Minot State Beavers men's ice hockey

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Minot State Beavers
men's ice hockey
University Minot State University
Conference ACHA DI Independent
Head coach Wade Regier[1]
5th[2] season
Arena Maysa Arena
Capacity: 1,500
Location Minot, North Dakota
Colors Green and Red[3]
         
ACHA Tournament championships
2013
ACHA Tournament appearances
2000, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

The Minot State Beavers men's ice hockey is a college ice hockey program that represents Minot State University. The team competes in the ACHA Division I level as an independent team. The team hosted the ACHA national tournament at All Seasons Arena in 2000. Prior to 1984, the team was part of the NAIA, before the NAIA dropped ice hockey as part of their program. The team's head coach is Wade Regier, a former Beavers player and the assistant coach Wyatt Waselenchuk.[4][5][6]

Seasons[edit]

2012-2013[edit]

Freshmen Cody Hall, Brett Nespor, Bob Pond, Dallas Drysdale, Brody Haygarth and Sam Benson joined the team in 2012. Transfers William Kinsman and Jordan Willert also joined the team in 2012. Defenseman, Kyle Stephens, returned to the team in 2012, after playing a year with the El Paso Rhinos.[7]The Beavers entered the ACHA D1 Tournament at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois in 2013. It was the team's fourth consecutive year in a row in the tournament.[8] The Beavers, seated third in the tournament, finished 26-4 on the year and have the fewest losses of tournament participants. The Beavers earned a first round bye. The Beavers defeated the Central Oklahoma Bronchos 5-0 is the second round on March 2, 2013.[9] The Beavers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 5-4 in overtime in the quarter-finals on March 3, 2013.[10] The Beavers defeated the Ohio Bobcats 5-1 on March 5 to advance to the ACHA National Championship. The Beavers won the ACHA National Championship against Lindenwood Lions 9-5 on March 6.[11]

AWARDS[edit]

The Beavers had three ACHA All-Americans, Logan Herauf 3rd team, Nigel Dube 2nd team and Wyatt Waselenchuk 1st team. [12] Goalie Wyatt Waselenchuk was named 2013 ACHA Player-of-the-Year. [13] Head Coach Wade Regier was also named Coach-of-the-Year. [14]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of March 3, 2013.[15]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 Saskatchewan Peeke, MitchMitch Peeke Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Semans, Saskatchewan Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)
3 Manitoba Drysdale, DallasDallas Drysdale Freshman D 6' 5" (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Dauphin, Manitoba OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
4 Saskatchewan Dube, NigelNigel Dube Senior D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Lampman, Saskatchewan Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
5 North Dakota Stephens, KyleKyle Stephens Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Crosby, North Dakota El Paso Rhinos (WSHL)
6 North Dakota Kippen, JordanJordan Kippen Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Bottineau, North Dakota DCB Lumberjacks (NJCAA)
8 Wisconsin Iverson, DonaldDonald Iverson Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Black River Falls, Wisconsin DCB Lumberjacks (NJCAA)
9 Saskatchewan Haygarth, BrodyBrody Haygarth Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Alameda, Saskatchewan Oxbow Huskies (Big 6)
11 California McIntosh, JaredJared McIntosh Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fairfield, California DCB Lumberjacks (NJCAA)
12 South Dakota Benson, SamSam Benson Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sioux Falls, South Dakota Philadelphia Junior Flyers (AJHL)
14 North Dakota Fiddler, BrettBrett Fiddler Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Minot, North Dakota DCB Lumberjacks (NJCAA)
15 North Dakota Willert, JordanJordan Willert Senior F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Minot, North Dakota Omaha Mavericks (WCHA)
16 North Dakota Herbel, EricEric Herbel Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Bottineau, North Dakota Melfort Mustangs (SJHL)
17 Sweden Lundin, RikardRikard Lundin Sophomore D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Stockholm, Sweden Williston State Tetons (NJCAA)
18 Saskatchewan Ferguson, GarretGarret Ferguson Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Vibank, Saskatchewan Pilot Butte Storm (SJCHL)
19 Saskatchewan Lamb, DanielDaniel Lamb Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Yorkton, Saskatchewan Nipawin Hawks (SJHL)
20 Saskatchewan Hall, CodyCody Hall Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Assiniboia, Saskatchewan Southern Rebels (PJHL)
21 Manitoba Nespor, BrettBrett Nespor Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Stonewall, Manitoba Stonewall Jets (MMJHL)
23 Saskatchewan Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan Sophomore F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Raymore, Saskatchewan Melville Millionaires (SJHL)
26 Saskatchewan Curzon, RyanRyan Curzon Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Estevan, Saskatchewan Estevan Bruins (SJHL)
27 Manitoba Olynyk, BradBrad Olynyk Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Saints (MJHL)
29 Saskatchewan Hengen, RileyRiley Hengen Sophomore G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Estevan, Saskatchewan Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
37 British Columbia Waselenchuk, WyattWyatt Waselenchuk Junior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Port Moody, British Columbia Langley Chiefs (BCHL)
39 Saskatchewan McGeough, CamCam McGeough Junior D 5' 8" (1.73 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Regina, Saskatchewan Dauphin Kings (MJHL)
63 Saskatchewan Herauf, LoganLogan Herauf Sophomore F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Regina, Saskatchewan La Ronge Ice Wolves (SJHL)
74 Manitoba Kinsman, WilliamWilliam Kinsman Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Winnipeg, Manitoba DCB Lumberjacks (NJCAA)
86 British Columbia Pond, BobBob Pond Freshman D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Penticton, British Columbia Melville Millionaires (SJHL)
94 Manitoba Rutherford, JoshJosh Rutherford Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Stonewall, Manitoba Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)

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