Sophomore Sam Girard
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Sophomore Sam Girard

Women's Ice Hockey Set To Host Southern Maine And Franklin Pierce

Holy Cross Athletics   11-17-2016
Game 6: HOLY CROSS (5-0-0, 3-0-0 NEHC) VS. SOUTHERN MAINE (1-4-0, 1-3-0 NEHC)
DATE: Fri., Nov. 18 at 6:05 p.m. LOCATION: Worcester, Mass.
SERIES RECORD: Holy Cross Leads, 16-9-1 LAST MEETING: 5-1, Holy Cross (Jan. 22, 2016)
LIVE STATS:  NeuLion LIVE VIDEO: Patriot League Network

 

Game 7: HOLY CROSS (5-0-0, 3-0-0 NEHC) VS. FRANKLIN PIERCE (5-1-0, 4-1-0 NEHC)
DATE: Tues., Nov. 22 at 7:05 p.m. LOCATION: Worcester, Mass.
SERIES RECORD: Franklin Pierce Leads, 4-3-0 LAST MEETING: 5-1, Holy Cross (Feb. 6, 2016)
LIVE STATS:  NeuLion LIVE VIDEO: Patriot League Network

The Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team is set to host two NEHC opponents at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex. First on Friday, Oct. 18, the Crusaders will face Southern Maine at 6:05 p.m. Then on Tuesday, Oct. 22, Holy Cross will take on Franklin Pierce at 7:05 p.m.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CRUSADERS

  • Holy Cross remains undefeated with a 5-0-0 overall record and 3-0-0 NEHC mark after most recently skating past New England College, 10-1 on Nov. 12. Nine different Crusaders found the back of the net, as senior forward Elizabeth Scala tallied three points in the victory. To read the recap, click here.
  • Junior co-captain forward Kara Violette leads the conference with 10 points, consisting of four goals and a team leading six assists, which are tied for first in the NEHC. Violette has notched at least one point in her last 10 games played.
  • Right behind Violette is sophomore forward Sam Girard with six points, including four goals and two assists.
  • Senior co-captain defender Erin Hall and freshman defender Hannah Gillis are tied for fifth in the NEHC in defensemen scoring with four points each. Gillis has scored two assists in back-to-back games and ranks seventh in the league among freshmen scoring.
  • Junior goaltender Tessie Salatas has seen the most time in the cage for Holy Cross, holding a 3-0-0 record with a .902 save percentage and 1.88 goals against average. Salatas is 17-0-0 in her career, which ranks seventh all-time in Holy Cross history.
  • The Crusaders are 4-for-17 on the power play, while going 25-for-28 on penalty kills with an 89.3 penalty kill percentage.
  • Holy Cross ranks third in the NEHC in scoring offense (4.80 goals per game), total goals (24) and goals allowed (eight).

RAISING THE BANNER CEREMONY

  • Prior to the start of the game on Friday versus Southern Maine, the Holy Cross women’s ice hockey program and athletic department will raise the banner to commemorate the Crusaders for winning their sixth NEHC Open Tournament championship in 2016.

SCOUTING THE HUSKIES

  • Southern Maine is off to a 1-4-0 overall record and stands 1-3-0 in the NEHC after most recently falling to Manhattanville by one goal before edging Salve Regina, 2-1 for their first win of the season.
  • Last season, the Huskies went 3-20-2 overall and 2-13-2 in conference play. Holy Cross defeated Southern Maine, 5-1 in the two teams’ last meeting on Jan. 22, 2016, as four Crusaders scored a goal in the victory. To read the recap, click here.
  • The Crusaders lead the all-time series against the Huskies, 16-9-1, winning in the past three matchups.
  • Southern Maine is led by Olivia Barragree, with three points this season. Britney Evengelista has seen the most time in net for the Huskies and ranks sixth in the conference with a 1.67 goals against average and a .939 save percentage.
  • The Huskies average 1.00 goals per game, while allowing 2.20 goals per game. Southern Maine is 2-for-28 on the power play.
  • Head coach John Lauziere is in his 10th year at the helm of the program.

SCOUTING THE RAVENS

  • Franklin Pierce holds a 5-1-0 overall record with a 4-1-0 conference mark after most recently defeating St. Michael’s 4-1 and shutting-out Nichols, 6-0. Franklin Pierce’s one loss came from St. Anselm on Oct. 28. The Ravens will play two games against Post before heading to Worcester.
  • Last year, Franklin Pierce went 17-8-1 and 10-7 in NEHC play before falling to St. Anselm in the NEHC Open Tournament.
  • The Crusaders downed the Ravens, 5-1 in the two teams’ most recent matchup on Feb. 6, 2016, as senior co-captain forward Isabela Bagi led the team with three points in that win. To read the recap, click here.
  • Alex Brolsma leads the Ravens with nine points, as she has a tied conference leading five goals. Shannon O’Neil has seen the most time in net for the Ravens, as she ranks second in the NEHC with a .084 goals against average, while her .957 save percentage ranks third in the conference.
  • Franklin Pierce is fourth in the conference with 4.33 goals per game, holding opponents to a conference-best 0.83 goals per game.
  • The Ravens average a 92.9 percent penalty kill mark (26-for-28), while going 7-for-34 on the power play.
  • Head coach David Stockdale is in his fifth season with Franklin Pierce.

STAY CONNECTED:

  • Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossWHockey and on Facebook. You can also get the latest news and results on the team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here.

Don’t miss out on all the amazing deals that we will be running on Black Friday & Cyber Monday! Deals include discounts up to 25% off tickets, apparel, and one-of-a-kind items! Give the gift of a Crusader Holiday this year! 

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