Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey
The Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Vermont. The Catamounts are a member of Hockey East, joining in 2005 after competing in ECAC Hockey from 1974-2005. They play home games at Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vermont. Vermont has appeared in the NCAA Men's Hockey Championship five times since making the move to Division I in 1974-75 including trips to the Frozen Four in 1996 and 2009.
|Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey|
|University||University of Vermont|
|Head coach||Kevin Sneddon|
15th season, 224–239–6 (.486)
|Captain(s)||Matt Alvaro |
Surface: 200' x 90'
|Colors||Green and Gold|
|NCAA Tournament Frozen Four|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1988, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2010, 2014|
|Conference regular season championships|
The University of Vermont has produced 18 National Hockey League (NHL) players in its history. Alumni currently in the NHL include Kevan Miller '11 (Boston Bruins) and Connor Brickley '14 (New York Rangers). Sharp, Viktor Stålberg '09, Éric Perrin '97, and former NHL All-Stars Martin St. Louis '97, Tim Thomas '97 and John LeClair '91 have won the Stanley Cup in their careers.
In 2004, St. Louis was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer, the Lester B. Pearson Award as the league's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association, and the Bud Light Plus/Minus award. Thomas has won the Vezina Trophy twice as the NHL's top goaltender in 2009 and 2011, and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2011. He also holds the NHL record for best single season save percentage. UVM is the only NCAA program in history to count alumni who have won both the Hart Trophy and the Vezina Trophy, as well as the only NCAA program to generate an Art Ross winner.
A two-time Olympian in 1998 and 2002, LeClair was elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009 after a standout 16-year NHL career where he scored 406 goals. He was a two-time NHL First Team All-Star and twice won the Bud Light Plus/Minus Award.
Other Catamounts who were U.S. Olympians were Thomas (2010), former NHL defenseman Aaron Miller (2002, 2006) and Ryan Gunderson (2018). St. Louis skated for Canada in the 2006 and 2014 Olympics, while Sharp was named to Canada's 2014 Olympic squad. Viktor Stalberg also represented Sweden at the 2018 Olympics. Vermont was one of just five college hockey programs to have at least one alumnus participating in every Olympic games since NHL players began competing in 1998 until 2018 when NHL players did not compete in Olympic competition.
All-time scoring leadersEdit
Career points leadersEdit
|Martin St. Louis||1993-97||91||176||267|
Single-season points record:
Career goals leadersEdit
|Martin St. Louis||1993-97||91|
Single-season goals record:
- Tim O'Connell, 41 goals in 1974-75
Career assists leadersEdit
|Martin St. Louis||1993-97||176|
Single-season assists record:
Career save percentage leaders (min. 40 games):
Single-season save record:
- Tim Thomas, 1,079 in 1996-97
All-time coaching recordsEdit
As of the completion of 2014–15 season
|Totals||4 Coaches||52 Seasons||758–758–119||.464|
|George Kreiner||1969||College Division East|
|George Kreiner||1970||College Division East|
|Dave Reece||1970||College Division East|
|Dave Reece||1971||College Division East|
|Ted Yeates||1971||College Division East|
|Ted Yeates||1972||College Division East|
|Pat Wright||1972||College Division East|
|Pat Wright||1973||College Division East|
|Brad Cooke||1973||College Division East|
|Ted Castle||1974||College Division East|
|John Murphy||1974||College Division East|
|Willie MacKinnon||1974||College Division East|
|Tim O'Connell||1975||University Division East|
|Louis Cote||1979||University Division East|
|Louis Cote||1980||University Division East|
|Craig Homola||1980||University Division East|
|Kirk McCaskill||1983||University Division East|
|Kevin Foster||1984||University Division East Second Team|
|Kyle McDonough||1989||University Division East First Team|
|Christian Soucy||1992||University Division East Second Team|
|Aaron Miller||1993||University Division East Second Team|
|Martin St. Louis||1995||University Division East First Team|
|Tim Thomas||1995||University Division East Second Team|
|Tim Thomas||1996||University Division East First Team|
|Martin St. Louis||1996||University Division East First Team|
|Éric Perrin||1996||University Division East First Team|
|Martin St. Louis||1997||University Division East First Team|
|Viktor Stålberg||2009||Division I East First Team|
|Mike Paliotta||2015||Division I East Second Team|
As of August 6, 2018.
|No.||S/P/C||Player||Class||Pos||Height||Weight||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||NHL rights|
|1||Tyler Harmon||Sophomore||G||6' 3" (1.91 m)||196 lb (89 kg)||1997-10-17||Ramsey, New Jersey||Jersey (USPHL)||—|
|2||Carter Long||Freshman||D||6' 3" (1.91 m)||218 lb (99 kg)||1998-02-13||Yorktown, Virginia||Lincoln (USHL)||—|
|3||Andrew Petrillo||Freshman||D||5' 11" (1.8 m)||184 lb (83 kg)||1998-03-12||Pompton Plains, New Jersey||Central Illinois (USHL)||—|
|4||Owen Grant||Sophomore||D||6' 0" (1.83 m)||182 lb (83 kg)||1998-01-22||Ottawa, Ontario||Carleton Place (CCHL)||—|
|5||Christian Evers||Sophomore||D||6' 2" (1.88 m)||205 lb (93 kg)||1997-05-25||Waukee, Iowa||Lincoln (USHL)||—|
|7||Liam Coughlin||Senior||F||6' 2" (1.88 m)||201 lb (91 kg)||1994-09-19||South Boston, Massachusetts||Vernon (BCHL)||CHI, 130th overall 2014|
|9||Bryce Misley||Sophomore||F||6' 2" (1.88 m)||192 lb (87 kg)||1999-09-05||Toronto, Ontario||Oakville (OJHL)||MIN, 116th overall 2017|
|10||Vlad Dzhioshvili||Sophomore||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||205 lb (93 kg)||1998-01-06||Moscow, Russia||Bloomington (USHL)||—|
|11||Conor O'Neil||Senior||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||1994-06-10||Hummelstown, Pennsylvania||Jersey (USPHL)||—|
|12||Nic Hamre||Freshman||F||5' 9" (1.75 m)||174 lb (79 kg)||1997-04-25||Cumberland, Ontario||Brooks (AJHL)||—|
|13||Joey Cipollone||Freshman||F||5' 11" (1.8 m)||184 lb (83 kg)||1999-07-12||Purchase, New York||Tri-City (USHL)||—|
|14||Ace Cowans||Sophomore||F||5' 7" (1.7 m)||155 lb (70 kg)||1996-09-18||Beverly, Massachusetts||Waterloo (USHL)||—|
|15||Corey Moriarty||Junior||D||5' 10" (1.78 m)||172 lb (78 kg)||1995-07-17||Estero, Florida||Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL)||—|
|16||Derek Lodermeier (C)||Junior||F||6' 2" (1.88 m)||225 lb (102 kg)||1995-01-06||Brooklyn Center, Minnesota||Brooks (AJHL)||—|
|17||Craig Puffer||Senior||F||5' 9" (1.75 m)||168 lb (76 kg)||1995-05-03||New Canaan, Connecticut||Chilliwack (BCHL)||—|
|18||Matt O'Donnell (C)||Junior||D||5' 10" (1.78 m)||181 lb (82 kg)||1995-02-18||Fountain Valley, California||Jersey (USPHL)||—|
|19||Johnny DeRoche||Freshman||F||5' 11" (1.8 m)||182 lb (83 kg)||1998-06-23||Lynnfield, Massachusetts||Connecticut (NCDC)||—|
|21||Martin Fréchette||Sophomore||F||5' 8" (1.73 m)||160 lb (73 kg)||1997-05-04||Rockland, Ontario||Cumberland (CCHL)||—|
|22||Alex Esposito||Sophomore||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||1996-06-03||West Haven, Connecticut||Youngstown (USHL)||—|
|23||Max Kaufman||Sophomore||F||5' 8" (1.73 m)||171 lb (78 kg)||1996-06-26||Rochester, New York||Langley (BCHL)||—|
|24||Brian Kelly||Sophomore||D||6' 0" (1.83 m)||178 lb (81 kg)||1997-12-24||Purchase, New York||Connecticut (USPHL)||—|
|25||Matt Alvaro (C)||Junior||F||5' 9" (1.75 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||1996-07-07||Toronto, Ontario||Youngstown (USHL)||—|
|27||Cory Thomas||Sophomore||D||6' 4" (1.93 m)||205 lb (93 kg)||1998-03-19||St. Brieux, Saskatchewan||Flin Flon (SJHL)||—|
|29||Dallas Comeau||Freshman||F||5' 11" (1.8 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||1997-09-19||Calgary, Alberta||Grande Prairie (AJHL)||—|
|30||Matt Beck||Sophomore||G||5' 11" (1.8 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||1996-10-05||Westport, Connecticut||Philadelphia (USPHL)||—|
|34||Jake Massie||Junior||D||6' 2" (1.88 m)||177 lb (80 kg)||1997-01-21||Saint-Lazare, Quebec||Omaha (USHL)||FLA, 156th overall 2015|
|37||Thomas Aldworth||Junior (RS)||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||1995-04-30||Keller, Texas||Quinnipiac (ECAC)||—|
|40||Stefanos Lekkas||Junior||G||6' 0" (1.83 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||1996-01-17||Elburn, Illinois||Sioux Falls (USHL)||—|
All games are broadcast on WVMT; Alastair Ingram provides play-by-play.
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