By Warren Kozireski–
The Black Knights had their season ended in overtime of game three of their Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series with Air Force.
Sophomore defenseman Alex Wilkinson was named First Team All-Conference in Atlantic Hockey after he led an Army defense that finished with league’s best penalty kill (88%) and the second best scoring defense. Personally, he finished in a tie for second with 14 power play points.
Sophomore forward Michael Wilson was named to the Second Team as he scored the most game-winning goals (5) and power play goals (9) in the league.
Tyler Pham (97 career points) and Conor Aderle (98) are among eight seniors who played in their final collegiate contests.
Their season ended by Elmira on home ice in the NEHC quarterfinals, the Valiants lose five seniors including 104 career-games played forward Stephen Gaul and his 70 points.
The Engineers took their first round playoff series at Colgate to the limit before losing to end head coach Dave Smith’s first campaign behind the bench.
They lose only three seniors in defenseman Mike Prapevessis with forwards Viktor Liljegren and Jared Wilson, but they take a collective 172 career points with them.
The Thoroughbreds season came to a close in the conference quarterfinals in double-overtime at Babson.
Senior defenseman Luke Alletzhauser (Cicero) is one of only three seniors completing their college eligibility. He played 55 career games with two goals and 11 assists.
The Dutchmen had their season ended in stunning fashion on home ice by Princeton in a two-game sweep.
Union has now reached the 20-win mark in seven of the past nine seasons.
Freshman goaltender Darion Hansen picked his first collegiate shutout Jan. 20 versus Brown. It marked the team’s first shutout victory since Dec. 5, 2015.
Jake Kupsky was named ECAC Goaltender of the Month for February after going 6-0-1 with a 1.41 goals against average.
Four seniors finished their collegiate careers including Tyler Hynes (Guiderland), who had ten points in 50 career games.
OTHER AREA NOTES:
West Point native Jack Riley became the 22nd player in the Division I era of Mercyhurst University to net 100 or more career points. The senior was also named Second Team All-Conference in Atlantic Hockey