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
2nd year, 5–5–4
Captain(s) Matt Ginn, Matt Vidal
Arena Hart Center
Capacity: 1,600
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Worcester, Massachusetts
Colors Royal Purple[1]
    
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.[2]

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.[3] The Crusaders joined the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) for ice hockey beginning in the 1998-99 season.[4] 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.[5]

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).[6]

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.[7] The Crusaders lost in the NCAA West Regional Semifinal to North Dakota 0–3.[8]

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.[9] Coined as one of the biggest upsets in NCAA ice hockey history.[10] 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.[11]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Current roster[edit]

As of June 2, 2016.[12]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Alberta Nixon, TommyTommy Nixon Sophomore G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1995-03-16 Sherwood Park, Alberta Sherwood Park (AJHL)
2 Massachusetts O'Leary, PatrickPatrick O'Leary Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1997-01-31 Norfolk, Massachusetts Boston (USPHL)
4 Texas Skelly, DaltonDalton Skelly Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1995-09-22 Keller, Texas Lone Star (NAHL)
5 Saskatchewan Trapp, SpencerSpencer Trapp Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1995-11-24 White City, Saskatchewan Notre Dame (SJHL)
7 New York (state) Coughlin, JohnnyJohnny Coughlin Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-07-27 Fairport, New York Vernon (BCHL)
8 Connecticut Brophy, WillWill Brophy Freshman D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1996-08-09 Fairfield, Connecticut Islanders (USPHL)
10 New Jersey Darrar, KevinKevin Darrar Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-06-10 Monroe Township, New Jersey Lloydminster (AJHL)
11 New York (state) Laffin, MichaelMichael Laffin Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995-01-06 Hopewell Junction, New York Jersey (USPHL)
12 Indiana Pooley, ScottScott Pooley Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1994-03-28 Granger, Indiana Muskegon (USHL)
13 Massachusetts Crinella, PeterPeter Crinella Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1996-10-05 East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Springfield Cathedral (USHS–MA)
14 Alberta Scarth, MattMatt Scarth Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1993-08-28 Calgary, Alberta Powell River (BCHL)
15 Massachusetts Barrow, CharlieCharlie Barrow Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-11-04 Belmont, Massachusetts Coquitlam (BCHL)
17 Minnesota Moore, T. J.T. J. Moore Junior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 1995-01-10 Edina, Minnesota Benilde-St. Margaret's (USHS–MN)
18 Ontario Mackie, JayJay Mackie Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1995-06-27 Kingston, Ontario Victoria (BCHL)
19 Connecticut Powers, OwenOwen Powers Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1995-01-05 Cheshire, Connecticut Islanders (USPHL)
21 Quebec Robinson, NeilNeil Robinson Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995-09-06 Pointe-Claire, Quebec Brockville (CCHL)
22 Kentucky Surowiec, JackJack Surowiec Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996-07-26 Louisville, Kentucky Coquitlam (BCHL)
23 Pennsylvania Ferrill, RyanRyan Ferrill Junior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1993-04-17 Havertown, Pennsylvania Philadelphia (USPHL)
24 New Jersey Muratore, TommyTommy Muratore (A) Junior D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-05-31 Mendham, New Jersey Islanders (USPHL)
27 Illinois Lopez, DannyDanny Lopez Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1994-02-01 Barrington Hills, Illinois Jersey (USPHL)
29 Illinois Barrett, MikeMike Barrett (A) Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1993-10-04 Orland Park, Illinois Jersey (EJHL)
32 New Hampshire Parsons, JackJack Parsons Junior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1995-03-16 Tilton, New Hampshire Phillips Exeter (USHS–NH)
33 Colorado Smith, LoganLogan Smith Senior D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1992-11-11 Littleton, Colorado Langley (BCHL)
34 New York (state) Tirabassi, AnthonyAnthony Tirabassi Freshman G 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-02-14 Niagara Falls, New York Islanders (USPHL)
36 New York (state) Berrafato, PaulPaul Berrafato Junior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1993-06-09 Williamsville, New York Amarillo (NAHL)
37 British Columbia Mulcahy, BrettBrett Mulcahy (C) Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1993-02-11 Kelowna, British Columbia Vernon (BCHL)
39 Alberta Collett, MitchMitch Collett Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1995-02-06 Calgary, Alberta Okotoks (AJHL)

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