Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey

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Miami RedHawks
Miami RedHawks athletic logo
University Miami University
Conference NCHC
Head coach Enrico Blasi
16th year, 351–230–57
Arena Goggin Ice Center
Capacity: 3,642[1]
Location Oxford, Ohio
Colors Red and White
           
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2009, 2010
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1993, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
Conference Tournament Champions
CCHA: 2011, NCHC: 2015
Conference Regular Season Champions
CCHA: 1992-93, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2012-13
Current uniform
CCHA-Uniform-MU.png

The Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. The RedHawks are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), starting play in the conference in the conference's 2013-14 inaugural season. Prior to the NCHC, from 1980 to 2013, the RedHawks were a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). They play in Steve Cady Arena at the Goggin Ice Center.

History[edit]

Miami University added hockey to the roster of varsity sports in 1978, the program's first coach was Steve Cady. Miami played as an independent Division I team for the first two seasons, collecting an overall record of 45-27-3.[2] The team joined the CCHA for the 1980-81 season, and has participated in the CCHA every season since.[2]

The 1992-93 season marked a historic year for the program. led by the third head coach in program history, George Gwozdecky, the team received its first bid to the 1993 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The team lost in the first round to Wisconsin 3-6.[3]

After a mediocre record for most of the program history the team has recently elevated to a powerhouse program in the NCAA Division I.[4] Under current head coach Enrico Blasi the team has made the NCAA Tournament the past nine out of ten seasons, including the past eight straight seasons.[5]

In 2009, the RedHawks made their first appearance in the Frozen Four, beating University of Denver in the opening round, Minnesota–Duluth in the West Regionals, and Bemidji State in National semifinal game. The team advanced to the Championship game and came within a minute of winning the school's first NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship before Boston University scored 2 goals in the final minute of regulation to tie the game. Boston finished the comeback with a strange redirected shot 11:47 into overtime.[6]

Tragedy struck the program and school on Friday February 5, 2010, when Miami student hockey manager, Brendan Burke, the son of Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke,[7] and a friend/passenger died in a traffic accident on icy winter roads in South-Central Indiana.[8] The team remained strong, using the tragedy as inspiration on the ice. The team scored 10 goals the following night against Lake Superior State University.[9] And on February 12, 2010, after a victory over Bowling Green State University, the RedHawks claimed a third CCHA regular-season title.[10]

The RedHawks finished the 2010-11 regular season ranked third in the CCHA, giving the team a first round bye in the 2011 CCHA Tournament. The RedHawks faced Alaska in the second round and swept Alaska by a combined score of 8-2.[11] The RedHawks then beat Notre Dame 6-2 in semifinal round and dismantled the Western Michigan Broncos in the championship to give the university its first Mason Cup.[12] After the strong finish in the regular season the team was ranked as a #1 seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.[13] The RedHawks were placed into the Northeast Regional at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. In the opening round of the tournament the team faced the 4th-seeded New Hampshire Wildcats and lost 1-3 in front of a pro-New Hampshire crowd.[14] Miami senior forward Andy Miele was named as the 2011 Hobey Baker Award winner, becoming the university's first Hobey Baker winner.[15] Miele lead the nation in scoring with 71 points (24 goals and 47 assists).[15] It was the most in Division I since the 2002-03 season and 11 more than the second highest scorer in the 2010-11 season.[15] In addition, he had at least one point in 33 games and multiple points in 22 and tied a school record with a 17-game points streak from January 8, 2011, to March 19, 2011.[15]

In July 2011, following the announcement in June 2011 that the Big Ten Conference will begin sponsoring men's ice hockey,[16] The athletic directors of the Miami and five other schools, Colorado College, the University of Denver, the University of Minnesota Duluth, the University of Nebraska Omaha, and the University of North Dakota, announced the formation of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.[17] Miami will remain in the CCHA until the NCHC begins play in the 2013-14 season.

The 2011-12 season marked another return to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Louis Arena and seventh straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.[2] The RedHawks finished the regular season with a record of 21-15-2 and a conference record of 15-11-2-1. Despite a slow start to the season that included a five game winless streak through October,[18] they finished the regular season with a six game win streak and secured fourth place in the CCHA standings.[19] The RedHawks received a first round bye in the 2012 CCHA Tournament and swept Michigan State in a best-of-three series to advance to the CCHA Semifinals.[20] Although the team lost in the CCHA Semifinals 2-6 to Western Michigan,[21] the RedHawks rebounded with a 4-1 win over Bowling Green in the CCHA Third-place game.[22] Despite the loss in the CCHA Semifinal round, the RedHawks received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament and were seeded second in the East Regional, held in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Miami played the third-seeded UMass Lowell in the opening round in the tournament. The RedHawks rallied in the third period to overcome a three-goal deficit and tie the game to force overtime. The RedHawks season was ended just over two minutes into overtime when UMass Lowell forward Riley Wetmore capitalized on a rebound to give UMass Lowell a 4-3 win. The loss to UMass Lowell marked the team's second straight first round loss after making the Frozen Four in 2009 and 2010.[23]

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last seven seasons completed by the RedHawks.

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Records as of completion of 2013-14 season.[2]

Season GP W L T Finish Playoffs
2006–07 42 24 14 4 3rd, CCHA Lost in NCAA Northeast Regional Final, 0–4 (Boston College)
2007–08 42 33 8 1 2nd, CCHA Lost in NCAA Northeast Regional Final, 3–4 (ot) (Boston College)
2008–09 41 23 13 5 T-2nd, CCHA Lost in NCAA National Championship, 3–4 (ot) (Boston University)
2009–10 44 29 8 7 1st, CCHA Lost in NCAA National Semifinal, 1–7 (Boston College)
2010–11 39 23 10 6 3rd, CCHA Lost in NCAA Regional Semifinal, 1–3 (New Hampshire)
2011–12 41 24 15 2 4th, CCHA Lost in NCAA Regional Semifinal, 3–4 (OT) (UMass Lowell)
2012-13 42 25 12 5 1st, CCHA Lost in NCAA Regional Final, 1–4 (St. Cloud)
2013-14 43 18 21 3 8th, NCHC Lost in NCHC Championship, 3–4 (Denver)
2014-15 44 29 14 1 2nd, NCHC Lost in NCAA Regional Semifinal, 5–7 (Providence)

Coaches[edit]

Current[edit]

The RedHawks current head coach is Enrico Blasi, former player at Miami (OH) from 1990–1994 and captain 1993-94. Blasi was hired as head coach at Miami in 1999 after serving as assistant coach to former RedHawks coach, George Gwozdecky at the University of Denver.[24] He was just 27 when hired, becoming the youngest head coach in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey.[4]

The 2005-2006 season marked a historic season for Blasi and the Miami RedHawks program. With a 3–1 win over Ferris State, Blasi became the winningest head coach in school history reaching 130 career wins and surpassing Steve Cady's 122 wins behind the RedHawks bench.[25] In addition Miami (OH was ranked #1 in the country for the first time program history.[26] Blasi lead the RedHawks to the program's first CCHA Regular Season Championship. That same season he was the winner of the Spencer Penrose Award by the American Hockey Coaches Association for head coach of the year in Division I Men’s Hockey.[26]

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of March 28, 2015[2]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1999–present Enrico Blasi 16 351–230–57 .595
1994–1999 Mark Mazzoleni 5 85–83–20 .505
1989–1994 George Gwozdecky 5 83–94–19 .471
1985–1989 Bill Davidge 4 39–111–3 .264
1978–1985 Steve Cady 7 122–126–11 .492
Totals 5 coaches 37 seasons 680–644–110 .513

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of December 19, 2015.[27]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Virginia Williams, JayJay Williams Senior G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1993-06-07 McLean, Virginia Sioux Falls (USHL)
2 Minnesota Richart, TaylorTaylor Richart Senior D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1992-02-15 Blaine, Minnesota Fargo (USHL)
3 Connecticut Sullivan, ColinColin Sullivan Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1993-03-26 Milford, Connecticut Green Bay (USHL) MTL, 198th overall 2011
5 Illinois Joyaux, ChrisChris Joyaux Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 1992-04-19 Bloomingdale, Illinois Chicago (USHL)
6 Minnesota Mooney, MichaelMichael Mooney Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 1991-08-13 Eden Prairie, Minnesota Alexandria (NAHL)
8 California Caito, MatthewMatthew Caito Senior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1993-08-13 Coto de Caza, California Dubuque (USHL)
9 Ohio Kuraly, SeanSean Kuraly (C) Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1993-01-20 Dublin, Ohio Indiana (USHL) BOS, 133rd overall 2011
22 New York Morris, KevinKevin Morris (A) Senior F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1992-12-06 Massena, New York Dubuque (USHL)
23 Florida Loe, DevinDevin Loe Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1993-04-05 Weston, Florida Fairbanks (NAHL)
24 California Siroky, RyanRyan Siroky Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1995-02-03 Manhattan Beach, California Bloomington (USHL)
26 Texas Greenberg, JustinJustin Greenberg Junior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1994-07-27 Dallas, Texas Texas (NAHL)
27 Michigan Dornbrock, ScottScott Dornbrock Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 229 lb (104 kg) 1993-10-13 Harper Woods, Michigan Minot (NAHL)
28 Minnesota LaValle, ZachZach LaValle Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1994-10-20 Oakdale, Minnesota Janesville (NAHL)
29 Colorado McCarthy, EvanEvan McCarthy Freshman G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1994-01-06 Castle Rock, Colorado Walpole (EHL)
33 Wisconsin Schmit, AndrewAndrew Schmit Senior F 6' 5" (1.96 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 1991-08-22 Grafton, Wisconsin Omaha (WCHA)
35 Illinois McKay, RyanRyan McKay Senior G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1992-08-20 Palatine, Illinois Green Bay (USHL)
37 New Jersey Melnick, JoshJosh Melnick Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 1995-07-10 Annandale, New Jersey Youngstown (USHL)
42 Wisconsin Lemirande, ConorConor Lemirande Sophomore F 6' 6" (1.98 m) 246 lb (112 kg) 1993-10-01 Janesville, Wisconsin Youngstown (USHL)
44 Ohio Sherwood, KieferKiefer Sherwood Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1995-03-31 Columbus, Ohio Youngstown (USHL)
55 Indiana Hutton, GrantGrant Hutton Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1995-07-25 Carmel, Indiana Janesville (NAHL)
58 Illinois Belpedio, LouieLouie Belpedio (A) Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1996-05-14 Skokie, Illinois USNTDP (USHL) MIN, 80th overall 2014
95 Illinois Louis, AnthonyAnthony Louis Junior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1995-02-10 Winfield, Illinois USNTDP (USHL) CHI, 181st overall 2013
96 Ohio Roslovic, JackJack Roslovic Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1997-01-29 Columbus, Ohio USNTDP (USHL) WPG, 25th overall 2015

Hobey Baker Award winners[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

The following players have been named First or Second Team All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association:[28]

Note: Italics indicate a player is still an active RedHawk.

Conference awards[edit]

The following RedHawk players won a major conference award:[29]

  • Cody Reichard – 2009–10 CCHA Player of the Year
  • Will Weber – 2009–10 CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
  • Tommy Wingels – 2009–10 CCHA Best Defensive Forward
  • Andy Greene – 2007–08 CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
  • Alec Martinez – 2007–08 CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
  • Nathan Davis – 2006–07 CCHA Best Defensive Forward
  • Andy Greene – 2005–06 CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
  • Andy Greene – 2004–05 CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
  • Derek Edwardson – 2003–04 CCHA Player of the Year
  • Ernie Hartlieb – 1998–99 Terry Flanagan Award
  • Dan Boyle – 1997–98 CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
  • Chuck Thuss – 1994–95 Terry Flanagan Award
  • Chris Bergeron – 1992–93 CCHA Best Defensive Forward
  • Joe Cook – 1992–93 CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
  • Bob Marshall – 1992–93 CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
  • Brian Savage – 1992–93 CCHA Player of the Year

Notable alumni[edit]

Currently active[edit]

Retired[edit]

  • Kevyn Adams - played for Miami 1992–96; played professionally 1996–2008 (AHL, DEL, IHL, NHL)
  • Chris Bergeron - played for Miami 1989–93; played professionally 1993–2000 (AHL, CHL, ECHL, IHL, UHL); current head coach of Miami's in-state rival the Bowling Green Falcons (WCHA).
  • Alain Chevrier - played for Miami 1980–84; played professionally 1984–91 (IHL, NHL); first Miami player to reach the NHL.
  • Ernie Hartlieb - played for Miami 1997–2001; played professionally 2001–14 (AHL, ECHL).
  • Randy Robitaille - played for Miami 1995–97; played professionally 1997–2014 (AHL, KHL, NHL, NLA, RSL)
  • Brian Savage - played for Miami 1990–93; played professionally 1993–2006 (AHL, NHL).

School records[edit]

The following are the Miami school records. Statistics are accurate as of the 2009–10 season.[30]

Note: Italics indicate a player is still an active RedHawk.

Individual records[edit]

Team records[edit]

References[edit]

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