Jan. 26, 2008
Worcester, MA - Seenior Dale Reinhardt had a goal and two assists and Joe Brock scored the game winning goal as Holy Cross held off Sacred Heart, 4-2, in Atlantic Hockey action Saturday night at the Hart Center. The teams split their weekend series. The loss snapped the Pioneers seven game winning streak over the Crusaders.
In a game dominated by special teams, the Pioneers were 2-for-5 on the power play. Meanwhile, after being held scorless with the man advantage in the first four periods of the series, Holy Cross scored three goals on the power play in the final two periods to create the difference in the game.
The Pioneers jumped on top first when sophomore Erik Boisvert (Drummondville, QC) netted a powerplay goal with 3:48 left in the first period. Sophomore Dave Jarman (Toronto, ON) fed Boisvert a cross-ice pass and the Boisvert snapped a shot from the right face-off circle past Crusader goaltender Adam Roy for his fifth goal of the year. Senior Alexandre Parent (Boisbriand, QC), got the secondary assist on the play. It was his 77th career assist, tying him for third all-time in SHU history.
Senior Matt Burke tied the game for Holy Cross 3:50 into the second period. With the Crusaders on the power play, Burke took a pass from Dale Reinhardt and blasted a shot from the point that beat SHU goaltender Olivier St. Onge (Wickham, QC) high on the left side.
Sophomore Brodie Sheahan gave Holy Cross the lead with another power play tally midway through the second period. The Crusaders had a five-on-three and 8:28 left, advantage when Sheahan collected a pass from Rob Forshner and fired the puck into the net for his eighth goal of the year.
Brock scored the eventual game-winner with 5:13 left. The rookie took a pass from Reinhardt and pounded home a shot from into an open left corner of the goal. Junior Dave Grimson (Mozart, SK) put home a blast from the point with 2:15 left but it was too little too late as Reinhardt put home an empty-netter with nine seconds left to seal the game.
The Pioneers outshot Holy Cross 30-28. St. Onge stopped 24 shots in the loss while Roy made 28 saves to earn the win.
Sacred Heart will travel to Canisius for a two game series next weekend. The teams meet at Buffalo State Sports Arena Friday and Saturday night at 7:05 pm.