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St. Lawrence Saints Men's Ice Hockey
St. Lawrence Saints men's ice hockey
Current season
St. Lawrence Saints men's ice hockey athletic logo
UniversitySt. Lawrence University
ConferenceECAC
Head coachBrent Brekke
2nd season, 10–35–8 (.264)
Captain(s)Alexander Dahl
Alternate captain(s)Eric Sweetman
Ben Masella
Gavin Bayreuther
ArenaAppleton Arena
Capacity: 3,200
LocationCanton, New York
ColorsScarlet and brown[1]
   
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1961, 1988
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1952, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1988, 2000
NCAA Tournament appearances
1952, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961r, 1962, 1983, 1987, 1988r, 1989, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2021*
Conference Tournament championships
1962, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2021
Conference regular season championships
2000, 2007
Current uniform
St. Lawrence University Hockey Jersey.png

The St. Lawrence Saints Men's Ice Hockey team, colloquially known as the "Skating Saints", is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents St. Lawrence University. The Saints are a member of the ECAC Hockey. They have played at Appleton Arena in Canton, New York, since 1951. Prior to the arena's construction, the men's team played outdoors at the current location of Whitman Hall.

History

Since the team's inception in 1925, the Saints men's hockey program has been a competitive team at the top ranks of American college hockey. Due to World War II, there were no teams during the 1941-42 season, or the 1943-44 through 1945-46 seasons.[2]

The team plays in the ECAC Hockey League, one of six Division I leagues. This league currently boasts six Ivy League teams, including perennial powers Cornell and Harvard as well as six colleges from upstate New York and Connecticut. Since the inception of the ECAC in 1961, SLU has won six ECAC tournament titles and two ECAC regular season titles.

Since the 1951-52 season, SLU has made sixteen NCAA tournament appearances. St. Lawrence has been to the Frozen Four and its antecedent the four team NCAA Championships a total of nine times, playing in the title games in 1961 and 1988. St. Lawrence has accomplished this despite being, at approximately 2,000 students, one of the smallest colleges to play at the Division I level. A Division III school in all other sports, St. Lawrence has maintained Division I "play-up" status in hockey thanks to a 2004 NCAA resolution, allowing it (along with 11 other schools) to offer Division I scholarships in only one sport.[3] St. Lawrence did not offer grant-in-aid hockey scholarships until the mid-1990s.

In 1988, the Saints played in the NCAA national championship game at the Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, NY, losing to Lake Superior State University 4-3 in overtime. The 1987-88 season was the most successful in team history, with an overall record of 29-9-0. In 2000, the Saints played in the longest NCAA tournament game on record; a 3-2, quadruple overtime victory over Boston University. The win advanced the Saints to the Frozen Four, where the team eventually lost to Boston College in the National Semifinals. The Men's program has produced 28 All-American players, seven ECAC tournament MVPs, six ECAC players of the year, four ECAC rookies of the year, and nine Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalists.

The St Lawrence University Saints vs. Quinnipiac University. March 16, 2007.

From 1985 until 2012, Joe Marsh was the head coach at St. Lawrence. In 2007, he won his 400th Division I game (all at St. Lawrence) placing him in 6th place among active NCAA Division I coaches in career wins. Marsh is a two-time winner of the Spencer Penrose Award given to the best college coach of the year.

Following Marsh's retirement in 2012, former Ottawa Senators assistant coach, and Saints alumnus, Greg Carvel took over head coaching duties. In 2016, Carvel departed the program to take the same role at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Following the departure of Carvel, St. Lawrence named former Clarkson University head coach Mark Morris as the 14th head coach in program history.

Beginning with the 2019-20 season, the Saints announced Brent Brekke as the 15th head coach in program history.[4]

St. Lawrence's biggest hockey rival is Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, ten miles from the St. Lawrence campus. For many years, the swing through the North Country has been considered to be one of the most grueling road trips in college hockey.

St. Lawrence plays its home hockey games at Appleton Arena, a classic old time hockey barn which has seen many upgrades since opening in 1950 with a 4-2 St. Lawrence win over Dartmouth College.[2]

Season-by-season results

Source:[5]

Records vs. current ECAC Hockey teams

As of the completion of the 2018-19 season[5]

Coaches

As of completion of the 2020-21 season[5]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
2019-Present Brent Brekke 2 10-35-8 .264
2016-2019 Mark Morris 3 31-69-11 .329
2012-2016 Greg Carvel 4 72-63-15 .530
1985-2012 Joe Marsh 26 482-418-75 .533
1980-1985 Mike McShane 5 93-65-6 .530
1979-1980 Dale Henwood 1+ 3-18-0 .143
1976-1979 Leon Abbott 4+ 31-67-2 .320
1967-1968, 1971–1976 Bernie McKinnon 6 72-84-6 .463
1955-1967, 1968-1971 George Menard 15 204-137-14 .594
1950-1955 Olav Kollevoll 5 72-25-2 .737
1947-1950 Paul Patten 3 20–5–0 .800
1946-1947 John Klemens 1 3–3–0 .500
1938-1941 Alfred Sheard 3 4–19–0 .174
1929-1930 James Mallon 1 3–8–1 .292
1926-1928 Degre Formoza 2 5–6–0 .455
1925-1926 D. F. McCarthy 1 0–2–0 .000
Totals 15 coaches 81 Seasons 1106-1028-140 .517

+ Leon Abbott resigned in December 1979 and Dale Henwood served as the interim coach for the remainder of the season.

Uniforms

Traditionally, the Saints home jersey is white with scarlet shoulders and brown trim. The end of the sleeves and bottom of the sweater feature scarlet and brown stripes. The school's crest and the player's name and number all appear in scarlet with brown trim. The road jersey are identically designed, but with the white and scarlet portions reversed. In 2002, a lace-up neck was adopted by the men's team.

In 2001, in honor of Appleton Arena's 50th anniversary, an alternate "throw-back" jersey was introduced for the men's team. The alternate jersey is white but does not feature colored shoulders. The StL logo is significantly smaller, and "St. Lawrence" is spelled out across the chest. The school seal also appears on both shoulders of the sweater. This jersey continued to be used occasionally until gaining popularity during the 2006-07 season, when the men's team exhibited frequent success when wearing the alternate jerseys on home ice. As a result, the alternate jersey quickly became the staple home jersey. Beginning with the 2012-13 season, St. Lawrence retired the StL logo from the red road jerseys as well, and adopted a design that matched the home white sweaters.

Originally, the women's program wore jerseys that were identical to the men's jerseys. However, in fall 2005, the women's jerseys were designed to be unique from the men's jerseys. The scarlet and brown on the shoulders of the home jersey was extended down the arms until it met with the trim at the end of the sleeve. The player's number appears within the scarlet portion and is white with brown trim. The road jerseys feature a similar pattern, but the shoulders and sleeves are brown with white trim (a reverse of the traditional road-jersey scheme) on a red background.

In tribute to Mike Pelletier and Rich Stewart, teammates on the 1988 NCAA finalist team who were among the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks,[6] the 2001-02 men's team wore a patch on the shoulder of their jerseys with both players' initials. Pelletier and Stewart had both been employees of Cantor Fitzgerald working in the World Trade Center.[7][8]

In the 2008-09 season, St. Lawrence, along with all other ECAC Hockey teams, participated in Coaches vs. Cancer's "Pink at the Rink" fundraiser. The Men's team wore black sweaters with pink and white trim while the Women's team wore pink uniforms with white trim. The jerseys, along with pink ties worn by the coaches and pink sticks were then auctioned off to raise funds for breast cancer research. (The Men's team only wore the pink jerseys during warmups, as visiting team Harvard had forgotten to bring their home white jerseys.)[9]

Traditions

  • Whenever a goal is scored, the crowd will sing "When the Saints Go Marching In" immediately after the goal is announced. A skating saint sign at each end of the arena flashes as well.
  • When the final minute of the period is announced, fans respond by yelling "And Clarkson Still Sucks!" referring to St Lawrence's nearby rival school. This same cheer is often used by fans at Rensselaer, whose rivalry with Clarkson stems from being another engineering school in the ECAC Hockey, and not from geographic location.
  • Due to St Lawrence's proximity to Canada, both the American and Canadian national anthems are played prior to home games. Many fans will shout the word "saints" over the final word of the American national anthem. This is a shared tradition among schools in the ECAC Hockey; notably Clarkson fans and Cornell fans will shout "knights" and "red," respectively, when those words appear in the anthem's lyrics.
  • Since the fall of 1999, students have brought a school flag into the stands to wave when team takes the ice and when they score. Cowbells have also become popular among fans (possibly due to the large population of dairy farmers in the region), and are sold at the school's bookstore, with the St. Lawrence University crest printed on them.


Statistical Leaders

Source:[5]

Career points leaders

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Pete Lappin 1984-1988 131 85 102 187 148
Greg Carey 2010-2014 152 84 101 185 123
Brian McFarlane 1951-1955 73 101 84 185
Doug Crawford 1975-1979 71 112 183
Paul DiFrancesco 1994-1998 136 62 119 181 230
Burke Murphy 1992-1996 130 99 75 174 172
Terry Slater 1958-1961 76 75 92 167 33
Andy Pritchard 1987-1991 117 80 82 162 136
T. J. Trevelyan 2002-2006 150 78 76 154 204
Joe Day 1986-1990 132 72 81 153 133

Career goaltending leaders

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 30 games played

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Kyle Hayton 2014-2017 104 6267 54 37 13 218 13 .934 2.09
Alex Petizian 2006-2010 86 4967 45 29 10 209 4 .913 2.52
Bill Sloan 1952-1956 85 4838 65 18 2 206 9 .902 2.55
Kain Tisi 2006-2010 46 2437 16 19 4 104 2 .907 2.56
Eric Heffler 1994-1998 79 4249 32 29 8 197 2 .919 2.78

Statistics current through the start of the 2019-20 season.

Roster

As of September 9, 2021.[10]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Sweden Emil Zetterquist Senior G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-09-21 Stockholm, Sweden Coulee Region (NAHL) --
3 New York (state) Mark Mahoney Sophomore D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1999-05-08 Canton, New York Hotchkiss (USHS-CT) --
4 Manitoba Mason Waite Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 2000-04-04 Winnipeg, Manitoba Prince George (BCHL) --
7 California Luc Salem Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1999-07-09 Santa Monica, California Topeka (NAHL) --
8 Ontario Oak MacLeod Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2002-04-04 Caledonia, Ontario Jersey (NCDC) --
9 Quebec Philippe Chapleau Freshman D 5' 8" (1.73 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 2000-07-06 Longueuil, Quebec Penticton (BCHL) --
10 Ontario David Jankowski (C) Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1997-05-25 Waterdown, Ontario Hawkesbury (CCHL) --
11 New York (state) Will Arquiett Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 2000-06-25 Brasher Falls, New York Aberdeen (NAHL) --
12 Quebec Greg Lapointe Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 2001-01-01 Granby, Quebec Coquitlam (BCHL) --
13 Finland Aleksi Peltonen Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1998-06-08 Helsinki, Finland Omaha (USHL) --
14 Ontario Justin Paul Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 2000-04-10 Thunder Bay, Ontario Wellington (OJHL) --
15 Manitoba Ty Naaykens Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2001-01-27 Winnipeg, Manitoba Fairbanks (NAHL) --
16 Manitoba Drake Burgin Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 2000-10-22 Winnipeg, Manitoba Cranbrook (BCHL) --
17 Massachusetts Reilly Moran Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 2000-04-24 Hingham, Massachusetts Powell River (BCHL) --
18 New York (state) Kaden Pickering (C) Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1998-12-17 Madrid, New York Chilliwack (BCHL) --
19 Massachusetts Max Dorrington Sophomore F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 2001-08-30 North Reading, Massachusetts Cushing Academy (USHS-MA) --
20 Michigan Nicholas Trela Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1999-08-26 Trenton, Michigan Amarillo (NAHL) --
21 Minnesota Cameron Buhl Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1998-12-03 South St. Paul, Minnesota Minnesota Magicians (NAHL) --
22 Ontario Jeff Clarke Senior D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1999-04-15 London, Ontario Oakville (OJHL) --
23 Colorado Ashton Fry Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-07-16 Highlands Ranch, Colorado Kemptville (CCHL) --
24 Ontario Tucker McIntosh Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 2001-05-20 Toronto, Ontario Ottawa (CCHL) --
26 Ontario Chris Pappas Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 2000-11-26 Toronto, Ontario Brooks (AJHL) --
27 Missouri Logan Ritchie Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1999-07-27 O'Fallon, Missouri Kenai River (NAHL) --
28 Alaska Josh Boyer Junior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1999-10-07 Wasilla, Alaska Omaha (NCHC) --
29 Wisconsin Jordan Steinmetz Junior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1999-01-10 Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Sioux City (USHL) --
31 Quebec Francis Boisvert Junior G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1999-03-11 Blainville, Quebec Ottawa (CCHL) --
33 Missouri Tim Makowski (A) Junior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-11-14 St. Louis, Missouri Aberdeen (NAHL) --
35 Indiana Grant Adams Sophomore G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 2000-09-22 South Bend, Indiana Salmon Arm (BCHL) --

Awards and honors

Hockey Hall of Fame

Source:[11]

United States Hockey Hall of Fame

Source:[12]

NCAA

Individual Awards

All-Americans

AHCA First Team All-Americans

AHCA Second Team All-Americans

ECAC Hockey

Individual Awards

All-Conference

First Team All-ECAC Hockey

Second Team All-ECAC Hockey

Third Team All-ECAC Hockey

ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team

Olympians

This is a list of St. Lawrence alumni who have played on an Olympic team.

Name Position St. Lawrence Tenure Team Year Finish
Richie Broadbelt Goaltender 1960-1963 Canada CAN 1964 4th

St. Lawrence Saints Hall of Fame

The following is a list of people associated with the St. Lawrence men's ice hockey program who were elected into the St. Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame.[13]

Saints in the NHL

Source:[14]

See also

References

  1. ^ St. Lawrence University Academic Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ a b "St. Lawrence University Athletics - Official Athletics Website". St. Lawrence University Athletics.
  3. ^ Scholarships Will Continue For D-III 'Play Up' Schools Archived April 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Brent Brekke Named Head Coach for Men's Ice Hockey". St. Lawrence Saints. May 25, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "Saint Hockey Record Book 2015-16" (PDF). St. Lawrence Saints. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ https://www.newmindit.com, New Mind Development. "- Amateur Hockey News". the Inside Word.
  7. ^ "Remember: September 11, 2001 - A site presented by Legacy.com".
  8. ^ "Remember: September 11, 2001 - A site presented by Legacy.com".
  9. ^ "USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online :: This Week in ECAC Hockey: Feb. 26, 2009:".
  10. ^ "2019-20 Men's Ice Hockey Roster". St. Lawrence University Athletics.
  11. ^ "Legends of Hockey". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "United States Hockey Hall of Fame". Hockey Central.co.uk. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Hall of Fame". St. Lawrence Saints. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Alumni report for St. Lawrence University". Hockey DB. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

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