Union Dutchmen ice hockey

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Union Dutchmen
Union Dutchmen athletic logo

University Union College
Conference ECACHL
Head coach Rick Bennett
3rd year, 77–27–16
Captain(s) Mat Bodie
Alternates: Daniel Carr, Shayne Gostisbehere
Arena Frank L. Messa Rink
at Achilles Center

Capacity: 2,225
Location Schenectady, New York
Colors Garnet and White

             

NCAA Tournament Champions
2014
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2012, 2014
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference Tournament Champions
2012, 2013, 2014
Conference Regular Season Champions
2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14
Current uniform
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The Union Dutchmen ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college ice hockey program that represents Union College. The Dutchmen are a member of ECAC Hockey. They play at the Achilles Rink in Schenectady, New York.[1] The women's team at the school go by "Dutchwomen". The Dutchmen won the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament by defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-4.

Current roster[edit]

As of January 1, 2014.[2]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Illinois Sakellaropoulos, AlexAlex Sakellaropoulos Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1994-02-02 Tinley Park, Illinois Chicago (USHL)
2 New York Taylor, JeffJeff Taylor Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1994-04-13 Clifton Park, New York Dubuque (USHL)
3 Connecticut Gonye, AlexAlex Gonye Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1994-02-10 New Canaan, Connecticut Deerfield Academy (USHS–CT)
5 New York Krug, MattMatt Krug Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1992-07-09 South Buffalo, New York Indiana Ice (USHL)
6 New Jersey Vasaturo, CharlieCharlie Vasaturo Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1990-12-07 Sewell, New Jersey Salmon Arm (BCHL)
7 Quebec Pontarelli, MichaelMichael Pontarelli Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1993-12-22 Laval, Quebec Cornwall (CCHL)
8 Pennsylvania Cruice, NickNick Cruice Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992-12-11 Dresher, Pennsylvania South Shore (EJHL)
9 Alberta Carr, DanielDaniel Carr Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991-11-01 Sherwood Park, Alberta Powell River (BCHL)
10 Ontario Bennett, MarkMark Bennett Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1991-07-21 Oakville, Ontario Oakville (OJHL)
11 Minnesota Coatta, SamSam Coatta Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1990-04-09 Minnetonka, Minnesota Sioux Falls (USHL)
12 Saskatchewan Lichtenwald, EliEli Lichtenwald Freshman F 6' 6" (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1992-06-09 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Nipawin (SJHL)
13 Illinois DiPauli, TheoTheo DiPauli Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1993-02-28 Downers Grove, Illinois Chicago (USHL)
14 Florida Gostisbehere, ShayneShayne Gostisbehere Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1993-04-20 Margate, Florida South Kent (USHS–CT) PHI, 78th overall 2012
15 New York Hatch, MattMatt Hatch Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1990-05-22 Massena, New York Alberni Valley (BCHL)
16 Connecticut Sullivan, KevinKevin Sullivan Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1991-01-25 Darien, Connecticut Berkshire (USHS–MA)
17 Ontario Ciampini, DanielDaniel Ciampini Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1990-11-25 Concord, Ontario St. Michael's (OJHL)
18 New Jersey Novak, MaxMax Novak Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1991-04-15 Oak Ridge, New Jersey New Jersey (EJHL)
19 British Columbia Wilkins, MattMatt Wilkins Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991-01-26 Kimberley, British Columbia Brooks (AJHL)
20 Connecticut Martin, GriffynGriffyn Martin Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1994-03-19 Southport, Connecticut Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT)
21 Massachusetts Vecchione, MikeMike Vecchione Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1993-02-25 Saugus, Massachusetts Tri-City (USHL)
22 Manitoba Bodie, MatMat Bodie Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1990-03-07 East St. Paul, Manitoba Powell River (BCHL)
23 Pennsylvania Ikkala, ColeCole Ikkala Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1990-07-27 Romansville, Pennsylvania Vernon (BCHL)
24 Quebec Gingras, SebastienSebastien Gingras Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1991-03-12 Pierrefonds, Quebec Brockville (CCHL)
26 Ontario Roy, DavidDavid Roy Sophomore F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992-02-09 Cumberland, Ontario Brockville (CCHL)
28 Washington (state) Henry, NoahNoah Henry Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1994-03-04 Seattle, Washington Powell River (BCHL)
30 New York Stevens, ColinColin Stevens Junior G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1993-06-30 Niskayuna, New York Boston (EJHL)
31 Massachusetts Pieri, DillonDillon Pieri Junior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1992-03-08 Needham, Massachusetts Boston Advantage (Midget AAA)

Historic records[edit]

Records vs. ECAC Hockey[edit]

Team City, State Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York Houston Field House 32-46-10 2-6 L 1-2 L
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island Meehan Auditorium 64-32-12 3-2 W 3-0 W
Clarkson University Potsdam, New York Cheel Arena 30-20-5 5-1 W 5-0 W
Colgate University Hamilton (village), New York Starr Rink 39-24-3 3-1 W 5-2 W
Cornell University Ithaca, New York Lynah Rink 16-32-7 4-7 L 4-1 W
Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire Thompson Arena 29-17-7 3-5 L 4-2 W
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts Verizon Wireless Center 34-9-4 1-4 L 4-3 W
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey Hobey Baker Memorial Rink 26-22-6 3-4 L 3-0 W
Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut TD Bank Sports Center 11-13-3 2-3 L 1-2 L
St. Lawrence University Canton, New York Appleton Arena 35-27-2 3-3 T 6-2 W
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut Ingalls Rink 27-17-1 5-5 OT T 2-0 W

Record vs. other major opponents[edit]

Team City, State League Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Ferris State Bulldogs Big Rapids, Michigan CCHA 4-1-0 2-0 W 3-1 L
Lake Superior State Lakers Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan CCHA 0-4-1 0-0 T 2-3 L
Vermont Catamounts Burlington, Vermont Hockey East 18-11-2 8-4 W 5-2 W
Boston College Eagles Boston, Massachusetts Hockey East 2-0-0 5-1 W 5-4 W
Merrimack Warriors Andover, Massachusetts Hockey East 19-8-3 1-5 L 4-1 W
Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis, Minnesota Big Ten 2-2-0 2-3 L 7-4 W

Head coaches[edit]

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of April 12, 2014[3]

Tenure Coach Seasons Record Pct. Championships
2011–present Rick Bennett 3 77–29–16 .697 1 National Championship, 2 Cleary Cups, 3 Conference Tournament Championships, 2 Frozen Fours
2003–2011 Nate Leaman 8 138–127–35 .518 1 Cleary Cup
1998–2003 Kevin Snedden 5 50–99–18 .353 None
1996–1998 Stan Moore 2 24–35–7 .417 None
1989–1996 Bruce Delventhal 7 89–111–21 .450 None[a]
1978–1988 Charlie Morrison 10 122–146–9 .457 1 ECAC West Regular Season Championship, 1 Title Game (DIII)
1977–1978 Bob Driscoll 1 0–13–0 .000 None[b]
1975–1977 Ned Harkness 3 45–8–2 .836 None[c]
1940–1949 Art Lawrence 6 8–25–4 .270 None[d]
1936–1939 Duke Nelson 7 3–11–2 .250 None
1933–1935 H.L. Achilles 2 4–7–0 .364 None
1930–1933 William Harkness 3 4–8–1 .346 None
1925–1930 H.A. Larabee 5 9–14–4 .407 None
1924–1925 Henry Gardner 1 1–3–0 .250 None
1919–1924 Ambrose Clark 5 7–10–0 .412 None
Totals 15 coaches 66 seasons 553–636–115 .468 3 Regular Season, 3 Tournament Titles, 1 Title Game (DIII), 1 National Championship
  • a The 1991-92 season was Union's first in NCAA Division I
  • b Bob Driscoll was the interim coach between January and February 1978
  • c Ned Harkness left Union in December 1977
  • d Union did not field a team between 1943 and 1946 due to World War II

Media[edit]

All Dutchmen games are announced on Sporty 1240 WPTR by Matthew DuBrey and Brian Unger.

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