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MIAC Hockey Notebook

A hockey-centric version of the MIAC Weekly Notebook

A hockey-centric version of the MIAC Weekly Notebook


AROUND THE LEAGUE Take a look at this week’s top hockey news items, headlines and interesting facts from the MIAC’s 13 institutions, submitted by each school’s sports information director.

BETHEL | MIAC Member Page| Athletics home page | Larson scores seven points in weekend sweep over St. Olaf In a high-scoring weekend for the Bethel women’s hockey team, sophomore Kathryn Larson was the brightest star. The Royals’ forward had a seven-point weekend with four goals and three assists to help her team put up a total of 14 goals – seven in each game – in a MIAC sweep of St. Olaf. Read more

CONCORDIA | MIAC Member Page| Athletics home page | Smith named candidate for Hockey Humanitarian Award Concordia junior Max Smith was named as one of the 15 candidates for the prestigious BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award. Smith is one of five NCAA Division III candidates in a field that includes men’s and women’s players from Division I and III schools. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Hockey Humanitarian Award is presented annually to college hockey’s finest citizen – a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism. Smith is the founder and director of InSports Foundation which offers camps and scholarships for deserving kids to help defray the costs of participating in youth sports. The InSports foundation’s goal is to help 10,000 kids in three years.

SAINT MARY’S | MIAC Member Page | Athletics home page | Seeing plenty of rubber Phil Heinle (York, Pa.) stopped 72 of the 74 shots he faced in the Saint Mary’s men’s hockey team’s MIAC split against Gustavus last weekend. Heinle stopped all 32 shots he faced against Gustavus last Friday for his first collegiate shutout, before adding 43 saves vs. the Gusties a day later. Plenty of nailbiters The Cardinal women’s hockey team’s last four games have all been decided by one goal—2-1 and 1-0 wins over Bethel and 3-2 and 1-0 losses to Gustavus.

SAINT THOMAS | MIAC Member Page| Athletics home page | Surging No. 13-ranked Tommie men’s hockey (11-3-3 overall, 5-1-2) recorded a hard-fought sweep of Hamline, using two empty-net goals for a 4-1 road win last Friday and scoring with 10 seconds left in overtime to win 4-3 at home on Saturday. UST trailed Saturday 3-1 into the final 7:00 when Jordan Lovick and Derek Jacobson scored 24 seconds apart to tie the game. Alex Altenbernd scored a breakaway goal late in overtime to push the Tommies into a share of the conference lead. UST has won seven in a row and is 8-0-1 since Thanksgiving. The Toms have killed off all 15 opponent power plays during its 6-0 run through January.

MIAC ATHLETES-OF-THE-WEEK The MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week awards honor the top performances in each conference sport throughout the regular season. The awards are nominated and selected by the MIAC sports information directors. The MIAC will recognize Athletes-of-the-Week in each sport throughout the 2014-15 season. Throughout the winter, basketball and hockey will be announced each Monday with swimming and diving to follow on Tuesday and indoor track and field on Wednesday. | Men’s Hockey | Women’s Hockey |

MIAC WEEKLY Each week, Host Mike Gallagher delivers a new episode of “MIAC Weekly.” The podcast covers all the top news, scores and standings from around the league, and features guest appearances each week from MIAC coaches, student-athletes and administrators. All episodes are archived on the MIAC Weekly home page, and the podcast is also available on iTunes.

Episode 87 – 1.22.15

MIAC Weekly Host Mike Gallagher talks women’s hockey with Saint Mary’s Head Coach Terry Mannor, and Gustavus Head Men’s Tennis Coach Tommy Valentini joins the show to discussing the passing of Gustavus and MIAC tennis coaching legend Steve Wilkinson.

MIAC MEDIA MIAC Media is an online initiative devoted to providing additional multimedia coverage of the conference through. The three main MIAC Media features are the MIAC Media Weekly Podcast (more info above), theMIAC Media Blog, and the MIAC Media Video series, which can be found on the MIAC YouTube Channel.

CONNECT TO THE CONFERENCE The MIAC’s new web site – – offers several new ways fans can stay connected to the conference. Visit the MIAC scoreboard on game days to follow all the action, and download the MIAC mobile app to have all the information with you anywhere you travel. Also, connect to the conference on its Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages for updates and interaction throughout the 2014-15 season. The MIAC also just joined Instagram and will share photos through that new social media site.

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