(Dimondale, Mich.) The Holy Cross Saints hockey team completed a sweep of Lansing Community College over the weekend bringing their win streak total to 7 in a row since their opening night loss at the University of Louisville. The Saints record now stands at 7-1 which is their best start to a season in the programs history.
Game 1 (10/12/12)
After a goal midway through the first period for Lansing, the Saints went into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead.
A power play goal from Austin Pedue (Granger, Ind.) extended the lead for the Saints in the second period 3-2. In the third period, Lansing was able to make it interesting cutting the lead to 3-2, but goals from freshmen Daniel Vaughan (Littleton, Col.) and Alex Haygood late in the period (South Bend, Ind.) helped put the game out of reach.
The Saints won Friday night by a score of 5-2.
Goalie Shawn Tallet (Baldwinsville, Ny.) recorded his 4th straight win for the Saints stopping 28 of the 30 shots he faced on the night. Tallet is now 4-0 on the year with a save percentage of .92.
Saints Captain Tommy Lyons (C) (Valparaiso, Ind.) recorded 3 assists on the final 3 goals scored for the Saints.
Game 2 (10/13/12)
Game two of the weekend series started out for the Saints with another goal from freshman B.J. Kolcz (Marysville, Mich.) off a feed from Drew Brodbeck (Stillwater, Minn.) and Tyler Joy (Hobart, Ind.) midway through the first period.
Lansing was able to quickly respond with the tying goal to close out the period with a 1-1 tie.
The Saints found themselves trailing 2-1 early in the second period until a goal from Sam Soukup (Stillwater, Minn.) netted the game tying goal.
After Soukup's goal it was all Holy Cross the remainder of the game.
Saturday's goalie, Brad Hajec (Dearborn, Mich.) finished the game stopping 39 of the 41 shots he faced. The win for Hajec brings his season record to 3-1 with a save percentage of .90.
"The guys did an excellent job of creating opportunities this weekend," stated Saints head coach Bill Schmatz. "We were able to control the tempo in both games and make the most out of our opportunities."
"I felt that both goalies were once again outstanding," continued Schmatz. "It's refreshing to know we have a number of guys who can step up to the moment and get a big win for us. We will take this off week to get better and be ready for our next home series with Illinois State University."
The Saints will continue their season beginning on Friday, October 26th with a home series with Illinois State University. The puck is set to drop at 9:15 at the Ice Box in South Bend.