2019–20 Northern Michigan Wildcats men's ice hockey season

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2019–20 Northern Michigan Wildcats men's ice hockey season
ConferenceWCHA
Home iceBerry Events Center
Rankings
USCHO.comNR
USA Today/
US Hockey Magazine
NR
Record
Overall17–13–4
Conference15–10–1–1
Home9–7–1
Road8–6–3
Neutral0–0–0
Coaches and Captains
Head CoachGrant Potulny
Assistant CoachesBryan Pool
Rob Lehtinen
Captain(s)Philip Beaulieu
Alternate captain(s)Joe Nardi
Northern Michigan Wildcats men's ice hockey seasons
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The 2019-20 Northern Michigan Wildcats men's ice hockey season was the 44th season of play for the program and the 20th in the WCHA conference. The Wildcats represented Northern Michigan University and were coached by Grant Potulny, in his 3rd season.

Roster[edit]

As of September 9, 2019.[1]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
4 British Columbia Michael Van Unen Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1999-02-26 Kamloops, British Columbia Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
5 Minnesota Mason Palmer Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-11-20 Plymouth, Minnesota Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
6 Alberta Rylan Yaremko Senior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1996-09-15 Spirit River, Alberta West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL)
9 British Columbia Darien Craighead Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-03-07 Surrey, British Columbia Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
10 Minnesota Ben Newhouse Junior (RS) D 5' 8" (1.73 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 1997-06-16 Edina, Minnesota Union Dutchmen (ECAC)
11 California Andre Ghantous Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1998-12-07 Glendale, California Penticton Vees (BCHL)
13 Minnesota Luke Voltin Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1995-04-13 Blaine, Minnesota Penticton Vees (BCHL)
14 California Vincent de Mey Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1997-11-26 Los Angeles, California Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
15 Wisconsin Caleb Schroer Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 1996-05-07 Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Coulee Region Chill (NAHL)
16 New York (state) Griffin Loughran Sophomore F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 145 lb (66 kg) 1998-11-13 West Seneca, New York Fargo Force (USHL)
17 British Columbia Josh Arnold Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1999-08-13 Penticton, British Columbia Wenatchee Wild (BCHL)
18 Alberta Joseph Nardi (A) Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1997-06-01 Edmonton, Alberta Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
19 Colorado A. J. Vanderbeck Freshman (RS) F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-09-23 Monument, Colorado Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten)
20 Colorado Garrett Klee Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-04-11 Morrison, Colorado Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
22 Minnesota Jett Jungels Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 2000-07-14 Edina, Minnesota Edina High School (USHS–MN)
23 Minnesota Mitchel Slattery Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1996-04-20 Lino Lakes, Minnesota Minnesota Magicians (NAHL)
24 Minnesota Hank Sorensen Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-06-05 Wayzata, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL)
25 Minnesota Philip Beaulieu (C) Senior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1995-09-02 Duluth, Minnesota Madison Capitols (USHL)
26 Alberta Ty Readman Sophomore F 5' 6" (1.68 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1998-01-05 Edmonton, Alberta Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL)
27 Missouri Adam Roeder Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1996-06-11 Ballwin, Missouri Janesville Jets (NAHL)
28 Minnesota Tanner Vescio Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-04-14 Blaine, Minnesota Fargo Force (USHL)
29 Minnesota Grant Loven Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1997-12-21 East Grand Forks, Minnesota Minot Minotauros (NAHL)
30 British Columbia John Hawthorne Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-09-02 Chemainus, British Columbia Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL)
31 Pennsylvania John Roberts Freshman G 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-12-02 Lansdale, Pennsylvania Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
32 Ontario Connor Ryckman Junior (RS) G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-09-18 Minesing, Ontario Wisconsin Stevens Point (WIAC)
34 Alberta Nolan Kent Sophomore G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1998-08-12 Chestermere, Alberta Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)

Standings[edit]

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T 3/SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Minnesota State 28 23 4 1 1 71 115 38 36 29 5 2 141 53
#11 Bemidji State 28 20 5 3 2 65 101 46 34 20 9 5 111 65
Northern Michigan 28 16 11 1 1 50 92 87 36 18 14 4 115 112
Alaska 28 14 9 5 2 49 73 65 34 16 13 5 84 86
Bowling Green 28 14 10 4 3 49 85 70 36 19 13 4 112 92
Michigan Tech 28 14 12 2 0 44 68 65 37 19 15 3 96 85
Lake Superior State 28 11 13 4 4 41 66 77 38 13 21 4 90 112
Alaska Anchorage 28 4 18 6 3 21 56 96 34 4 23 7 66 122
Ferris State 28 5 21 2 0 17 54 100 35 7 26 2 70 127
Alabama–Huntsville 28 2 20 6 1 13 50 116 34 2 26 6 57 145
Championship: March 21, 2020
† indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 1, 2020

Schedule and Results[2][edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Decision Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
October 5 7:00 PM at USNTDP* USA Hockey ArenaPlymouth, Michigan (Exhibition)   Hawthorne W 4–3  847
Regular Season
October 11 7:00 PM vs. Michigan State* Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan   Kent L 5–3  4,043 0–1–0
October 12 6:07 PM vs. Michigan State* Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan   Hawthorne W 2–0  4,071 1–1–0
October 18 6:07 PM at #20 Boston University* Agganis ArenaBoston, Massachusetts   Hawthorne T 4–4 OT 3,277 1–1–1
October 19 7:05 PM at #20 Boston University* Agganis ArenaBoston, Massachusetts   Kent W 4–3  3,083 2–1–1
October 25 7:07 PM at Ferris State Ewigleben ArenaBig Rapids, Michigan FloHockey.tv Hawthorne W 4–3  1,832 3–1–1 (1–0–0–0)
October 26 6:07 PM at Ferris State Ewigleben ArenaBig Rapids, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent W 6–4  2,500 4–1–1 (2–0–0–0)
November 1 7:07 PM vs. Alabama–Huntsville #20 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Hawthorne W 5–3  2,493 5–1–1 (3–0–0–0)
November 2 6:07 PM vs. Alabama–Huntsville #20 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent W 4–2  2,959 6–1–1 (4–0–0–0)
November 8 7:07 PM vs. St. Cloud State* #16 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan   Hawthorne T 3–3 OT 3,020 6–1–2 (4–0–0–0)
November 9 6:00 PM vs. St. Cloud State* #16 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan   Hawthorne L 4–5 OT 3,258 6–2–2 (4–0–0–0)
November 15 7:07 PM vs. Alaska #18 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Hawthorne W 2–1  2,605 7–2–2 (5–0–0–0)
November 16 6:07 PM vs. Alaska #18 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Hawthorne L 2–3  2,785 7–3–2 (5–1–0–0)
November 22 7:07 PM at Michigan Tech #19 MacInnes Student Ice ArenaHoughton, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent L 2–3  3,337 7–4–2 (5–2–0–0)
November 23 6:07 PM vs. Michigan Tech #19 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent L 2–3  3,945 7–5–2 (5–3–0–0)
November 29 8:07 PM at Alabama–Huntsville Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama FloHockey.tv Kent L 2–4  1,142 7–6–2 (5–4–0–0)
November 30 8:07 PM at Alabama–Huntsville Von Braun CenterHuntsville, Alabama FloHockey.tv Kent W 3–1  956 8–6–2 (6–4–0–0)
December 13 7:07 PM vs. #1 Minnesota State Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Hawthorne L 2–5  2,227 8–7–2 (6–5–0–0)
December 14 6:00 PM vs. #1 Minnesota State Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent W 4–1  2,246 9–7–2 (7–5–0–0)
January 3 6:07 PM at #11 Bowling Green Slater Family Ice ArenaBowling Green, Ohio FloHockey.tv Kent W 5-2  1,912 10-7-2 (8-5-0–0)
January 4 7:07 PM at #11 Bowling Green Slater Family Ice ArenaBowling Green, Ohio FloHockey.tv Kent W 4-3 OT 2,113 11-7-2 (9-5-0–0)
January 10 7:07 PM vs. Alaska Anchorage #19 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent W 4-1  2,477 12-7-2 (10-5-0–0)
January 11 6:07 PM vs. Alaska Anchorage #19 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent W 6-3  3,066 13-7-2 (11-5-0–0)
January 17 7:00 PM at #1 Cornell* #17 Lynah RinkIthaca, New York ESPN+ Kent T 2-2 OT 3,511 13-7-3
January 18 7:00 PM at #1 Cornell* #17 Lynah RinkIthaca, New York ESPN+ Kent L 3-1  3,876 13-8-3
January 24 11:07 PM at Alaska #15 Carlson CenterFairbanks, Alaska FloHockey.tv Hawthorne T 5-4 3x3 OTW 1,230 13-8-4 (11-5-1–1)
January 25 11:07 PM at Alaska #15 Carlson CenterFairbanks, Alaska FloHockey.tv Hawthorne W 4-2  1,405 14-8-4 (12-5-1–1)
January 31 7:07 PM vs. Ferris State #15 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent W 5-2  2,890 15-8-4 (13-5-1–1)
February 1 6:07 PM vs. Ferris State #15 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent W 5-2  3,738 16-8-4 (14-5-1–1)
February 7 8:07 PM at #3 Minnesota State #15 Mankato Civic CenterMankato, Minnesota FloHockey.tv Kent L 7-3  4,436 16-9-4 (14-6-1–1)
February 8 8:07 PM at #3 Minnesota State #15 Mankato Civic CenterMankato, Minnesota FloHockey.tv Kent L 1-0  5,090 16-10-4 (14-7-1–1)
February 14 7:07 PM vs. #16 Bemidji State #19 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent L 0–5  5,090 16–11–4 (14–8–1–1)
February 15 6:07 PM vs. #16 Bemidji State #19 Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent L 1–5  3,383 16–12–4 (14–9–1–1)
February 21 7:07 PM at Lake Superior State Taffy Abel ArenaSault Ste. Marie, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent L 6-1  2,135 16-13-4 (14-10-1)
February 22 7:07 PM at Lake Superior State Taffy Abel ArenaSault Ste. Marie, Michigan FloHockey.tv Kent W 5-1  2,904 17-13-4 (15-10-1)
February 28 7:07 PM vs. Michigan Tech Berry Events CenterMarquette, Michigan FloHockey.tv       
February 29 6:07 PM at Michigan Tech MacInnes Student Ice ArenaHoughton, Michigan FloHockey.tv       
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from USCHO.com Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[3][edit]

Poll Week
Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 (Final)
USCHO.com NR NR NR NR 20 16 18 19 NR NR NR NR NR 19 17 15 15 15 19 NR NR - - -
USA Today NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 15 15 NR NR NR NR - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018–19 Men's Ice Hockey Roster". Northern Michigan University Wildcats. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "Northern Michigan Wildcats (Men) 2019-2020 Schedule and Results". College Hockey Stats. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "USCHO Division I Men's Poll". USCHO.com. Retrieved December 6, 2019.