Holy Cross Hockey Plays Vital Role in Central Mass. Sports History

Telegram & Gazette
October 14th, 2016 by 

The Crusaders upset No. 1 seed Minnesota on March 24, 2006 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
The Crusaders upset No. 1 seed Minnesota on March 24, 2006 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Photo by: GoHolyCross.com

In a recent article about “Worcester’s eyes looking eastward” during the last 50 years of Boston sports, the Telegram & Gazette remembers “what is considered to be the greatest upset in college hockey history.”

On March 23, 2006, the men’s ice hockey team made history as they defeated No. 1 seed Minnesota in overtime with a score of 4-3. Holy Cross’ win is the first time a No. 4 seed ever defeated a No. 1 seed.

“The Holy Cross hockey team came in as an underdog. Now it will try to leave as the top dog. In what stands as one of the greatest upsets in NCAA tournament history, the Crusaders topped Minnesota, 4-3, in overtime last night in a West Regional first-round game,” the article said.

Read the entire article on telegram.com.

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Kelsey Littlefield ’17.

For additional information, please contact Jessica Kennedy at 508-793-2419.

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