Union Dutchmen ice hockey

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Union Dutchmen
Union Dutchmen athletic logo
University Union College
Conference ECAC Hockey
Head coach Rick Bennett
6th year, 135–67–30 (.647)
Assistant coaches Jason Tapp
John Ronan
Matt Alvey
Captain(s) Mike Vecchione
Alternate captain(s) Jeff Taylor
Ryan Scarfo
Arena Frank L. Messa Rink
at Achilles Center

Capacity: 2,225
Surface: 201' x 86'
Location Schenectady, New York
Colors Union Garnet and White[1]
         
Mascot Dutch
NCAA Tournament Champions
Division I: 2014
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
Division I: 2012, 2014
Division III: 1984, 1985
NCAA Tournament Appearances
Division I: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Division III: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989
Conference Tournament Champions
Division I: (ECAC Hockey): 2012, 2013, 2014
Division III: (ECAC West): 1985
Conference Regular Season Champions
Division I: (ECAC Hockey): 2010–11, 2011–12,
2013–14, 2016-17
Current uniform
ECAC-Uniform-Union.png

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 Frank L. Messa Rink at Achilles Center in Schenectady, New York.[2] 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 10, 2017.[3]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Illinois Sakellaropoulos, AlexAlex Sakellaropoulos Senior 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) Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-04-13 Clifton Park, New York Dubuque (USHL) PIT, 203rd overall 2014
3 Illinois Kolias, VasVas Kolias Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1997-01-08 Schaumburg, Illinois Youngstown (USHL)
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 Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1992-07-09 South Buffalo, New York Indiana (USHL)
6 Minnesota Newhouse, BenBen Newhouse Freshman D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1997-06-16 Edina, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL)
7 Quebec Pontarelli, MichaelMichael Pontarelli Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1993-12-22 Laval, Quebec Cornwall (CCHL)
8 Quebec Rinaldi, AnthonyAnthony Rinaldi Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995-08-17 Pierrefonds, Quebec Kingston (OJHL)
9 Massachusetts Scarfo, RyanRyan Scarfo (A) Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994-03-03 North Chelmsford, Massachusetts Powell River (BCHL)
10 Ontario Burton, RyanRyan Burton Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-02-07 Thunder Bay, Ontario Nanaimo (BCHL)
11 Maine Dufour, MarkMark Dufour Sophomore F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1995-06-26 Winthrop, Maine Islanders (USPHL)
12 Saskatchewan Lichtenwald, EliEli Lichtenwald Senior F 6' 6" (1.98 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1992-06-09 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Nipawin (SJHL)
13 Ontario Emelifeonwu, ZacharyZachary Emelifeonwu Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-09-05 Kingston, Ontario Kingston (OJHL)
14 Massachusetts Brassard, J. C.J. C. Brassard Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1995-10-29 Scituate, Massachusetts Nobles (USHS–MA)
15 Alberta Foo, SpencerSpencer Foo Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-05-19 Edmonton, Alberta Bonnyville (AJHL)
16 Ontario Brown, LucLuc Brown Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-04-27 Napanee, Ontario Wellington (OJHL)
17 New Jersey Maier, ColeCole Maier Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-06-24 Pequannock, New Jersey Nanaimo (BCHL)
18 Pennsylvania Supinski, BrettBrett Supinski Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1995-07-21 Collegeville, Pennsylvania Coquitlam (BCHL)
19 British Columbia Taylor, BrendanBrendan Taylor Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995-04-02 Nanaimo, British Columbia Nanaimo (BCHL)
20 Ontario Campbell, GregGreg Campbell Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995-01-19 Oakville, Ontario Oakville (OJHL)
21 Massachusetts Vecchione, MikeMike Vecchione (C) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1993-02-25 Saugus, Massachusetts Tri-City (USHL)
22 Massachusetts Light, ConnorConnor Light Junior D 6' 5" (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1995-02-08 Sudbury, Massachusetts Omaha (USHL)
23 New York (state) Hynes, TylerTyler Hynes Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1993-11-23 Guilderland, New York Fargo (USHL)
25 New Jersey Walker, RyanRyan Walker Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1997-05-28 Spotswood, New Jersey Sioux City (USHL)
27 Sweden Vidmar, SebastianSebastian Vidmar Sophomore F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1994-03-13 Malmö, Sweden Lone Star (NAHL)
31 Wisconsin Kupsky, JakeJake Kupsky Sophomore 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 Sophomore G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1994-04-16 Hanson, Massachusetts Philadelphia (USPHL)

Historic records[edit]

As of April 2017[4]

Records vs. ECAC Hockey[edit]

Team City, State Arena Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York Houston Field House 34-50-11 2-6 L 2-5 L
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island Meehan Auditorium 64-32-12 3-2 W 2-2 OT T
Clarkson University Potsdam, New York Cheel Arena 30-20-5 5-1 W 1-4 L
Colgate University Hamilton (village), New York Class of 1965 Arena 39-24-3 3-1 W 2-4 L
Cornell University Ithaca, New York Lynah Rink 16-32-7 4-7 L 1-2 OT L
Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire Thompson Arena 29-17-7 3-5 L 3-0 W
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts Bright-Landry Hockey Center 34-9-4 1-4 L 1-4 L
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey Hobey Baker Memorial Rink 26-22-6 3-4 L 2-1 W
Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut TD Bank Sports Center 11-13-3 2-3 L 3-3 OT T
St. Lawrence University Canton, New York Appleton Arena 35-27-2 3-3 T 3-3 OT T
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut Ingalls Rink 27-17-1 5-5 OT T 2-1 W

Record vs. other major opponents[edit]

Team City, State League Record First Meeting Recent Meeting
Ferris State Bulldogs Big Rapids, Michigan WCHA 4-1-0 2-0 W 3-1 L
Lake Superior State Lakers Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan WCHA 0-4-1 0-0 T 2-3 L
Vermont Catamounts Burlington, Vermont Hockey East 18-11-2 8-4 W 3-2 OT W
Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Hockey East 2-0-0 5-1 W 5-4 W
Merrimack Warriors Andover, Massachusetts Hockey East 19-8-3 1-5 L 3-2 W
Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis, Minnesota Big Ten 2-2-0 2-3 L 7-4 W
Penn State Nittany Lions State College, Pennsylvania Big Ten 4-1-0 5-4 W 3-10 L

Head coaches[edit]

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of April 2017[5]

Tenure Coach Seasons Record Pct. Championships
2011–present Rick Bennett 6 137–69–30 .644 1 National Championship, 3 Cleary Cups, 3 Whitelaw Cups, 2 Frozen Fours
2003–2011 Nate Leaman 8 138–127–35 .518 1 Cleary Cup
1998–2003 Kevin Sneddon 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 Tournament Championship, 2 Frozen Fours (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 (DI) 1 National Championship, 4 Cleary Cups, 3 Whitelaw Cups; (DIII) 1 Conference Tournament 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 WPTR (1240 AM)/WAIX (1160 AM and 106.1 FM) and called by Matthew DuBrey and Brian Unger.

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