Oct. 26, 2012
WORCESTER, Mass. - The University of Connecticut men's ice hockey team fell at Holy Cross, 2-1, in its Atlantic Hockey opener on Friday night. The Huskies dropped to 0-2 and 0-1 in the AHA, while the Crusaders remained undefeated at 3-0-0 and 2-0-0.
The game-winning goal came on a power play in the third period. Kyle Fletcher picked up the score, assisted by Erik Vos and Brandon Nunn.
Holy Cross notched the first goal of the game at the 14:11 mark of the first period when Castan Sommer found the back of the net.
UConn tied the game late in the second period on Jordan Sims' first goal of the season; assisted by Alex Gerke.
In the crease for the Huskies, Garrett Bartus totaled 34 saves, including 16 in the third period. For the Crusaders, Matt Ginn needed to make just 22 saves as Holy Cross outshout Connecticut 36-23 for the game.
On the power play, the Crusaders were 1-for-7 and the Huskies finished 0-for-6.
Connecticut returns to the Freitas Ice Forum tomorrow night for its home opener when it hosts No. 8 Union at 8:00 pm.