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Union Dutchmen
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University Union College
Conference ECAC Hockey
First season 1903–04
Head coach Rick Bennett
10th season, 186–122–42 (.591)
Assistant coaches Jason Tapp
John Ronan
Matt Alvey
Captain(s) Darion Hanson
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
Student section The U Crew
Colors Union Garnet and White[1]
         
Mascot Dutch the Dutchman
NCAA Tournament championships
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 championships
Division I: (ECAC Hockey): 2012, 2013, 2014
Division III: (ECAC West): 1985
Conference regular season championships
Division I: (ECAC Hockey): 2010–11, 2011–12,
2013–14, 2016-17
Division II: (ECAC 2): 1976–77
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 Frank L. Messa Rink at Achilles Center in Schenectady, New York.[2] The Dutchmen won the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament by defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-4.

Program history[]

The hockey team was founded in 1904 making it the 7th oldest college program playing in NCAA Division I [3] and provides the school with a long and colorful history in the sport. Men at Union have played hockey in four distinct periods: club hockey from 1904-1911, varsity hockey from 1919-1949 (from 1943-1948 there was a hiatus from play due to WW II), NCAA Division III hockey from 1975-1990 and NCAA Division I hockey from 1991–present.

Early history 1904–1911[]

Union's first game, played on February 3, 1904, was a victory over the Union Classical Institute. Three other games were played that inaugural season including a 1-4 loss to rival Rensselaer. Lacking a rink of its own during that inaugural season, all games were played on the opponent's home ice. The first attempt at creating an on-campus outdoor rink was made by students in 1905 when a plow and scaper was hired to form a level area with earthen banks near what is now Memorial Chapel. The club team's record in known games during those early years was 6-7-1. No collegiate games were played in the 1910 or 1911 seasons because Union's players couldn't afford the costs of travel and opponent game guarantee fees. The club team subsequently disbanded bringing a close to the earliest era of hockey at Union.

Varsity era 1919–1949[]

Division III era 1975–1990[]

Division I era 1991–present[]

Season-by-season results[4][]

Championships[]

NCAA National Championships[]

Year Champion Score Runner-up City Arena Coach MOP
2014 Union 7–4 Minnesota Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Rick Bennett Shayne Gostisbehere

ECAC Hockey Tournament Championships (Whitelaw Cups)[]

Year Champion Score Runner-up City Arena Coach MOP Notes
2012 Union 3–1 Harvard Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall Rick Bennett Jeremy Welsh Lost to Ferris State in NCAA Semifinal
2013 Union 3–1 Brown Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall Rick Bennett Troy Grosenick Lost to Quinnipiac in NCAA East Regional
2014 Union 4–2 Colgate Lake Placid, NY Herb Brooks Arena Rick Bennett Daniel Carr Defeated Minnesota in NCAA Championship

Runners-up in 2010

ECAC Hockey Regular Season Championships (Cleary Cups)[]

Year Conference Record Overall Record Coach
2010-11 17-3-2 26-10-4 Nate Leaman
2011-12 14-4-4 26-8-7 Rick Bennett
2013-14 18-3-1 32-6-4 Rick Bennett
2016-17† 16-4-2 25-10-3 Rick Bennett

† Shared with Harvard

Players[]

Current roster[]

As of September 12, 2019.[5]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Flag of California Nieto, GarrettGarrett Nieto Freshman G 6' 4" (1.93 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1998-05-15 Yorba Linda, California Janesville (NAHL)
2 Flag of Minnesota Brierley, TaylorTaylor Brierley Junior D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1996-07-31 East Grand Forks, Minnesota Dubuque (USHL)
3 Flag of Minnesota Schmidt, ColinColin Schmidt Freshman F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 2000-01-06 Wayzata, Minnesota Jamestown (NAHL)
4 Flag of Pennsylvania Campolieto, JosephJoseph Campolieto Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-04-29 Eynon, Pennsylvania Tri-City (USHL)
5 Flag of Illinois Kolias, VasVas Kolias Senior D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1997-01-08 Schaumburg, Illinois Youngstown (USHL)
7 Flag of Texas Estes, BrandonBrandon Estes Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-02-13 Richardson, Texas Youngstown (USHL)
8 Flag of Quebec Rinaldi, AnthonyAnthony Rinaldi Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1995-08-17 Pierrefonds, Quebec Kingston (OJHL)
9 Flag of California Morton, SamSam Morton Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1999-07-28 Benicia, California Wenatchee (BCHL)
10 Flag of New York Sidorski, RyanRyan Sidorski Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1999-10-02 Williamsville, New York Buffalo (OJHL)
11 Flag of Ontario Breault, LucasLucas Breault Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1999-05-20 Toronto, Ontario Central Illinois (USHL)
12 Flag of Florida Fineman, FletcherFletcher Fineman Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1999-02-17 Lake Worth, Florida Springfield (NAHL)
13 Flag of Ontario Emelifeonwu, ZacharyZachary Emelifeonwu Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996-09-05 Kingston, Ontario Kingston (OJHL)
14 Flag of Minnesota Blackmun, DrewDrew Blackmun Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-01-18 Minneapolis, Minnesota Northeastern (HEA)
15 Flag of Massachusetts Adams, JackJack Adams Junior F 6' 6" (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1997-02-05 Boxford, Massachusetts Fargo (USHL) DET, 162nd overall 2017
16 Flag of Minnesota Sanda, ChristianChristian Sanda Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-03-13 Vadnais Heights, Minnesota Coquitlam (BCHL)
17 Flag of Rhode Island Allen, MattMatt Allen Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1999-03-14 Smithfield, Rhode Island Boston Jr. Bruins (NCDC)
18 Flag of Sweden Seger, GabrielGabriel Seger Freshman F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 216 lb (98 kg) 1999-11-15 Uppsala, Sweden Amarillo (NAHL)
19 Flag of Ontario Robertson, LiamLiam Robertson Freshman F 6' 5" (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 2000-05-14 Courtice, Ontario Youngstown (USHL)
20 Flag of Maryland Pirko, BenBen Pirko Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1999-02-02 Bethesda, Maryland New Jersey (NAHL)
21 Flag of Massachusetts Ryan, MichaelMichael Ryan Sophomore D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1997-01-19 Marion, Massachusetts West Kelowna (BCHL)
22 Flag of Alberta Foo, ParkerParker Foo Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-09-12 Edmonton, Alberta Brooks (AJHL) CHI, 144th overall 2017
23 Flag of Minnesota Smedsrud, ChazChaz Smedsrud Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-06-04 Luverne, Minnesota Madison (USHL)
24 Flag of Florida Cohen, AlexAlex Cohen Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1998-06-15 Boca Raton, Florida Northeast (NAHL)
25 Flag of Texas Farris, OwenOwen Farris Freshman F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 2000-06-08 Dallas, Texas Muskegon (USHL)
27 Flag of Ontario Kosack, JoshJosh Kosack Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-06-25 Oakville, Ontario Green Bay (USHL)
28 Flag of Alberta Anhorn, DylanDylan Anhorn Freshman D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1999-01-21 Calgary, Alberta Prince George (BCHL)
29 Flag of Alaska Harrison, SeanSean Harrison Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-03-29 Anchorage, Alaska Bloomington (USHL)
33 Flag of British Columbia Pipes, MerekMerek Pipes Freshman G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1998-11-12 Cobble Hill, British Columbia Swan Valley (MJHL)
34 Flag of Minnesota Hanson, DarionDarion Hanson Junior G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1997-05-19 East Bethel, Minnesota Vernon (BCHL)

Awards & honors[]

As of April 2017[6]

Hobey Baker Memorial Award

Spencer Penrose Award - AHCA Coach of the Year

USCHO Coach of the Year

College Hockey News Coach of the Year

NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player

NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team

NCAA East Regional Most Outstanding Player

Tim Taylor Award - ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year

ECAC Hockey Player of the Year

Ken Dryden Award - ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year

ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman

ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Forward

ECAC Hockey Student Athlete of the Year

  • Oliver Bouchard: 2007
  • Matt Cook: 2009
  • Stephane Boileau: 2011

ECAC Hockey Tournament Most Outstanding Player

ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team

AHCA First Team All-Americans (DI) - East

AHCA Second Team All-Americans (DI) - East

AHCA Second Team All-Americans (DIII) - East

  • 1985-86: Wayne McDougall, G
  • 1999-89: Ron Kinghorn, G
  • 1989-90: Terry Campbell, F

Academic All-American Second Team

  • 2009-10: Stephane Boileau
  • 2013-14: Cole Ikkala

Academic All-American Third Team

Union College Athletics Hall of Fame

  • Wayne McDougall, G: 2005
  • Steve Baker, G: 2007
  • Gil Egan, F: 2008
  • Craig Ferrero, F: 2009
  • Tod Fobare, F: 2010
  • Terry Campbell, F: 2015
  • Charlie Morrison, Head Coach: 2015

Historic records[]

Records vs. Current ECAC Hockey Teams[]

As of the completion of the 2018–19 season

School Team Away Arena Overall Record Win % Last Result
Brown University Bears Meehan Auditorium 23–25–14 .484 2-3 L
Clarkson University Golden Knights Cheel Arena 27–33–5 .454 1-5 L
Colgate University Raiders Class of 1965 Arena 29–44–4 .403 4-0 W
Cornell University Big Red Lynah Rink 22–43–9 .358 2-4 L
Dartmouth College Big Green Thompson Arena 31–26–7 .539 4-3 W (OT)
Harvard University Crimson Bright-Landry Hockey Center 17–34–6 .351 4-3 W
Princeton University Tigers Hobey Baker Memorial Rink 36–25–7 .581 3-2 W
Quinnipiac University Bobcats People's United Center 17–18–5 .488 1-1 T
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers Houster Field House 40–53–11 .438 0-0 T
St. Lawrence University Saints Appleton Arena 29–38–3 .436 4-3 W
Yale University Bulldogs Ingalls Rink 27–27–5 .500 4-3 W (OT)

In-season tournaments[]

As of April 2017[6]

Event Name Host City Season All-Time Record
Badger Showdown Madison, WI 2003-04 0-2
Capital District Mayor's Cup Albany, NY 2012-13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 3-2
Brice Alaska Goal Rush Fairbanks, AK 2010-11 1-1
Catamount Cup Burlington, VT 2012-13 1-1
Concordia Invitational Montreal, QE 1993-94 2-0
Dodge Holiday Classic Providence, RI 2005-06 1-1
Dunkin Donuts Coffee Pot Providence, RI 2004-05 0-1-1
Frozen Holiday Classic Bridgeport, CT 2014-15 1-1
Governor's Cup Albany, NY 2008-09, 2007–08, 2006–07 1-4-1
Ice Breaker Cup Denver, CO 1999-00 0-2
Icebreaker Invitational Colorado Springs, CO 2005-06 1-1
J.C. Penney Classic Orono, ME 1996-97, 1998–99 2-2
Ledyard Bank Classic Hanover, NH 2015-16 2-0
Mariucci Classic Minneapolis, MN 2000-01, 2005–06, 2010–11 2-3-1
Omaha Stampede Omaha, NE 2008-09 1-1
Pete Kelly Cup Fredericton, NB 2007-08 1-1
Rensselaer Invitational Troy, NY 1991-92, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2009-10 2-6
Shillelagh Tournament Notre Dame, IN 2008-09, 2014–15 2-2
Sheraton/TD Banknorth Tournament Burlington, VT 2006-07 1-1
UConn Classic Storrs, CT 2009-10 1-1

Program records[]

Individual – career[]

  • Most goals in a career: Gil Egan, 83, (1981–85)
  • Most points in a career: Mike Vecchione, 176, (2013–17)
  • Most assists in a career: Terry Campbell, 119, (1987–91)
  • Most power play goals in a career: Daniel Carr, 34, (2010–14)
  • Most game winning goals in a career: Wayne Simpson, 16, (2009–13)
  • Most shots in a career: Wayne Simpson, 447, (2009–13)
  • Most wins in a career: Kris Mayotte, 46, (2002–06)
  • Best goals-against-average in a career: Troy Grosenick, 1.89, (2010–13)
  • Most saves in a career: Brandon Snee, 3,085, (1998–02)
  • Best save percentage in a career: Troy Grosenick, .930, (2010–13)

Individual – season[]

  • Most goals in a season: Mike Vecchione, 29, (2016–17)
  • Most points in a season: Mike Vecchione, 63, (2016–17)
  • Most assists in a season: Spencer Foo, 36, (2016–17)
  • Most power play goals in a season: Daniel Carr, 12, (2010–11)
  • Most game winning goals in a season: Max Novak, 8, (2013–14)
  • Most shots in a season: Shayne Gostisbehere, 159, (2013–14)
  • Most wins in a season: Colin Stevens, 28, (2013–14)
  • Best goals-against-average in a season: Troy Grosenick, 1.65, (2011–12)
  • Most saves in a career: Kris Mayotte, 987, (2005–06)
  • Best save percentage in a career: Troy Grosenick, .936, (2011–12)

Team – game[]

  • Most goals in a game: 11 vs. Clarkson (2/5/10)
  • Most goals allowed in a game: 10 vs. Penn State (3/25/17)
  • Most goals combined in a game: 15 vs. Clarkson (11/13/93) & Merrimack (11/1/91)
  • Most shots taken in a game: 75 vs. Quinnipiac (3/12/10)
  • Most shots allowed in a game: 63 vs. Bemidji State (10/26/02)
  • Fewest shots taken in a game: 13 (5x) last time vs. Cornell (11/18/05)
  • Fewest shots allowed in a game: 9 vs. Cornell (2/11/11)
  • Most penalties in a game: 27 vs. Cornell (12/4/98)
  • Most penalty minutes in a game: 116 vs. Cornell (12/4/98)
  • Longest game: 150:22 in 5 OTs lasting 5 hrs., 56 minutes vs. Quinnipiac (3/12/10)

Team – season[]

  • Most wins in a season: 32 (2013–14)
  • Most conference wins in a season: 18 (2013–14) ECAC Hockey
  • Most consecutive wins in a season: 12 (2013–14)
  • Longest unbeaten streak in a season: 17 (2013–14)

Head coaches[]

All-time coaching records[]

As of completion of the 2019–20 season[6]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
2011–present Rick Bennett 9 186–122–42 .591
2003–2011 Nate Leaman 8 138–127–35 .518
1998–2003 Kevin Sneddon 5 50–99–18 .353
1996–1998 Stan Moore 2 24–35–7 .417
1988–1996 Bruce Delventhal 8 89–111–21 .450
1978–1988 Charles Morrison 10 123–147–9 .457
1978 Bob Driscoll 1† 0–13–0 .000
1975–1977 Ned Harkness 3† 45–8–2 .836
1936–1939 Duke Nelson 3 3–11–2 .250
1935–1936, 1939–1942, 1947–1949 Arthur C. Lawrence 6 10–30–2 .262
1933–1935 H. L. Achilles 2 4–7–0 .364
1930–1933 William Harkness 3 4–8–1 .346
1925–1930 H. A. Larabee 5 9–14–3 .404
1924–1925 Henry Gardner 1 1–3–0 .250
1919–1924 Ambrose Clark 4 7–10–0 .412
1903–1904, 1905–1911 No Coach 7 6–7–1 .464
Totals 15 coaches 80 Seasons 699–752–142 .483

Bob Driscoll coached the final 13 games of the 1977–78 season after Ned Harkness resigned.

Dutchmen in the NHL[7][]

= NHL All-Star Team = NHL All-Star[8] = NHL All-Star[8] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers
Player Position Team(s) Years Stanley Cups
Steve Baker Goaltender NYR 1979–1983 0
Daniel Carr Left Wing MTL, VGK, NSH 2015–Present 0
Spencer Foo Right Wing CGY 2017–2018 0
Mario Giallonardo Defenseman COR 1979–1981 0
Shayne Gostisbehere Defenseman PHI 2014–Present 0
Troy Grosenick Goaltender SJS 2014–2015 0
Josh Jooris Right Wing CGY, NYR, ARI, CAR, PIT 2014–2018 0
Duane Joyce Defenseman DAL 1993–1994 0
Keith Kinkaid Goaltender NJD, MTL 2012–Present 0
Mike Vecchione Center PHI 2016–2017 0
Jeremy Welsh Defenseman NJD, VAN, STL 2011–2016 0

Media[]

All Dutchmen home and away games are broadcast on WPTR (1240 AM)/WSSV (1160 AM and 106.1 FM) and called by Matthew DuBrey and Brian Unger. The radio broadcast is also streamed live via internet at: www.unionathletics.com/listenlive.

All Dutchman home games can be viewed live via internet video stream at: www.unionathletics.tv

See also[]

References[]

  1. Colors - Communications - Union College. Retrieved on September 26, 2014.
  2. Quinnipiac makes history in 5 OT hockey game (2010-03-13).
  3. Oldest Hockey Programs.
  4. Union Men's Hockey Media Guide. Union Dutchmen.
  5. 2018–19 Men's Ice Hockey Roster. Union College.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 2017–18 Union College Men's Ice Hockey Media Guide. Union College.
  7. Alumni report for Union College. Hockey DB.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

External links[]

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