STORRS, CT (February 23) Jeff Dams notched two goals and an assist to lead the College of the Holy Cross past the University of Connecticut mens ice hockey team, 3-1, in a MAAC Conference match-up at the UConn Ice Arena Saturday night.
The win gives Holy Cross (15-11-5, 12-7-5) a four-point advantage over Connecticut (11-14-7, 10-9-5) in the league standing, leaving the Huskies in sixth place.
Dams first goal came 2:26 into the game, but UConn retaliated 17-seconds later to even the score. Mike Boylan (Doylestown, PA) scored the Huskies lone goal on a pass from Evan Schwarz (Shaker Heights, OH). To end the period, Dams capitalized on a five-minute major that was assessed to UConns Beau McLaughin (Virginia Beach, VA) scoring the power play tally and the eventual game-winner.
RJ Irving scored at the 16:34 mark of the middle period, also during the power play. The teams played scoreless in the third, but UConn put on a late surge out shooting the Crusaders, 13-6.
Recording the loss for the Huskies was Jason Carey (Oakdale, MN), who made 22 saves. Derek Cunha warded off 30 Connecticut shots on goal.
Connecticut will face Quinnipiac University on Friday, March 1 at 7:00 pm at the Northford Ice Pavilion in its last regular season road game.