Women's Ice Hockey Travels To Colby
|Game 12: HOLY CROSS (9-2-0, 5-1-0 NEHC) VS. COLBY (0-5-2, 0-3-1 NESCAC)|
|DATE:||Sat., Dec. 10 at 3:00 p.m.||LOCATION:||Waterville, Maine|
|SERIES RECORD:||Holy Cross leads, 6-3-2||LAST MEETING:||5-4 (OT), Holy Cross (Dec. 12, 2015)|
|LIVE STATS:||N/A||LIVE VIDEO:||Northeast Sports Network|
The Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team will travel to Waterville, Maine on Saturday, Dec. 10 to face Colby in non-conference action at 3:00 p.m. for the Crusaders final game in December. The 2016-2017 season will resume after break when Holy Cross heads to Rutland, Vt. on Jan. 7-8 for the Castleton Tournament.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CRUSADERS
- Coming off a 2-0 victory over No. 8 Connecticut College on Dec. 6, the Crusaders stand 9-2-0 overall with a 5-1-0 NEHC record. In the victory over the Camels, freshman goaltender Marcia LaPlante earned her first career shutout and second career win (2-0-0), making 29 saves. To read the recap, click here.
- With a 6-0-0 mark at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex, the Crusaders are undefeated this season at home. Holy Cross has now won 19 straight games at home carried over from the previous two seasons, which is the longest home winning streak in the program's history.
- Junior co-captain Kara Violette leads Holy Cross in points with 15, consisting of seven goals and a team-leading eight assists. Her points rank fourth in the NEHC, while her goals are fifth and assists are tied for sixth.
- Sophomore forward Julie Matthias leads the Crusaders with eight goals, notching at least one goal in five straight games. With four assists, Matthias has 12 points, which is tied for second on the team in scoring. Her eight goals are tied for the second most in the conference.
- Three different Crusaders have scored a short-handed goal this season, which are the most in the NEHC. Matthias, along with sophomore forward Sam Girard and junior forward Emily Lissner each have a short-handed score.
- Junior goaltender Tessie Salatas has seen the most time in net for the Crusaders, holding a .910 save percentage and 1.81 goals against average for a 5-2-0 record this season. She is 19-2-0 on her career.
- Holy Cross is fifth in the conference in scoring offense with 3.73 goals per game and fourth in the NEHC in scoring defense, allowing 1.55 goals per game.
- The Crusaders are 8-for-47 on the power play and hold a 91.1 penalty kill percentage (51-for-56), which ranks third in the conference.
- Holy Cross is 2-1 this season when facing NESCAC opponents and 35-38-8 all-time against NESCAC foes.
SCOUTING THE MULES
- Colby is 0-5-2 overall and 0-3-1 in NESCAC action after most recently drawing with St. Anselm, 2-2 on Dec. 6.
- Holy Cross leads the all-time series versus Colby, 6-3-2, as the Crusaders edged the mules, 5-4 in overtime in the two teams’ most recent meeting on Dec. 12, 2015. To read the recap, click here.
- Four Colby skaters share the team-lead of two points.
- Hannah Insuik has seen the most time in net for the Mules with a .926 save percentage and 2.59 goals against average for a 0-2-1 record this year.
- Colby averages 1.00 goals per game, allowing 3.14 goals per game for its scoring defense.
- The Mules are 1-for-21 on the power play this season with an 84.6 penalty kill percentage (22-for-26).
- Interim head coach Holley Tyng is in her first year at the helm of the program for Colby.
- 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.
Consider making a gift to support the women's ice hockey program through the Crusader Athletics Fund before the end of the calendar year. Click here to give.