April 25, 2013

Men’s Hockey Announces Team Awards

WORCESTER, Mass. The Holy Cross men's hockey team has announced its team awards for the 2012-2013 season. The awards were presented at the team's annual banquet on April 24. Sophomore goalie Matt Ginn (Lindsay, Ontario) was named the MVP, while senior captain Erik Vos (Carlisle, Ontario) was awarded the Glenn "Spike" Crane Memorial Award. Senior assistant captain Rob Linsmayer (Winnetka, Ill.) received the Dr. James M. Stewart Memorial Award, while freshman Karl Beckman (Okemos, Mich.) earned the Seventh Player Award. Senior Evan Zych (Kilbride, Ontario) received the Michael P. Quinn Award.

Ginn, who earned the team's Seventh Player Award last season, posted 994 saves this season setting a new program record. He also took the net for 2100:55 this season breaking a school record for the most minutes played by a goalie. Ginn also played in 35 games this season setting the record for the most games played in a single season by a goaltender. Ginn finished 19-13-3 this season. His 19 wins are second for a Division I season at the school. He is already second all-time on the school's Division I career victories list with 36. His 1,623 career saves are third.

The Glenn "Spike" Crane Memorial Award is given to the player who excels most in the little things and leads his teammates by example. Vos had seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points this season. Vos scored the game-winner in the 4-3 win versus Bentley and the game-winner in the 5-4 overtime victory versus Penn State. He had 32 goals and 39 assists for 71 career points. His 141 games played are eighth all-time at the school.

The Dr. James M. Stewart Memorial Award is the Coaches Award given for commitment, leadership and performance. Linsmayer had seven goals and 20 assists for 27 points. He led the team in assists and finished in a tie for second on the team in points. Linsmayer graduates with 31 goals and 69 assists for 100 career points. He became the 40th Crusader to reach 100 points on Saturday, Mar. 16 with an assist in the 3-2 win over Mercyhurst. His 150 career games played are the most in program history, while his 69 assists are tied for eighth on the school's all-time Division I list and his 99 points are 10th.

The Seventh Player Award is given to the player who performed above expectations. Beckman was named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Rookie Team as he had four goals and 14 assists for 18 points. Beckman was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for February as his eight assists led the team for the month. Beckman was named the Team Travel USA Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week once this season. He had four goals and 10 assists for 14 points over the last 12 games of the season. Beckman was fourth in Atlantic Hockey for scoring by freshmen and scored the most points of all HC freshmen.

The Michael P. Quinn Award is given to the best defensive Holy Cross hockey player over the course of the season. Zych tied for second on the team with a career-best 16 assists. He netted his first career goal with the game-winner in the 2-1 victory versus Bentley on Jan. 26. For his career, he had one goal and 25 assists for 26 points. Zych was on the Hobey Baker Award Fan Ballot this season.

The Crusaders' 20-14-3 record was their best since the 2005-2006 season when they were 27-10-2. The Crusaders, who went 20-15-4 last year, earned back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in program history.