March 4, 2013
Blugold business students earn All-WIAC men's hockey honors
FIve University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business men's hockey players have received All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) honors.
College of Business students recognized this year on the first team were Jack Callahan, a sophomore accounting and finance major from Red Banks, NJ; Andrew McCabe, a senior accounting and finance major from Eau Claire, WI; Jordan Singer, a senior management major from Lino Lakes, MN; and Brandon Stephenson, a senior management major from Saline, MI.
Business students honorably mentioned were David Donnellan, a junior management major from Eau Claire, WI and Mark Pustin, a junior management major from Northridge, CA.
Callahan, a defenseman in his first year with the Blugolds, has played in all 25 games so far this year. He has one goal and 15 assists, tied for a team-high. He is part of a defense that has given up just 56 goals and 727 shots while the Blugolds compiled 101 goals and 861 shots.
McCabe, a forward, has played in all 25 games so far this year and has compiled seven goals and 14 assists, tied for third most on the team.
Singer, a forward, leads the Blugolds with 18 goals and 30 points. He is also tied for fifth on the team with 12 assists. His 18 goals is a league-best while 30 points is tied for third most in the NCHA. He is currently 17th in program history for career points with 94 and 11th with 51 goals. He is first in school history in game-winning goals with 11. This is Singer's second straight year with All-WIAC accolades.
Stephenson, a goalie, led the NCHA in winning percentage (.818) and ranked second in total saves (594). He was one of the busiest goalies in the NCHA and still managed to lead his team to victory on most nights. Stephenson led the NCHA in conference minutes played (1087:12) and save percentage (.930). He went undefeated from October 26 through December 1 and allowed two or less goals in 15 of his 22 starts. Stephenson enters the Peters Cup Playoffs on a 7-1-0 streak over his past eight games. In program archives, Stephenson ranks first in both career wins with 43 currently and season wins with 17 so far this year.
Donnellan, a defenseman, has five goals and nine assists and has played in all 25 games so far this year.
Pustin, a forward, has played in 25 games this season and leads the team with 15 assists, tied for eighth on the team. He has a total of 23 points, second most on the team.