February 4, 2013

Karl Beckman Named Atlantic Hockey Rookie Of The Week

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross freshman defenseman Karl Beckman (Okemos, Mich.) has been named the Team Travel USA Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week as he posted one goal and one assist for two points as the Crusaders defeated Canisius, 5-1, on Feb. 3, in Buffalo, N.Y. This is the first time that Beckman has earned this honor.

Beckman assisted on the game-winner and gave the Crusaders a 4-1 lead with his first collegiate goal. He has one goal and five assists for six points.

The Crusaders (14-10-2, 10-7-2 AHA) return to action on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, when they play a home-and-home series with Sacred Heart (0-24-2, 0-17-2 AHA) at 7:00 p.m. On Friday, the Crusaders will host the Pioneers at the Hart Center, while Saturday's game will be at the Milford Ice Pavilion in Milford, Conn.

On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Holy Cross men's hockey program will host its fourth annual "Pink the Rink" at the Hart Center during its game versus Connecticut at 7:00 p.m. The team will be wearing a special edition pink jersey to show its support for breast cancer awareness. The jerseys will be auctioned off throughout the game with all proceeds going to Pink Revolution, which is an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer. Its mission is to support early detection and prevention strategies, fund clinical research advancements and promote survivorship programs in Central Mass. through its affiliation with the UMass Memorial Comprehensive Breast Center.

"Pink the Rink" is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Holy Cross as the women's ice hockey team is held its "Pink the Rink" on Feb. 1, and the women's basketball team will hold its "Think Pink Day" on Feb. 16.