Minnesota State Mavericks men's ice hockey

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Minnesota State Mavericks
Minnesota State Mavericks athletic logo
University Minnesota State University
Conference WCHA
D1 Division
Head coach Mike Hastings
7th season, 150–70–19 (.667)
Captain(s) Carter Foguth
Arena Verizon Center
Capacity: 4,832
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Mankato, Minnesota
Colors Purple and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament championships
1980 (DII)
NCAA Tournament appearances
DII (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)
DIII (1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992)
DI (2003, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)
Conference Tournament championships
2014, 2015
Conference regular season championships
NCHA: 1986, 1987, 1991 WCHA: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18
Current uniform
WCHA-Uniform-MSU.png

The Minnesota State Mavericks men's ice hockey team is a NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Mavericks compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).[2] Their home arena is the Verizon Center located in downtown Mankato, Minnesota.[3]

History[edit]

The Minnesota State Mavericks men's ice hockey team commenced play as a varsity sport in 1969-70.[4] They competed independent of a conference affiliation at the NCAA Division II level from 1969-70 to 1983-84.[4] From 1984-85 to 1991-92, the Mavericks competed at the NCAA Division III level, before returning to the NCAA Division II ranks from 1992-93 to 1995-96.[4] Starting with the 1996-97 season, the Mavericks began competition at the NCAA Division I level. The Mavericks were granted acceptance to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in 1999-00, and have remained with the conference to the present.[4]

The program saw great success at the NCAA Division II level during the 1970s and 1980s.[4] The Mavericks finished as the NCAA Division II national runner-up in 1979, after being defeated by the University of Massachusetts Lowell 6-4 in the final.[5] The Mavericks were awarded the 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship over Elmira College 5-2 in the championship game.[5] In 1991, while competing at the NCAA Division III level, the Mavericks finished as national runner-up following a loss versus the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point 6-2. The Mavericks have had sustained success in recent seasons, reaching the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons (2013 and 2014) for the first time in program history, winning the Broadmoor Trophy as the WCHA playoff champions in 2014 and the MacNaughton Cup as WCHA regular season champions in 2015. MSU was the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2015 but was upset by RIT in the first round, becoming the first No. 1 overall seed to lose in the first round of the NCAA hockey tournament.[5]

They are one of five Minnesota-based universities that competed in the WCHA, the others being Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud State, and Bemidji State. After a major hockey conference realignment in 2013, only Minnesota State and Bemidji State remain in the WCHA. Minnesota joined the new men's hockey league of its all-sports conference, the Big Ten, and Minnesota–Duluth and St. Cloud State became charter members of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The five schools compete annually for the North Star College Cup, hosted by the University of Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

On March 29, 2017, the university announced that it was in negotiations to extend the contract of head coach Mike Hastings by 10 years (through the 2027-28 season), providing its coach with the longest contract term in all of Division I men's hockey.[6] In addition to the contract extension, the university said it would invest further resources into the program's recruiting and equipment budgets and work to cover full cost of attendance.

Coaches[edit]

As of April 8, 2017[4]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
2012–present Mike Hastings 6 121–60–18 .653
2000–12 Troy Jutting 11 184–224–55 .457
1983–84 Brad Reeves 1 16–14–0 .533
1969–1983
1984–2000
Don Brose 30 559–374–83 .591
Totals 4 coaches 47 seasons 880–672–156 .561

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of June 24, 2018.[7]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 Illinois Connor Mackey Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1996-09-12 Tower Lakes, Illinois Green Bay (USHL)
3 Minnesota Jack McNeely Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1996-12-16 Lakeville, Minnesota Muskegon (USHL)
4 Minnesota Andy Carroll Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1997-02-17 Burnsville, Minnesota Green Bay (USHL)
5 Minnesota Jake Jaremko Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-08-24 Nowthen, Minnesota Chicago (USHL)
6 Germany Parker Tuomie Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1995-10-31 Bremerhaven, Germany Sioux Falls (USHL)
7 Minnesota Wyatt Aamodt Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-11-22 Hermantown, Minnesota Lincoln (USHL)
9 Ohio Charlie Gerard Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1995-11-19 Rocky River, Ohio Madison (USHL)
11 North Dakota Jared Spooner Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1996-03-22 Bismarck, North Dakota Green Bay (USHL)
12 Minnesota Max Coatta (C) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1994-04-22 Minnetonka, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL)
13 California Zak Galambos Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1997-04-04 Walnut Creek, California Wenatchee (BCHL)
14 Minnesota Michael Bigelbach Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-10-05 Red Wing, Minnesota Omaha (USHL)
15 Germany Julian Napravnik Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-05-06 Bad Nauheim, Germany Des Moines (USHL)
16 Minnesota Reggie Lutz Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-10-18 Elk River, Minnesota Chicago (USHL)
17 South Dakota Walker Duehr Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 211 lb (96 kg) 1997-11-23 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Bloomington (USHL)
18 Minnesota Ian Scheid Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 1995-06-14 Coon Rapids, Minnesota Sioux City (USHL)
19 Saskatchewan Chris Van Os-Shaw Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-05-20 Regina, Saskatchewan Spruce Grove (AJHL)
20 Germany Marc Michaelis Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1995-07-31 Mannheim, Germany Green Bay (USHL)
21 Wisconsin Alec Vanko Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1994-05-31 Oregon, Wisconsin Madison (USHL)
22 Minnesota Dallas Gerads Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-06-01 Blaine, Minnesota Dubuque (USHL)
23 California Nicholas Rivera Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1996-05-03 Pacific Palisades, California Omaha (USHL)
24 Saskatchewan Edwin Hookenson Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995-09-15 Lampman, Saskatchewan Nanaimo (BCHL)
25 Minnesota Riese Zmolek Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1996-09-12 Rochester, Minnesota Cedar Rapids (USHL)
26 Minnesota Josh French Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1995-12-18 Woodbury, Minnesota Omaha (USHL)
27 Alaska Ryan Schwalbe Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1994-06-27 Anchorage, Alaska Sioux Falls (USHL)
29 Illinois Dryden McKay Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1997-11-25 Downers Grove, Illinois Madison (USHL)
31 Minnesota Jacob Berger Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1997-07-01 Minnetonka, Minnesota Merritt (BCHL)
32 Sweden Mathias Israelsson Senior G 5' 10" (1.78 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1994-07-19 Ytterby, Sweden Northern Michigan (WCHA)

Notable alumni[edit]

Over 70 former Mavericks have gone on to play professional hockey, including 11 in the National Hockey League (NHL) and other major professional leagues internationally.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University Colors". Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Augustoviz, Roman (March 13, 2008). "Series against U is big for Mavericks - and for Mankato". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Verizon Wireless Center Facilities". Verizon Center. Retrieved December 29, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Minnesota State Men's Hockey Team History". U.S. College Hockey Online. 1996–2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "History". Minnesota State University. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ Frederick, Shane. "Hastings, Minnesota State working on a 10-Year Deal". Mankato Free Press. Mankato Free Press. Retrieved 8 May 2018. 
  7. ^ "2018–19 Men's Hockey Roster". Minnesota State Mavericks. Retrieved June 24, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Alumni Report". Internet Hockey Database. 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 

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