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Hall Named To All-SUNYAC First Team


POTSDAM, N.Y.-SUNY Potsdam men’s hockey player Jon Hall (Dexter, N.Y./Stouffville Spirit) has been named to the All-State University of New York Athletic Conference first team. Hall is the Bears’ first first-team selection since Connor Treacy ’10 in 2010 and the first Potsdam goalie to receive the honor since Dave Dragone ’97 in 1996.

The junior had the finest season in his three-year career and one of the best for a Bears’ goaltender ever. He went 12-8-2 with a 3.04 goals-against-average. His 12 victories were the most by Bear since Ryan Venturelli ’04 won 14 in 2002-03. Hall also set the program single-season record for save percentage with .919.

Hall had numerous standout moments during the season. He beat three ranked opponents. He stopped 53 shots in Potsdam’s 5-4 win over No. 15 Hobart on Nov. 1. He turned aside 29 shots at No. 4 Geneseo in a 2-1 victory on Nov. 7. Hall finished with 45 saves in the Bears’ 4-2 upset No. 1 Oswego State on Feb. 21 to close out the regular season and clinch a home playoff game. As good has we was in all of those contests, Hall was never better than his 53-save, 1-0 shutout of Geneseo on Jan. 30. There has probably never been a better single game performance by a goalie in a Potsdam jersey. For his consistent dominance, Hall was named the SUNYAC Goalie of the Week six times during the 2014-15 campaign.

In his career, the junior is 16-15-4 with a 3.18 g.a.a. and a .912 save percentage. Hall is already tied for seventh on the program’s career wins list, ninth on the all-time save list (1,167) and has the best save percentage in Potsdam history.

This year, the Bears were 12-11-3 with an 8-6-2 mark in the SUNYAC for the program’s first winning season in 12 years.

2014-15 SUNYAC Ice Hockey All-Conference Teams
First Team
Name School Position Year Height Weight Hometown
Chase Nieuwendyk Brockport F Jr. 6–0 180 Georgetown, Ont
Nick Zappia Cortland F Sr. 5–11 185 Manlius, NY
Shawn Hulshof Oswego F So. 6–2 195 Stouffville, Ont
Chris Luker Brockport D Jr. 6–4 190 New Hartford, NY
Bobby Gertsakis Oswego D Sr. 5–10 175 Pickering, Ont
Jon Hall Potsdam G Jr. 6–4 205 Dexter, NY
Second Team
Name School Position Year Height Weight Hometown
Alex Botten Oswego F So. 5–10 185 Newmarket, Ont
Michael Cassidy Plattsburgh F Sr. 5–11 177 West Seneca, NY
Connor Toomey Plattsburgh F Sr. 5–10 160 Billerica, MA
Brandon Beadow Plattsburgh D Sr. 6–1 220 Kapuskasing, Ont
Anthony Calabrese Plattsburgh D Jr. 5–10 185 Bridgeton, NJ
Matt Zawadzki Oswego G So. 6–0 180 Fort Mill, SC
Third Team
Name School Position Year Height Weight Hometown
Tyler Bricker Geneseo F Sr. 6–0 190 Riverwoods, Ill.
Mike Montagna Oswego F Sr. 5–11 185 Fulton, NY
Kevin Emmerling Plattsburgh F Jr. 5–9 179 Northbridge, MA
Ben Kramer Buffalo State D Jr. 5–9 165 Great Neck, NY
Jack Caradonna Geneseo D Sr. 5–11 180 Markham, Ontario
Nick Horrigan Geneseo G Jr. 6–3 170 Mount Forest, Ontario
Player of the Year MVP Herb Hammond Award Shawn Hulshof, Oswego
Rookie of the Year Rookie of the Year Dan Broderick, Cortland
Coach of the Year Coach of the Year Bob Emery, Plattsburgh

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