March 2, 2011
BUZZARDS BAY, MA- Four members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team have been honored by the Massachusetts Collegiate Athletic Conference. Senior goaltender Collin Tracy (Medford, MA/Medford HS), senior forward Jason Stahl (Londonderry, NH/ Valley Jr. Warriors) and senior defenseman Mickey Dudley (Douglas, MA/Boston Jr. Bruins) were named first team All-Conference. Head Coach John Rolli was named Coach of the Year.
Tracy has a 2.21 goals against average, a .922 save percentage and a winning percentage of .740, and leads the conference in goals against average and winning percentage and is second in save percentage. Stahl has scored 14 goals and added 12 assists for 26 points, and is tied for 11th in points per game and tied for seventh in goals per game in the conference. Dudley has one goal and eight assists for nine points and is tied for 14th in scoring among defensemen while leading the Corsair defense corps.
"Jason Stahl has been our most consistent forward all season long," said Rolli. "He leads us in goals and in points, and he has had a season that we expect out of our four-year veterans. Mickey was an ECAC All-Rookie selection and an ECAC All-Star as a sophomore. After missing most of last season, he has come back to have a big senior year. Collin Tracy clearly has been the number one key to our first place finish during the regular season and our earning the top seed in the playoffs. He has played every bit as well as many outstanding goaltenders we've had in the history of UMass Dartmouth hockey."
During his 26 seasons as head ice hockey coach at UMass Dartmouth, Rolli's career record at UMass Dartmouth - 511-151-24 (.762) - is the highest winning percentage of any college hockey coach in the country for all divisions. A six-time New England Hockey Writers' Coach of the Year (1989, 1993, 1996, 2005, 2006, and 2007) and four-time ECAC Coach of the Year (1996, 2005, 2006, and 2007), Rolli was one of 12 finalists for the 1999, 2005, 2006, and 2007 Eddie Jeremiah Award/NCAA Division III Coach of the Year and was runner-up for the award in 2006, given annually to the College Division Coach of the Year by the American College Hockey Coaches Association.
After the Corsairs went 11-15-1 last season, Rolli guided them to an 18-6-1 mark this year, first place in the MASCAC and the top seed in the post-season playoffs. "John Rolli thoroughly deserves the Coach of the Year honor," said UMass Dartmouth Director of Athletics Ian Day. "He orchestrated the quickest turnaround possible and has returned the Corsairs to their tradition of championship hockey."
The Corsairs open MASCAC tournament play when they host Fitchburg State Thursday night in a semi-final game.
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