WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men's hockey team (19-12-3, 15-9-3 AHA) will host a best two-out-of-three Atlantic Hockey Tournament quarterfinal series on March 15-17 at the at the Hart Center. The games on Friday and Saturday will be at 7:00 p.m., while if there is a game on Sunday it will be at 5:00 p.m. The Crusaders, who are the No. 3 seed and earned a first round bye, will play No. 6 seed Mercyhurst (16-15-5, 12-11-4 AHA), which swept a best two-out-of-three first round series versus Army last week. The Crusaders split the two-game regular season series this year with the Lakers at the Mercyhurst Ice Center on Jan. 11-12. Holy Cross won the first game by a 2-1 score and lost the second, 4-2. Last season, these two teams also met in this round as the Lakers won the quarterfinal series at the Mercyhurst Ice Center in three games.
Tickets are on sale now for the games on March 15 and 16 and may be purchased by calling (508) 793-2573 or visiting the Holy Cross Ticket Office located in the Holy Cross Field House during business hours (9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students/youths or senior citizens. If a game three is necessary, tickets will be sold at the Hart Center before the game.
The Crusaders' 19-12-3 record is their best after the first 34 games since the 2005-2006 season when they were 23-9-2. Holy Cross, which went 20-15-4 last year, is looking to earn back-to-back 20 win seasons for the first time in program history. The Crusaders are 4-0-1 in their last five games.
With a quarterfinal series win, the Crusaders will advance to the Atlantic Hockey Tournament semifinals which will be held at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y., on Friday March 22. The championship game will be on Saturday, March 23.