News Briefs

Clarkson’s Matteucci gets spot on Canada’s women’s baseball teamFormer Clarkson defenseman Ella Matteucci has been named to Canada’s women’s baseball team for the 2015 Pan American Games in Ajax, Ontario. Matteucci had seven goals and 21 points in 153 games in a four-year career that ended in March. Women’s baseball is being contested at the Pan Am Games for the first time in July. ( May 17, 2015)
Luongo named assistant coach with U.S. NTDPFormer Michigan State forward Chris Luongo has been named an assistant coach with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Luongo also coached in the NCAA ranks with Alabama-Huntsville and Wayne State. ( May 12, 2015)
Shields back at Michigan as volunteer assistant coachFormer Michigan goaltender Steve Shields will join the Wolverines as a volunteer assistant coach. Shields played at the school from 1990 to 1994 and became the first NCAA goalie to reach 100 career wins (111), a record surpassed by Marty Turco (125 wins), who also played at Michigan. ( May 8, 2015)
Michigan’s Hyman a Wooden Citizenship Cup finalistMichigan senior forward Zach Hyman was honored as one of five finalists (and the lone hockey player) for the 11th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup in an awards ceremony in Atlanta on Monday night. Hyman attended the awards ceremony and was honored with a short video presentation before having the chance to address the crowd along with his fellow finalists. He has been very active in the Ann Arbor community during his four years with the Wolverines and is also the author of two children’s books. ( April 28, 2015)
Rourke resigns as Atlantic Hockey director of media relationsAtlantic Hockey director of media relations David Rourke has resigned, effective June 30. He is exploring job opportunities outside college athletics, according to a news release. ( April 18, 2015)
Union’s Di Pauli von Treuheim named Goldwater ScholarUnion junior forward Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim has been named a 2015 Barry Goldwater Scholar – one of 12 recipients from Illinois honored with the scholarship. The purpose of the award is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Di Pauli von Treuheim is a bioengineering major who holds a 3.96 overall GPA. ( April 15, 2015)
Colorado College’s Harstad recognized by NSCAColorado College senior Aaron Harstad has been named a 2015 All-American Athlete Award recipient by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and EAS Sports Nutrition. The All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award program recognizes collegiate and high school athletes whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of their strength coach, reflect their dedication to strength training and conditioning. ( April 14, 2015)
Mercyhurst men’s coach Gotkin a 2015 Pennsylvania Sports Hall inducteeMercyhurst men’s coach Rick Gotkin, currently in his 27th season at the Lakers’ helm, will be inducted into the Erie Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday, June 23 at the Erie Shrine Club. ( March 7, 2015)
Carter to enter RPI Hockey Ring of HonorFormer Rensselaer forward John Carter will be the eighth inductee into the school’s Hockey Ring of Honor. A two-time national All-America and the second leading point producer in school history, Carter will be recognized on Feb. 14 prior to the Engineers’ Big Red Freakout! game against Yale. ( February 5, 2015)
Komisarek back at Michigan as undergraduate assistantFormer Michigan defenseman Mike Komisarek has joined the Wolverines’ coaching staff as an undergraduate student assistant. Komisarek played two seasons at Michigan (2000-02) before embarking on an 11-year NHL career with Montreal, Toronto and Carolina. He is now finishing his undergraduate degree through the athletic department’s Degree Completion Program. ( January 9, 2015)
Chatham hires Sullivan as new women’s assistant coachFormer Franklin Pierce forward and assistant captain Bill Sullivan has been named the new women’s assistant coach at Chatham. ( January 6, 2015)
Sophomore Kinne not returning to Bemidji StateAccording to an email from a Bemidji State spokesman, sophomore forward Bob Kinne will not be returning to the Beavers for the upcoming semester. Kinne had not played this season and tallied a goal and two assists in 26 games during the 2013-14 season. ( December 29, 2014)
Minnesota-Duluth’s Spurrell likely out rest of ’14-15 after back surgeryAccording to the Duluth News Tribune, Minnesota-Duluth sophomore forward Sammy Spurrell is “likely done for the season” after having surgery Dec. 3 to fix a herniated disc in his lower back. Spurrell had a goal and an assist in five games this year. ( December 4, 2014)
Connecticut defenseman Cooke leaves Huskies’ men’s teamAccording to the Hartford Courant, Connecticut junior defenseman Tyler Cooke has left the team. Cooke played three games this season and did not record a point. In his first two seasons at UConn, he skated in 73 games with two goals and 12 assists for 14 points. ( November 15, 2014)
Boston College goalie Billett takes leave of absence; Eagles add JoyceBoston College announced Tuesday that senior goaltender Brian Billett has taken a personal leave of absence from the team and added sophomore goalie Alex Joyce to the roster. According to a BC news release, Billett’s leave of absence “does not stem from any violation of team rules or policies.” ( November 11, 2014)
Mercyhurst to host Ohio State at Erie Insurance Arena in January 2015Mercyhurst announced on Tuesday afternoon that its originally-scheduled men’s games against Ohio State on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, 2015, will be played at the Erie Insurance Arena as part of the “Snowtown Throwdown.” Game time on Friday, Jan. 2 is slated for 7:05 p.m. EDT, while the following day’s game will begin at 2:35 p.m. The Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters are also in town that night for a 7 p.m. faceoff against the Windsor Spitfires. Proceeds from the two-game series will benefit The Warming Center hosted at the Mental Health Association of Northwest Pennsylvania. ( October 28, 2014)
Minnesota-Duluth to retire Watson’s No. 14 on Oct. 24.On Oct. 24, Minnesota-Duluth will officially retire Bill Watson’s No. 14 jersey during a first intermission ceremony at AMSOIL Arena. Watson, who owns the distinction of being the only individual to play and coach in a Frozen Four championship game with the Bulldogs, won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in 1985. ( October 15, 2014)
Rensselaer adds volunteer assistants for men’s and women’s teamsThe Rensselaer men’s and women’s hockey teams have each added a volunteer assistant coach for the 2014-15 season. Former Engineers’ standout Marc Cavosie will work with the men’s team, while Robert Cathcart III will be with the women’s program. ( October 9, 2014)
Ex-Vermont forward O’Connor named to USA Hockey postFormer Vermont forward Mike O’Connor has been named director of major giving for the USA Hockey Foundation. O’Connor played for the Catamounts from 1981 to 1985. ( October 1, 2014)
McLaughlin promoted to full-time director of hockey ops at NortheasternFormer Northeastern captain Mike McLaughlin has been named the Huskies’ new director of hockey operations. McLaughlin joins the coaching staff in a full-time capacity after spending the past two seasons as a volunteer graduate assistant. ( September 29, 2014)
Nicklin named new volunteer assistant at Minnesota-DuluthMinnesota-Duluth has named former Bulldogs’ goaltender Brant Nicklin its new volunteer assistant coach. Nicklin, who replaces Bill Watson, has served as the UMD women’s goaltending coach the past four seasons and as an assistant coach at St. Scholastica since 1995-96. ( September 19, 2014)
Leaman going into Cortland C-Club HallProvidence coach Nate Leaman will be inducted into the Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame during its 46th annual banquet and ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 13. Leaman is a 1997 graduate of Cortland, where he served as a captain his junior and senior years. He currently ranks 11th at the school in career assists and 18th in career points. ( September 12, 2014)
Marrochello named new Boston University ADDrew Marrochello, who has been acting as Boston University’s interim director of athletics since July, when former director Michael Lynch stepped down, has had the interim tag removed. Marrochello joined BU in 2005 as associate athletic director for internal affairs and was promoted to deputy director of athletics, a position he has held for the past seven years. ( September 10, 2014)
Longtime Clarkson radio voice Elliott dies at 85Con Elliott, Clarkson’s radio voice from 1955 to 1987, died Thursday in Ogdensburg, N.Y. He was 85. Elliott called nearly 1,000 Clarkson games in a 38-year career. ( September 5, 2014)
Scarpace tabbed Michigan’s director of player developmentMichigan has announced former college goaltender L.J. Scarpace as its director of player development, a newly created position. Scarpace has served as the Wolverines’ video coordinator since 2004 and played two seasons at Western Michigan and two at Michigan from 1996 to 2001. ( September 5, 2014)
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