logan Ferguson has been steadily contributing to the Crusaders’ offense with seven points in 12 games played.
• The freshman forward has recorded the second most assists on the team (6).
• He is tied for the third most freshmen points in Atlantic Hockey with one goal and six assists.
Scouting The Bears
• The Brown Bears host the Crusaders with a 3-5-0 overall record and have yet to play out of conference.
• Brown holds wins over Yale, St. Lawrence, and Princeton.
• Through three games at Meehan Auditorium, Brown holds a 1-2-0 home record.
• With five power play goals, the Bears own a 12.8% conversion rate on the power play. On the penalty kill, Brown has recorded an 83% success rate.
Bears to Watch
• Brent Beaudoin leads the Bears with six points in eight games (3-3-6).
•Tony Stillwell and Joe Maguire each lead the team in assists, with four.
• Charlie Corcoran and Tyler Bird have recorded two goals on the power play to lead the team.
• Gavin Nieto and Luke Kania have split time between the pipes for the Bears. Nieto holds a .934 save percentage and a 2.42 goals against average in five games played. Kania has played three games for a .880 save percentage and 3.37 goals against average.
Holy Cross and Atlantic Hockey
• The Crusaders average 3.17 goals per game ranks the fourth highest in the league and their 2.33 goals against ranks second.
• Johnny Coughlin ranks third among the league in blocked shots (26).
• Ferguson holds the third highest spot in freshman scoring (1-5-6).
• Michael Laffin ranks second amongst the league in plus/minus at +6
The Last Time Against Brown
• On Oct. 28, the Crusaders shutout Brown, 3-0. Scott Pooley, Danny Lopez, and Michael Laffin each scored, while Pooley and Johnny Coughlin added assists.
• Dalton Skelly posted a career-high two assists in the game as well. Paul Berrafato recorded a 23-save shutout.
Recapping Last Weekend
• Holy Cross took three points on the road at Army West Point with a 2-2 tie and a 4-0 win.
• Four Crusaders recorded two points in the series. Danny Lopez scored two goals. T.J. Moore, Ryan Ferrill and Peter Crinella added two assists in the games.
• Pete Kessel recorded his first collegiate goal on Nov. 18.
• Holy Cross will return to the Hart Center to host Arizona State University on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 both nights at the Hart Center.