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Holy Cross Crusaders
Holy Cross Crusaders
Institution: College of the Holy Cross
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
School founded: 1843
Enrollment: 2,700
President: Michael C. McFarland
Athletic Director: Richard M. Regan, Jr.
Colors: Royal Purple
Home Arena: Hart Center
Capacity: 1,600
Dimensions: 200'x85'
Men's Team
Conference: Atlantic Hockey
Coach: Paul Pearl
(Holy Cross '89)
Conf. Championships: MAAC: 1999
AHA: 2004, 2006
Major Rivals: Connecticut
Women's Team
Conference: ECAC East
Coach: Peter VanBuskirk
(New Hampshire '65)

The Holy Cross Crusaders are a Men's Division I team in Atlantic Hockey and a Women's Division I team who play a Division III schedule in the ECAC East.

Men's programEdit

The Holy Cross Crusaders men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents College of the Holy Cross. The Crusaders are a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA). They play at the Hart Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.[1]

History Edit

Holy Cross men's ice hockey began in 1966. The team played as an independent NCAA Division I team from its inception in 1966 through 1998.[2] The Crusaders joined the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) for ice hockey beginning in the 1998-99 season.[3] That same season the team won the MAAC Tournament Championship. In 2003 ice hockey was split from the MAAC and became the Atlantic Hockey Association, a hockey-only conference.[4]


Holy Cross player skates through the neutral zone looking for a pass (2010)

In its history, the Holy Cross ice hockey program has seen two NCAA appearances, and has won the Atlantic Hockey and MAAC three times (1999, 2004, 2006).[5]

In 2004 after beating Sacred Heart 4–0 to win the Atlantic Hockey Championship, the team received a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program's history.[6] The Crusaders lost in the NCAA West Regional Semifinal to North Dakota 0–3.[7]

On March 24, 2006, the Holy Cross men's hockey team made history by defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament by the score of 4–3, in overtime.[8] Coined as one of the biggest upsets in NCAA ice hockey history.[9] The upset was the first time a fifteen or sixteen seed beat a number one or two seed, since the field was expanded to sixteen teams.[10]

Current rosterEdit

As of August 22, 2010. [1]

# State Player Catches Year Hometown Previous Team
1 Flag of Maine Derek Kump L Freshman Falmouth, Maine Walpole (AJHL)
30 Flag of New York Thomas Tysowsky L Sophomore Amherst, New York Milton Academy
35 Flag of Massachusetts Adam Roy L Senior Feeding Hills, Massachusetts Springfield (NAHL)
# State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team
2 Flag of Minnesota Brendan Baker L Junior Edina, Minnesota Edina High School
4 Flag of Vermont Mike Daly R Junior South Burlington, Vermont St. Paul's School
5 Flag of Ontario Kyle Atkins L Junior Brockville, Ontario Brockville (CJHL)
6 Flag of Ontario Matt Clune L Junior Toronto, Ontario Salisbury School
7 Flag of New York Matthew Davis L Junior Lancaster, New York Bridgewater (EJHL)
22 Flag of New Jersey Mark Znutas L Senior Emerson, New Jersey Hotchkiss School
23 Flag of Pennsylvania Ryan McGrath L Freshman Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bay State (EJHL)
24 Flag of Massachusetts Jeffrey Reppucci L Freshman Newburyport, Massachusetts Alberni Valley (BCHL)
28 Flag of Ontario Evan Zych L Sophomore Kilbride, Ontario Georgetown (OJHL)
# State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team
3 Flag of Pennsylvania Matt Celin R Senior Gibsonia, Pennsylvania Bay State (EJHL)
8 Flag of Indiana Gianni Baldassari L Junior Fort Wayne, Indiana Fairbanks (NAHL)
10 Flag of Ontario Kyle Fletcher L Sophomore Kanata, Ontario Kanata (CJHL)
11 Flag of Alberta Everett Sheen (C) R Senior Lethbridge, Alberta Okotoks AJHL)
12 Flag of Colorado Mark Williamson R Freshman Centennial, Colorado Brockville (CJHL)
14 Flag of Pennsylvania Adam Schmidt R Freshman Warrington, Pennsylvania Sioux City (USHL)
15 Flag of Massachusetts Jay Silvia L Junior Burlington, Massachusetts Belmont Hill School
17 Flag of Massachusetts J.P. Martignetti L Senior Winchester, Massachusetts Boston (EJHL)
18 Flag of Virginia Jamie Jelinek R Senior Great Falls, Virginia Tabor Academy
19 Flag of Ontario Andrew Cox L Junior Lombardy, Ontario Phillips Academy Andover
21 Flag of Ontario Matt Gordon R Sophomore Perth, Ontario Smiths Falls (CJHL)
26 Flag of Illinois Rob Linsmayer R Sophomore Winnetka, Illinois Chicago (USHL)
27 Flag of New York Shayne Stockton R Freshman Rochester, New York Brockville (CJHL)
29 Flag of New York Brandon Nunn L Sophomore Fairport, New York Bridgewater (EJHL)
33 Flag of Ontario Erik Vos R Sophomore Carlisle, Ontario Powell River (BCHL)
44 Flag of Massachusetts Luke Miller L Junior Andover, Massachusetts Phillips Exeter Academy

Women's programEdit

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