The whistles, calls to the bench, and line shifts come to a grinding halt in certain situations for the Saint Anselm College men’s hockey team.
If the Hawks have a one-goal lead, and the puck is in their zone, Greg Crovo will be on the ice.
“If we have a penalty to kill that may win or lose a game for us, he’s the first to go out,” said Saint Anselm coach Ed Seney.
“That’s what he brings to the table.”
The senior from Melrose is a backbone on the blue line, and his experience – as well as the trust that Seney has in him – reflects that.
Crovo entered this season as a co-captain, his third straight year carrying the leadership mantle (he was an alternate his sophomore year). Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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