13 posts tagged college hockey
13 posts tagged college hockey
Connect with other Union alumni this weekend as the men’s hockey team takes on Boston College. Click here for more information and to register for a pre-game reception.
UPDATE: Congrats to Justin Zolot, who was chosen by random number generator. The correct answer was Steve Baker. While we had three players drafted in 1977, he was the first drafted as he was chosen #44. Justin, we sent you an email. Thanks everyone and look for more giveaways in the future. We have more Frozen Four swag to clean out!
Answer the trivia question in the comments below and you could win this black 2012 Frozen Four t-shirt (courtesy of the Bookstore).
Question: Shayne Gostisbehere ‘15 (Flyers) and Tim Boyle ‘16 (Senators) were both drafted into the NHL this week. Who was the first Union College hockey player ever drafted to the NHL?
One random winner will be picked at 4 p.m. today to win the shirt above (adult size Large). You MUST Like Union’s Facebook page to be in the running to win! Again, COMMENT AND LIKE to win! Thanks and good luck!
Photos from the second period. Union is currently tied with Ferris State 1-1. Let’s go Union!
Wall of fame…Hanging from the Tampa Bay Times Forum is a five-story banner touting the Frozen Four, including an action shot of forward Jeremy Welsh.
“It was pretty neat to see,” Welsh told the Tampa Bay Times. “We were driving in, and I looked up to check it out. And the guys got on me about looking up at it. I said, ‘You know what, guys? It’s not every day I see myself on the side of a building.’”
For all the math majors: BCInterruption.com put together an interesting by the numbers feature. Here’s some of Union’s mentions:
Best defensive team: Union (1.80 goals/game)
Leading goal scorer: Jeremy Welsh, Union (27 goals in 39 games)
Stingiest keeper: Troy Grosenick, Union (1.64 GAA)
Best power play: Union (46-of-189, 24.34%)
1,293: driving distances, in miles, from Schenectady, NY to Tampa, the shortest trip (!) among the four schools
Union men’s ice hockey head coach Rick Bennett was named one of seven finalists for the Spencer Penrose Award given annually to the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Coach of the Year, the American Hockey Coaches Association announced today.
In Bennett’s first year as head coach, Union has earned its first ever trip to the Frozen Four with wins over UMass-Lowell and Michigan State in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament. Union earned its first ever Whitelaw Cup as ECAC Hockey Tournament champions and its second consecutive Cleary Cup, capturing the ECAC Hockey regular-season title.
No. 3/3 Union (26-7-7, 14-4-4 ECAC Hockey) posted a 12-2-4 record in its last 18 ECAC Hockey contests. Bennett has recorded the most wins by a Union head coach in his first season, and is the only Union coach to record 20 wins in his debut year. With 26 wins, Union has matched the school single-season record set last season. Bennett also became the first Union coach to beat a non-conference top-five team in the USCHO.com poll when the Dutchmen earned a 3-1 at No. 5 Merrimack on Dec. 17. On Nov. 27, Bennett also led Union to a 6-3 win over No. 11 Michigan in the team’s first ever trip to Yost Arena.
Photos from last week’s NCAA Regional Championship against UMass-Lowell.