Friday, April 1, 2016

Former Vernon Viper Coughlin Named Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player Of The Week:

For a second week in a row former Vernon Vipers defenceman Johnny Coughlin has been named the Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week.

Coughlin played one season in Vernon last year (2014-15) playing in 55 games with the Vipers, collecting (3-goals-15-assists-18-points). Coughlin is in his first season with the Holy Cross Crusaders.

Johnny Coughlin's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Crusaders website:

Johnny Coughlin Named AHC Defensive Player Of The Week

Holy Cross Athletics   03-01-2016

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross freshman defenseman Johnny Coughlin (Fairport, N.Y.) has been named the Travel Team USA Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the two-game sweep of Sacred Heart on Feb. 26-27. This is the second straight week that Coughlin has won this award.

Coughlin posted one goal and two assists for three points and was also a part of a defense that allowed only two goals. He tallied one assist in the 5-2 win versus the Pioneers on Feb. 26, while on Saturday in the 3-0 victory he posted one goal and one assist for two points as he netted the game winner. He now has two game-winning goals on the season and has posted at least one point in four straight games. For the season, he has three goals and seven assists for 10 points.

The Crusaders (18-11-5, 16-7-5 AHC) finished the regular season tied for second place in the Atlantic Hockey standings with Air Force and will be the third seed in the Atlantic Hockey Tournament. The Crusaders’ 16 Atlantic Hockey victories are their most since 2005-2006 when they tallied 19. On March 11-13, Holy Cross will host a best two-out-of-three Atlantic Hockey Tournament quarterfinal series. The opponent will be determined after the Atlantic Hockey first round. For tickets to the games be sure to call 1-844-GO-CROSS or visit

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