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2012-13 SCHEDULE2-1-0

Overall Atlantic Hockey Home Road Neutral Streak

1-0-0 0-0-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 Won 2

Date Opponent Time/Score OCTOBER (2-1-0 Overall | 1-0-0 Atlantic Hockey) 07 (Sun.) WILFRED LAURIER (Ex.) W | 10-4 13 (Sat.) @ #18 Quinnipiac L | 0-4 14 (Sun.) @ #18 Quinnipiac W | 4-0 25 (Thu.) @ RIT * W | 6-4 27 (Sat.) AIR FORCE * 7:05 p.m. NOVEMBER (0-0-0 Overall | 0-0-0 Atlantic Hockey) 02 (Fri.) BENTLEY * 7:05 p.m. 03 (Sat.) BENTLEY * 7:05 p.m. 09 (Fri.) @ Canisius * 7:05 p.m. 17 (Sat.) @ Niagara * 7:05 p.m. 30 (Fri.) @ Holy Cross * 7:05 p.m. DECEMBER (0-0-0 Overall | 0-0-0 Atlantic Hockey) 1 (Sat.) @ Holy Cross * 3:00 p.m. 7 (Fri.) @ Ohio State 7:05 p.m. 8 (Sat.) OHIO STATE 7:05 p.m. 15 (Sat.) @ Penn State 7:30 p.m. 28 (Fri.) PENN STATE # 4:30 p.m. 29 (Sat.) OHIO STATE/MIAMI # 4:30/7:30 p.m. JANUARY 4 (Fri.) 5 (Sat.) 11 (Fri.) 12 (Sat.) 18 (Fri.) 19 (Sat.) 25 (Fri.) 26 (Sat.)

(0-0-0 Overall | 0-0-0 Atlantic Hockey) @ Army * 7:30 p.m. @ Army * 7:05 p.m. CONNECTICUT * 7:05 p.m. CONNECTICUT * 7:05 p.m. @ American International * 7:05 p.m. @ American International * 3:05 p.m. @ Air Force * 9:05 p.m. @ Air Force * 9:05 p.m.

FEBRUARY (0-0-0 Overall | 0-0-0 Atlantic Hockey) 1 (Fri.) SACRED HEART * 7:05 p.m. 2 (Sat.) SACRED HEART * 7:05 p.m. 5 (Tue.) MERCYHURST * 7:05 p.m. 8 (Fri.) RIT * 7:05 p.m. 9 (Sat.) RIT * 7:05 p.m. 15 (Fri.) @ Niagara * 7:05 p.m. 16 (Sat.) NIAGARA * 7:05 p.m. 22 (Fri.) @ Canisius * 7:05 p.m. 23 (Sat.) CANISIUS * 7:05 p.m. MARCH 1 (Fri.) 2 (Sat.)

(0-0-0 Overall | 0-0-0 Atlantic Hockey) MERCYHURST * 7:05 p.m. @ Mercyhurst * 7:05 p.m.

Home games in BOLD ITALIC CAPS All times Eastern * Atlantic Hockey game # Three Rivers Classic (CONSOL Energy Center)

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ROBERT MORRIS (2-1-0) vs. AIR FORCE (0-2-3) TOP STORY

The Robert Morris University men’s hockey team starts off a three-game homestand with their first home contest of the season against Air Force. After starting the season on the road, the Colonials took down RIT 6-4 on Thursday evening in the final contest of a three-game roadtrip. The Colonials will look to continue the momentum they built after the first win in AHA play as well as from the 4-0 shutout of nationally ranked Quinnipiac on October 14th. The victory on Thursday evening came as the Colonials kicked off their third season in the Atlantic Hockey Association. Senior goaltender Eric Levine recorded his 30+ save performance of the season while picking up his second win of the season. After scoring just three goals in his junior season, senior forward Zach Hervato has already tied that mark in three contests this season. After scoring two goals in the victory over Quinnipiac, Hervato iced the game against the Tigers as he scored the sixth goal in the closing minute of the game. His linemates, Colin South and Jeff Jones, also contributed to the win in Rochester. South recorded two goals while adding an assist in the game. Jones would net the game-winning goal to go along with two helpers. After a perfect start to the season killing all twelve penalties in the Quinnipiac series, the Colonials allowed RIT to capitalize on two of their three opportunities Thursday evening.

SCOUTING THE FALCONS

Air Force comes into Pittsburgh looking for their first win of the season after opening their AHA schedule on the road against Canisius. The two teams skated to a 1-1 tie Thursday evening, the third tie for the Falcons in their five games played. Prior to travelling to Canisius, the Falcons dropped a pair of games against nationally-ranked in-state rivals Colorado College and Denver this past weekend. To start their season, Air Force traveled to Alaska for the Kendall Hockey Classic. AFA would tie both of their contests against Alaska and Alaska-Anchorage in the tournament. Leading the way for Air Force are SERIES HISTORY 8-8-0 a pair of forwards, Cole Gunner and Tony Thomas, SERIES RECORD FIRST MEETING NOVEMBER 19, 2004 (L | 0-5) who both have four points in the five games played. LAST MEETING FEBRUARY 25, 2012 (L | 0-3) Senior Kyle De Laurell has 91 career points and has CURRENT STREAK LOST 1 been relatively quiet early in the season with one IN OCTOBER 1-1-0 4-3-0 goal and one assist. In goal for Air Force is Jason Torf AT HOME who has seen actionin every contest so far. In the five games played, Torf has an .899 save percentage PREVIOUS MEETINGS to go along with a 3.10 goals against average. Air 11/19/2004 0-5 RMU ISLAND SPORTS CENTER 11/20/2004 1-2 RMU ISLAND SPORTS CENTER Force is 3 of 21 on the PP and 12 of 16 on the PK.

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. AIR FORCE The Colonials be looking to improve on a 8-8-0 record against the Falcons at the two teams meet for the first time this season. In the two years that RMU has been a member of the AHA, the Colonials have won two of the six contests between them. The two teams were also members of the CHA for two seasons when Robert Morris first developed their program. In those two years, the Colonials held a 6-3-0 mark against Air Force.

4/5/2005 2-4 2/3/2006 5-2 2/4/2006 3-2 2/24/2006 3-2 2/25/2006 5-1 3/10/2006 4-3 11/26/2006 3-4 10/17/2010 3-2 2/25/2011 2-4 2/26/2011 2-4 10/16/2011 2-4 2/24/2012 2-1 2/25/2012 0-3

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ACTIVE COLONIALS VS. AIR FORCE

Twelve current Colonials have played against Air Force during their careers. Only Adam Brace has scored a goal against the Falcons while three others - Brendan Jamison, Colin South, and Tyson Wilson - have registered at least a point against the Tigers. Andrew Blazek, Jeff Jones, and Wilson all hold a positive plus/minus against Air Force. Goaltender Eric Levine has never faced the Falcons.

PLAYER Andrew Blazek Adam Brace Jimmy Geerin Zach Hervato Tyler Hinds Scott Jacklin

GP G A PTS PIM +/4 6 3 4 2 2

0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 0

2 12 0 6 0 0

+1 -6 -2 -1 E E

PLAYER

GP G A PTS PIM +/-

Brendan Jamison 6 Jeff Jones 3 Evan Renwick 4 Colin South 6 Tyson Wilson 2 Cody Wydo 2

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 1 2 0

1 0 0 1 2 0

2 0 2 2 0 0

-2 +2 -2 -1 +2 -1


2012-13 ROBERT MORRIS QUICK FACTS UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location: Moon Township, Pa. Founded: 1921 Enrollment: 5,000 Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) Colors: Blue and White with Red Nickname: Colonials President: Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D. Athletic Director: Craig Coleman, M.D. Senior Assoc. Athletic Director: Marty Galosi Assoc. Athletic Director: Sean Simmons Assoc. Athletic Director/SWA: Addie Muti Assoc. Athletic Director: Don Smith Asst. Athletic Director/Compliance: Ryan Fleischer Faculty Representative: Dr. Scott Branvold

SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director: Jim Duzyk Assistant Sports Information Director: Ken Baker Sports Information Assistant: Spencer Kowitz Graduate Assistant/Men’s Hockey Contact: Michael Wagner E-mail sidga01@rmu.edu Office (412) 397-4953 Mobile (412) 592-7525 Graduate Assistant: Jessica Calderone

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Derek Schooley Assistant Coach: Matt Nicholson Assistant Coach: Mark Workman Hockey Operations Coordinator: Kody Van Rentergem Assistant Athletic Trainer: Erica Galdemeyer, ATC

TEAM INFORMATION 2011-12 Overall Record: 17-17-5 2011-12 AHA Record / Finish: 13-9-5/ 7th First Season of Men’s Hockey: 2004-05 All-Time Men’s Hockey Record: 105-143-36 All-Time AHA Hockey Record: 26-18-10 Arena: 84 Lumber Arena / Island Sports Center Letterwinners Returning : 16 Letterwinners Lost: 11

ON THE HORIZON

YOUTH OF THE NATION

The Colonials will remain home for a two-game series against Bentley on November 2nd and 3rd. The series will serve as the team’s Men’s Cancer Awareness Weekend after the team found out that former captain Chris Kushneriuk was diagnosed with cancer over the summer. The team will be doing multiple fundraisers including a silent auction, selling “RMU Hockey Krushes Cancer” wristbands, a post-game autograph session, and a collection jar during the weekend series to benefit Chris as well as cancer research. Both games are scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

This season, 16 of the RMU’s 27 players on the roster are either in their first or second season of NCAA hockey. The Colonials only have five seniors on the roster after graduating ten seniors a year ago.

TURNING THE PAGE Robert Morris finished the 2011-12 season with a 17-17-5 record overall while holding a 13-9-5 record in the Atlantic Hockey Association. The team won its first ever playoff series as a member of the AHA as they beat American International in three games before falling to Niagara in the quarterfinals.

STARTING IT OFF Including the season-opening loss to Quinnipiac, the Colonials are 4-5-0 in the first game of the season. In home-openers, RMU holds a mark of 5-3-0 heading into the upcoming game against Air Force.

HOME SWEET HOME In the two seasons that Robert Morris has been a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association, the team has enjoyed success playing at the Island Sports Center. The Colonials have put together a record of 20-8-5 while skating on home ice.

NON-CONFERENCE WOES Since joining Atlantic Hockey in the 2010-2011 season, the Colonials have gone 7-8-0 in nonconference contests.

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN Brendan Jamison serves as captain with Tyler Hinds working as the assistant captain. Jamison becomes the first Pittsburgh-born captain in the nine-year history of the Program. Zach Hervato and Colin South were recently named assistant captains before the Colonials took on RIT. Hervato will serve as the second assistant during all road contests while South will wear the A during all games at home.

KILLER PENALTY KILL Robert Morris continued their success from the previous season when it comes to killing penalties. The team had the nation’s best penalty kill in the 2011-12 season. The Colonials successfully killed off 143-of-159 penalties (89.9 percent) this season. RMU also tallied four short-handed goals during the season. To start the 2012-13 season, the Colonials killed thirteen of the fifteen power-play opportunities their opponents have had while tallying two short-handed goals for themselves.

PLAYING WITH THE LEAD Now in their third season in the AHA, the Colonials have held a record of 30-1-3 when leading after two periods of play. RMU has also compiled a 19-4-2 record when leading after one period of play during their tenure in the AHA.

PENNSYLVANIA PROUD This season, seven players on the Colonials roster hail from the state of Pennsylvania. Andrew Blazek, Ryan Gayso, Brendan Jamison, Zac Lynch, David Rigatti, Colin South, and John Walton all call the Keystone State home.

TEAM CANADA EAST MEMBERS Robert Morris’ roster has three skaters that have competed with Team Canada East. Zach Hervato (2008), Tyson Wilson (2010), and David Friedmann (2011) have all seen game action with the team during the World Junior A Challenge.


OFFENSIVE SURGE

THREE RIVERS CLASSIC

Goals don’t come easy in the Atlantic Hockey Association, but when the Colonials do score, chances are the result is going to be a win. The Colonials are 26-2-2 when scoring four or more goals in a game while competing in the AHA.

Robert Morris University will host the first ever Three Rivers Classic this upcoming December at the CONSOL Energy Center. Joining the Colonials in this two-day tournament will be Miami, Ohio State, and Penn State. The semifinal contests will take place on Friday the 28th when Penn State will take on Robert Morris at 4:30 p.m. followed by Ohio State and Miami at 7:30 p.m. The following day will be the consolation and championship games at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. respectively.

THE CENTURY MARK Three Colonials are within ten games of reaching of the 100 games played milestone. Seniors Adam Brace and Brendan Jamison both reached the mark when the duo took the ice on Thursday against Rochester. 67 of Brace’s 100 games came as a member of the Robert Morris team. Fellow senior Zach Hervato sits at 95 games played and is on pace to play game number 100 on November 17th at Niagara.

SWITCHING IT UP Two sophomores have switched their number for the 2012-13 season. Forward Jeff Jones will now wear 11 and defenseman Tyson Wilson will switch to 10.

SCHEDULING CHANGE Originally scheduled to host Ohio State on December 7th for the first game of a home-andhome series, the Colonials will now travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Buckeyes before returning to 84 Lumber Arena for the second game of the series on Saturday, December 8th.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT The Colonials will appear on National TV for the fourth time in program history when they travel to Army on January 4, 2013. The game was one of two AHA contests selected to be televised on the CBS Sports Network. The most recent time the squad had the spotlight, they dropped both contests at then #2 North Dakota in 2010 on Fox College Sports.

FROZEN FOUR COMES TO PA The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has chosen the city of Pittsburgh as the site of the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four with Robert Morris University serving as the host institution in conjunction with VisitPittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Penguins. CONSOL Energy Center will host the event on April 11-13, 2013 with the event marking first NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship event held in the state of Pennsylvania. It will be the first major team sport in NCAA history to conduct its national championship in the city of Pittsburgh.

MANN COMMITS Originally committed to join the Colonials in the 2012-13 season, Rob Mann becomes the first member of the Class of 2017 for Robert Morris. As a 6-4, 205-pound defenseman, Mann is currently skating with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL before making the trek to Pittsburgh for the 2013-14 season. In 14 games with the Vees, Mann has been a fixture in the defensive zone while picking up 4 penalty minutes. Prior to the BCHL, Mann played three seasons in the OJHL where he started his career with the Whitby Fury in the 2009-10 season when he made three appearances with the squad. He then spent the majority of the following two seasons with Whitby before being traded to the Markham Waxers during the 2011-12 season. During his time in the OJHL, Mann played in 88 games while netting 10 goals to go with 45 assists.

QUOTABLES Head Coach Derek Schooley OPENING THE SEASON WITH A NATIONALLYRANKED OPPONENT... “It was really good for our young guys to get accustomed to the college hockey pace and play. On Sunday, it was a really solid performance by everyone with Hervato scoring two goals and Levine getting the shutout.” THE SUCCESS OF THE PENALTY KILL... “Our returning defensemen have experience on the penalty kill so the key was to get forwards who haven’t killed penalties the ice time and experience in that type of situation.” THE START OF ATLANTIC HOCKEY... “They are good hockey teams; Air Force has some skill and they find ways to win games in every situation.”

Goaltender Eric Levine EARNING HIS SECOND CAREER SHUTOUT WHILE FACING THE FOURTH-MOST SHOTS IN SCHOOL HISTORY... “They had 48 shots, but most of them were first-chance opportunities. Our defense and forwards coming back were excellent in our end clearing pucks out and taking away and second opportunities.” OPENING ATLANTIC HOCKEY ACTION... “We need to make sure that we are excuting our systems to remain consistent. Each team has a different style of play and they each present different challenges moving forward.”

Forward Zach Hervato OFFENSIVE EXPECTATIONS... “We are always going to need players to step up on a nightly basis in the offensive zone. For me, I just want to contribute by scoring some goals and also on the power-play and keep our good start going.” STARTING CONFERENCE ACTION... “They are rivals of us, they are very agressive and it is hard-hitting hockey. We will come out with fire and so will they, they will be some exciting games.”


2012-13 MEN’S ICE HOCKEY ROSTER ## 1 2 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 27 28 30 31 33 35 44

NAME POS. Eric Ferber G Evan Renwick D Tyler Hinds (A) D Chase Golightly D Evan Moore D Colin South F David Friedmann F Tyson Wilson D Jeff Jones F Jimmy Geerin D Zach Hervato F John Walton D Greg Gibson F David Rigatti F Matt Cope F Scott Jacklin F Mac Roy F Brendan Jamison (C) D Cody Wydo F Jay Llewelyn F Zac Lynch F Adam Brace F Eric Levine G Terry Shafer G Andrew Blazek D Ryan Gayso G Brandon Denham F

CL. R-So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. R-Jr. So. Fr.

HT. 5-11 6-3 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-1 5-9 6-1 5-9 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-4 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-9 6-4

WT. 175 205 190 180 175 195 185 210 175 185 180 170 175 190 200 185 175 190 175 220 180 185 180 190 180 155 205

ALPHABETICAL

HOMETOWN / PREVIOUS TEAM Scottsdale, Ariz. / Bridgewater Bandits (EJHL) Calgary, Alberta / Canmore Eagles (AJHL) Orleans, Ontario / Nepean Raiders (CCHL) Temecula, Calif. / Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) Grosse Point, Mich. / Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) Sewickley, Pa. / Bay State Breakers (EJHL) Toronto, Ontario / Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL) Brockville, Ontario / Brockville Braves (CCHL) Revelstoke, British Columbia / Merritt Centennials ( BCHL) Anchorage, Alaska / Burnaby Express (BCHL) Stittsville, Ontario / Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) West Chester, Pa. / Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (AtJHL) Burlington, Ontario / Amarillo Bulls (NAHL) Pittsburgh, Pa. / Texas Tornado (NAHL) Lakewood, Colo. / Wenatchee Wild (NAHL) Kimberley, British Columbia / Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) Chilliwack, British Columbia / Alabama-Huntsville (DI-Ind) Pittsburgh, Pa. / Jersey Hitmen (EJHL) Southgate, Mich. / Motor City Metal Jackets (NAHL) Saginaw, Mich. / Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) Pittsburgh, Pa. / Bay State Breakers (EJHL) Cobden, Ontario / Canisius (AHA) Wheeling, Ill. / Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL) Penfield, N.Y. / New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (EJHL) Pittsburgh, Pa. / Topeka Roadrunners (NAHL) Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Hills Indians (PIHL) Milton, Ontario / Oakville Blades (OJHL)

Head Coach: Derek Schooley (ninth season at RMU; Western Michigan ’94) Assistant Coach: Matt Nicholson (fourth season at RMU; Colgate ’04) Assistant Coach: Mark Workman (fourth season at RMU; St. Scholastica ’93) Hockey Operations Coordinator: Kody Van Rentergem (first season at RMU; Fredonia State ’12)

BY HOMETOWN

UNITED STATES 16 Alaska 1 Arizona 1 California 1 Colorado 1 Illinois 1 Michigan 3 New York 1 Pennsylvania 1 CANADA 11 Alberta 1 British Columbia 3 Ontario 7

BY HEIGHT

5 feet, 9 inches 5 feet, 10 inches 5 feet, 11 inches 6 feet 6 feet, 1 inch 6 feet, 2 inches 6 feet, 3 inches 6 feet, 4 inches

3 3 6 5 2 4 2 2

BY PREVIOUS TEAM Alberta Junior Hockey League Atlantic Hockey Association Atlantic Junior Hockey League British Columbia Hockey League Central Canada Hockey League Eastern Junior Hockey League NCAA Division I Independent North American Hockey League Ontario Junior Hockey League Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League United States Hockey League

BY WEIGHT

155 pounds 170 pounds 175 pounds 180 pounds 185 pounds 190 pounds 195 pounds 200 pounds 205 pounds 210 pounds 220 pounds

1 1 1 4 5 5 1 5 2 1 1

1 1 6 5 4 4 1 1 2 1 1

## NAME 33 Blazek, Andrew 28 Brace, Adam 18 Cope, Matt 44 Denham, Brandon 1 Ferber, Eric 9 Friedmann, David 35 Gayso, Ryan 12 Geerin, Jimmy 16 Gibson, Greg 4 Golightly, Chase 14 Hervato, Zach 3 Hinds, Tyler (A) 19 Jacklin, Scott 22 Jamison, Brendan (C) 11 Jones, Jeff 30 Levine, Eric 24 Llewelyn, Jay 27 Lynch, Zach 5 Moore, Evan 2 Renwick, Evan 17 Rigatti, David 21 Roy, Mac 31 Shafer, Terry 7 South, Colin 15 Walton, John 10 Wilson, Tyson 23 Wydo, Cody

POS. D F F F G F G D F D F D F D F G F F D D F F G F D D F

CL. R-Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. R-So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. So.

PRONUNCIATIONS

Andrew Blazek Brandon Denham David Friedmann Chase Golightly Jimmy Geerin Tyler Hinds Zach Hervato Eric Levine Jay Llewelyn David Rigatti Derek Schooley Terry Shafer Kody Van Rentergem Cody Wydo

BLAZE-eck DENIM FREED-min GO-light-lee GEAR-in HYNES Her-VOT-O La-VINE LEW-el-in Ri-gah-TEE SCHOOL-ee SHAY-fur VAN REN-tur-gem WHY-doe

BY CLASS

UPPERCLASSMEN 11 Seniors 5 Juniors 6 UNDERCLASSMEN 16 Sophomores 7 Freshmen 9

BY POSITION

Forwards 14 Defensemen 9 Goaltenders 4


FRESHMEN ORIENTATION MATT COPE 6-2 | 200 | F | LAKEWOOD, COLORADO Cope spent the last two seasons with the Wenatchee Wild of the North American Hockey League. In 106 career games with the Wild, Cope accumulated 41 points and 20 goals as Wenatchee captured NAHL West Division titles in 2009-10 and 2010-11. In seven post-season games with Wenatchee, Cope registered one goal and fourteen penalty minutes.

BRANDON DENHAM 6-4 | 205 | F | MILTON, ONTARIO Denham joined the Oakville Blades of the Ontario Junior Hockey League for 98 games over two seasons. After leading all Blades rookies with 17 goals in 2010-11, Denham put up career-highs in 2011-12 with 20 goals and 41 points; bringing his career totals to 37 goals and 73 points. In 34 post-season games with the Blades, Denham tallied seventeen points including seven goals.

DAVID FRIEDMANN 5-11 | 185 | F | TORONTO, ONTARIO A three-year veteran with the Georgetown Raiders and Toronto Jr. Canadiens in the OJHL, Friedmann attended the 2011 Los Angeles Kings Development Camp before being invited to the New Jersey Devils Development Camp last July. The forward played in the 2011 World Junior A Challenge with Team Canada East. In the OJHL, Friedmann tallied 60 points (24 goals, 36 assists) in 42 games during the 2011-12 season. Over his career in Juniors, Friedmann tallied 142 points (48 goals, 94 assists) in 136 games.

GREG GIBSON 5-10 | 175 | F | BURLINGTON, ONTARIO Gibson played the 2011-12 season with the Amarillo Bulls of the NAHL. While playing in 52 games with Amarillo, Gibson posted 23 goals and 54 points. Prior to making the trip to the United States, Gibson spent three seasons in the OJHL with the Huntsville Otters, the Hamilton Red Wings and the Oakville Blades. The forward has 67 career goals and 159 career points spread over his career including a personal-best 54 points with the Bulls as he was honored with Amarillo’s Coaches Award for dedication on and off the ice.

CHASE GOLIGHTLY 5-10 | 180 | D | TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA A defenseman for the Prince George Spruce Kings the last two seasons, Golightly has tallied 48 assists and 56 points in 84 career British Columbia Hockey League games. Golightly finished his junior career as one of the top ten blue liners in career points with the Spruce Kings and was named the team’s playoff Most Valuable Player as well as the Defenseman of the Year for each of his two seasons with Prince George.

JAY LLEWELYN 6-4 | 225 | F | SAGINAW, MICHIGAN Llewelyn spent the last two seasons with the Carleton Place Canadians in the Central Canada Hockey League. Llewelyn has 88 points and 40 goals in 108 career games including a personal-best 58 points and 24 goals in 2011-12. In ten post-season games with the Canadians, Llewelyn amassed three points, including two goals.

ZAC LYNCH 6-0 | 180 | F | PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Lynch competed as a member of the Pittsburgh Hornets AAA Hockey program before joining the Bay State Breakers for the 2010-11 season. In 86 career games with the Breakers, the forward has notched 71 points (33 goals, 38 assists) along with seven points (three goals, four assists) in ten playoff games with Bay State.

EVAN MOORE 5-11 | 175 | D | GROSSE POINT, MICHIGAN Moore competed with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL last season as he notched one goal and seven points in 55 games. Before making the move to the Stampede, Moore played his first year of junior hockey with the Green Mountain Glades of the EJHL where he netted five goals and tallied sixteen assists in 45 games.

TERRY SHAFER 6-2 | 190 | G | PENFIELD, NEW YORK Shafer spent the 2011-12 season with the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs of the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Shafer led the EJHL with a 2.32 GAA in the regular season and finished fourth in the league with a .921 save percentage. Shafer posted an 11-4-1 record with the Junior Monarchs and helped the program to the EJHL playoff title. In his first season in the EJHL, Shafer played for the Rochester Stars before the move to the Junior Monarchs. In his two seasons in the EJHL, Shafer recorded a 3.04 GAA and .917 save percentage to go along with a record of 18-21-4.


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

2012-13 TEAM LEADERS

## PLAYER GP G A PTS SH SH% +/- PEN-MIN PPG SHG GWG BLK 14 Zach Hervato 3 3 3 6 9 .333 +7 1-2 1 1 0 1 7 Colin South 3 2 2 4 6 .333 +4 0-0 0 0 0 1 11 Jeff Jones 3 1 3 4 4 .250 +1 0-0 0 0 1 0 28 Adam Brace 3 1 2 3 13 .077 +3 1-2 0 1 0 1 23 Cody Wydo 3 1 1 2 4 .250 EVEN 0-0 0 0 0 0 9 David Friedmann 3 1 0 1 5 .200 -1 0-0 0 0 1 1 19 Scott Jacklin 2 1 0 1 2 .500 -1 1-2 0 0 0 0 12 Jimmy Geerin 3 0 1 1 2 .000 +4 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 Tyler Hinds 3 0 1 1 2 .000 +2 2-4 0 0 0 2 5 Evan Moore 3 0 1 1 3 .000 EVEN 2-4 0 0 0 0 18 Matt Cope 3 0 0 0 1 .000 -1 1-2 0 0 0 1 44 Brandon Denham 3 0 0 0 11 .000 EVEN 2-4 0 0 0 0 16 Greg Gibson 3 0 0 0 6 .000 -1 1-2 0 0 0 1 4 Chase Golightly 3 0 0 0 2 .000 EVEN 1-2 0 0 0 1 22 Brendan Jamison 3 0 0 0 2 .000 -1 0-0 0 0 0 1 24 Jay Llewelyn 1 0 0 0 1 .000 EVEN 0-0 0 0 0 0 27 Zac Lynch 3 0 0 0 4 .000 -1 2-4 0 0 0 0 2 Evan Renwick 3 0 0 0 2 .000 +3 1-2 0 0 0 3 21 Mac Roy 3 0 0 0 1 .000 -3 1-2 0 0 0 0 ## GOALTENDER GP-GS MIN GA GAA SVS SV% W-L-T SHO PPG SHG 30 Eric Levine 3-3 180:00 8 2.67 115 .935 2-1-0 1 2 1

Shot Statistics Goals Shot Attempts Shot Percentage Goals Per Game Shots Peg Game

TEAM STATISTICS

RMU OPP

RMU OPP

10 8 80 123 .125 .065 3.3 2.7 26.7 41.0

Power-Plays Goals Power-Plays Conversion Percentage Shot Attempts Shot Percentage

RMU OPP Goal Breakdown Total Goals 10 8 Power-Play 1 2 Short-Handed 2 1 Empty Net 1 0 Penalty Shot 0 0 Unassisted 1 0 Overtime 0 0 Delayed Penalty 0 0

Penalties Penalties Minutes Penalties Per Game Penalty Minutes Per Game Minor Penalties Major Penalties 10-Minute Misconducts Game Misconducts

RMU OPP

GOALS BY PERIOD

1st 2nd 3rd OT Total Robert Morris 2 3 5 0 10 Opponents 1 3 4 0 8

1 2 14 15 .071 .133 12 36 .083 .056

16 16 32 40 5.3 5.3 10.7 13.3 16 15 0 0 0 1 0 0

SAVES BY PERIOD

1st 2nd 3rd OT Total Robert Morris 29 29 22 0 80 Opponents 39 38 46 0 123

Goals Zach Hervato Colin South FIVE PLAYERS

3 2 1

Assists Zach Hervato Jeff Jones Colin South Adam Brace

3 3 2 2

Points Zach Hervato Colin South Jeff Jones Adam Brace

6 4 4 3

Penalty Minutes Brandon Denham Zac Lynch Evan Moore Tyler Hinds

4 4 4 4

Power-Play Goals Zach Hervato

1

Short-Handed Goals Zach Hervato Adam Brace

1 1

Game-Winning Goals David Friedmann Jeff Jones

1 1

Shots Adam Brace Brandon Denham Zach Hervato TWO PLAYERS Plus/Minus Zach Hervato Jimmy Geerin Colin South TWO PLAYERS

13 11 9 6 +7 +4 +4 +3

RMU AWARD WINNERS atlantic hockey

Travel Team USA Goalie of the Week Eric Levine Week of October 15


ACTIVE LEADERS Games Played Brendan Jamison Zach Hervato Colin South TWO PLAYERS Goals Adam Brace Zach Hervato Colin South Cody Wydo Assists Adam Brace Zach Hervato Colin South Tyson Wilson Points Adam Brace Zach Hervato Colin South Cody Wydo Penalty Minutes Zach Hervato Tyler Hinds Andrew Blazek Adam Brace

CAREER LEADERS

COLONIAL SUPERLATIVES

27 23 16 14

Games Played Trevor Lewis (08/09-11/12) 143 Nathan Longpre (07/08-10/11) 136 Denny Urban (07/08-10/11) 136 Ron Cramer (07/08-10/11) 135 Goals Chris Margott (05/06-08/09) 64 Nathan Longpre (07/08-09/10) 47 Ryan Cruthers (05/06-07/08) 39 Sean Berkstresser (04/05-07/08) 32 Assists Nathan Longpre (07/08-10/11) 90 Denny Urban (07/08-10/11) 84 Chris Margott (05/06-08/09) 72 Trevor Lewis (08/09-11/12) 53

54 40 32 22

Points Nathan Longpre (07/08-10/11) 137 Chris Margott (05/06-08/09) 136 Denny Urban (07/08-10/11) 112 Ryan Cruthers (05/06-07/08) 86

68 52 38 36

Penalty Minutes Jeff Gilbert (04/05-07/08) Ron Cramer (08/09-11/12) Brett Hopfe (04/05-07/08) Rob Cowan (04/05-07/08)

100 95 69 67 27 17 16 14

271 261 239 197

Power-Play Goals Adam Brace Colin South Zach Hervato Scott Jacklin

8 5 3 3

Short-Handed Goals Adam Brace Zach Hervato Colin South

1 1 1

Game-Winning Goals Adam Brace Cody Wydo Andrew Blazek SEVEN PLAYERS

5 4 2 1

Game-Winning Goals Chris Margott (05/06-08/09) 10 Sean Berkstresser (04/05-07/08) 9 Trevor Lewis (08/09-11/12) 6 Nathan Longpre (07/08-10/11) 6

234 224 163 91

Shots Chris Margott (05/06-08/09) 456 Nathan Longpre (07/08-10/11) 427 Trevor Lewis (08/09-11/12) 351 Denny Urban (07/08-10/11) 341

Shots Zach Hervato Adam Brace Colin South Andrew Blazek

Power-Play Goals Chris Margott (05/06-08/09) 30 Sean Berkstresser (04/05-07/08) 18 Nathan Longpre (07/08-10/11) 17 TWO PLAYERS 14 Short-Handed Goals Ryan Cruthers (05/06-07/08) David Boguslawski (04/05-07/08) Ron Cramer (08/09-11/12) Chris Kushneriuk (08/09-10/11)

4 3 3 3

Scoring 2012-13 2011-12 RMU scores 4 or more 2-0-0 12-1-0 Opponent scores 4 or more 1-1-0 3-6-0 RMU scores 3 or fewer 0-1-0 5-16-5 Opponent scores 3 or fewer 1-0-0 14-11-5 RMU scores first 1-0-0 12-6-2 Opponent scores first 1-1-0 5-11-3 In one-goal games 9-6-0 In two-goal games 1-0-0 4-6-0 In three-goal or more games 1-1-0 4-5-0 Period 2012-13 2011-12 Leading after the first period 1-0-0 8-2-1 Trailing after the first period 1-0-0 1-6-1 Tied after the first period 0-1-0 8-9-3 Leading after the second period 2-0-0 14-1-2 Trailing after the second period 0-1-0 2-14-2 Tied after the second period 1-2-1 In overtime 3-0-5 Shots 2012-13 2011-12 RMU outshoots opponent 1-0-0 11-5-1 RMU is outshot by opponent 1-1-0 6-12-4 RMU has 10-19 shots 0-1-0 0-3-0 RMU has 20-29 shots 1-0-0 4-7-1 RMU has 30-39 shots 1-0-0 8-6-3 RMU has 40-49 shots 4-1-1 RMU has 50 or more shots 1-0-0 Opponent has 10-19 shots 0-1-0 Opponent has 20-29 shots 6-4-0 Opponent has 30-39 shots 1-1-0 10-7-1 Opponent has 40-49 shots 1-0-0 1-5-3 Opponent has 50 or more shots 0-0-1 Special Teams 2012-13 RMU scores a power-play goal 1-0-0 RMU does not score a power-play goal 1-1-0 RMU allows a power-play goal 1-0-0 RMU does not allow a power-play goal 1-1-0 RMU scores a short-handed goal 1-0-0 RMU allows a short-handed goal 0-1-0

2011-12 10-4-4 7-13-1 4-5-3 13-12-2 2-0-1 1-1-0

Games 2012-13 2011-12 After a win 1-0-0 4-10-3 After a loss 1-0-0 9-6-1 After a tie 4-0-1 Game 1 of a two-game series 0-1-0 8-4-1 Game 2 of a two-game series 1-0-0 3-7-3 Against a Top 5 opponent 0-1-0 Against a Top 10 opponent 0-1-0 Against a Top 15 opponent 0-1-0 Against a ranked opponent 1-1-0 0-1-0 At the RMU Island Sports Center 11-6-2 At the CONSOL Energy Center 0-1-0 On the road 2-1-0 5-9-3 On neutral ice 1-2-0 On Thursday 1-0-0 On Friday 10-7-2 On Saturday 0-1-0 5-9-3 On Sunday 1-0-0 2-1-0 In afternoon games 1-1-0 3-2-0 In night games 1-0-0 14-15-5 In October 2-1-0 2-5-0 In November 3-1-1 In December 4-1-1 In January 3-4-1 In February 3-3-2 In March 2-3-0 Conferences 2012-13 2011-12 Atlantic Hockey Association 1-0-0 16-12-5 Central Collegiate Hockey Association 0-3-0 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference 1-1-0 1-2-0


COLONIALS NATIONALLY individual

Points Per Game 5th (tie) Zach Hervato 32nd (tie) Colin South Jeff Jones

2.00 1.33 1.33

Goals Per Game 3rd (tie) Zach Hervato 38th (tie) Colin South

1.00 0.67

Assists Per Game 12th (tie) Zach Hervato Jeff Jones

1.00 1.00

Power-Play Goals 16th (tie) Zach Hervato

1

Short-Handed Goals 1st (tie) Zach Hervato Adam Brace

1 1

Game-Winning Goals 3rd (tie) Jeff Jones David Friedmann

1 1

Save Percentage 17th Eric Levine

.935

Winning Percentage 24th (tie) Eric Levine

.667

Shutouts 1st (tie)

Eric Levine

Scoring Offense 13th (tie)

1

team 3.33

Scoring Defense 23rd (tie)

2.67

Scoring Margin 20th (tie)

0.67

Penalty Kill 22nd

86.7

Team Winning Percentage 13th (tie)

.667

RMU VS. RANKED OPPONENTS O | 11-22-1; H | 6-7-0; A | 4-15-0; N | 1-0-1 OPPONENT #18 Quinnipiac #18 Quinnipiac #4 Ohio State #2 North Dakota #2 North Dakota #8 Bemidji State #5 Bemidji State #5 Bemidji State #7 Bemidji State #7 Bemidji State #1 Miami #1 Miami #7 Colorado College #7 Colorado College #11 Bemidji State #11 Bemidji State #18 Quinnipiac #18 Quinnipiac #17 Alaska #9 Princeton #19 Princeton #19 Niagara #19 Niagara #13 Wisconsin #13 Wisconsin #9 Boston University #12 Miami #12 Miami #16 Niagara #16 Niagara #2 Notre Dame #2 Notre Dame #10 Denver #13 Cornell

DATE SCORE PLACE 10/14/2012 4-0 Away 10/13/2012 0-4 Away 12/30/2011 2-4 Home 1/8/2011 1-2 Away 1/8/2011 0-8 Away 3/13/2010 3-3 Neutral 2/13/2010 2-5 Home 2/12/2010 5-2 Home 1/30/2010 5-2 Away 1/29/2010 1-5 Away 1/10/2010 2-1 Away 1/8/2010 3-1 Home 11/21/2009 1-4 Away 11/20/2009 3-4 Away 11/7/2009 1-6 Away 11/6/2009 0-2 Away 10/31/2009 8-5 Home 10/30/2009 0-5 Home 10/16/2009 2-4 Away 1/26/2009 1-2 Away 1/29/2008 2-5 Home 11/10/2007 4-2 Home 11/10/2007 0-4 Home 10/20/2007 2-8 Away 10/19/2007 2-7 Away 10/12/2007 3-2 Neutral 2/17/2007 3-5 Home 2/15/2007 3-7 Away 2/3/2007 5-2 Home 2/2/2007 7-1 Home 1/7/2007 4-2 Away 1/5/2007 2-6 Home 11/25/2006 2-6 Away 10/26/2006 1-4 Away

USCHO.com DIVISION I MEN’S POLL OCTOBER 22, 2012 TEAM RECORD PTS. PREV 1 Boston College (27) 2-1-0 962 3 2 Minnesota (12) 3-1-0 908 1 3 Miami (4) 3-0-1 831 4 4 North Dakota (1) 1-1-0 828 2 5 Denver (3) 2-0-0 800 7 6 Michigan 2-1-0 769 5 7 Cornell (1) 0-0-0 666 6 8 Union (1) 2-1-0 635 8 9 Notre Dame 3-1-0 587 9 10 Western Michigan 3-1-0 519 12 11 Massachusetts-Lowell 1-1-1 473 10 12 New Hampshire 3-0-0 466 15 13 Boston University 1-1-0 357 11 14 Minnesota-Duluth 2-2-0 331 13 15 Northeastern 2-1-0 267 14 16 Northern Michigan 3-1-0 210 17 17 Harvard 0-0-0 185 17 18 Ferris State 1-1-2 178 16 19 Colorado College 3-1-0 147 19 20 Quinnipiac 3-1-1 116 20 Ohers receiving votes: St. Lawrence 109, Minnesota State 39, NebraskaOmaha 28, Michigan Tech 16, St. Cloud State 12, Wisconsin 10, Lake Superior 9, Providence 8, Rensselaer 7, Michigan State 5, Merrimack 4, Air Force 3, Alaska 3, Ohio State 3, Yale 3, Alaska-Anchorage 2, Massachusetts 2, Holy Cross 1.

ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS OPPONENT RECORD Air Force 8-8-0 Alabama-Huntsville 15-16-5 Alaska 0-1-0 Alaska-Anchorage 1-0-0 American International 8-2-1 Army 1-1-2 Bemidji State 10-18-3 Bentley 3-3-2 Boston University 1-0-0 Canisius 5-5-1 Colgate 2-5-1 Colorado College 0-2-0 Connecticut 4-0-0 Cornell 0-1-0 Denver 0-1-0 Ferris State 1-2-1 Holy Cross 2-2-0 Lake Superior State 1-5-0 Mercyhurst 4-4-2 Merrimack 1-1-1 Miami (Ohio) 2-4-0 Michigan State 0-2-0 Niagara 11-25-8 North Dakota 0-2-0 Notre Dame 1-1-0 Ohio State 2-3-1 Princeton 2-2-0 Quinnipiac 5-10-1 Rensselaer 0-2-0 RIT 4-2-3 Sacred Heart 4-0-1 St. Cloud State 0-4-0 Wayne State 7-7-3 Western Michigan 1-0-0 Wisconsin 0-2-0 USA TODAY/USA HOCKEY MAGAZINE MEN’S POLL OCTOBER 22, 2012 TEAM RECORD PTS. PREV 1 Boston College (18) 2-1-0 477 3 2 Minnesota (11) 3-1-0 461 1 3 Miami (3) 3-0-1 405 4 4 North Dakota 1-1-0 387 2 5 Denver (1) 2-0-0 358 8 6 Michigan 2-1-0 347 6 7 Cornell 0-0-0 269 5 8 Union (1) 2-1-0 260 7 9 Notre Dame 3-1-0 226 10 10 Western Michigan 3-1-0 176 12 New Hampshire 3-0-0 176 NR 12 Massachusetts-Lowell 1-1-1 165 9 13 Boston University 1-1-0 89 11 14 Minnesota-Duluth 2-2-0 77 13 15 Northern Michigan 3-1-0 56 15 Ohers receiving votes: Colorado College 35, Harvard, 32, St. Lawrence 27, Northeastern 13, Nebraska-Omaha 12, Quinnipiac 12, Ferris State 8, Minnesota State 2, Air Force 1.


ATLANTIC HOCKEY ASSOCIATION last week’s results

HOME TEAM IN BOLDED ALL CAPS Games ending in a tie are in italics Tuesday, October 16 Holy Cross 6 AIC 2 BENTLEY 7 Sacred Heart 1 Friday, October 19 MICHIGAN STATE 3 Niagara 2 #12 W. MICHIGAN 3 Canisius 0 ARMY 5 Sacred Heart 2 #16 FERRIS STATE 7 Mercyhurst 3 #5 MICHIGAN 6 Bentley 3 #19 Colorado Coll. 6 AIR FORCE 2 Saturday, October 20 Niagara 3 MICHIGAN STATE 3 Holy Cross 3 CLARKSON 1 #12 W. MICHIGAN 2 Canisius 1 Army 4 SACRED HEART 4 Mercyhurst 3 #16 FERRIS STATE 3 Penn State 3 RIT 2 #7 DENVER 5 Air Force 2 Thursday, October 25 Air Force 1 CANISIUS 1 Robert Morris 6 RIT 4

upcoming schedule

All Times Eastern Friday, October 26 Niagara at Clarkson UAH at Bentley Connecticut at Holy Cross Penn State at Army RIT at Colgate Union at AIC Saturday, October 27 Bentley at Harvard Air Force at Robert Morris UAH at AIC Army at Holy Cross Penn State at Sacred Heart Niagara at Clarkson Union at Connecticut Sunday, October 28 Canisius at #1 Minnesota

7:00 7:05 7:05 7:05 7:05 7:05 7:00 7:05 7:05 7:05 7:05 7:30 8:00

Conference Only Overall PTS GP Record Win% GF-GA GP Record Win% GF-GA 1 Army 3 2 1-0-1 .750 9-6 4 1-2-1 .375 13-15 2 Bentley 2 1 1-0-0 1.00 7-1 2 1-1-0 .500 10-7 Holy Cross 2 1 1-0-0 1.00 6-2 2 2-0-0 1.00 9-3 Niagara 2 1 1-0-0 1.00 2-1 5 1-2-2 .400 11-19 Robert Morris 2 1 1-0-0 1.00 6-4 3 2-1-0 .667 10-8 6 Air Force 1 1 0-0-1 .500 1-1 5 0-2-3 .300 11-18 Canisius 1 1 0-0-1 .500 1-1 5 1-3-1 .300 5-9 Sacred Heart 1 3 0-2-1 .167 7-16 4 0-3-1 .125 9-24 9 Connecticut 0 0 0-0-0 ----- 0-0 1 0-1-0 .000 1-4 American International 0 1 0-1-0 .000 2-6 3 1-2-0 .333 8-12 Mercyhurst 0 1 0-1-0 .000 1-2 3 0-2-1 .167 7-12 RIT 0 1 0-1-0 .000 4-6 4 1-3-0 .250 13-20

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

TEAM LEADERS

Goals 1 Andy Starczewski Army 2 FOUR PLAYERS

4 3

Assists 1 Brett Gensler Jeff Smith Cole Gunner

4 4 4

Bentley RIT Air Force

Points 1 Andy Starczewski Army Jeff Smith RIT 3 TWO PLAYERS

7 7 6

Power-Play Goals 1 Alex Grieve John Kruse Drew George

2 2 2

Bentley Air Force Sacred Heart

Short-Handed Goals 1 SEVEN PLAYERS

TEAM POINTS 1 Air Force (8) 112 2 Niagara (3) 101 3 Mercyhurst 89 4 Bentley 87 RIT 87 6 Holy Cross 74 7 Connecticut 65 8 Robert Morris 61 9 Canisius 38 10 Army 30 11 American International 20 12 Sacred Heart 19

Game-Winning Goals 1 TEN PLAYERS

5.00 4.50 3.33 3.25 3.25 2.67 2.33 2.25

Scoring Defense 1 Holy Cross 2 Canisius 3 Robert Morris 4 Bentley 5 Air Force 6 Army 7 Niagara 8 American International Connecticut Mercyhurst

1.50 1.80 2.67 3.50 3.60 3.75 3.80 4.00 4.00 4.00

Power Play 1 Bentley 2 Army 3 American International 4 Sacred Heart 5 Mercyhurst 6 Air Force 7 Connecticut RIT

44.4 23.1 20.0 19.0 15.4 14.3 12.5 12.5

Penalty Kill 1 Bentley Canisius 3 American International 4 Robert Morris 5 Niagara 6 Holy Cross 7 Connecticut 8 Army

92.3 92.3 90.9 86.7 84.2 83.3 80.0 76.9

1

3:07

2012-13 PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

Scoring Offense 1 Bentley 2 Holy Cross 3 Robert Morris 4 Army RIT 6 American International 7 Mercyhurst 8 Sacred Heart

1

Goals Against Average 1 Matt Ginn 2 Tony Capobianco 3 Carsen Chubak

Holy Cross Canisius Niagara

1.50 1.98 2.17

Save Percentage 1 Matt Ginn 2 Eric Levine 3 Carsen Chubak

Holy Cross Robert Morris Niagara

.962 .935 .934


LAST TIME OUT RMU at RIT Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 Win | 6-4

Rochester, N.Y. - The Robert Morris University men’s ice hockey team opened up its third year of conference play in the Atlantic Hockey Association with a 6-4 victory over RIT on Thursday evening. The Colonials were able to string together three consecutive goals twice in the game to overcome two separate RIT leads. As both teams were skating in their first AHA contest of the season, the early portion of play would be dictated by the two getting a sense of each other. RIT would strike first at the 8:02 mark while on the power play. The Tigers would move the puck from behind the net and wrap it around under the pads of goaltender Eric Levine (Wheeling, Ill. / Pembroke Lumber Kings). The goal would be the first allowed on the power play by the Colonials since March 3 during the first round of the Atlantic Hockey playoffs against American International. With the goal, the Tigers snapped a streak of 24 consecutive penalties killed by the Robert Morris special teams. In the second period, RIT would double their lead before the Colonials would net three goals in a span of 85 seconds. The first of the three would come off the stick of Cody Wydo (Southgate, Mich. / Motor City Metal Jackets) at the 11:30 mark. An initial shot by Jimmy Geerin (Anchorage, Alaska / Burnaby Express) would deflect off of the stick of Adam Brace (Cobden, Ontario / Canisius) before deflecting off of Wydo’s stick as it made its way past the Tigers goaltender. The game-tying goal would come 40 seconds later as Colin South (Sewickley, Pa. / Bay State Breakers) would net his first of two goals at 12:10 of the period. South would be set up on the play by line mates Zach Hervato (Stittsville, Ontario / Smiths Falls Bears) and Jeff Jones (Revelstoke, British Columbia / Merritt Centennials). Capping off the scoring binge was Scott Jacklin (Kimberley, British Columbia / Trail Smoke Eaters) who was the recipient of a cross-ice pass by Brace after Wydo possessed the puck into the attacking zone. The goal at 12:55 of the second period would give RMU the advantage on the scoreboard through the second intermission. Down, but not out, RIT would respond in the third period as they battled back and netted two consecutive goals to retake the lead 4-3 with 15:10 remaining in the contest. With less than nine minutes remaining in the game, South would tie the game again as his second goal came from a behind-the-net pass by Jones. The goal came after the Colonials possessed the puck and cycled possession along the boards. With both teams looking for the go-ahead goal, Jones stepped into the spotlight as he finished off a pass from Hervato with less than five minutes remaining. To cap off the game in the final minute, Hervato would net his third goal in a two-game span as South fed him with a pass coming down the left side of the ice. In the defensive zone, the Colonials would block 17 shots while Levine made 34 saves to earn his second win of the season. The line of SouthHervato-Jones contributed four goals and six assists while combining for ten shots. Of the 39 shots-on-goal, freshman Brandon Denham (Milton, Ontario / Oakville Blades) registered eight of them. After killing the first 12 penalties committed in the season, Robert Morris allowed two powerplay goals to the Tigers. All was not lost in the special-teams battle as the Colonials would tally their first power-play goal of the season with Hervato’s marker in the third period.

PREVIOUS MEETING RMU vs Air Force Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 Loss | 0-3

Pittsburgh, Pa. - Jan. 25, 2012 – The Robert Morris men’s ice hockey team fell 3-0 to Atlantic Hockey regular season champs Air Force on Saturday night in front of a record crowd of 1,403 at the Clearview Arena. The Colonials (15-14-5 overall, 13-9-5 Atlantic Hockey) and the Falcons skated evenly through the first period as both teams had quality chances at each end of the ice. In the period, Robert Morris outshot Air Force 12 to 9. With the Colonials on the penalty kill to start the second period, Air Force scored the first goal of the games as Scott Holm finished a break-out play for the Falcons. Air Force would double their lead as John Kruse put home a rebound goal with less than a minute remaining in the second period. Air Force would put the Colonials away in the third period as Scott Mathis put home a deflected pass behind senior netminder Brooks Ostergard (Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Bay State Breakers). The game would end minutes later as Jason Torf picked up the shutout. Ostergard would end the night with 31 saves while his counterpart stopped all 24 Robert Morris shots. Freshman Cody Wydo (Allen Park, Mich. / Motor City Metal Jackets) led the Colonials with three shots on goal. On the defensive side, eleven Colonials contributed to a team total of seventeen blocked shots on the evening. Robert Morris ended the game 0-for-3 on the power play after scoring with the man advantage in three-straight games.


COLONIALS IN THE PROS american hockey league

PLAYER Nathan Longpre

SEASON(S) TEAM 07/08-10/11 Chicago Wolves

PLAYER Ryan Cruthers Sean Berkstresser Denny Urban Brandon Blandina Aaron Clarke Cody Crichton Chris Kushneriuk Trevor Lewis Jake Obermeyer

SEASON(S) 05/06-07/08 04/05-07/08 07/08-10/11 08/09-11/12 05/06-06/07 08/09-11/12 08/09-10/11 08/09-11/12 06/07-08/09

PLAYER Matt Krug Brock Meadows

SEASON(S) TEAM 08/09 Missouri Mavericks 08/09-10/11 Tulsa Oilers

PLAYER Kyle Frieday

SEASON(S) TEAM 06/07-07/08 Fayetteville FireAntz

GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG SHOTS 5 3 0 3 +2 0 0 1 14

east coast hockey league

TEAM Orlando Solar Bears Greenville Road Warriors Reading Royals Elmira Jackals Kalamazoo Wings Kalamazoo Wings Bakersfield Condors Reading Royals Evansville Icemen

GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG SHOTS 4 4 2 6 +2 4 1 1 17 4 1 2 3 EVEN 7 0 0 4 4 1 1 2 -3 0 1 0 7 2 1 0 1 +1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 -5 2 0 0 7 On Roster / Has Not Played On Roster / Has Not Played On Roster / Has Not Played On Roster / Has Not Played

central hockey league

GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG SHOTS 2 0 1 1 +5 4 0 0 5 On Roster / Has Not Played

southern professional hockey league

PLAYER SEASON(S) Christian Boucher 04/05-07/08

GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG SHOTS On Roster / Has Not Played

ligue nord-americaine de hockey TEAM Saguenay Marquis

GP W-L-T MIN GA On Roster / Has Not Played

GAA

SAVES

SV%

ligue magnus (france first division)

PLAYER SEASON(S) TEAM Stefan Lachapelle 08/09 Mulhouse PLAYER Karac Davis

GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG SHOTS 5 1 0 1 -5 38 - - -

finland fourth division

SEASON(S) TEAM 05-06/06-07 Et-Po 72

GP W-L-T MIN 4 2-0-0 156:16

GA 10

GAA 3.85

SAVES 71

SV% .877


Head Coach Derek Schooley Head coach Derek Schooley believes that his team is ready to regularly compete with other top teams around the nation as his previous teams have shown. Schooley’s teams have provided college hockey and Robert Morris athletics with some major upsets in the past few seasons. In January of 2007, the Colonials knocked off then-No.2 Notre Dame 4-2 in South Bend, IN. In 2007-2008, Robert Morris won the prestigious Nye Frontier Classic in Anchorage, Alaska with an upset of four time national champion and 8th ranked Boston University. However Schooley’s signature wins came in 2009-10 season with a sweep against then-No. 1 ranked Miami (OH). Schooley, 42, has been a college hockey coach for 16 seasons. In August of 2003, Schooley was named the first head coach in Robert Morris History. Since taking over the RMU program, Schooley has coached 36 players who have ascended from the program and signed a contract with a professional hockey team. Prior to coming to Robert Morris, Schooley spent four years at the Air Force Academy as an Assistant Coach before spending one season at Air Force as Associate Head Coach. Before arriving at Air Force, Schooley spent a season as an assistant coach with Cornell during the 1997-98 season. He started his coaching career with the Chicago Freeze of the North American Hockey League in 1997 as an assistant coach and director of scouting. Schooley has been a head coach at the USA Hockey Select 14, 15, 16 and 17 Festivals. He also has spoken at numerous USA Hockey youth coaching clinics as well as the USA Hockey Masters Coaching Clinic. In August of 2002, Schooley gained international coaching experience as he was named an assistant coach of the United States Under-18 Select Team, which placed fifth in the Junior World Cup in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia. The ninth year head coach enters the 2012-13 season with a record of 104-142-36 in eight seasons at Robert Morris. Schooley led the Colonials to 17 wins and a second-consecutive season with a winning percentage of at least .500 during the 2011-12 campaign. RMU finished seventh in Atlantic Hockey while boasting the best penalty kill in the nation as the successfully killed off 89.9 percent of their penalties. Schooley coached Cody Crichton to the AllAtlantic Hockey Third Team and Tyson Wilson to the Atlantic Hockey All-Rookie Team. Schooley led the Colonials to a banner season in 2010-11 guiding the RMU to a school record 18 wins in a season when the Colonials earned their first national ranking. Robert Morris finished fifth in its first season in the Atlantic Hockey Association and hosted its first ever postseason game in the first round of the AHA Tournament. Schooley coached Nathan Longpre and Denny Urban on the All-Atlantic Hockey first-team and helped Urban to All-American honors from the CollegeHockeyBlog.com. Schooley also coached goaltender Brooks Ostergard on the third-team all conference honors. In the 2009-10 season at Mellon Arena (former home to the Pittsburgh Penguins), Schooley led the Colonials to their first win against a team ranked No. 1 in the nation as Robert Morris defeated Miami (OH) in the Pittsburgh College Hockey Showcase. The Colonials followed the win up with a trip to Oxford, Ohio and picked up a sweep against the 2009 National Runners-Up. During the 2008-09 campaign, Robert Morris got off to a rough start with a team consisting of only four seniors and 14 underclassmen. However, the Colonials rebounded in the second half of the season with a seven-game unbeaten streak. Their record of 10-19-7 and third place finish in College Hockey America featured a run to the CHA Championship game where Robert Morris lost an overtime heartbreaker to an eventual Frozen Four team, Bemidji State. Five of Schooley’s student-athlete’s earned honors from the CHA as Chris Margott, Nathan Longpre and Denny Urban were named to the All-CHA First Team. Brooks Ostergard and James Lyle also garnered conference laurels as they were All-CHA Rookie Team selections. In 2007-08, Schooley’s Colonials achieved their first 15 win and .500 season going 15-15-4, once again earning a third-place finish in the CHA. The 07-08 season featured many other firsts for Coach Schooley and the Colonial Hockey program. Senior forward Ryan Cruthers was named 2008 CHA Player of the Year and was nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, which is awarded annually to college hockey’s most outstanding player. Senior forward, Joel Gasper was named the CHA Student-Athlete of the Year. Besides the two major CHA Awards, the Colonials placed four members on All League teams (Cruthers 1st Team; Chris Margott 2nd Team; Nathan Longpre and Denny Urban on the All Rookie Team). Schooley led his team to a 14-19-2 overall record and a third-place finish in the CHA in 2006-07 while placing their first member on a CHA all-league team as Aaron Clarke was named to the All-CHA 2nd Team. The Colonials advanced to the CHA Tournament finals before falling to Alabama-Huntsville, 5-4 in overtime. In 2005-06, the Colonials increased their win total to twelve wins. The Colonials fourth place finish in the CHA included a win at Schooley’s alma mater Western Michigan (CCHA) along with a win against Princeton (ECAC) and the Colonials first ever playoff win over Air Force in the CHA quarterfinals. Once again, the Colonials placed a member on the CHA All-Rookie Team (Chris Margott). In their inaugural season, the Colonials finished with an 8-21-4 overall record. Schooley and his staff would win their first ever game at Canisius on October 22, 2004 by the score of 3-1. The Colonials would finish in 3rd place at the 2004 Rensselaer Holiday Hockey Tournament with a 4-2 win over Sacred Heart. The Colonials placed two players, Jace Buzek and Chris Kaufman, on the CHA All-Rookie team. A 1994 graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, Schooley was a four-year letterwinner as a defenseman with the Broncos. As a senior during the 1993-94 campaign, he tallied 23 assists and scored 27 points in 40 games, earning Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Defensive Player of the Week honors Feb 4, 1994. Also during the 1993-94 campaign he was given the KOHA Grinder of the Year award and led the Broncos in plus-minus ratio with a +22. Following his graduation from Western Michigan, Schooley played for the Huntington (W. Va.) Blizzard of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) during the 199495 season. In 66 games, he scored 18 points and compiled 151 penalty minutes. During the 1995-96 campaign, Schooley spent part of the season with the Blizzard before joining the Flint (Mich.) Generals, where he helped the team to a Colonial Hockey League (CoHL) regular season and playoff championship. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Schooley is married to the former Alicia Batson from Middleville, Mich. They are the proud parents of Kaitlyn, Brendan and Taylor.

THE SCHOOLEY FILE Born: October 4, 1970 Alma Mater / Year: Western Michigan ’94 COACHING EXPERIENCE Head Coach Robert Morris, 2004-present Associate Head Coach US Air Force Academy, 2002-03 Assistant Coach United States Under-18 Select Team, 2002 Assistant Coach US Air Force Academy, 1998-2002 Assistant Coach Cornell University, 1997-98 Assistant Coach / Director of Scouting Chicago Freeze (NAHL), 1996-97 PLAYING EXPERIENCE Flint Generals (UHL), 1995-96 * Regular-season and playoff champions Huntington Blizzard (ECHL), 1994-95 Western Michigan (CCHA), 1991-94 * Grinder of the Year (93-94); +/- Leader (+22) Omaha Lancers (USHL) 1989-90 * Regular-season and playoff champions * Omaha Defenseman of the Year * USHL leading scorer among defensemen * Member of USHL All-Star Team YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD Overall Conference W L T Pct. W L T Pct. 2004-05 8 21 4 .303 4 14 2 .250 2005-06 12 20 3 .386 7 11 2 .400 2006-07 14 19 2 .429 9 10 1 .475 2007-08 15 15 4 .500 10 7 3 .555 2008-09 10 19 7 .320 5 8 5 .363 2009-10 10 19 6 .385 6 9 3 .444 2010-11 18 12 5 .586 13 9 5 .574 2011-12 17 17 5 .500 13 9 5 .574 2012-13 1 1 0 .500 0 0 0 CAREER 105 143 36 .433 67 77 26 .465


Assistant Coach Matt Nicholson Matt Nicholson is entering his fourth year as an assistant coach with the Robert Morris men’s hockey team. Since joining the Colonials, Nicholson has worked with both the RMU defense and forwards while also handling skill development, recruiting and video responsibilities. In 2010-11, Nicholson was part of a Robert Morris coaching staff that guided the Colonials to a program-best 18-12-5 record. Nicholson joined the Robert Morris coaching staff after coaching two years at Division III Adrian College. A start up program in the 2007-08 season, Adrian College went on to win MCHA regular season and playoff championships during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons for a combined record of 53-4-1. While coaching at Adrian, Nicholson started his own charitable foundation, “The Matt Nicholson Foundation.” The organization is dedicated to serving programs that promote athletics as a positive outlet for local youth. While at Colgate, the London, Ontario native played 123 games and recorded two career goals and 10 assists. After graduation, he participated in the Phoenix Coyote’s NHL Rookie camp and went on to sign with the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the Central Hockey League (CHL) for the 2004-05 season. In 2005-06, Nicholson joined the Youngstown Steelhounds of the CHL for his final professional season before his career was cut short due to injury. Nicholson earned his bachelor’s degree in education at Colgate in 2004 and added a master’s degree in instructional leadership and decision making from Robert Morris in 2011. He has a Level 4 USA hockey certification and has spoken at numerous USA Hockey events.

Assistant Coach Mark Workman Mark Workman enters his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Robert Morris men’s hockey program. A former top assistant for the Brown Bears and a head coach at St. Scholastica for six seasons, Workman adds a great deal of experience and knowledge to the Robert Morris hockey program. The Colonials’ defensive efforts under Workman really took stride in 2011-12 as the team’s penalty kill was ranked #1 in the nation by season’s end. Robert Morris’ penalty kill was able to killed off 89.8 percent of the penalties they took in the season. While at Brown, Workman was responsible for practice development, video scouting, game strategies, conditioning programs and bench management while overseeing the team’s defensive corps. Workman served as the Assistant Coach at his alma mater, St. Scholastica, from 1993-1995, and was the Head Coach for St. Scholastica from 1995-2001, coaching five All-League Players in six years and 45 All-Academic players. Workman has also served as an NCAA representative at the 2000 and 2001 Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Games, and on the NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey West Region Ranking Committee from 1998-2001. Over the past few years, Workman has coached at the Minnesota Model Camp. During the summer of 2004, Workman was a Head Coach at the US Select 14 Festival. He also coached a fall “AAA” Midget team in Duluth, Minnesota, and did part-time scouting for the Chicago Steel, of the USHL. While in Duluth, Workman helped to write scouting reports on the opposition of Minnesota-Duluth during the 2001-2002 season. Workman was a four-year varsity player at St. Scholastica, serving as the team’s Assistant Captain as a junior and as the Captain as a senior in 1993. He earned the team’s Most Improved Player Award in 1992 and the Coaches’ Award in 1993, while playing in 105 of 107 games, including 105 consecutive contests, on the blueline. Workman, a Stillwater, Minnesota native, received a B A in Exercise Science from the College of St. Scholastica in 1993.

Hockey Operations Coordinator Kody Van Rentergem Kody Van Rentergem is in his first season as a hockey operations coordinator with the Colonial program. Van Rentergem comes to Robert Morris after serving as a team assistant at SUNY Fredonia. In his time there, Kody served as the goaltending coach and held many responsibilities during the recruitment process for Fredonia State. Before his off-the-ice duties at SUNY Fredonia, Van Rentergem played for the Blue Devils for three seasons as their goaltender. During his career, Kody amassed the second best save percentage and third best goals against average in school history. Prior to college, Van Rentergem played junior hockey in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Brooks Bandits and also spent a year with the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Off the ice, Van Rentergem assisted in the “Learn to Play” program at Fredonia State. This program acclimated kids in the area to the sport of hockey while also involving the Blue Devils in some community service initiatives. He also conducted a weekly goaltending camp during his final years of junior hockey in Brooks, Alberta where he involved both players and parents increase their knowledge of the goaltending position.

RMU Men's Hockey Game Notes vs. Air Force  

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