Incoming Men's Hockey Players in the Post Season
WORCESTER, Mass. – Four members of the incoming class for the Holy Cross men’s hockey team made impressive post season runs, including two championships. Matt Slick and Anthony Vincent led the Chilliwack Cheifs to the RBC Cup and Bryce Dolan led Kimball Union Academy to its second-consecutive NEPSAC Championship. Matt Barry, who received All-USHL third team honors, led his team to the USHL finals. In 11 playoff games, Barry tied for first in the league in points with 14 from four goals and 10 assists.
The Royal Bank Cup (RBC Cup) is presented to the Canadian Junior A champion, under the supervision of Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League. On May 20, the Chilliwack Chiefs won the 2018 RBC Cup after defeating the Wellington Dukes, 4-2. Matt Slick and Anthony Vincent led the Chiefs to the championship. Through the playoffs, Vincent tallied one goal and one assist for two points in six games. As a defenseman, Slick helped the team to average 1.67 goals against per game, the lowest of any team in the playoffs.
Dolan, a defenseman for Kimball Union, led his team to back-to-back NEPSAC championships. On March 4, Kimball Union defeated Salisbury for the 2018 NEPSAC championship, 3-2. Dolan assisted on each goal in the 2018 championship game, finishing the game with three assists.
In the USHL, Matt Barry led the Youngstown Phantoms to a Clark Cup Final appearance, but were defeated by the Fargo Force. Barry tallied 14 points in 11 playoff games, averaging 1.27 points per game. The forward tallied four goals and added 10 assists. Barry’s 14 points ranked the highest in the USHL through the playoffs. To see the full stats in the USHL playoffs, click here.
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