26 Brett Gensler
26 Brett Gensler
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: Jr
Hometown: St. Charles, Mo.
Position: F
Previous Team: Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
gp 35
p 40
g 16
a 24
pim 8
+/- -3

2011-12: Winner of the 60th Walter Brown Award, given to the best American-born player in New England … first player in Bentley and Atlantic Hockey history to win the award … named first team All-Atlantic Hockey … chosen to Inside College Hockey’s Hidden Hobey list … played in all 40 games … finished season with 23 goals and 27 assists for 50 points … set Bentley Division I single-season records for goals and points … 23 goals scored is fourth most overall in program history, 27 assists is tied for sixth and 50 points is second … became just second player in program history to have 50 points or more in a single-season … finished season first in AHA in points, tied for first in goals and first in assists … nationally, tied for seventh in points and was one of just eight players in Division I to have 50 points or more … tied for eighth nationally in goals … won the AHA regular season scoring title with an 18-23-41 line … tied for third in AHA at +16 … had an eight-game scoring streak from Oct. 18-Nov. 12 and two seven-game streaks from Dec. 3-Jan. 14 and Jan. 21-Feb. 10 … had career-high four points against Holy Cross Jan. 24, UConn Feb. 18 and Sacred Heart March 2 … had two assists in 2-2 tie against Niagara Dec. 3 and in 2-1 win over Robert Morris Jan. 6 …  had a goal and an assist in 2-2 draw at Air Force Jan. 13 and assisted on Brett Switzer’s game-winning goal in 2-1 victory one day later … named AHA Player of the Week Jan. 30 after a hat trick against Holy Cross Jan. 24 and a career-high three assists in 6-2 win at Army Jan. 27 … named AHA’s January Player of the Month after going for a 7-9-16 scoring line … scored with .2 seconds left in regulation at Sacred Heart Feb. 4 to tie game at three, game ended in 3-3 draw … had the primary assist on Brett Switzer’s overtime goal at UConn Feb. 17 and a hat trick in 6-1 victory over the Huskies one night later … netted two goals and added two assists in game one win over Sacred Heart in AHA first round March 2 … scored a goal and had an assist in decisive game three win over Sacred Heart March 4 … propelled Bentley to game one win at RIT with two goals in AHA quarterfinals March 9 … broke the program’s Division I single-season records for goals and points in that game.

2010-11: Eighth in Atlantic Hockey in points among rookies (24), which was tied for second on team ... led team in goals (13), which was tied for second among AHA rookies ... second on team in both assists (11) and power play points (six) ... played in 33 games ... scored first collegiate goal at Clarkson Oct. 23 ... netted the game-winner in third period of 2-1 victory at Northeastern one week later ... had first career assist at Niagara Nov. 12 ... scored twice in 3-2 win over UConn Nov. 19 ... assisted on Bentley’s lone goal in 1-1 tie at AIC Jan. 11 ... found the back of the net twice, including once on the power play, at UMass-Lowell Jan. 25 ... named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for February after scoring five goals and handing out six assists during the month ... had a goal and an assist in come-from-behind, 5-4 win at Sacred Heart Feb. 4 ... scored a power play goal in 3-2 win at AIC Feb. 11 ... helped Bentley defeat UConn 4-2 Feb. 18 with a goal and two assists ... notched two assists in regular season finale against Holy Cross Feb. 26 ... had seven goals and eight assists over the final 12 games of the season.

Before Bentley: 2009 graduate of Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis, Mo. ... played junior hockey with the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League for one season (2009-10) and the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL for one season (2008-09) ... was the Phantoms’ second leading scorer with a 16-17-33 line in 60 games ... tied for third on the team in goals and was fifth in assists ... had a 10-10-20 scoring line in 52 games for the Roughriders ... MVP of the Nike/Bauer Invitational ... played in two state championships while at Chaminade.

Personal: Majoring management ... age as of Oct. 1: 21 ... son of Wayne and Kim Gensler ... brothers, Alex (19) and Matt (16).

Recent Games
Feb 22 Sacred Heart T, 6-6
Feb 23 at Sacred Heart L, 3-1
Mar 1 at American Int'l L, 2-1
Mar 2 American Int'l L, 4-3
Mar 8 at Canisius L, 4-0
Mar 9 at Canisius L, 2-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 35 27
Points 40 33
Goals 16 13
Assists 24 20
PIM 8 8
+/- -3 -2
Power-play goals 2 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 2 2
Games started 25 19
Game-winning goals 2 2
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 117 93
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 16 Sacred Heart W, 7-1 1 1 3 4 0 +0 1 0 0 1 0 4
Oct 19 at Michigan L, 6-3 1 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 26 Ala.-Huntsville W, 9-1 1 1 1 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 27 at Harvard L, 5-0 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 2 at Robert Morris L, 5-2 1 1 1 2 2 -1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 3 at Robert Morris W, 5-4 1 1 1 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 6
Nov 9 at Holy Cross L, 4-3 1 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 16 at American Int'l W, 7-3 1 1 2 3 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 17 Connecticut W, 3-1 1 2 0 2 0 +1 0 0 1 1 0 4
Nov 23 Mercyhurst L, 4-3 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 24 Mercyhurst W, 5-1 1 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 29 Army L, 3-2 1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 1 at Dartmouth L, 5-2 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 7 Air Force L, 7-4 1 1 1 2 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 6
Dec 8 Air Force T, 2-2 1 1 1 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 8
Dec 30 at UMass Lowell L, 3-2 1 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 5 at Northeastern W, 6-3 1 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 11 at Rochester Inst. W, 3-0 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 12 at Rochester Inst. L, 4-0 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 18 Canisius W, 3-2 - 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 19 Canisius W, 7-2 - 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 25 at Holy Cross W, 4-1 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 26 Holy Cross L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 1 at Niagara L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 2 at Niagara L, 6-4 1 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 10 Connecticut L, 4-1 - 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 11 at Connecticut L, 9-0 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 15 Army W, 5-3 1 1 2 3 2 +2 0 0 1 0 0 4
Feb 16 at Army T, 2-2 1 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 22 Sacred Heart T, 6-6 1 1 1 2 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Feb 23 at Sacred Heart L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 1 at American Int'l L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 2 American Int'l L, 4-3 - 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mar 8 at Canisius L, 4-0 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 9 at Canisius L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 8
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2012-13 35 16 24 40 8 -3 2 0 2 2 0 0 117
Total 35 16 24 40 8 -3 2 0 2 2 0 0 117
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 35 16 24 40 8 -3 2 0 2 2 0 0 117
Conference 27 13 20 33 8 -2 2 0 2 2 0 0 93
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 10 15 25 4 +2 1 0 2 2 0 0 59
Away 20 6 9 15 4 -5 1 0 0 0 0 0 58
Neutral - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 12 8 14 22 6 +13 1 0 2 2 0 0 38
Losses 20 5 8 13 2 -18 1 0 0 0 0 0 61
Ties 3 3 2 5 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
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October 4 3 5 8 0 +0 1 0 0 1 0 0 12
November 8 5 9 14 2 +7 1 0 1 1 0 0 29
December 4 3 2 5 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
January 7 1 3 4 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
February 8 4 3 7 2 -4 0 0 1 0 0 0 24
March 4 0 2 2 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 17