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2002-03 Amherst Men's Hockey Milestones


TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Finished with a 7-13-5 overall record (7-8-4 NESCAC), qualifying for the sixth seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament, where they fell at third-seeded Colby 11-0 in the quarterfinals.
  • Earned the outright Little Three Championship with regular season wins over Wesleyan and Williams.

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Senior Forward Erik DiNardo (N. Reading, MA)
  • Presented the Thomas Lawler Award by the Eastern Mass. Hockey Officials Association, which recognizes the player from NCAA Division II or III who best combines heart, ability and sportsmanship.


  • Senior Captain Defenseman Erich Schram (Madison, WI)
  • Tied for 11th in the NESCAC in defenseman scoring (17 pts.).


  • Senior Forward Justin Pitrack (Wilmette, IL)
  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic.


  • Sophomore Forward Scott Aldrich (Wilmington, MA)
  • Earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors on January 13, after combining for four goals in a 7-4 win over Little Three rival Wesleyan and a 3-3 tie with then 14th-ranked Trinity.


  • Sophomore Forward Beau Kretzman (Edina, MN)
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.
  • New England Hockey Writers ECAC East/NESCAC All-Star.
  • Finished 14th in the nation in goals per game (0.86) and 27th in points per game (1.5).
  • Fourth in the NESCAC in goal scoring (19 pts.), tied for fourth in short-handed goals (2), tied for sixth in short-handed points (2), seventh in point scoring (33), tied for ninth in power-play goals (5), tied for 11th in game-winning goals (2) and tied for 14th in power-play points (10).


  • First-Year Forward Steve Nelson (Wayzata, MN)
  • Ninth in the NESCAC in freshman scoring (19 pts.), tied for 11th in game-winning goals (2).


  • First-Year Goaltender Sean Lynch (Essex Junction, VT)
  • Sixth in the NESCAC in winning percentage (.550 / 4-4-3) and eighth in goals against average (3.72).
  • Earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors on February 10, after tallying 27 saves, including 15 in the third period, in a 4-3 Little Three Championship clinching win over visiting Williams. He then finished with 22 saves on 23 shots in a 1-1 tie with visiting third-ranked Middlebury.


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