Orland Park’s Barrett’s Holy Cross hockey team struggling but making some history
Orland Park’s Mike Barrett started his college hockey career on a team with a sub-par 4-13-2 record.
But Barrett and Holy Cross haven’t been at a loss for excitement at the Worcester, Mass campus.
The former Marist High School student and his teammates have enjoyed a wild ride so far this season. That included:
• A 5-4 victory over Boston College, which was ranked seventh in the nation at the time, on Nov. 29 in Boston. Barrett had two goals and an assist in that game.
It was the first time Holy Cross ever beat BC and it’s the first time Boston College ever lost to an Atlantic Hockey team.
“It was unbelievable,” Barrett told reporters after the game. “Everyone in hockey knows the talent and prestige of the BC hockey team so it makes the win that much better.
“I can’t give enough credit to Matt Vidal, Castan Sommer, and Joe McNamara for the goals. Joe set up the first one and my linemates (Vidal and Sommer) made the second one possible; all the credit goes to them.”