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

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

Notable alumni include:

Current roster

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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