Holy Cross Crusaders men's ice hockey

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Holy Cross Crusaders
Holy Cross Crusaders athletic logo

University College of the Holy Cross
Conference AHA
NCAA Division I Division
Head coach Paul Pearl
18th year, 263–257–63
Captain(s) Erik Vos
Arena Hart Center
Capacity: 1,600
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Worcester, Massachusetts
Colors Purple and Silver

             

NCAA Tournament Appearances
2004, 2006
Conference Tournament Champions
2004, 2006
Conference Regular Season Champions
2003–04, 2005-06
Current uniform
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The Holy Cross Crusaders men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the 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]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Current roster[edit]

As of December 22, 2012.[11]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Maine Kump, DerekDerek Kump Junior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1990-09-26 Falmouth, Maine Walpole (AJHL)
2 Connecticut Bolton, JakeJake Bolton Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1992-02-29 Ellington, Connecticut New Hampshire (EJHL)
3 Pennsylvania Nagy, NilanNilan Nagy Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1991-12-26 Canonsburg, Pennsylvania Youngstown (USHL)
4 Massachusetts McNamara, JoeJoe McNamara Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 1993-11-02 Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Belmont Hill (USHS–MA)
5 Vermont Kaplan, BenBen Kaplan Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1992-01-19 Burlington, Vermont New Hampshire (EJHL)
6 Michigan Beckman, KarlKarl Beckman Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1991-12-04 Okemos, Michigan Amarillo (NAHL)
7 Ontario Domagala, NathanielNathaniel Domagala Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1992-01-18 Oakville, Ontario Georgetown (OJHL)
8 Massachusetts Gustin, SeanSean Gustin Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1993-07-10 Stoneham, Massachusetts Belmont Hill (USHS–MA)
10 Ontario Fletcher, KyleKyle Fletcher Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1989-01-29 Kanata, Ontario Kanata (CCHL)
11 Minnesota Youso, JakeJake Youso Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1990-06-08 International Falls, Minnesota Owatonna (NAHL)
12 Colorado Williamson, MarkMark Williamson Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1989-04-11 Centennial, Colorado Brockville (CCHL)
14 Pennsylvania Schmidt, AdamAdam Schmidt Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1990-11-16 Warrington, Pennsylvania Sioux City (USHL)
15 Massachusetts Sommer, CastanCastan Sommer Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1991-10-27 Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Bismarck (NAHL)
17 Massachusetts McNamara, MikeMike McNamara Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1992-03-27 Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Belmont Hill (USHS–MA)
18 Ontario Zych, EvanEvan Zych Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 211 lb (96 kg) 1989-04-27 Kilbride, Ontario Georgetown (OJHL)
19 New York Vidal, MattMatt Vidal Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1991-09-17 Manorville, New York Bay State (EJHL)
20 Connecticut Dwyer, TommyTommy Dwyer Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1992-11-08 Ridgefield, Connecticut Brunswick (USHS–CT)
21 Michigan Lubanski, BrettBrett Lubanski Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1991-09-13 Farmington Hills, Michigan Kenai River (NAHL)
22 Massachusetts Driscoll, TimTim Driscoll Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 1992-10-25 Hingham, Massachusetts Phillips Andover (USHS–MA)
23 Pennsylvania McGrath, RyanRyan McGrath Junior F/D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1989-11-30 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bay State (EJHL)
24 Massachusetts Reppucci, JeffreyJeffrey Reppucci Junior D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1991-01-21 Newburyport, Massachusetts Alberni Valley (BCHL)
26 Illinois Linsmayer, RobRob Linsmayer (A) Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1990-03-05 Winnetka, Illinois Chicago (USHL)
27 New York Stockton, ShayneShayne Stockton Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1989-03-23 Rochester, New York Brockville (CCHL)
29 New York Nunn, BrandonBrandon Nunn Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1988-05-13 Fairport, New York Bridgewater (EJHL)
30 New York Tysowsky, ThomasThomas Tysowsky Senior G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1990-04-11 Amherst, New York Milton (USHS–MA)
33 Ontario Vos, ErikErik Vos (C) Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 1988-11-25 Carlisle, Ontario Powell River (BCHL)
35 Ontario Ginn, MattMatt Ginn Sophomore G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1991-02-17 Lindsay, Ontario Victoria (BCHL)

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