2005-06 Amherst Men's Hockey Milestones


  • Finished with a 12-12-1 overall record (9-9-1 ECAC East/NESCAC), qualifying for the sixth seed in the eight-team NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament, where they fell at third-seeded Bowdoin College, 5-1, in the quarterfinals.
  • Won The Spurrier Tournament at Wesleyan University, topping NESCAC rival Conn. College in the opening round and taking down the tournament-host Cardinals in the championship game.
  • Finished tied for first in the NESCAC in combined special teams (54.5%), third in penalty kill percentage (83.8%) and fifth in power play percentage (20.3%).


    Senior Captain Forward Jack Greeley (Scituate, MA)
  • Academic All-NESCAC.

    Senior Forward Rob Balanda (Wellesley Hills, MA)
  • Academic All-NESCAC.

    Senior Goalie David Litt (Bethesda, MD)
  • Academic All-NESCAC.

    Junior Forward Sean Ellis (Springfield, MA)
  • Tied for 20th in the NESCAC in goals (10).

    Junior Defenseman Brandon Zangel (Highlands Ranch, CO)
  • Tied for 15th in the NESCAC in defenseman scoring (15 pts).

    Junior Goalie Josh Fillman (Charlestown, MA)
  • Academic All-NESCAC.

    Junior Forward Erik Lund (Edina, MN)
  • Academic All-NESCAC.

    Sophomore Forward Kyle Schoppel (Cambridge, Ontario)
  • Tied for 15th in the NESCAC in power-play goals (5) and tied for 20th in goals (10).

    Sophomore Defenseman Michael McIntosh (Soldotna, AK)
  • Tied for 15th in the NESCAC in defenseman scoring (15 pts).

    First-year Defender Rylan Burns (Mill Bay, British Columbia)
  • NESCAC Player of the Week for November 28, after leading the Jeffs to the Spurrier Tournament Championship.
  • Tied for eighth in the NESCAC in first-year scoring (15), finished 14th in defenseman scoring (15) and 17th in power-play points.
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