Bentley Falcons men's ice hockey
Current season
Bentley Falcons men's ice hockey athletic logo
University Bentley University
Conference AHA
First season 1977–78
Head coach Ryan Soderquist
19th season, 247–325–81 (.440)
Assistant coaches
  • Ben Murphy
  • Michael Findorff
Captain Tanner Jago
Arena Coach DeFelice Ice Rink
Capacity: 2,117 (1,917 seats, 200 standing)
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Waltham, Massachusetts
Colors Blue and White[1]
         
Mascot Flex the Falcon

The Bentley Falcons men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The Falcons are an original member of Atlantic Hockey,[2] The Falcons play their home games at the Coach DeFelice Ice Rink on the school's campus in Waltham, Massachusetts, having moved into the new, on-campus arena in February 2018. The Falcons are coached by former Falcon forward Ryan Soderquist ('00), the program's all-time scoring leader.

History[edit | edit source]

Previous Bentley logo

Hockey at Bentley began as a modest club team organized by students in the mid 1960s. Bentley Hall of Famer Reg Pearless was the first captain. The team gained official varsity status beginning with the 1977-78 season, and claimed consecutive ECAC 3 championships in 1980 and 1981.

The program made a provisional move to Division I for the 1998-99 season, and became a full Division I member for the following season, being a member of the MAAC. The Falcons then became one of the founding members of Atlantic Hockey when the league was founded for the 2003-04 season.

The team played its home games at the John A. Ryan Arena in Watertown from 1977-2018, before they moved into their new, on-campus home, Coach DeFelice Ice Rink in February 2018.[3]

Season-by-season results[4][edit | edit source]

All-time coaching records[edit | edit source]

As of the completion of 2019–20 season[4]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1977–1980 Joe Quinn 3 32–26–0 .552
1980–1984 Tim Flynn 4 56–32–2 .633
1984–1985 Mark Canavan 1 5–15–0 .250
1985–1993 Tom Aprille 8 69–107–8 .397
1993–2002 Jim McAdam 9 101–134–16 .434
2002–Present Ryan Soderquist 18 247–325–81 .440
Totals 6 coaches 43 seasons 510–639–107 .449

Statistical Leaders[4][edit | edit source]

Career points leaders[edit | edit source]

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Soderquist, RyanRyan Soderquist 1996–2000 99 84 89 173
Gensler, BrettBrett Gensler 2010–2014 145 73 94 167
Gladiuk, AndrewAndrew Gladiuk 2012–2016 144 72 81 153
Maguire, JohnJohn Maguire 1980–1984 58 91 149
French, MaxMax French 2013–2017 138 67 76 143
See, GaryGary See 1979–1983 52 89 141
Grieve, AlexAlex Grieve 2011–2015 139 55 73 128
Prewitt, DainDain Prewitt 2005–2009 145 60 66 126
Smith, ShawnShawn Smith 1995–1999 52 74 126
Gangemi, BrianBrian Gangemi 1997–2000 56 65 121
Maguire, JoeJoe Maguire 1977–1981 65 56 121

Career Goaltending Leaders[edit | edit source]

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Minimum 40 games

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Komm, BrandenBranden Komm 2010–2014 115 6658 47 50 13 296 5 .919 2.67
Pelino, AidanAidan Pelino 2016–2020 99 5544 39 43 10 251 4 .905 2.72
Argue, JaysonJayson Argue 2014–2018 80 4517 24 36 15 210 2 .913 2.79
Antoni, GabeGabe Antoni 2012–2016 43 2184 17 17 5 105 1 .911 2.88
Calvi, JoeJoe Calvi 2007–2011 81 4588 25 39 9 240 4 .901 3.14

Statistics current through the start of the 2020-21 season.

Roster[edit | edit source]

As of October 14, 2020.[5]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
2 Flag of Pennsylvania Clark, MattMatt Clark Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1999-05-10 Jamison, Pennsylvania Topeka) (NAHL)
3 Flag of Alberta Orysiuk, LukeLuke Orysiuk Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1997-06-19 Edmonton, Alberta Fairbanks (NAHL)
4 Flag of Alberta Walter, MarcusMarcus Walter Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1999-06-14 St. Albert, Alberta Alberni Valley (BCHL)
5 Flag of Arizona Roswell, EthanEthan Roswell Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-07-30 Paradise Valley, Arizona Boston Jr. Bruins (NCDC)
6 Flag of Massachusetts Hamblet, BrendanBrendan Hamblet Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1998-11-05 Hopkinton, Massachusetts Rivers (USHS–MA)
7 Flag of Texas Harrison, EthanEthan Harrison Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 2000-10-30 Plano, Texas Sioux City (USHL)
9 Flag of Pennsylvania Walkom, BrendanBrendan Walkom Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-01-28 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Madison (USHL)
10 Flag of Indiana Pitera, DylanDylan Pitera Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1999-07-04 Culver, Indiana Culver (Midget AAA)
11 Flag of Ontario Novak, JakovJakov Novak Junior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1998-10-22 Windsor, Ontario Janesville (NAHL) OTT, 188th overall 2018
12 Flag of Connecticut Gosiewski, MattMatt Gosiewski Sophomore F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1998-05-10 Wilton, Connecticut Wenatchee (BCHL)
13 Flag of Minnesota Garin, WillWill Garin Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-10-30 Mound, Minnesota Brooks (AJHL)
14 Flag of Massachusetts Lombardozzi, MattMatt Lombardozzi Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-06-27 Leominster, Massachusetts Carleton Place (CCHL)
15 Flag of British Columbia Santerno, LukeLuke Santerno Senior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996-06-24 Smithers, British Columbia Trail (BCHL)
17 Flag of Illinois Zuffante, MichaelMichael Zuffante Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-03-17 Bloomingdale, Illinois Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
18 Flag of Massachusetts Tongue, DevanDevan Tongue Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1999-12-31 Hampden, Massachusetts Amarillo (NAHL)
19 Flag of Connecticut Pellegrino, ZachZach Pellegrino Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1999-11-09 Madison, Connecticut Boston Jr. Bruins (NCDC)
20 Flag of Indiana Schlagenhauf, WillWill Schlagenhauf Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-10-12 Carmel, Indiana Muskegon (USHL)
21 Flag of Florida Kodsi, ColeCole Kodsi Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 2000-06-17 Boca Raton, Florida Omaha (USHL)
22 Flag of Florida Bavaro, DrewDrew Bavaro Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 2000-06-10 Bradenton, Florida Wenatchee (NAHL)
23 Flag of Ohio Felton, ChristianChristian Felton Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 2000-02-04 Medina, Ohio Vernon (BCHL)
24 Flag of Missouri Winkelmann, JoeJoe Winkelmann Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 2000-05-08 St. Louis, Missouri Odessa (NAHL)
25 Flag of Florida Toale, HunterHunter Toale Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1999-11-21 Coral Springs, Florida Johnstown (NAHL)
26 Flag of Ontario Vanroboys, LucasLucas Vanroboys Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1999-07-24 Thamesville, Ontario Prince George (BCHL)
27 Flag of Florida Villella, A. J.A. J. Villella Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-01-26 Davie, Florida Northeastern (HEA)
28 Flag of Alberta Marchand, CharlieCharlie Marchand Senior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-08-08 Calgary, Alberta Brooks (AJHL)
29 Flag of Illinois Grabko, NicholasNicholas Grabko Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 2000-02-06 Channahon, Illinois Green Bay (USHL)
33 Flag of Pennsylvania Grande, JasonJason Grande Sophomore G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1999-02-07 West Chester, Pennsylvania Amarillo (NAHL)
34 Flag of Ontario Kirk, FraserFraser Kirk Junior G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-10-07 Burlington, Ontario Newmarket (OJHL)

Uniform[edit | edit source]

The Falcons have undergone a couple of uniform changes since the start of the 2010–2011 season. In accordance with the new Bentley brand, the Falcon's moved away from the white, navy and gold color scheme. The first switch made was to their road uniform. They moved from navy blue, with gold "Bentley" lettering, and white trim to a black uniform with a navy blue B in the middle and white trim. The new home uniforms were unveiled in the 2013–2014 season, and are still their current home uniforms. They are white with the Bentley back and grey B in the middle, navy blue and black trim, and black numbers/names on jerseys on the back. The new home jerseys were unveiled at Frozen Fenway on 12/28/2014. To start the 2014–2015 season, the Falcon's unveiled another new road uniform. This, their current road jersey, is black with navy blue "Bentley" lettering across the front, using white and navy trim with the Bentley crest on the shoulder. Both uniforms use black helmets, and black pants with a navy blue and white trim.

Home arena[edit | edit source]

The Falcons play at Coach DeFelice Ice Rink, the program's new, on-campus arena. Ground was broken on the new arena in the summer of 2016, and completed in February 2018. The Falcons played their first game in the new Arena on February 16th, against Army West Point.

The 76,000 square foot arena was designed by Architectural Resources Cambridge and built by Suffolk Construction. It has a capacity of 2,207 for hockey games.

Notable alumni[edit | edit source]

  • Ryan Soderquist (2000): Soderquist graduated in 2000 with the most career goals (84) and career points (173) in program history. Soderquist also holds the record for most goals in a season, with 33. He has been Bentley's head coach since 2002, leading the team to a 243–300–78 record.
  • Brett Gensler (2014): Gensler graduated in 2014 as the program's all-time points leader at the Division I level, behind only Coach Ryan Soderquist. He was responsible for two of the three 50-point seasons in Bentley history, Gensler earned first-team All-Atlantic Hockey honors each of his last three years and was the recipient of the 2012 Walter Brown Award as the top American-born player in New England. He concluded his career with 73 goals (a Bentley Division I record), a school-record 94 assists and 167 points, second most in program history. After completing his Bentley career, Gensler signed with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.
  • Max French (2017): French graduated in 2017, finishing his career as the Falcons' all-time 5th best point scorer and 4th best goal scorer. French was an assistant captain to Andrew Gladiuk in 2015-2016 as a junior and was named captain of the Falcons in his final season. French also earned All-Atlantic Hockey First Team honors in both his junior and senior seasons. During his time at Bentley, French racked up 143 points (67 goals, 76 assists) in 138 career games to join Gensler and Gladiuk as the only Falcons to average over a point per game at the Division I level. Upon completion of his senior season, French was invited to an ATO with the Utica Comets of the AHL, but never found the starting lineup in his short few weeks with the team. On July 12, 2017, the Texas Stars, AHL affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars, signed French for the 2017-2018 season. This signing marked the first time a Bentley alum had been signed to a professional contract at the AHL level or above.
  • Tanner Jago (2019): Jago finished his Bentley career with the second-most games played in program history, as well as third-most points for a defenseman in program history. In July 2019, he signed with the Texas Stars of the AHL.
  • Alexey Solovyev (2019): Solovyev signed with the Providence Bruins of the AHL in July 2019.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bentley University Color Palette. Retrieved on February 22, 2017.
  2. You must specify title = and url = when using {{cite web}}.. U.S. College Hockey Online.
  3. BentleyFalcons.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Bentley Falcons Men's Hockey. Bentley Falcons Program History.
  5. 2018–19 Bentley University Hockey Roster. Bentley University.

External links[edit | edit source]


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