The Kings have a long list of proud alumni, currently dotted among NCAA, CIS and minor-pro leagues. This will be part of a weekly post, highlighting statistics for our Kings alumni, as well as some key reading material on former Kings players that didn’t get posted on the blog throughout the week.
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Dan Schuler Earns Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week Award
Former Powell River Kings forward Dan Schuler has earned the Atlantic Hockey Association’s rookie of the week award after helping the RIT Tigers to a weekend sweep of Mercyhurst College. Schuler assisted on a goal by fellow Kings alum Matt Garbowsky on Friday in a 3-2 overtime win. The next night, the Webster, N.Y. native assisted again on a Garbowsky tally and added an empty-netter to seal a 5-3 win.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound forward now has four goals and six assists on the season. He also leads the team with a +7 rating. In two seasons in Powell River, Schuler scored 28 goals and 30 assists while racking up 105 penalty minutes in 89 career games.
It’s a little old, but here’s a video with Schuler talking on going to RIT in the NCAA. Click here to watch.
Matt Garbowsky Gets ‘Honour Roll’ Mention
Matt Garbowsky – RIT (Sophomore; Forward; St. George, ONT) – Garbowsky scored three goals and added an assist in a weekend sweep over Mercyhurst. On Friday, he scored a goal and added the primary assist on Adam Hartley’s overtime game-winner in a 3-2 win. The next night, Garbowsky scored two goals, including the game-winner with 54.7 seconds left in regulation to lift the Tigers to a 5-3 win. He now has seven points over his last three games and 21 points (5-16-21) in 28 games this season.
American Hockey League (AHL)
Grand Rapids Griffins
Jeff Hoggan (Captain): 48 GP, 9-16-25, 25 PIM
East Coast Hockey League (ECHL)
Kalamazoo Wings (traded from Evansville Icemen: 14GP, 1-0-1 9PIM)
Tyler Shelast: 21 GP, 3-0-3, 10 PIM
Ethan Cox: 46 GP, 7-14-21, 19 PIM
Adam Presizniuk: No Stats Available
Greensville Road Warriors
Brandon Wong: 48 GP, 21-28-49, 19 PIM
Stavenger Oilers (Norway)
Cleve Kinley: 30 GP, 3-18-21, 97 PIM
Hamm Eisbaren (Germany)
Casey Bartzen: 31 GP, 11-29-40, 22 PIM
HC Hradec Kralove
Ludek Broz: 46 GP, 10-13-23, 30 PIM
Other Minor Pro Leagues
Fayetteville FireAntz (SPHL)
Brock Sawyer: 43 GP, 0-9-9, 34 PIM
Missouri Mavericks (CHL)
Mike Wakita: No Stats Available
NCAA Division One
Bemidji State University
Jake Areshenko (Sr): 30 GP, 0-3-3, 41 PIM
Sean Maguire (Fr): 12 GP, 7-5-0, 3.01 GAA, .905 SV%
Erik Vos (Sr): 28 GP, 5-8-13, 12 PIM
Jamie Phillips (Fr): 6 GP, 0-1-1, 2.87 GAA, .877 SV%
Jon Jutzi (Fr): 32 GP, 1-6-7, 19 PIM
Carsen Chubak: 28 GP, 19-4-5, 1.75 GAA, .942 SV%
Cohen Adair (Fr): 28 GP, 5-4-9, 8 PIM
Ohio State University
Craig Dalrymple (Fr): 32 GP, 2-7-9, 4 PIM
Justin DaSilva (So): 32 GP, 1-2-3, 26 PIM
Chad Niddery (So): 19 GP, 0-3-3, 6 PIM
Clay Harvey (Sr): 30 GP, 4-12-16, 14 PIM
Mike Garteig (Fr): 3 GP, 0-1-0, 2.45 GAA, .867 SV%
Rochester Institute of Technology
Daniel Schuler (Fr): 28 GP, 4-6-10, 28 PIM
Matt Garbowsky (So-Alternate): 28 GP, 5-16-21, 14 PIM
Josh Watson (Jr): 18 GP, 7-6-4, 3.05 GAA, .904 SV%
University of Anchorage-Alaska
Andrew Pettitt (So): 17 GP, 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Chris Williams (Fr): 27 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM
Mat Bodie (Jr-Captain): 25 GP, 4-15-19, 30 PIM
Kyle Bodie (Sr): 29 GP, 7-20-27, 26 PIM
Daniel Carr (Jr): 29 GP, 11-11-22, 26 PIM
NCAA Division Three
Carter Shinkaruk (Fr): 24 GP, 9-3-12, 10 PIM
D’Arcy Oakes (Sr): 22 GP, 5-10-15, 6 PIM
Robbie Bailey: 25 GP, 5-6-11, 36 PIM
St. Norbert College
Reid Campbell (Jr): 26 GP, 1-10-11, 39 PIM
Kyle Leahy (Sr): 27 GP, 3-10-13, 61 PIM
Canadian Inter-university Sport (CIS)
Steve Schmidt (Fr): 27 GP, 3-9-12, 12 PIM
Brendon MacDonald (Fr): 20 GP, 2-2-4, 58 PIM
University of British Columbia
Jason Yee (So): 28 GP, 1-7-8, 4 PIM
Ben Schmidt (Jr-Alternate): 27 GP, 1-8-9, 26 PIM
Stats courtesy of US College Hockey Online, College Hockey Stats.net, HockeyDB and Elite Prospects
Weekly NCAA Updates
The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 19, when they play Sacred Heart at the Milford Ice Pavilion. Holy Cross defeated the Pioneers by a 6-3 score this season on Nov. 11. The Crusaders then play a home-and-home series with AIC as the game on Friday, Feb. 22, is at the Olympia Ice Center, while the Crusaders will host the game on Saturday, Feb. 23. Holy Cross defeated the Yellow Jackets by a 6-2 score this season on Oct. 16. On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Holy Cross men’s
hockey program held its fourth annual “Pink the Rink.” The team wore special edition pink jerseys to show its support for breast cancer awareness. The jerseys were auctioned off throughout the game with all proceeds going to Pink Revolution. The jersey auction alone raised $5,655
The NO. 15 Niagara Purple Eagles (19-6-5; 18-3-2 AHA) earned the 2012-13 Atlantic Hockey Regular Season Title with the weekend split against Robert Morris…This is the team’s first AHA regular-season title since the program entered into the conference in 2010-11, and their first conference crown since the 2006-07 season when NU earned the former College Hockey America regular-season title…Niagara remained on the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll, this week sitting in the 15th position which is the longest the program has been ranked in the top-15 poll since the 99-00 season when the squad was ranked for three straight weeks…The Purps have been ranked a program-best 13 consecutive weeks on the USCHO.com Poll…NU split a weekend series against RMU, pulling out a thrilling 4-3 victory on Friday at Dwyer before dropping a 6-5 overtime decision to the Colonials on Saturday…The victory on Friday extended the Purple Eagles home ice beaten streak to a nation-best 19 games which is three shy of the program record. Carsen Chubak is tied for fourth in the nation in save percentage (.942), and seventh in the nation in goals-against average (1.76), while leading the nation in shutouts (6).
RIT: The Tigers recorded a weekend sweep on the road at Mercyhurst, winning 3-2 in overtime on Friday and 5-3 on Saturday. On Friday, Adam Hartley scored 1:07 into the extra session, while Matt Garbowsky had a goal and an assist and Jeff Smith also scored. Jordan Ruby made 34 saves. The next night RIT led 2-0 after one period, trailed 3-2 after two, then roared back for three third period goals in the 5-3 win. Garbowsky scored twice, including the game-winner with 54.7 seconds left in regulation. Chris Saracino, Smith, and Dan Schuler also scored, while Ruby made 27 saves. RIT is now 30-15-6 all-time against the Lakers, 14-6-3 against at the Division I level, including a 9-2-1 mark at the Mercyhurst Ice Center over that time period. RIT won its 150th game as a Division I program on Friday. Garbowsky is on a tear, with seven points over his last three games (3-4-7) and nine over the last five games (4-5-9). He has four goals in the last five games after scoring once in his first 23 contests. He is also third in the nation with 377 face-off wins (56.2 percent won).
Northern Michigan: The Wildcats split at Michigan State, picking up their i rst CCHA road win of the season on Friday with a 5-3 victory. The Spartans had a come-from-behind 4-2 win on Saturday. SR F Matt Thurber and SO F Reed Seckel each scored two goals and added two assists in Friday’s win. Northern Michigan is 4-12-1 on the road this season, including 1-10-1 in CCHA play. The one win was at Michigan State on Friday and the tie was at Miami (Nov. 10). Northern Michigan also defeated Nebraska Omaha (Oct. 20) and St. Cloud State twice (Jan. 4-5). The Wildcats are 6-0-1 when scoring more than four goals. Northern Michigan is 0-8-1 when allowing four or more goals. Northern Michigan travels to Bowling Green for a weekend series against the Falcons. Bowling Green leads the all-time series, 39-37-8.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes are 5-1-2 in their last eight games, including a 4-0-2 ledger at home in the stretch. The team is averaging 3.5 goals a game in the last eight, holding opponents to 2.4 a game, and the power play is 25 percent (8-for-32).
Boston University: The Terriers’ 5-4 overtime win at Maine on Saturday marked the first time all season that they were victorious when allowing more than two goals…Senior Ryan Santana (yorba Linda, Calif.) had the first two multi-point games of his career last week, earning two assists against Harvard and then assisting on both power-play goals in Saturday’s triumph at Maine…in the Terriers’ 12 games since the turn of the new year, nine of them have been decided by a single goal or resulted in a tie…BU is 7-2-1 in its last 10 Hockey East road games and 8-1-3 in its last 12 visits to Alfond Arena…Wade Megan is tied for first in the nation in shorthanded goals with three…BU’s power play has converted on 10 of its last 44 chances (22.7%) to rebound from a 4-for-49 (8.2%) drought that spanned 10 games…Both of BU’s freshman goaltenders – Matt O’Connor (Toronto, Ont.) and Sean Maguire (Powell River, B.C.) – have seven victories this season…The Terriers have not allowed a 5-on-5 goal in their last 146:43.