Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey

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Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey
Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey athletic logo

University University of Vermont
Conference Hockey East
Head coach Kevin Sneddon
10th year, 147–174–53
Arena Gutterson Fieldhouse
Capacity: 4,035
Location Burlington, Vermont
Colors Green and Gold and White

                     

NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1996, 2009
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1988, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2010, 2014
Conference Regular Season Champions
1996
Current uniform
HE-Uniform-UVM.png

The Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Vermont. The Catamounts are a member of Hockey East. They play home games at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vermont.[1] Vermont has appeared in the NCAA Men's Hockey Championship five times since making the move to Division I in 1974-75 including trips to the Frozen Four in 1996 and 2009.

Since 1990, the Catamounts have hosted what is now known as the Catamount Cup tournament, winning the title three times.[2]

Alumni[edit]

The University of Vermont has produced 15 National Hockey League (NHL) players in its history. Alumni currently in the NHL include Viktor Stålberg '09 (Nashville Predators), Torrey Mitchell '07 (Buffalo Sabres), Patrick Sharp '02 (Chicago Blackhawks), Kevan Miller '11 (Boston Bruins), Martin St. Louis '97 (New York Rangers) and Tim Thomas '97 (Dallas Stars). Thomas, St. Louis, Sharp, Stålberg, Éric Perrin '97, and former NHL All-Star John LeClair '91 have won the Stanley Cup in their careers.

In 2004, St. Louis was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer, the Lester B. Pearson Award as the league's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association, and the Bud Light Plus/Minus award. Thomas has won the Vezina Trophy twice as the NHL's top goaltender in 2009 and 2011, and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2011. He also holds the NHL record for best single season save percentage. UVM is the only NCAA program in history to count alumni who have won both the Hart Trophy and the Vezina Trophy, as well as the only NCAA program to generate an Art Ross winner.

A two-time Olympian in 1998 and 2002, LeClair was elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009 after a standout 16-year NHL career where he scored 406 goals. He was a two-time NHL First Team All-Star and twice won the Bud Light Plus/Minus Award.

Other Catamounts who were U.S. Olympians were Thomas (2010) and former NHL defenseman Aaron Miller (2002, 2006). St. Louis skated for Canada in the 2006 Olympics, while Sharp was named to Canada's 2014 Olympic squad. Vermont is one of just five college hockey programs to have at least one alumni participating in every Olympic games since NHL players began competing in 1998.[3]

All-time scoring leaders[edit]

Career points leaders[edit]

Player Years Goals Assists Points
Martin St. Louis 1993-97 91 176 267
Éric Perrin 1993-97 107 149 256
Tim O'Connell 1972-76 99 135 234
Craig Homola 1977-81 88 117 205
Randy Koch 1974-78 73 93 166
Kyle McDonough 1985-89 87 76 163
Roger Mallette 1971-75 57 103 160
Pat Wright 1970-73 61 91 152
Andy Halford 1974-78 69 80 149
Dominique Ducharme 1991-95 54 95 149

Single-season points record:

Career goals leaders[edit]

Player Years Goals
Éric Perrin 1993-97 107
Tim O'Connell 1972-76 99
Martin St. Louis 1993-97 91
Craig Homola 1977-81 88
Kyle McDonough 1985-89 87
Kirk McCaskill 1979-83 83
Randy Koch 1974-78 73
Michel Lebeau 1973-77 73
Ted Castle 1971-74 71
Andy Halford 1974-78 69

Single-season goals record:

Career assists leaders[edit]

Player Years Assists
Martin St. Louis 1993-97 176
Éric Perrin 1993-97 149
Tim O'Connell 1972-76 135
Craig Homola 1977-81 117
Louis Cote 1976-80 114
Roger Mallette 1971-75 103
Dominique Ducharme 1991-95 95
John Glynne 1973-77 93
Randy Koch 1974-78 93
Pat Wright 1970-73 91

Single-season assists record:

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Career save percentage leaders (min. 40 games):

Player Years GAA Saves Save %
Joe Fallon 2004-08 2.05 2907 91.6%
Tim Thomas 1993-97 2.70 3950 91.4%
Christian Soucy 1991-93 2.99 N/A 90.8%
John Kiely 1971-74 2.84 N/A 90.3%
Rob Madore 2008-12 2.91 3352 90.2%
Dave Reece 1968-71 3.01 2019 90.0%
Andrew Allen 1997-01 3.12 2159 89.9%
Travis Russell 2002-06 3.07 1291 89.5%
Steve Eckerson 1970-73 3.09 1276 89.4%
Shawn Conschafter 1999-03 3.49 1864 89.2%

Single-season save record:

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of the completion of 2012–13 season

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
2003–Present Kevin Sneddon 10 147–174–53 .457
1984–2003 Mike Gilligan 19 279–289–46 .491
1965–1984 Jim Cross 19 280–251–9& .527
1963–1965 Bill Ruffer 2 10–14–2 .416
Totals 4 coaches 50 seasons 716–728–110 .495

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