Sr. | F | Carlisle, Ontario
Key Statistics: Vos has raised his production in each season at Holy Cross. As a freshman he had four goals and three assists; as a sophomore he had eight goals and 11 assists; as a junior he posted career highs of 13 goals and 14 assists, ranking fourth on the team in goals, sixth in assists, and third in points. He has six power-play goals in his 104 games. Vos played two seasons with the Burlington Cougars in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, netting 23 goals and 60 points in 2007-08 and adding 39 goals and 83 points a year later.
What He Does: Holy Cross coach Paul Pearl said he laughs about any consideration of using Vos as a penalty killer when he was a freshman. “Now he is not only doing that, he is a guy on the ice with a one-goal lead,’’ Pearl said. Vos is better known for his skills on offense. He has a quick release on his shot, knows where to be on the ice, and his outstanding stick skills makes him valuable for tip-ins and screens. Vos is equally effective in the corners as he is in front of the net. As Vos has gotten stronger through his college days, his skating has improved.
The Bigger Picture: Vos has become a strong leader and has been named the Crusaders’ captain. Vos expresses himself well, he’s mature, and he has a strong work ethic—things that will serve a team with 11 incoming freshmen better. “The guys respect him a lot,’’ Pearl said.
Holy Cross coach Paul Pearl on Vos: “He is a goal scorer. He came here as a goal scorer and he continues to score goals. He has kind of re-made himself since he got here into a very good, dependable defensive player.’’