Connecticut Huskies men's ice hockey
|Connecticut Huskies men's ice hockey|
|University||University of Connecticut|
|Head coach||Mike Cavanaugh|
|1st year, 0–0–0|
|Captain(s)||Alex Gerke, Sean Ambrosie|
|Arena||Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
Surface: 200' x 85'
|Colors||navy  and white  and red 
|Conference Tournament Champions|
The Connecticut Huskies men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Connecticut. The Huskies are a member of Atlantic Hockey. They play at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs, Connecticut.
Prior to 1998, the Huskies played all home games outdoors at a partially enclosed rink on-campus near Memorial Stadium. The UConn Hockey Rink had a roof but was open on the sides. However, in preparation for the upgrade to Division I, the University built the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. Construction began in 1996, and the first indoor home game for UConn was on November 7, 1998.
The move to NCAA Division I status allowed the team to join other Husky athletic programs. Previously, the team had played for 38 years in the Division III ECACA East. At the time, head coach Bruce Marshall was in his tenth season at the position. After posting winning records in their first two seasons at the highest level, the Huskies started to struggle. The athletic department was forced to remove all athletic scholarships from the sport in order to comply with Title IX, and the Huskies consistently finished in the bottom few spots of the national computer rankings before the most recent season.
In June 2010, the University announced that the team would face Sacred Heart at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on February 13, 2011, as part of a doubleheader also featuring a game between the women's team and the Providence Friars. The Huskies won this game 3-1, in front of 1,711 fans. The Huskies also played their first ever game at the XL Center in downtown Hartford that year, though this was not originally scheduled. Due to heavy snow accumulation on the Freitas roof, the team's February 5 game against Army was moved to the off-camps arena, also home to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League. In spite of free admission, only 891 fans turned up on short notice to watch the Huskies lose 5-3. As a whole, the 2010-11 season was also a major improvement for the Huskies, who advance to the Atlantic Hockey Tournament semifinals at Blue Cross Arena before being eliminated. They finished with a final record of 16-18-4. One of the major factors in the turnaround was the young recruits the Huskies had signed. Freshman Cole Schneider led the team with 32 points, while sophomore Sean Ambrosie finished second with 29. Meanwhile, sophomore Garrett Bartus set a school record with 1,085 saves. The 2011-12 AHA preseason rankings reflected the newly gained reputation, with the Huskies ranked fifth out of twelve teams.
On June 21, 2012 Connecticut announced the program will join Hockey East as the conference's 12th member beginning in the 2014-15 season. As part of the move from Atlantic Hockey to Hockey East, the university will add 18 scholarships for the men's ice hockey team and additional scholarships to existing women's sports programs to meet Title IX gender equity requirements. The university is also investigating options to significantly renovate the Freitas Ice Forum, which has a seating capacity around 2,000 fans, and mostly consists of metal bleachers; or build a new, larger ice arena on-campus. Until then the team will play all Hockey East games at the 15,000-seat XL Center in downtown Hartford and non-conference games at the current ice arena. A study by the university projected a cost around $20,000 a game to play at the XL Center.
The Huskies finally post a winning record once again in the 2012-13 season. Long-time head coach Bruce Marshall stepped down during his 25th season and was replaced by Dave Berard. The season ended with a record of 17-13-4. The team finished 4th in the AHA, drawing a crowd of 1438 for their final home game of the season against Sacred Heart.
As of November 23, 2012.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Class||Pos||Height||Weight||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||NHL rights|
|1||Pennsylvania !||Comunale, TomTom Comunale||2 !Sophomore||1.0 !G||71 !5' 11" (1.8 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||8340 !1991-02-08||Pennsylvania !Mars, Pennsylvania !Mars, Pennsylvania||NAHL !St. Louis (NAHL !St. Louis (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|2||Wisconsin !||Gerke, AlexAlex Gerke (C)||4 !Senior||2.0 !D||70 !5' 10" (1.78 m)||170 lb (77 kg)||9185 !1988-10-16||Wisconsin !Tomah, Wisconsin !Tomah, Wisconsin||NAHL !Bismarck (NAHL !Bismarck (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|3||New York !||Janosz, TomTom Janosz||4 !Senior||2.0 !D||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||185 lb (84 kg)||9306 !1988-06-17||New York !Elma, New York !Elma, New York||BCHL !Surrey (BCHL !Surrey (British Columbia Hockey League !BCHL)||—|
|3||Massachusetts !||Segalla, RyanRyan Segalla||1 !Freshman||2.0 !D||74 !6' 2" (1.88 m)||195 lb (88 kg)||6920 !1994-12-29||Massachusetts !Rockland, Massachusetts !Rockland, Massachusetts||USHS-CT !Salisbury (USHS-CT !Salisbury (USHS-CT !USHS–CT)||Pittsburgh !PIT, 119th overall 2013|
|4||Colorado !||Huson, KyleKyle Huson||1 !Freshman||2.0 !D||77 !6' 5" (1.96 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||8075 !1991-10-31||Colorado !Parker, Colorado !Parker, Colorado||NAHL !Wenatchee (NAHL !Wenatchee (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|5||Texas !||Poe, JacobJacob Poe||2 !Sophomore||2.0 !D||75 !6' 3" (1.91 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||8393 !1990-12-17||Texas !Arlington, Texas !Arlington, Texas||NAHL !Topeka (NAHL !Topeka (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|6||Connecticut !||Budnick, JoeJoe Budnick||2 !Sophomore||3.0 !F||68 !5' 8" (1.73 m)||160 lb (73 kg)||8267 !1991-04-22||Connecticut !Newington, Connecticut !Newington, Connecticut||EJHL !Springfield (EJHL !Springfield (Eastern Junior Hockey League !EJHL)||—|
|8||Washington !||Pauly, ShawnShawn Pauly||1 !Freshman||3.0 !F||72 !6' 0" (1.83 m)||185 lb (84 kg)||7886 !1992-05-07||Washington !Bellingham, Washington !Bellingham, Washington||NAHL !Wenatchee (NAHL !Wenatchee (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|11||New Jersey !||Birmingham, JoeJoe Birmingham||1 !Freshman||3.0 !F||70 !5' 10" (1.78 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||8129 !1991-09-07||New Jersey !Medford, New Jersey !Medford, New Jersey||NAHL !St. Louis (NAHL !St. Louis (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|12||Connecticut !||Bouchard, TylerTyler Bouchard||1 !Freshman||3.0 !F||70 !5' 10" (1.78 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||7933 !1992-03-21||Connecticut !Glastonbury, Connecticut !Glastonbury, Connecticut||ECHL !Springfield (ECHL !Springfield (ECHL)||—|
|13||Ontario !||Carriere, EvanEvan Carriere||4 !Senior||3.0 !F||74 !6' 2" (1.88 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||9265 !1988-07-28||Ontario !Ottawa, Ontario !Ottawa, Ontario||AtlJHL !Northern (AtlJHL !Northern (Atlantic Junior Hockey League !AJHL)||—|
|14||Washington !||Smutek, SkylerSkyler Smutek||2 !Sophomore||2.0 !D||72 !6' 0" (1.83 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||8617 !1990-05-07||Washington !Seattle, Washington !Seattle, Washington||BCHL !Quesnel (BCHL !Quesnel (British Columbia Hockey League !BCHL)||—|
|15||Michigan !||Smith, BradBrad Smith||2 !Sophomore||3.0 !F||70 !5' 10" (1.78 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||8292 !1991-03-28||Michigan !Trenton, Michigan !Trenton, Michigan||NAHL !St. Louis (NAHL !St. Louis (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|16||Pennsylvania !||Latta, BillyBilly Latta (A)||3 !Junior||3.0 !F||68 !5' 8" (1.73 m)||170 lb (77 kg)||8547 !1990-07-16||Pennsylvania !West Chester, Pennsylvania !West Chester, Pennsylvania||USHL !Chicago (USHL !Chicago (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|17||Pennsylvania !||Tyson, RyanRyan Tyson||2 !Sophomore||3.0 !F||69 !5' 9" (1.75 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||8153 !1991-08-14||Pennsylvania !Harleysville, Pennsylvania !Harleysville, Pennsylvania||EJHL !New Hampshire (EJHL !New Hampshire (Eastern Junior Hockey League !EJHL)||—|
|18||Washington !||Gerling, TrevorTrevor Gerling||2 !Sophomore||3.0 !F||72 !6' 0" (1.83 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||8198 !1991-06-30||Washington !Seattle, Washington !Seattle, Washington||BCHL !Langley (BCHL !Langley (British Columbia Hockey League !BCHL)||—|
|19||Indiana !||Sims, JordanJordan Sims||3 !Junior||3.0 !F||71 !5' 11" (1.8 m)||185 lb (84 kg)||8747 !1989-12-28||Indiana !Fort Wayne, Indiana !Fort Wayne, Indiana||BCHL !Langley (BCHL !Langley (British Columbia Hockey League !BCHL)||—|
|20||Colorado !||Helton, TylerTyler Helton||1 !Freshman||3.0 !F||72 !6' 0" (1.83 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||8244 !1991-05-15||Colorado !Colorado Springs, Colorado !Colorado Springs, Colorado||AJHL !Drayton Valley (AJHL !Drayton Valley (Alberta Junior Hockey League !AJHL)||—|
|21||Minnesota !||Ambrosie, SeanSean Ambrosie (C)||4 !Senior||3.0 !F||74 !6' 2" (1.88 m)||185 lb (84 kg)||8944 !1989-06-14||Minnesota !Moorhead, Minnesota !Moorhead, Minnesota||BCHL !Prince George (BCHL !Prince George (British Columbia Hockey League !BCHL)||—|
|22||Minnesota !||Schmitz, JoeJoe Schmitz||1 !Freshman||2.0 !D||75 !6' 3" (1.91 m)||210 lb (95 kg)||8333 !1991-02-15||Minnesota !Lino Lakes, Minnesota !Lino Lakes, Minnesota||NAHL !Alaska (NAHL !Alaska (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|23||Saskatchewan !||Harris, BrantBrant Harris (A)||3 !Junior||3.0 !F||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||205 lb (93 kg)||8828 !1989-10-08||Saskatchewan !Estevan, Saskatchewan !Estevan, Saskatchewan||SJHL !Melfort (SJHL !Melfort (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League !SJHL)||—|
|24||North Carolina !||Kirtland, PatrickPatrick Kirtland||1 !Freshman||3.0 !F||72 !6' 0" (1.83 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||8357 !1991-01-22||North Carolina !Cary, North Carolina !Cary, North Carolina||USHL !Des Moines (USHL !Des Moines (United States Hockey League !USHL)||—|
|25||Virginia !||Bond, ChrisChris Bond||1 !Freshman||2.0 !D||74 !6' 2" (1.88 m)||205 lb (93 kg)||8053 !1991-11-22||Virginia !Centreville, Virginia !Centreville, Virginia||NAHL !Topeka (NAHL !Topeka (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|26||New York !||Tuohy, KevinKevin Tuohy||2 !Sophomore||2.0 !D||67 !5' 7" (1.7 m)||160 lb (73 kg)||8224 !1991-06-04||New York !Salisbury Mills, New York !Salisbury Mills, New York||BCHL !Langley (BCHL !Langley (British Columbia Hockey League !BCHL)||—|
|27||Massachusetts !||Sharib, CodyCody Sharib||2 !Sophomore||3.0 !F||74 !6' 2" (1.88 m)||220 lb (100 kg)||8509 !1990-08-23||Massachusetts !Needham, Massachusetts !Needham, Massachusetts||EJHL !New Hampshire (EJHL !New Hampshire (Eastern Junior Hockey League !EJHL)||—|
|28||Michigan !||Ferriss, JoeyJoey Ferriss||1 !Freshman||3.0 !F||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||195 lb (88 kg)||7651 !1992-12-28||Michigan !Novi, Michigan !Novi, Michigan||NAHL !Michigan (NAHL !Michigan (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|29||Illinois !||Bartus, GarrettGarrett Bartus||4 !Senior||1.0 !G||74 !6' 2" (1.88 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||8817 !1989-10-19||Illinois !St. Charles, Illinois !St. Charles, Illinois||NAHL !St. Louis (NAHL !St. Louis (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|30||Arizona !||Grogan, MattMatt Grogan||4 !Senior||1.0 !G||70 !5' 10" (1.78 m)||170 lb (77 kg)||9279 !1988-07-14||Arizona !Gilbert, Arizona !Gilbert, Arizona||NAHL !Bismarck (NAHL !Bismarck (North American Hockey League !NAHL)||—|
|33||New Jersey !||Segin, BobbyBobby Segin||2 !Sophomore||1.0 !G||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||160 lb (73 kg)||8114 !1991-09-22||New Jersey !Marlton, New Jersey !Marlton, New Jersey||USHS-CT !Gunnery (USHS-CT !Gunnery (USHS-CT !USHS–CT)||—|
|33||Rhode Island !||Cooke, TylerTyler Cooke||1 !Freshman||2.0 !D||73 !6' 1" (1.85 m)||205 lb (93 kg)||7895 !1992-04-28||Rhode Island !Warwick, Rhode Island !Warwick, Rhode Island||EJHL !South Shore (EJHL !South Shore (Eastern Junior Hockey League !EJHL)||—|
Various alumni have gone on to play in the minor leagues, including the American Hockey League, ECHL, and Central Hockey League. Former Husky Todd Krygier played ten seasons in the National Hockey League.
- Mike Hoffman: Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs
- Todd Krygier: Played for the Hartford Whalers (1989–91), Washington Capitals (1991–94 & 1995-98) & Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–96)
- Cole Schneider: Signed by the Ottawa Senators
All-time coaching records
As of completion of 2012-13 season
|Totals||3 coaches||51 seasons||597–673–73||.472|
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