October 28, 2021
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY

MEN’S HOCKEY CAPSULE LOOKS

FRANK DOYLE

(No. 1)

Vital stats: Goalie, sophomore, 6-1, 175 pounds, Guelph, Ontario

Career highlights: Redshirt last year; 22 saves in debut, a 4-2 win over Alaska-Anchorage on Oct. 19; posted first shutout (25 saves) in 7-0 win over Mercyhurst on Nov. 2; Ontario Hockey Association all-star when he played for the Cambridge Winter Hawks

Career stats: 3 games, 2-0-1, 1.95 goals-against average, .925 save percentage

Coach’s comments: “He is a very hard worker who is composed and steady in the net. He doesn’t waste a lot of movement, he knows his angles well.”

Personal: Born Sept. 8, 1980, son of Irene and Frank Doyle, accounting major.

CLIFF LOYA

(No. 2)

Vital stats: Defenseman, senior, 6-2, 210, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Career highlights: Only goal came in 5-4 overtime win over Merrimack on Feb. 23, 2001; five assists last season and was a plus-14; assisted on game-tying goal in Maine’s come-from-behind 5-2 win over Michigan in their NCAA quarterfinal game on March 26, 2000

Career stats: 117 games, 1 goal, 14 assists, 15 points

Coach’s comments: “He is a strong defensive defenseman who can also lug the puck. He is a consistent hitter and one of the top defensive players in the league.”

Personal: Seventh-round draft pick of Chicago in 2000, born May 8, 1981, son of Cliff and Susan Loya, business major

STEVE MULLIN

(No. 4)

Vital stats: Defenseman, 6-0, 180, Cartwright, Manitoba

Career highlights: Top defenseman in Manitoba Junior Hockey League last season; 16 goals and 35 assists in 60 games for the Winkler Flyers

Career stats: 4 games, 0-0-0

Coach’s comments: “Steve is a smart defenseman who sees the ice very well and plays a very mistake-free game defensively.”

Personal: Son of Gordan and Shirley Mullin, born Jan. 4, 1983, business major

TRAVIS WIGHT

(No. 5)

Vital stats: Defenseman, freshman, 5-10, 187, Fannystelle, Manitoba

Career highlights: Had first career point, an assist, in 7-0 win over Mercyhurst; Manitoba Junior Hockey League all-star for the Portage Terriers last year; won team’s top defenseman and fan appreciation awards

Career stats: 5 games, 0-1-1

Coach’s comments: “He is a fierce competitor who is a real good open ice hitter and has real good speed for a defenseman. He can carry the puck up the ice.”

Personal: Son of Gale and Jack Wight; born July 4, 1982; kinesiology and physical education major

TROY BARNES

(No. 6)

Vital stats: Defenseman, sophomore, 5-11, 185, Pembroke, Ontario

Career highlights: Has already eclipsed last year’s point total (0-4-4) with 2-5-7 in first seven games; named to Black Bear Classic all-tournament team thanks to goal and two assists in 8-1 win over Lake Superior State; was chosen team’s Most Improved Player last year

Career stats: 41 games, 2-9-11

Coach’s comments: “He was voted the most improved player last year and has already taken a another step. He anticipates well, is very smart defensively, and very poised with the puck.”

Personal: Son of Cathy and Wayne Barnes, born April 12, 1981, liberal arts major

DON RICHARDSON

(No. 7)

Vital stats: Right wing, senior, 5-5, 175, Holbrook, N.Y.

Career highlights: Scored two goals in 6-2 win over Ohio State in the Florida Everblades College Hockey Classic last season; had four assists two seasons ago; leading freshman scorer at Vermont (7 goals, 8 assists) before transferring to Maine.

Career stats: (including UVM) 61 games, 9-14-23

Coach’s comments: “He is an exciting player who can change the tempo of the game. He is an excellent forechecker who skates very well and has a knack for drawing penalties.”

Personal: Son of Donald and Catherine Richardson; born March 17, 1979; business major

ROBERT LISCAK

(No. 10)

Vital stats: Center, senior, 6-0, 192, Skalica, Slovakia

Career highlights: Off to his best start with 2-7-9 in seven games including 1-3-4 in 7-0 win over Mercyhurst; tied for team lead in postseason scoring with nine points last year, including six in NCAA Tournament; career-best 37 points while playing in all 44 games in 2001-2002; had overtime game-winner in 5-4 triumph over Minnesota in NCAA Tournament two years ago

Career stats: 117 games, 36-43-79

Coach’s comments: “Robert is one of the most underrated players in the league. He is a tremendous all-around player. He has tremendous poise with the puck.”

Personal: Son of Robert and Alena Liscak, born April 4, 1978, journalism major

LUCAS LAWSON

(No. 11)

Vital stats: Left wing, senior, 6-1, 205, Braeside, Ontario

Career highlights: Has 2-3-5 in seven games so far this season; scored five of his 18 goals in the postseason last year; tied the school record with an eight-game goal-scoring streak last year; had a career-best 31 points; was second on team in plus-minus at plus-23; has played in 98 consecutive games

Career stats: 113 games, 31-30-61

Coach’s comments: “He has game-breaking speed and a very heavy shot with a quick release. He’s an excellent penalty-killer who can really bring the crowd to its feet.”

Personal: Son of Paul and Audrey Lawson, born Aug. 10, 1979, communications major

TODD JACKSON

(No. 13)

Vital stats: Left wing, junior, 5-10, 180, Cortland, N.Y.

Career highlights: Off to his best start with 2-4-6 in 7 games; had three assists in the Frozen Four last season; racked up 28 points in 39 games, 16 points better than his freshman season; named to Hockey East All-Academic Team and was a UMaine Scholar-Athlete award winner; off to great start this year with five points in five games

Career stats: 85 games, 13-33-46

Coach’s comments: “He is a very explosive skater who improved a ton over the course of last season and has made a huge jump already this season. He is excellent defensively.”

Personal: Eighth-round draft choice of Detroit, won Dorothy Wilson Peace writing competition at Maine for a poem entitled “The Place,” son of Robin and John Jackson, new media major

GRAY SHANEBERGER

(No. 14)

Vital stats: Right wing, senior, 6-4, 225, Sewell, N.J.

Career highlights: Scored two of his seven goals in postseason last year; his 17 points were 11 more than the previous two seasons combined; had his only game-winner in 4-1 win over Dartmouth

Career stats: 85 games, 12-12-24

Coach’s comments: “He has quietly become very valuable to our team. He does a lot of little things to help us win games. He is a physical presence below the dots.”

Personal: Son of Judy and Bill Davidson, graduated in May summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in natural resources, going for a master’s in environmental ecological sciences, co-winner of Dean Smith Award as school’s top scholar-athlete, born May 23, 1980

GREG MOORE

(No. 15)

Vital stats: Right wing, freshman, 6-1, 205, Lisbon

Career highlights: Scored his first goal, shorthanded, in 8-1 win over Lake Superior State in Black Bear Classic championship game; had two assists in 4-0 victory over Western Michigan, 13 goals and 24 assists in 53 games last year for U.S. National Development program’s Under-18 team, won back-to-back state championships at St. Dominic

Career stats: 5 games, 1-2-3

Coach’s comments: “He has been a very pleasant surprise with how quickly he has adjusted to the college game. He’s a tough competitor and an extremely hard worker who plays well on both sides of the puck.”

Personal: Son of Maurice and Janis Moore, born March 26, 1984

MARTIN KARIYA

(No. 16)

Vital stats: Center, senior, 5-9, 180, North Vancouver, British Columbia

Career highlights: Has racked up 2-8-10 in first seven games this season; team’s fourth-leading scorer last year with 44 points in 43 games; had four goals and an assist, including a natural hat trick, in a 5-4 win over Providence last year; had 11 multiple-point games; led the team in points as a sophomore with 36; was top-scoring freshman with 25 points

Career stats: 124 games, 38-77-115

Coach’s comments: “He continues to amaze me with his level of concentration and focus and his ability to make plays under pressure. He’s very composed in tight areas and is tremendous on faceoffs and on the special teams.”

Personal: Son of T.K. and Sharon Kariya; older brothers Paul and Steve played on NCAA championship teams at Maine, sister Noriko played field hockey at Maine; co-winner of Dean Smith Award as school’s top student-athlete, born Oct. 5, 1981

BEN MURPHY

(No. 17)

Vital stats: Center, sophomore, 5-9, 182, North Andover, Mass.

Career highlights: Has gotten off to good start with 2-3-5 in seven games; Maine’s top freshman scorer with 16 points in 39 games, including three postseason points; notched first college goal in 9-0 win over Quinnipiac on Nov. 18, 2001; two-time leading scorer in Hockey Night in Boston summer league

Career stats: 46 games, 9-12-21

Coach’s comments: “He’s a real good two-way player with deceptive speed and excellent hands. He’s real good on the penalty kill and is a shot blocker.”

Personal: Son of Ellen and Fran Murphy; born Nov. 21, 1981, finance and economics major

JOHN RONAN

(No. 18)

Vital stats: Left wing, sophomore, 5-10, 220, Braintree, Mass.

Career highlights: Had overtime game-winner in 4-3 triumph over Harvard in first round of NCAA Tournament; had four of his nine points in the postseason; had a goal in his first college game, a season-opening 9-1 win over Bowling Green in Ice Breaker Tournament

Career stats: 32 games, 5-4-9

Coach’s comments: “He has an excellent shot and very good hockey sense. He’s strong on the puck and is a heavy hitter.”

Personal: Son of Denise and John Ronan, born July 6, 1980

CAMERON LYALL

(No. 20)

Vital stats: Center-wing, junior, 5-9, 180, Ajax, Ontario

Career highlights: Had an assist in five games a year ago; notched an assist in 12 games his freshman year; had 49 points in 48 games for the Ajax Axemen of the Ontario Hockey Association’s Tier II Junior A league three years ago

Career stats: 18 games, 0-2-2

Coach’s comments: “He is a very dependable two-way player with very good hands and hockey sense. I can see him emerging the next two years.”

Personal: Son of Sophie and Neil Lyall, born Aug. 8, 1980, business major

COLIN SHIELDS

(No. 21)

Vital stats: Right wing, junior, 5-11, 176, Glasgow, Scotland

Career highlights: Has seven goals, six on the power play, and an assist in first seven games this season; Named to Hockey East All-Rookie team, 29 goals and 17 assists in 42 games last year, fifth in country in goals, third in power-play goals with 13; 14 multiple-point games; tied for second in Hockey East in game-winning goals with six; six postseason points including four goals, hat trick in 8-1 win over Lake Superior State last month and was named Black Bear Classic MVP

Career stats: 49 games, 36-18-54

Coach’s comments: “He is a game-breaker offensively with a knack for making the big play at the right time. He is a threat every time he’s on the ice. He has real good speed and he has improved tremendously on the defensive aspect of his game.”

Personal: Played for Great Britain in the World Championships last year and had five points in five games; has played on three Great Britain teams in World Junior Championships; sixth-round pick of Philadelphia; his dad, Martin, played and coached professional hockey; his mother, Margaret, is a figure skating instructor; business major; born Jan. 27, 1980

TOM REIMANN

(No. 22)

Vital stats: Center-defenseman, senior, 5-11, 194, Blaine, Minn.

Career highlights: Off to good start with 2-4-6 in seven games; career-best 35 points last year, five better than his first two seasons combined; eight multi-point games a year ago; had a seven-game scoring streak; two assists in the NCAA tourney win over Harvard; five post-season points

Career stats: 108 games, 21-50-71

Coach’s comments: “He’s a very smart player who has tremendous poise with the puck. He’s very smart defensively and he’s very versatile. He can play wing, center or defense.”

Personal: Son of Lloyd Reimann and Judy Berg, brother Mike played minor league hockey, born Aug. 7, 1978, played for Maine golf team before it was eliminated, communications major

PRESTIN RYAN

(No. 24)

Vital stats: Defenseman, junior, 6-0, 197, Arcola, Saskatchewan

Career highlights: Set up tying goal in 4-4 tie with Western Michigan on Oct. 27; six goals and nine assists in his first season last year; his plus-21 was fourth on the team; scored the game-winner in his first college game, a 5-1 win at North Dakota on Oct. 20, 2001; goal and two assists in the playoffs

Career stats: 46 games, 7-11-18

Coach’s comments: “He is a very fierce competitor who has a great knack for landing a hit in open ice. He’s very strong on the puck and has a heavy shot. He has improved quite a bit.”

Personal: Son of Cindy and Barrie Ryan, born June 29, 1980, English major

DUSTIN PENNER

(No. 25)

Vital stats: Wing, junior, 6-4, 220, Winkler, Manitoba

Career highlights: Yet to play for Maine after transferring from Minot State University-Bottineau; 33 points in 23 games and earned team Most Determined Award and team MVP

Career stats: 0 games, 0-0-0

Coach’s comments: “He has great hands and an excellent scoring touch. He skates well for a big man.”

Personal: Son of Terry and Linda Penner, communications major also pursuing minor in public relations, born Sept. 28, 1982

DEREK DAMON

(No. 28)

Vital stats: Left wing, sophomore, 6-0, 196, Bangor

Career highlights: Scored first goal in 7-0 win vs. Mercyhurst; redshirt last year, 75 goals and 60 assists for Exeter Snow Devils in Eastern Junior Hockey League two years ago, two-time EJHL all-star, played two years at John Bapst before transferring to St. Dom’s, where he was named Maine High School Player of the Year in 1999

Career stats: 5 games, 1-2-3

Coach’s comments: “He has excellent hands and vision with the puck. He is a deceptively quick skater who has also become a very consistent hitter.”

Personal: Son of Cherie and Doug Damon, born Nov. 12, 1980

KIRK LEVESQUE

(No. 30)

Vital stats: Goaltender, sophomore, 6-0, 190, Fort Kent

Career highlights: Has yet to play; backed up Matt Yeats and Mike Morrison last year; had a 50-20-15 record, 2.80 goals-against average, and .900 save percentage for Haut-Madawaska team in New Brunswick

Career stats: 0 games

Coach’s comments: “He’s very quick and athletic. He has improved tremendously over the last six months.”

Personal: son of Claire and Doug Levesque, born Jan. 17, 1983, business man-agement major

FRANCIS NAULT

(No. 31)

Vital stats: Junior, defenseman, 5-11, 192, Tracy, Quebec

Career highlights: Has registered at least a point in five of first seven games this season (1-5-6); had six goals and 17 assists in 40 games last year; scored two power-play goals in 55 seconds to tie Providence 3-3 on Feb. 16; had 13 points in 31 games as a freshman; named to Ice Breaker All Tournament team last year; points in four of the first five games this year

Career stats: 78 games, 9-33-42

Coach’s comments: “He has tremendous offensive instincts. He has a knack for making a big play at a key moment in the game. He anticipates well defensively.”

Personal: Son of Michel Nault and Rose-Anne Ethier, born Feb. 14, 1979, business major

MATT DESCHAMPS

(No. 32)

Vital stats: Defenseman, sophomore, 6-0, 203, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Career highlights: Scored shorthanded goal in debut last year, 3-2 loss to North Dakota on Oct. 19; two goals, two assists in 25 games; plus-13

Career stats: 27 games, 2-2-4

Coach’s comments: “He is a very mobile and physical defenseman. He has a quick release on his shot.”

Personal: Son of Patricia and Robert Deschamps; born April 23, 1980; public management major

JIMMY HOWARD

(No. 33)

Vital stats: Freshman, goaltender, 5-11, 225, Ogdensburg, N.Y.

Career highlights: Beat Lake Superior State 8-1 in debut, making 12 saves; made 16 and 17 saves, respectively, in consecutive shutout wins over Western Michigan (4-0) and Mercyhurst (5-0); led U.S. team to gold medal in World Under-18 championships with 5-1 record, 1.17 GAA, and .958 save percentage; 16-8-1, 1.89, .933 for U.S. National Development Program U-18 team last year

Career stats: 4 games, 3-1, 1.05 GAA, .949 save percentage

Coach’s comments: “He protects the bottom of the net as well as any goalie I’ve seen. He knows exactly where he is in the net at all times. He loves to compete.”

Personal: Son of James and Lynda Howard, born March 24, 1984, business major

CHRIS HEISTEN

(No. 37)

Vital stats: Senior, left wing, 6-0, 204, Anchorage, Alaska

Career highlights: Has current five-game goal-scoring streak and is off to his best start (7-2-9); notched six of his eight points in the postseason in injury-marred junior season, seven multiple-point games two years ago, and led team’s freshmen in goals with 12 three years ago, including game-winner in 5-2 NCAA Tournament quarterfinal win over Michigan

Career stats: 98 games, 27-33-60

Coach’s comments: “He is an excellent two-way player who has a real good sense for the game. He’s real good in front of the net and along the wall. It’s great to see him healthy.”

Personal: Son of Laura Dearth, born March 26, 1978, communications major, brother Barrett played for Maine for two years before leaving to play Major Junior A and pro hockey

MATT GREYEYES

(No. 39)

Vital stats: Wing, sophomore, 5-9, 185, Edmonton, Alberta

Career highlights: Four assists in 15 games last year; one assist this year; joined team in January 2001; 40 points in 39 games for Langley Hornet in British Columbia Junior Hockey League before coming to Maine

Career stats: 18 games, 0-5-5

Coach’s comments: “He has excellent hands and is a real good passer. He can also score. He is surprisingly strong on the puck.”

Personal: Son of Roberta and Glenn Greyeyes, born Jan. 20, 1980, business major

RAY JEAN

(No. 40)

Vital stats: Goaltender, senior, 5-6, 172, Randolph

Career highlights: Stopped all three shots he faced in a 9:10 stint to finish up Maine’s 8-1 win over Lake Superior State, 2.03 GAA and .923 save percentage for Kents Hill last year; two-time All-State selection at Gardiner High School

Career stats: 1 game, 0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 save percentage

Coach’s comments: “He has been a very pleasant surprise. He’s a tough competitor who is very quick. He has improved every weekend.”

Personal: Son of Kandie and Gerald Jean; new media major, born July 14, 1982

PAUL LYNCH

(No. 44)

Vital stats: Defenseman, sophomore, 6-2, 198, Peabody, Mass.

Career highlights: Two goals and four assists in 22 games last year; scored first goal in 8-4 win over Northeastern on Nov. 16, 2001; an Eastern Junior Hockey League all-star two years ago and 2000 recipient of the Hockey Night in Boston summer tournament’s Top Defenseman Award

Career stats: 25 games, 2-4-6

Coach’s comments: “He is a very mobile and tough defenseman who can carry the puck and make the big hit. He’s an excellent athlete.”

Personal: Fifth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning, son of Margaret and Paul Lynch, born April 23, 1982


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