2011-12 Bentley University Hockey News

  • Johnson, Sideris & Switzer Senior Award Recipients
    May 03, 2012
    Three-year starting quarterback Bryant Johnson (Hopedale/Milford HS) and field hockey All-America Stephanie Sideris (Watertown/Watertown HS) have been named the Outstanding Senior Athletes at Bentley University, and hockey standout Mike Switzer (Calgary, Alberta/ Olds Grizzlys) was selected as the 2011-12 recipient of the Edward J. Powers Award as Bentley’s premier senior student-athlete.
  • Grieve Named to INCH’s Freshman All-America Second Team
    May 01, 2012
    Bentley University forward Alex Grieve (Calgary, Alberta/Westside Warriors) has been named to Inside College Hockey’s Freshman All-America Second Team.
  • NEHJ: Bentley Bounces Back, but Falcons Not Satisfied
    April 18, 2012
    Allen Lessels from the New England Hockey Journal spoke with Bentley head hockey coach Ryan Soderquist to recap his team’s season and look ahead to 2012-13 for an article in the magazine’s April edition.
  • Waltham Tribune: Bentley University Discovers Hockey Gem in Gensler
    April 06, 2012
    Scott Souza of the Waltham News Tribune spoke with Bentley sophomore Brett Gensler and head hockey coach Ryan Soderquist as Gensler prepares to accept the 60th Walter Brown Award, given to the best American-born player in New England, on Tuesday night at the New England College Hockey Writers' Dinner in Saugus, Mass.
  • Soderquist Named Finalist for Spencer Penrose Award
    March 28, 2012
    Bentley University head hockey coach Ryan Soderquist has been named a finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award, given annually to the NCAA Ice Hockey Coach of the Year, the American Hockey Coaches Association announced Tuesday.
  • Gensler Named 60th Recipient of Walter Brown Award
    March 22, 2012
    The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced on Thursday that Bentley University sophomore forward Brett Gensler (St. Charles, Mo./Youngstown Phantoms) has been named the 60th recipient of the Walter Brown Award, which is given annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.
  • Big Night for Bentley at Atlantic Hockey Awards Banquet
    March 15, 2012
    It was a big night for Bentley at the Atlantic Hockey awards banquet on Thursday as the Falcons took home two major awards and had five players earn All-Conference honors. Head coach Ryan Soderquist was named Coach of the Year and Alex Grieve (Calgary, Alberta/Westside Warriors) was selected as the Rookie of the Year. Sophomore Brett Gensler (St. Charles, Mo./Youngstown Phantoms) was named first team All-Atlantic Hockey.
  • Falcons Come Up Short as RIT Takes Game Three 3-0
    March 11, 2012
    RIT defeated Bentley 3-0 Sunday night in game three of the Atlantic Hockey quarterfinals to end the Falcons’ season. Senior Taylor McReynolds had two goals for the Tigers.
  • Burt Extends Series to Game Three with Winner in Second Overtime
    March 10, 2012
    Senior Cameron Burt ended the second longest game in Bentley’s Division I history by scoring 1:23 into the second overtime, as RIT staved off elimination with a thrilling 5-4, game two win over Bentley in the Atlantic Hockey quarterfinals Saturday night.
  • After Successful Friday, Bentley Falcons Look to Continue Run Saturday in NCAA Championship Action & Atlantic Hockey Playoffs
    March 10, 2012
    In venues from the Dana Center to Rochester, N.Y. to Mankato, Minn., Bentley University teams and athletes will be in action Saturday, competing in NCAA Championships and the Atlantic Hockey Playoffs. Women's basketball will be taking on Franklin Pierce in the second round of te NCAA Regional, hockey will be attempting to sweep past RIT in the AHA playoffs and Amy Varsell will be running the 800 in the NCAA Track Championships.
  • Bentley Takes Game One from RIT 4-1; Gensler Breaks Two Records
    March 09, 2012
    Sophomore Brett Gensler (St. Charles, Mo./Youngstown Phantoms) scored twice and goalie Branden Komm (Williamsville, N.Y./Northfield Mount Hermon) made 46 saves as Bentley seized control of its Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series against RIT with a 4-1, game one win Friday night at Ritter Arena.
  • Championship Friday: NCAAs in Women’s Basketball & Track, and Atlantic Hockey Playoffs
    March 09, 2012
    A busy Friday in Bentley University athletics features Day 1 of the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional at the Dana Center. The defending champion Bentley Falcons will begin defense of their title against the University of the District of Columbia at 6 pm, but that’s only one of four games being played today at the Dana Center. Hockey opens an Atlantic Hockey playoff series at RIT, women's track standout Amy Varsell will compete in the NCAA Div. II Indoor Championships and women's lacrosse will be facing the nation's No. 1 ranked Division II tea,.
  • Falcons Face RIT in Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
    March 07, 2012
    Sixth-seeded Bentley and third-seeded RIT are set to square off this weekend in a best-of-three Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series at Ritter Arena in Rochester, N.Y. Game one is set for Friday night at 7:05 p.m., with the second, and if necessary third games, Saturday and Sunday night at the same times.
  • Bentley Blanks Sacred Heart 5-0 to Advance to AHA Quarters; RIT Up Next
    March 04, 2012
    Bentley advanced to the Atlantic Hockey quarterfinals with a 5-0, game three win over Sacred Heart on Sunday night behind five different goal scorers and a shutout by goalie Branden Komm (Williamsville, N.Y./Northfield Mount Hermon). The Falcons will head to Rochester, N.Y., next to take on third-seeded RIT in a best-of-three series beginning Friday night.
  • Sacred Heart Forces Game Three with 4-2 Win
    March 03, 2012
    Senior Matt Gingera netted a hat trick as Sacred Heart forced a deciding game three in the Atlantic Hockey first round against Bentley with a 4-2, game two win over the Falcons on Saturday night at Ryan Skating Arena. Game three is Sunday night at 7:05 p.m.
  • Bentley Takes Game One 5-3 over Sacred Heart
    March 02, 2012
    Alex Grieve (Calgary, Alberta/Westside Warriors) and Brett Gensler (St. Charles, Mo./Youngstown Phantoms) each had two goals as Bentley took game one from Sacred Heart 5-3 Friday night in the first round of the Atlantic Hockey playoffs.
  • Falcons Set to Host Sacred Heart in Atlantic Hockey First Round
    February 29, 2012
    Sixth-seeded Bentley will host 11th-seeded Sacred Heart in a best-of-three series in the first round of the Atlantic Hockey playoffs beginning Friday night at 7:05 p.m. from Ryan Skating Arena. Game two is Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and game three, if necessary, would be Sunday night at the same time.
  • Bentley Falls to Holy Cross 6-4 in Regular Season Finale
    February 25, 2012
    Bentley fell short in its bid to claim one of the four byes in the Atlantic Hockey playoffs with a 6-4 loss to Holy Cross in the regular season finale at the Hart Center Saturday night.
  • Campanelli Helps Bentley Earn 2-2 Tie with Holy Cross
    February 24, 2012
    Junior Joe Campanelli (Pierrefonds, Quebec/Westminster Prep) scored with eight minutes remaining in the third period to level the score at two, and that’s the way the game ended between Bentley and Holy Cross in the first game of a crucial Atlantic Hockey series Friday night.
  • Streaking Falcons, Crusaders Meet on Final Weekend of Regular Season
    February 22, 2012
    Two of the hottest teams in college hockey in Bentley and Holy Cross will meet on the final weekend of the regular season in Atlantic Hockey with a lot still to be decided across the league. The Falcons are at home Friday for Senior Night at Ryan Skating Arena, then hit the road for Saturday’s game at the Hart Center in Worcester.
  • Grieve Named AHA Player of the Week; Komm Goalie of the Week
    February 20, 2012
    Riding a four-game winning streak and a six-game unbeaten streak, the Bentley hockey team had two players recognized by the Atlantic Hockey Association for their play last weekend. Freshman forward Alex Grieve (Calgary, Alberta/Westside Warriors) was named the AHA Travel Team USA Player of the Week, and sophomore Branden Komm (Williamsville, N.Y./Northfield Mount Hermon) was tabbed as Goalie of the Week.
  • Grieve, Gensler Lead Bentley to Fourth Straight, 6-1 over UConn
    February 18, 2012
    Freshman Alex Grieve (Calgary, Alberta/Westside Warriors) had six points and sophomore Brett Gensler (St. Charles, Mo./Youngstown Phantoms) netted a hat trick to lead Bentley to its fourth straight victory and a sweep of UConn with a 6-1 win Saturday night.
  • B. Switzer Wins It for Bentley in Overtime over UConn
    February 17, 2012
    Freshman Brett Switzer (Calgary, Alberta/Spruce Grove Saints) scored with 1:17 left in overtime to give Bentley a 2-1 victory over UConn Friday night in Atlantic Hockey action.
  • Inside College Hockey: Gensler a Hidden Hobey Candidate
    February 16, 2012
    Inside College Hockey’s Hobey Baker Tracker has listed Bentley’s Brett Gensler (St. Charles, Mo./Youngstown Phantoms) as a Hidden Hobey candidate for the 2012 award. The Hobey Baker Award is given annually to college hockey’s top player.
  • Bentley Takes on UConn in Big Weekend Series
    February 15, 2012
    Bentley and UConn go head-to-head this weekend in a series with big playoff seeding implications. The first game of the series is Friday night at UConn’s Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs, while Saturday’s contest is back at Ryan Skating Arena in Watertown.
  • Gensler Named Semi-Finalist for Walter Brown Award
    February 15, 2012
    The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced on Monday that Bentley University’s Brett Gensler (St. Charles, Mo./Youngstown Phantoms) has been named a semi-finalist for the Walter Brown Award, given to the best American-born Division I hockey player in New England.
  • Koudys Scores Twice as Bentley Sweeps AIC 3-2
    February 11, 2012
    Junior Dan Koudys (Grimsby, Ontario/Burlington Cougars) scored twice as Bentley grinded out a 3-2 win at AIC Saturday night to complete the sweep, and move into a tie for fourth-place with Niagara with four games left.
  • Bentley Cruises Past AIC 5-1
    February 10, 2012
    Bentley scored three goals in the first period on its way to a 5-1 win over AIC Friday night in the first game of a weekend home-and-home Atlantic Hockey series at Ryan Skating Arena.
  • Bentley Set for Weekend Series Against AIC
    February 08, 2012
    The Bentley hockey team takes on AIC in a home-and-home Atlantic Hockey series this weekend. Friday’s game takes place at Ryan Skating Arena where the Falcons have already beaten the Yellow Jackets this season, and Saturday’s tilt is at the Olympia Ice Center in Springfield. Both games are a 7:05 p.m. start.
  • Gensler Beats the Buzzer as Bentley Ties Sacred Heart 3-3
    February 04, 2012
    Sophomore Brett Gensler (St. Charles, Mo./Youngstown Phantoms) scored with just 0.2 seconds left in regulation to level the score at three as Bentley and Sacred Heart skated to a draw on Saturday afternoon in Atlantic Hockey play.
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