Men’s hockey hoping for strong start to season

Alex Mellion
Journal Staff

The Men’s hockey team opens up their season Friday against Assumption in the Becker Ice-Breaker Tournament.  The team looks to be in good shape this season, as they return their top seven point scorers from last season, including sophomore defenseman Jon Stuaffer (eight goals and seven assists) and junior forward Andrew Flynn (four goals and ten assists).
Senior Andrew Wein will serve as captain and junior Dan Feyock will function as the assistant captain.
The team is coached by Suffolk alumni Chris Glionna, and will welcome former Ram Mike Boles as the new assistant coach.  Boles played for Suffolk from 2004-2006 and finished his career with 10 goals and 28 assists.  Boles graduated from Suffolk in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and served as the captain of the team during his senior season.
Last season, the Rams fell short in their pursuit of a playoff spot, losing the last game of the season to Western New England College 3-2 in overtime.  The team will try to avenge last season and make a deep run in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast playoffs.
It is a very young team, and features just four seniors Wein, Joe Greene, Joe Baglione and Nate Linard.  The Rams have nine new freshmen, who will look to make an immediate impact and help complement the upperclassmen on the squad.
With the depth that the team is notorious for having, there’s no reason not to believe that the Rams will make the postseason this year, and make a deep run in the ECAC playoffs.