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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.[2] 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
Current season
Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey athletic logo
UniversityUniversity of Vermont
ConferenceHockey East
Head coachKevin Sneddon
17th season, 246–278–78 (.473)
Captain(s)Matt Alvaro
Derek Lodermeier
Matt O'Donnell
ArenaGutterson Fieldhouse
Capacity: 4,035
Surface: 200' x 90'
LocationBurlington, Vermont
ColorsGreen and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1996, 2009
NCAA Tournament appearances
1988, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2010, 2014
Conference regular season championships
1996
Current uniform
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Prior to moving to Division I, UVM competed in ECAC Division II, where it won back-to-back ECAC Division II titles in 1972-73 and 1973-74.[3]

Since 1990, the Catamounts have hosted what is now known as the Catamount Cup tournament, winning the title five times.[4]

AlumniEdit

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.[5]

Season-by-season results[6]Edit

Head Coach HistoryEdit

As of the completion of 2018–19 season[6]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1963–1965 Bill Ruffer 2 10–14–2 .423
1965–1984 Jim Cross 19 280–251–9 .527
1984–2003 Mike Gilligan 19 279–289–46 .492
2003–Present Kevin Sneddon 16 246–278–78 .473
Totals 4 coaches 56 seasons 815–832–135 .495

All-time scoring leaders[6]Edit

Goaltending leadersEdit

Career save percentage leaders (min. 40 games):

Player Years GAA Saves Save%
Joe Fallon 2004-08 2.05 2907 91.6%
Tim Thomas 1993-97 2.70 3950 91.4%
Brody Hoffman 2012-15 2.45 1934 91.4%
Mike Santaguida 2013–2017 2.45 1686 91.3%
Christian Soucy 1991-93 2.99 1725 90.8%
John Kiely 1971-74 2.84 N/A 90.3%
Rob Madore 2008-12 2.91 3352 90.2%
Dave Reece 1968-71 3.01 2019 90.0%
Andrew Allen 1997-01 3.12 2159 89.9%
Travis Russell 2002-06 3.07 1291 89.5%
Steve Eckerson 1970-73 3.09 1276 89.4%

Single-season save record:

Current rosterEdit

As of September 7, 2019.[7]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1   Tyler Harmon Junior G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1997-10-17 Ramsey, New Jersey Jersey (USPHL)
2   Carter Long Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1998-02-13 Yorktown, Virginia Lincoln (USHL)
3   Andrew Petrillo Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-03-12 Pompton Plains, New Jersey Central Illinois (USHL)
4   Owen Grant Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-01-22 Ottawa, Ontario Carleton Place (CCHL)
5   Christian Evers Junior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-05-25 Waukee, Iowa Lincoln (USHL)
6   Andrew Lucas Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1999-02-05 Alexandria, Virginia Brooks (AJHL)
7   Simon Boyko Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1999-04-04 Mississauga, Ontario Brooks (AJHL)
9   Bryce Misley Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1999-09-05 Toronto, Ontario Oakville (OJHL) MIN, 116th overall 2017
10   Vlad Dzhioshvili Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998-01-06 Moscow, Russia Bloomington (USHL)
12   Nic Hamre Sophomore F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 1997-04-25 Cumberland, Ontario Brooks (AJHL)
13   Joey Cipollone Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1999-07-12 Purchase, New York Tri-City (USHL)
14   Ace Cowans Junior F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 155 lb (70 kg) 1996-09-18 Beverly, Massachusetts Waterloo (USHL)
15   Corey Moriarty Senior D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1995-07-17 Estero, Florida Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL)
16   Derek Lodermeier (C) Senior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1995-01-06 Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Brooks (AJHL)
17   Jacques Bouquot Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 2000-02-10 South Windsor, Connecticut Chilliwack (BCHL)
18   Matt O'Donnell (A) Senior D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1995-02-18 Fountain Valley, California Jersey (USPHL)
19   Johnny DeRoche Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1998-06-23 Lynnfield, Massachusetts Connecticut (NCDC)
21   Riley McCutcheon Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 2000-06-25 Courtice, Ontario Cobourg (OJHL)
22   Alex Esposito Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-06-03 West Haven, Connecticut Youngstown (USHL)
23   Max Kaufman Junior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 1996-06-26 Rochester, New York Langley (BCHL)
24   Brian Kelly Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1997-12-24 Purchase, New York Connecticut (USPHL)
25   Matt Alvaro (A) Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-07-07 Toronto, Ontario Youngstown (USHL)
26   Thomas Beretta Senior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1995-04-08 King City, Ontario Michigan Tech (WCHA)
27   Cory Thomas Junior D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998-03-19 St. Brieux, Saskatchewan Flin Flon (SJHL)
28   William Lemay Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-12-28 Marieville, Quebec Brooks (AJHL)
29   Dallas Comeau Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-09-19 Calgary, Alberta Grande Prairie (AJHL)
30   Matt Beck Junior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1996-10-05 Westport, Connecticut Philadelphia (USPHL)
40   Stefanos Lekkas (A) Senior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-01-17 Elburn, Illinois Sioux Falls (USHL)

Awards and honorsEdit

NCAAEdit

Individual awardsEdit

All-American teamsEdit

AHCA College Division All-Americans

AHCA First Team All-Americans

AHCA Second Team All-Americans


ECAC HockeyEdit

Individual awardsEdit

All-Conference teamsEdit

First Team All-ECAC Hockey

Second Team All-ECAC Hockey

ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team


Hockey EastEdit

Individual awardsEdit

All-Conference teamsEdit

First Team All-Hockey East

Second Team All-Hockey East

Third Team All-Hockey East

Hockey East All-Rookie Team

OlympiansEdit

This is a list of Vermont alumni who have played on an Olympic team.[6]

Name Position Vermont Tenure Team Year Finish
John LeClair Left Wing 1987–1991   USA 1998, 2002 6th,   Silver
Aaron Miller Defenseman 1989–1993   USA 2002, 2006   Silver, 8th
Martin St. Louis Right Wing 1993–1997   CAN 2006, 2014 7th,   Gold
Tim Thomas Goaltender 1993–1997   USA 2010 7th,   Silver
Patrick Sharp Left Wing 2000–2001   CAN 2014   Gold
Ryan Gunderson Defenseman 2003–2007   USA 2018 7th
Viktor Stålberg Left Wing 2006–2009   SWE 2018 5th

Vermont Athletic Hall of FameEdit

The following is a list of people associated with the Vermont men's ice hockey program who were elected into the Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame (induction date in parenthesis).[10]

Catamounts in the NHL[11]Edit

= NHL All-Star Team = NHL All-Star[12] = NHL All-Star[12] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers

MediaEdit

All games are broadcast on WVMT; Alastair Ingram provides play-by-play.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vermont Athletic Style Guide" (PDF). September 1, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.uscho.com/m/vermont-catamounts/mens-college-hockey/team,uvm.html
  3. ^ Vermont, University of. "University Communications : University of Vermont".
  4. ^ "Sheraton/TD Bank Catamount Cup".
  5. ^ "Sporting Vermont on Twitter".
  6. ^ a b c d "UVM Men's hockey Record Book" (PDF). Vermont Catamounts. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "2018–19 Men's Ice Hockey Roster". UVM Athletixs. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "Legends of Hockey". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  9. ^ "United States Hockey Hall of Fame". Hockey Central.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-04-21.
  10. ^ "University of Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame". Vermont Catamounts. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  11. ^ "Alumni report for U. of Vermont". Hockey DB. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  12. ^ 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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