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Men's Hockey To Host Arizona State

Holy Cross Athletics   11-23-2017
Holy Cross (5-3-5, 4-1-5 AHC)
vs. Arizona State 
(2-8-2)
Dates • Time: Nov. 24-25 • 7:05 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass.
Arena: Hart Center
Tickets: Nov. 24 • Nov. 25
Live Stats: Nov. 24 • Nov. 25
Video: Nov. 24 • Nov. 25
Live Tweets: @HCrossMHockey
Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
Tale of the Tape
HC ASU
3.08 Goals/Game 2.00
2.46 Goals Allowed/Game 3.58
31.2 Shots/Game 25.1
5.4 Penalties/Game 5.4
17.3% Power Play 9.8%
81.5% Penalty Kill 81.1%

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WORCESTER, Mass. - On Nov. 24 and 25, the Holy Cross men’s hockey team will host Arizona state in a non-conference series at the Hart Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Talking Points
• Holy Cross hosts Arizona State for the teams’ first ever meeting. The Sun Devils are in their third season as a Division I program.
• The Crusaders’ received nine votes in the USCHO poll. It is the first time to have received votes since Nov. 7, 2016.
Ryan Ferrill enters the weekend, currently riding a five game point streak (2-3-5).
• 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 12. He ranks third in the nation in scoring.
• After scoring his fifth power play goal, Scott Pooley has the second most goals on the power play in the nation.
• The senior goaltender holds a .929 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 67% of the Crusaders offense this season, scoring 27 of the team’s 40 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 .929 save percentage and his 2.23 goals against average ranks first in Atlantic Hockey.
• 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 (12) and tied for fifth in power play goals (5).
• In Atlantic Hockey, the senior forward leads the league in scoring and 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 Sun Devils
• The Sun Devils travel to Worcester with a 2-8-2 overall record and play an independent schedule.
• Most recently, Arizona State was swept by Penn State in Glenndale, Ariz., falling 7-0 and 4-2 on Nov. 17 and 18, respectively.
• With five power play goals on 51 opportunities, the Sun Devils hold a 9.8% conversion rate.
• Arizona State has killed 43 of 53 penalties for a 81.1% success rate on the kill.

Sun Devils to Watch
• Jakob Stridsberg leads the team in goals and points (5-2-7) through 12 games played.
• Brett Gruber also leads in points, with seven, from two goals and five assists.
• On the power play, just three Sun Devils have broken through. Stridsberg and Brinson Pasichnuk have each tallied two power play goals and Jacob Wilson has scored once on the advantage.
• Joey Daccord has played 11 games for the Sun Devils, amassing 372 saves for a .914 save percentage and 3.17 goals against average.

Holy Cross and Atlantic Hockey
• The Crusaders average 3.08 goals per game ranks the fifth highest in the league and their 2.46 goals against ranks second.
Johnny Coughlin ranks third among the league in blocked shots (28).
• Ferguson holds the third highest spot in freshman scoring (1-5-6).
Michael Laffin ranks fifth amongst the league in plus/minus at +5.

The Last Game Out: At Brown
• The Crusaders played a mid-week game at Brown on Nov. 21 and were defeated, 4-2.
• A five-on-three goal for the Bears equalized the game another second periof goal proved to be the decider of the game.
Ryan Ferrill and Scott Pooley scored for the Crusaders while Paul Berrafato made 34 saves.

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.
• The shutout victory also snapped and 11-game unbeaten streak that Army held over Holy Cross.

Up Next
• Holy Cross will travel to RIT to resume Atlantic Hockey play on Dec. 1 and 2 for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.

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