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Melrose’s Greg Crovo an indispensable defenseman for Saint Anselm hockey

Greg Crovo of Melrose, a senior at Saint Anselm College, is feeling the pressure to improve his team’s record.
Greg Crovo of Melrose, a senior at Saint Anselm College, is feeling the pressure to improve his team’s record.

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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).

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