Lewiston, ME (March 20, 2014) – Utica College men’s hockey senior forward Trever Hertz (Jaffray, British Columbia/Quesnel Millionaires (BCHL)) became the fourth player in program-history to be named an American Hockey Coaches Association CCM Division III Men’s Hockey All-American at the NCAA Championship’s student-athlete banquet on Thursday night. Hertz was named to the East Region Second Team.
Hertz joins Jimmy Sokol (2005, 2nd Team), Tim Coffman (2012, 3rd Team) and teammate Louie Educate (Chicago, IL/Aberdeen (NAHL)) (2013, 1st Team) as one of four Pioneers in program-history to earn All-American status. The Pioneers have now secured representation on the All-American team in three consecutive seasons.
Hertz, who was named the ECAC West Player of the Year on February 26th, averaged 1.00 points per game throughout the regular season (tied for eighth in the conference). He also tied for third in the conference with 17 assists. He led the team with 25 total points (eight goals, 17 assists). 16 of his points came in conference play. His three game-winning goals tied for the team lead. He registered six multi-point games this season and he scored at least one point in each of the last eight regular season games for UC. He finished his illustrious career with 102 points in 104 games played and is just the third player in program-history to score over 100 points in a career (44 goals, 58 assists). Hertz scored at least one point in 18 of 27 games this past season.
He guided the Pioneers to 69 victories over the course of his four year career. In 2012-2013 he paced Utica to a school-record 21 victories and the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, advancing as far the Frozen Four.
Hertz recently signed his first professional contract with the Mississippi Surge of the Southern Professional Hockey League following his collegiate career. He has played in two games for the Surge and registered his first professional assist on March 16th.
UC, which finished its season ranked 13th in the USCHO.com national polls, wrapped up its 2013-14 campaign with a 16-7-4 overall record and won the ECAC West regular season title for the second consecutive season. The Pioneers also earned the right to host ECAC West Tournament Championship game for the first time since 2005. UC advanced to the conference tournament championship game for the third time in school-history.
The CCM Hockey All-American Teams are sponsored by CCM Hockey and are chosen by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association. CCM is the legendary hockey brand dedicated to the endless pursuit of performance by delivering game-changing, head-to-head innovative hockey equipment to players worldwide.
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LEWISTON, Maine — Twenty different schools — including three semifinalists participating this weekend in the NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship in Lewiston, Maine — can boast 2014 CCM DIVISION II-III MEN’S HOCKEY ALL-AMERICAN selections in the starry squads announced this evening at the event’s student-athlete banquet.
NCAA semifinalist St. Norbert College leads the way with four selections, followed by three honorees each from Babson College and Trinity College.
Senior forward Travis Janke of Norwich is the only repeat selection from 2013 (Second Team). Of the 30 All-Americans, 17 are from the United States, 10 are from Canada, two are from Sweden and one is from Slovakia. The two leading sources are Massachusetts (6) and Ontario (5).
The CCM Hockey All-American Ice Hockey teams are sponsored by CCM Hockey and chosen by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association. CCM is the legendary hockey brand dedicated to the endless pursuit of performance by delivering game-changing, head-to-toe innovative hockey equipment to players worldwide.
|Jamie Murray, So., Babson||Goalie||David Jacobson, Jr., St. Norbert|
|Louis Belisle, Sr., Middlebury||Defense||Kyle Brodie, Jr., UW-Stevens Point|
|Ryan Heavey, Sr., Babson||Defense||Caleb Suderman, Sr., Concordia-Minn.|
|Jackson Brewer, Jr., Trinity||Forward||Alex Altenbernd, Jr., St. Thomas|
|Travis Janke, Sr., Norwich||Forward||Garrett Ladd, Sr., UW-Stevens Point|
|Zachary Vit, Sr., Geneseo||Forward||Joe Perry, Sr., St. Norbert|
|Sean Dougherty, Jr., Williams||Goalie||Drew Fielding, Jr., St. Thomas|
|Michael Flynn, Jr., Trinity||Defense||David Donnellan, Sr., UW-Eau Claire|
|Barry Roytman, St., Plattsburgh State||Defense||Marian Fiala, Jr., St. Norbert|
|Michael Hawkrigg, So., Trinity||Forward||Mason Baptista, Jr., St. Norbert|
|Trevor Hertz, Jr., Utica||Forward||Duston Hebebrand, Jr., Adrian|
|Peter MacIntyre, So., UMass Boston||Forward||Corey Leivermann, Sr., Gustavus Adolphus|
|Kevin Carr, Sr., Buffalo State||Goalie|
|Colin Downey, Sr., Bowdoin||Defense|
|Anton Racklin, Jr., Manhattanville||Defense|
|Mike Driscoll, Jr., Babson||Forward|
|Alex Jensen, Jr., Plattsburgh State||Forward|
|Josh Obregon, So., Johnson & Wales||Forward|
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Committee announced the field of 11 teams for the 2014 NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.
Seven conferences have been awarded an automatic qualification. The remaining four teams were selected at-large by the committee.
The championship playoff format involves three first-round games and four quarterfinal games that are played on the campuses of the participating institutions. All games in the championship are single elimination. The four quarterfinal winners will advance to Lewiston, Maine, at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée for the semifinal and championship games, which will be conducted March 21-22. Bowdoin and the Maine Sports Commission will host the championship.
Conferences receiving automatic qualification are:
ECAC DIII Men’s East Hockey League — Babson (22-4-2)
ECAC DIII Northeast Hockey League — Nichols (18-6-3)
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference — Salem State (16-9-2)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference — St. Thomas (Minn.) (21-4-2)
New England Small College Athletic Conference — Bowdoin (17-8-2)
Northern Collegiate Hockey Association — St. Norbert (25-3-1)
State University of New York Athletic Conference — Oswego State (20-6-2)
Adrian (22-2-4), Geneseo State (21-6-0), Wisconsin-Stevens Point (20-5-2) and Norwich (19-6-3) enter the field as the four at-large selections.
The semifinal and championship games will be web streamed live on NCAA.com.
In 2013, Wisconsin-Eau Claire claimed its first title with a 5-3 win against Oswego State at the Herb Brooks Ice Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Utica, NY (March 8, 2014) – Elmira College scored four unanswered goals to rally from a 2-1 deficit on its way to winning the ECAC Men’s West Conference Tournament title, 5-2, on Saturday night against host and top-seeded Utica College at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.
The Pioneers owned a 1-0 lead and a 2-1 lead midway through the second period but the Soaring Eagles would not go down without a fight, scoring four goals in the final 23:15 of the contest to earn the conference tournament crown.
Utica’s record is now 16-7-4 overall and the Pioneers will have to earn an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament in order for their season to continue. The NCAA’s online selection show for division III men’s hockey is scheduled to take place Sunday night at 9 p.m. Elmira wraps up its season with a 16-10-1 overall record.
Elmira goalie Ryan deMelo stopped 34 shots in net and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. The Pioneers edged Elmira in shots 36-32 on the afternoon, but deMelo held UC scoreless in the final 29:46 to help secure the victory for the Soaring Eagles.
UC took a 1-0 lead 4:47 into the contest when senior forward Ridge Garbutt (Toronto, Ontario/Brewster Academy (NH)) netted his 12th goal of the season, on the power-play, much to the delight of the Pioneer faithful at the Aud. Louie Educate (Chicago, IL/Aberdeen (NAHL)) and Mike Baird (Oakville, Ontario/Huntsville (OJHL)) assisted on the Pioneers’ first goal of the game.
Elmira’s Andrew Ciampichini answered right back less than three minutes later and knotted the score at 1-1 with his second goal of the season to tie the game up. Ciampichini’s game-tying goal was assisted by Greg Whittle.
UC took the lead back 10:14 into the second period when freshman forward Mikhail Bushinski (Woodbury, MN/Kenai River (NAHL)) netted his second collegiate goal to put the Pioneers back on top, 2-1. Senior Adam Graff (Bear, DE/Syracuse Stars (EJHL)) and sophomore Joel Wetmore (Horseheads, NY/Lindsay (OJHL)) assisted on Utica’s go-ahead goal.
Before the end of the second period Elmira’s Jesper Strale tied the game back up at 2-2 when he scored his 11th of the year, assisted by Michael Collins and Carter Shinkaruk, to send the game into the final period all tied up. Strale was later named to the All-Tournament Team for his efforts over the course of the last two games.
The third period proved to be all Soaring Eagles as Shinkaruk gave the visitors their first lead of the contest after he netted his tenth goal of the season 3:36 into the final frame. Liam Burtt and Tommy Sumi assisted on what proved to be the game-winner. Brian Depp, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, added a third period goal to give the Soaring Eagles a two goal advantage with 4:35 to play. Michael Collins added an empty-netter with 55 seconds left to secure the win for the Soaring Eagles.
Utica senior goalie Nick Therrien (Rochester, NH/NY Apple Core (EJHL)) stopped 27 shots in net for the Pioneers. Elmira went 2-for-6 on the power-play, while Utica went 1-for-5 with a man advantage. Utica seniors Jordan Hobaica (Clinton, NY/Northwood School) and defender Mike Slowikowski (Ewing, NJ/N.J. Hitmen (EJHL)) were both named to the All-Tournament Team.
ECAC Men’s West Conference All-Tournament Team
F – #14 Brian Depp, Elmira College
F – #22 Jesper Strale, Elmira College
F – #15 Jordan Hobaica (Clinton, NY/Northwood School), Utica College
D – #17 Eric David, Elmira College
D – #18 Mike Slowikowski (Ewing, NJ/N.J. Hitmen (EJHL)), Utica College
G – #1 Ryan DeMelo*, Elmira College
*ECAC Men’s West Tournament Most Outstanding Player