Paul Berrafato
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Mark Seliger Photography
Paul Berrafato

Men's Hockey Heads To Brown For Non-Conference Action

Holy Cross Athletics   11-20-2017
Holy Cross (5-2-5, 4-1-5 AHC)
vs. Brown (3-5-0, 3-5-0 ECAC)
Dates • Time:  Nov. 21 • 7:05 p.m.
Location: Providence, R.I.
Arena: Meehan Auditorium
Series: HC, 6-4-0
Last Meeting: HC 3, BU 0 (10/28/16)
Last HC Win: HC 3, BU 0 (10/28/16)
First Meeting: HC 4, BU 2 (11/23/84)
Live Stats: Nov. 21 
Video: Nov. 21 
Live Tweets: @HCrossMHockey
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WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men’s hockey team will take a break from conference action with a road game at Brown on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Talking Points
• The Crusaders grabbed three league points with a 2-2 tie at Army West Point on Nov. 17 followed by a 4-0 win on Nov. 18.
• The Crusaders’ received nine votes in the USCHO poll. It is the first time to have received votes since Nov. 7, 2016.
• The shutout victory also snapped and 11-game unbeaten streak that Army held over Holy Cross.
• Holy Cross blocked 26 shots on Nov. 18, which set a game-high for the team.
Mitch Collett recorded the Crusaders’ first shorthanded goal with an empty net goal on Nov. 18.
• The Crusaders played 13:09 minutes on the penalty kill over the weekend, allowing just five shots on goal in across seven opportunities.
Scott Pooley continues to lead the league in goals, with 11. He ranks third in the nation in scoring.
• The team opens non-conference action riding a four game unbeaten streak.
• After his third shutout of the season, Paul Berrafato ranks second in the nation in shutouts.
• The senior goaltender holds a .930 save percentage that ranks him seventh in the nation.
• Junior forward Mitch Collett has tallied seven points, recording at least one point in each weekend of play since opening the season.
• The senior class has accounted for 65% of the Crusaders offense this season, scoring 25 of the team’s 38 goals.

Berrafato in Goal
• With nine career shutouts, Paul Berrafato captured the all-time shutouts record at Holy Cross. Matt Ginn (2011-15) previously held the record with eight shutouts.
• Berrafato recorded his third shutout of the season at Army on Nov. 18 with 24 saves.
• His .930 save percentage ranks first in Atlantic Hockey and his 2.18 goals against average ranks third in the league.
• With three shutouts, Berrafato owns the second most shutouts in the nation this season.

Pooley On A Roll
• Nationally, Scott Pooley ranks third in goals (11) and tied for fifth in power play goals (4).
• In Atlantic Hockey, the senior forward leads the league in scoring and ranks second in power play goals.
• On Nov. 11, Pooley recorded his third multi-goal game and fourth multi-point game of the season.
• The senior forward leads the Crusaders in points (11-2-13).

A Freshman Impact
Logan Ferguson has been steadily contributing to the Crusaders’ offense with seven points in 12 games played.
• The freshman forward has recorded the second most assists on the team (6).
• He is tied for the third most freshmen points in Atlantic Hockey with one goal and six assists.

Scouting The Bears
• The Brown Bears host the Crusaders with a 3-5-0 overall record and have yet to play out of conference.
• Brown holds wins over Yale, St. Lawrence, and Princeton.
• Through three games at Meehan Auditorium, Brown holds a 1-2-0 home record.
• With five power play goals, the Bears own a 12.8% conversion rate on the power play. On the penalty kill, Brown has recorded an 83% success rate.

Bears to Watch
• Brent Beaudoin leads the Bears with six points in eight games (3-3-6).
•Tony Stillwell and Joe Maguire each lead the team in assists, with four.
• Charlie Corcoran and Tyler Bird have recorded two goals on the power play to lead the team.
• Gavin Nieto and Luke Kania have split time between the pipes for the Bears. Nieto holds a .934 save percentage and a 2.42 goals against average in five games played. Kania has played three games for a .880 save percentage and 3.37 goals against average.

Holy Cross and Atlantic Hockey
• The Crusaders average 3.17 goals per game ranks the fourth highest in the league and their 2.33 goals against ranks second.
Johnny Coughlin ranks third among the league in blocked shots (26).
• Ferguson holds the third highest spot in freshman scoring (1-5-6).
Michael Laffin ranks second amongst the league in plus/minus at +6

The Last Time Against Brown
• On Oct. 28, the Crusaders shutout Brown, 3-0. Scott Pooley, Danny Lopez, and Michael Laffin each scored, while Pooley and Johnny Coughlin added assists.
Dalton Skelly posted a career-high two assists in the game as well. Paul Berrafato recorded a 23-save shutout.

Recapping Last Weekend
• Holy Cross took three points on the road at Army West Point with a 2-2 tie and a 4-0 win.
• Four Crusaders recorded two points in the series. Danny Lopez scored two goals. T.J. Moore, Ryan Ferrill and Peter Crinella added two assists in the games.
Pete Kessel recorded his first collegiate goal on Nov. 18.

Up Next
• Holy Cross will return to the Hart Center to host Arizona State University on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 both nights at the Hart Center.




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