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2003-04 Milestones


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    Erik DiNardo '03

Mike Kreger '04

Beau Kretzman '05

John McNicholas '04

Chris Norqual '04

Justin Pitrack '03

Kretzman Nabs Third Consecutive All-NESCAC Award
March 2 - Amherst menís hockey junior Beau Kretzman was named All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), as selected by the conferenceís head coaches, for the third consecutive year on Tuesday. Kretzman was a second-team pick for the second time in three years after earning first-team honors as a sophomore and NESCAC Rookie of the Year plaudits as a freshman. Full Story

Seventh-Seeded Jeffs End Season With 3-0 NESCAC Quarterfinal Loss at Second-Seeded Trinity
February 28 - The seventh-seeded Amherst menís hockey team was shutout by second-seeded host Trinity College 3-0 in the NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday. The Bantams posted a goal in each period to advance to next weekendís semifinal round, hosted by top-seeded Middlebury College. Amherst first-year goalie Dan Smith collected 33 saves as the Jeffs finish their season at 11-11-3 overall and 6-10-2 in conference play. Full Story

Jeffs Earn No. 7 Seed in NESCAC Tourney
February 23 - After finishing the regular season with a 15-3 mark, Middlebury College will enter the NESCAC Menís Ice Hockey Championship as the top seed for the third consecutive season. The eight-team tournament will begin this Saturday, February 28. Seventh-seeded Amherst College opens tournament play Saturday at 4 p.m. at second-seeded Trinity College. The Jeffs defeated Trinity twice during the regular season - a 2-1 overtime win in the championship game of the Amherst Invitational, and a 2-1 conference victory over the visiting Bantams on January 9. Full Story

Jeffs Drop Regular-Season Finale at Bowdoin, 4-1
February 21 - The Amherst menís hockey team dropped its regular-season finale at Bowdoin College on Saturday, 4-1. Amherst senior Mike Kreger lit the lamp just 14 seconds into regulation, but the Polar Bears responded with four unanswered goals, including a pair of third-period scores by junior Shannon McNevan, to earn the win. Amherst finishes the regular season 11-10-3 overall and 6-10-2 in conference play, and enters next weekendís NESCAC Tournament as the No. 8 seed. Full Story

Nelson Salvages 4-4 Tie at Colby
February 20 - Amherst sophomore forward Steve Nelson scored his seventh goal of the season just over five minutes into the third period to salvage a 4-4 overtime tie in a menís hockey matchup at NESCAC rival Colby College on Friday night. The tie, along with Wesleyan Universityís 5-3 win at Conn. College on Friday night, locks Amherst into the eighth and final seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament. Full Story

Greco Nets Four Goals, Leads Jeffs to 9-3 Blitz of Conn. College
February 14 - Sophomore A.J. Greco netted four goals in the first two periods as the Amherst menís hockey team upended visiting NESCAC foe Connecticut College 9-3 on Saturday. Amherst senior Chris Norqual dished out four assists, while junior co-captain Beau Kretzman dealt three assists and sophomore Steve Nelson had a goal and two assists as the Jeffs improved to 11-9-2 overall and 6-9-1 in conference play. Full Story

Amherst Men's Hockey Corrals Wild Third Period, Downs Tufts, 5-3
February 13 - In front of the largest home crowd in recent memory, the Amherst menís hockey team scored three straight goals within a wild 1:34 stretch in the third period to notch a crucial 5-3 come-from-behind win over visiting NESCAC rival Tufts University on Friday night. Junior co-captain Beau Kretzman and sophomore forward Steve Nelson paced the Jeffs, now 10-9-2 overall and 5-9-1 in conference play, with a goal and two assists each. Full Story

Jeffs Plan Promotions, Giveaways for Tufts Game
February 12 - The Amherst College Social Council has planned a series of special promotions and giveaways for Friday nightís Amherst menís hockey game against visiting NESCAC rival Tufts University (7:30 p.m., Orr Rink). Admission and popcorn are free, and every fan in attendance will receive a complementary raffle ticket for chances to win up to $2000 in prizes. Additional raffle tickets will be sold at the game as well. Full Story

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