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 David Berard
1st year, 0–0–0
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
1999, 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 August 9, 2014.[11]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 New York Berrafato, PaulPaul Berrafato Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1993-06-09 Williamsville, New York Amarillo (NAHL)
2 Connecticut Bolton, JakeJake Bolton Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1992-02-29 Ellington, Connecticut New Hampshire (EJHL)
3 Pennsylvania Nagy, NilanNilan Nagy Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1991-12-26 Canonsburg, Pennsylvania Youngstown (USHL)
4 Massachusetts McNamara, JoeJoe McNamara Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1993-11-02 Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Belmont Hill (USHS–MA)
6 Michigan Beckman, KarlKarl Beckman Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1991-12-04 Okemos, Michigan Amarillo (NAHL)
7 Ontario Domagala, NathanielNathaniel Domagala Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992-01-18 Oakville, Ontario Georgetown (OJHL)
8 Massachusetts Gustin, SeanSean Gustin Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1993-07-10 Stoneham, Massachusetts Belmont Hill (USHS–MA)
10 British Columbia Lawson, CameronCameron Lawson Sophomore F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1993-01-16 Vancouver, British Columbia Prince George (BCHL)
11 Minnesota Youso, JakeJake Youso Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 1990-06-08 International Falls, Minnesota Owatonna (NAHL)
12 Indiana Pooley, ScottScott Pooley Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1994-03-28 Granger, Indiana Muskegon (USHL)
14 Alberta Scarth, MattMatt Scarth Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1993-08-28 Calgary, Alberta Powell River (BCHL)
15 Massachusetts Sommer, CastanCastan Sommer Junior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1991-10-27 Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Bismarck (NAHL)
17 Minnesota Moore, ThaddeusThaddeus Moore Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1995-01-10 Edina, Minnesota Chicago (USHL)
18 British Columbia McKinnon, BrettBrett McKinnon Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 163 lb (74 kg) 1992-10-16 Kelowna, British Columbia West Kelowna (BCHL)
19 New York Vidal, MattMatt Vidal Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 1991-09-17 Manorville, New York Bay State (EJHL)
20 Connecticut Dwyer, TommyTommy Dwyer Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1992-11-08 Ridgefield, Connecticut Brunswick (USHS–CT)
21 Michigan Lubanski, BrettBrett Lubanski Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1991-09-13 Farmington Hills, Michigan Kenai River (NAHL)
22 Massachusetts Driscoll, TimTim Driscoll Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1992-10-25 Hingham, Massachusetts Phillips Andover (USHS–MA)
23 Pennsylvania Ferrill, RyanRyan Ferrill Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1993-04-17 Havertown, Pennsylvania Philadelphia (USPHL)
24 New Jersey Muratore, TommyTommy Muratore Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994-05-31 Mendham, New Jersey Islanders (USPHL)
26 Massachusetts Finn, NickNick Finn Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1993-04-01 Canton, Massachusetts Boston Bandits (EJHL)
27 Illinois Lopez, DannyDanny Lopez Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1994-02-01 Barrington Hills, Illinois New Jersey (USPHL)
28 Colorado Ouellette, ErikErik Ouellette Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1993-09-28 Denver, Colorado New Hampshire (EHL)
29 Illinois Barrett, MikeMike Barrett Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1993-10-04 Orland Park, Illinois New Jersey (EJHL)
30 Minnesota Kenney, JackJack Kenney Junior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1994-04-02 Orono, Minnesota Breck (USHS–MN)
33 Colorado Smith, LoganLogan Smith Sophomore D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1992-11-11 Littleton, Colorado Langley (BCHL)
35 Ontario Ginn, MattMatt Ginn Senior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1991-02-17 Lindsay, Ontario Victoria (BCHL)
44 British Columbia Mulcahy, BrettBrett Mulcahy Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1993-02-11 Kelowna, British Columbia Vernon (BCHL)

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