Union Dutchmen ice hockey

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Union Dutchmen
Union Dutchmen athletic logo
University Union College
Conference ECACHL
Head coach Rick Bennett
6th year, 122–59–27
Captain(s) Charlie Vasaturo
Alternates: Sam Coatta, Mike Vecchione[1]
Arena Frank L. Messa Rink
at Achilles Center

Capacity: 2,225
Location Schenectady, New York
Colors Union Garnet and White[2]
         
NCAA Tournament Champions
2014
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2012, 2014
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference Tournament Champions
2012, 2013, 2014
Conference Regular Season Champions
2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14
Current uniform
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The Union Dutchmen ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college ice hockey program that represents Union College. The Dutchmen are a member of ECAC Hockey. They play at the Achilles Rink in Schenectady, New York.[3] The women's team at the school go by "Dutchwomen". The Dutchmen won the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament by defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-4.

Current roster[edit]

As of January 16, 2016.[4]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Illinois Sakellaropoulos, AlexAlex Sakellaropoulos Junior G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1994-02-02 Tinley Park, Illinois Chicago (USHL)
2 New York (state) Taylor, JeffJeff Taylor (A) Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-04-13 Clifton Park, New York Dubuque (USHL) PIT, 207th overall 2014
4 New York (state) DeSimone, NickNick DeSimone Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994-11-21 East Amherst, New York Buffalo (USHL)
5 New York (state) Krug, MattMatt Krug Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1992-07-09 South Buffalo, New York Indiana (USHL)
7 Quebec Pontarelli, MichaelMichael Pontarelli Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1993-12-22 Laval, Quebec Cornwall (CCHL)
8 Pennsylvania Cruice, NickNick Cruice Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1992-12-11 Dresher, Pennsylvania South Shore (EJHL)
9 Massachusetts Scarfo, RyanRyan Scarfo (A) Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994-03-03 North Chelmsford, Massachusetts Powell River (BCHL)
10 British Columbia Taylor, BrendanBrendan Taylor Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995-04-02 Nanaimo, British Columbia Nanaimo (BCHL)
11 Maine Dufour, MarkMark Dufour Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1995-06-26 Winthrop, Maine Islanders (USPHL)
12 Saskatchewan Lichtenwald, EliEli Lichtenwald Junior F 6' 6" (1.98 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1992-06-09 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Nipawin (SJHL)
13 Illinois DiPauli von Treuheim, TheoTheo DiPauli von Treuheim Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1993-02-28 Downers Grove, Illinois Chicago (USHL)
14 Massachusetts Brassard, J. C.J. C. Brassard Sophomore D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1995-10-29 Scituate, Massachusetts Nobles (USHS–MA)
15 Alberta Foo, SpencerSpencer Foo Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-05-19 Edmonton, Alberta Bonnyville (AJHL)
16 New Jersey Ammirato, RomanRoman Ammirato Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1993-01-27 Williamstown, New Jersey Amarillo (NAHL)
17 New Jersey Maier, ColeCole Maier Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-06-24 Pequannock, New Jersey Nanaimo (BCHL)
18 Pennsylvania Supinski, BrettBrett Supinski Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1995-07-21 Collegeville, Pennsylvania Coquitlam (BCHL)
19 British Columbia Wilkins, MattMatt Wilkins (C) Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991-01-26 Kimberley, British Columbia Brooks (AJHL)
20 Ontario Campbell, GregGreg Campbell Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995-01-19 Oakville, Ontario Oakville (OJHL)
21 Massachusetts Vecchione, MikeMike Vecchione (C) Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1993-02-25 Saugus, Massachusetts Tri-City (USHL)
22 Massachusetts Light, ConnorConnor Light Sophomore D 6' 5" (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1995-02-08 Sudbury, Massachusetts Omaha (USHL)
23 New York (state) Hynes, TylerTyler Hynes Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1993-11-23 Guilderland, New York Fargo (USHL)
25 New Jersey Walker, RyanRyan Walker Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1997-05-28 Spotswood, New Jersey Sioux City (USHL)
26 Ontario Roy, DavidDavid Roy Senior F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1992-02-09 Cumberland, Ontario Brockville (CCHL)
27 Sweden Vidmar, SebastianSebastian Vidmar Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1994-03-13 Malmö, Sweden Lone Star (NAHL)
28 Washington (state) Henry, NoahNoah Henry Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994-03-04 Seattle, Washington Powell River (BCHL)
29 Quebec Gingras, SébastienSébastien Gingras Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1991-03-12 Pierrefonds, Quebec Brockville (CCHL)
31 Wisconsin Kupsky, JakeJake Kupsky Freshman G 6' 4" (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995-10-27 Waukesha, Wisconsin Lone Star (NAHL) SJS, 193rd overall 2015
33 Massachusetts Young, JoeJoe Young Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1994-04-16 Hanson, Massachusetts Philadelphia (USPHL)

Historic records[edit]

Records vs. ECAC Hockey[edit]

Team City, State Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York Houston Field House 32-47-10 2-6 L 1-6 L
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island Meehan Auditorium 64-32-12 3-2 W 3-0 W
Clarkson University Potsdam, New York Cheel Arena 30-20-5 5-1 W 5-0 W
Colgate University Hamilton (village), New York Starr Rink 39-24-3 3-1 W 5-2 W
Cornell University Ithaca, New York Lynah Rink 16-32-7 4-7 L 4-1 W
Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire Thompson Arena 29-17-7 3-5 L 4-2 W
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts Verizon Wireless Center 34-9-4 1-4 L 4-3 W
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey Hobey Baker Memorial Rink 26-22-6 3-4 L 3-0 W
Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut TD Bank Sports Center 11-13-3 2-3 L 1-2 L
St. Lawrence University Canton, New York Appleton Arena 35-27-2 3-3 T 6-2 W
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut Ingalls Rink 27-17-1 5-5 OT T 2-0 W

Record vs. other major opponents[edit]

Team City, State League Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Ferris State Bulldogs Big Rapids, Michigan CCHA 4-1-0 2-0 W 3-1 L
Lake Superior State Lakers Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan CCHA 0-4-1 0-0 T 2-3 L
Vermont Catamounts Burlington, Vermont Hockey East 18-11-2 8-4 W 5-2 W
Boston College Eagles Boston, Massachusetts Hockey East 2-0-0 5-1 W 5-4 W
Merrimack Warriors Andover, Massachusetts Hockey East 19-8-3 1-5 L 4-1 W
Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis, Minnesota Big Ten 2-2-0 2-3 L 7-4 W

Head coaches[edit]

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of April 2016[5]

Tenure Coach Seasons Record Pct. Championships
2011–present Rick Bennett 5 112–59–27 .783 1 National Championship, 2 Cleary Cups, 3 Conference Tournament Championships, 2 Frozen Fours
2003–2011 Nate Leaman 8 138–127–35 .518 1 Cleary Cup
1998–2003 Kevin Snedden 5 50–99–18 .353 None
1996–1998 Stan Moore 2 24–35–7 .417 None
1989–1996 Bruce Delventhal 7 89–111–21 .450 None[a]
1978–1988 Charlie Morrison 10 122–146–9 .457 1 ECAC West Regular Season Championship, 1 Title Game (DIII)
1977–1978 Bob Driscoll 1 0–13–0 .000 None[b]
1975–1977 Ned Harkness 3 45–8–2 .836 None[c]
1940–1949 Art Lawrence 6 8–25–4 .270 None[d]
1936–1939 Duke Nelson 7 3–11–2 .250 None
1933–1935 H.L. Achilles 2 4–7–0 .364 None
1930–1933 William Harkness 3 4–8–1 .346 None
1925–1930 H.A. Larabee 5 9–14–4 .407 None
1924–1925 Henry Gardner 1 1–3–0 .250 None
1919–1924 Ambrose Clark 5 7–10–0 .412 None
Totals 15 coaches 66 seasons 553–636–115 .468 3 Regular Season, 3 Tournament Titles, 1 Title Game (DIII), 1 National Championship
  • a The 1991-92 season was Union's first in NCAA Division I
  • b Bob Driscoll was the interim coach between January and February 1978
  • c Ned Harkness left Union in December 1977
  • d Union did not field a team between 1943 and 1946 due to World War II

Media[edit]

All Dutchmen games are broadcast on Sporty 1240 WPTR and called by Matthew DuBrey and Brian Unger.

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