Nov. 19, 2004
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Treye Kettwick registered a career-high 38 saves to record his first career shutout as Army dropped defending Atlantic Hockey champion Holy Cross, 2-0, in front of 1,564 fans at Tate Rink on Friday night.
Kettwick was presented with the Superintendent's coin, given out in recognition of exemplary performance, by the Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, Lt. Gen. William J. Lennox Jr., and Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, Chief of Staff U.S. Army, in the Black Knights' locker room after the contest.
Army (4-6-1, 1-4-1 Atlantic Hockey) picked up its first conference win of the season and ended a three-game losing streak in the process. Holy Cross (3-3-2, 1-2-1) saw its four-game win streak at Tate Rink come to an end as well. It was the first time that the Crusaders lost a game inside the gates of West Point since Jan. 31, 2003.
broke a scoreless tie 9:21 into the second period when Chad Fifield
sent him in all alone on Holy Cross goaltender Tony Quesada with a pass from Army's defensive zone. Picone gathered the puck in stride at the Holy Cross blue line and tucked the rubber disc around Quesada's left pad for his second goal of the season.
Nick Cahill added his first goal of the year on the power play at 3:52 of the third period to close out the scoring.
Kettwick stopped 10 shots in the first frame, followed by 19 in the second and nine more in the third. The DeWitt, Iowa, native has posted a 1.51 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage in his last five contests, dating back to Army's win at Colgate.
Quesada made 24 saves in a losing effort for the Crusaders.
The win also marked Army's first shutout since blanking Canadian-rival Royal Military College, 4-0, on Feb. 8, 2003. It was their first shutout over an NCAA opponent since stopping Holy Cross by a similar score on Jan. 31, 2003 - the last time that the Crusaders lost at Tate Rink.
Army and Holy Cross square off again Saturday night at Tate Rink in game two of the two-game weekend series. Game time is set for 7 p.m.