NU defeats Holy Cross 3-1

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NU defeats Holy Cross 3-1

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HC comes into this weekend series at 3-12-1. Logical minds would conclude NU should come away with at least a "split" versus the Crusaders. HC did defeat Brown and lost to UNH in OT.

WORCESTER, Mass.— The Holy Cross men's hockey team will close out play in 2021 with a two-game series against Atlantic Hockey foe Niagara beginning on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Game two of the series will be on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., with both games being streamed live on FloHockey.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT HOLY CROSS (3-12-1, 2-5-1 AHA):
In three non-conference games last week, Holy Cross dropped to Merrimack, 3-2, defeated Brown, 5-1, and lost to New Hampshire in overtime, 3-2.

SCOUTING NIAGARA (2-8-2, 2-2-2 AHA):
The Purple Eagles wrapped a two-game series with then-No. 4 Michigan last week, dropping 6-1 and 4-1 to the Wolverines.
Walker Sommer leads Niagara with four goals and Mike Faulkner has the team lead with five assists.
Niagara's two wins this season have come over Sacred Heart and Air Force. The Purple Eagle's are riding a five-game winless streak with two ties and three losses.
In goal, Chad Veltri and Jake Sibell have split time this season. Veltri owns a 3.31 GAA and .888 save percentage, while Sibell has a 3.99 GAA and .880 save percentage.
LAST TIME THEY MET:
The two teams have not met since the 2019-20 season, where Holy Cross defeated the Purple Eagles, 6-3, and tied, 2-2.
The Crusaders are riding a five-match unbeaten streak against Niagara with three ties and two wins over the past five games.

https://goholycross.com/news/2021/12/2/ ... eries.aspx
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NU down 1-0 in the second. NU is outshooting the Crusaders. Veltri in goal for NU .
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NU is up 2-1 late in the second. Goals by Nillson and Harpur. Veltri playing well in goal.
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NU holding onto a 2-1 lead at Worchester mid 3rd period.
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Mysak scores for NU late in the third. 3-1 Final NU! NU outshoot the Crusaders 30-24. This is a good win at Holy Cross as the Crusaders had been playing some decent hockey of late.
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Nice road win , let's do it again in game 2 .
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Nice road win , let's do it again in game 2 .
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Cross had previously defeated Brown and lost to UNH in OT. Yeah , it’s decent win on the road. Let’s get the broom out !
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WORCESTER, Mass – The Purple Eagles (3-8-2, 3-2-2-1) erased an early deficit to earn a 3-1 win over Holy Cross (3-13-1, 2-6-1) in Atlantic Hockey action Friday night. Josef Mysak, Zac Herrmann, and Ryan Naumovski found the back of the net, and Chad Veltri stopped 23-of-24 shots in the win.

Game Recap
First Period
• Niagara controlled possession in the first period of play, outshooting the Crusaders 12-3.
• Holy Cross scored a power play goal with two minutes remaining in the opening period to take a 1-0 lead.
• Niagara killed two Crusader penalties in the opening period before allowing the late power play goal.
• The Purple Eagles went 0-for-1 on its power play chances in the first.

Second Period
• Niagara would tie the game on a goal from Mysak. The goal came from the top of the circle, with the Purple Eagles on a 5-on-3 advantage.
• After Holy Cross was called for delay of game – the Purple Eagles once again had a 5-on-3 opportunity. They would find the back of the net; this time, Herrmann would score from the circle, rifling a wrister past the Holy Cross goalie.
• The Purple Eagles put 10 shots on goal in the second period as they played most of the frame with a man advantage.
• By the time the period came to a close, Niagara was 2-for-6 on power play chances. The Purple Eagles also had 22 shots on goal following 40-minutes of action.

Third Period
• Niagara started the third on the power play and put solid chances on net in attempt to build its lead.
• Three minutes into the third, the Purple Eagles got two power play opportunities, but came up short with the man advantage.
• It wasn't until the game's final minute, with the Holy Cross goal vacated, that Niagara got its insurance tally.
• Naumovski skated past the defense and dumped the puck into the vacated net for the third goal of the contest for the Purple Eagles.

Niagara Notes
• Mysak has scored a goal in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
• Veltri has made 20-plus saves in all seven games this season.
• Niagara's two power play goals tonight were a season-high for the Purple Eagles.
• For the fifth time this season, Niagara scored at least three goals, improving to 3-0-2 in those games.
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