Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey

The Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. The RedHawks are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), starting play in the conference in the conference's 2013–14 inaugural season. Prior to the NCHC, from 1980 to 2013, the RedHawks were a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). They play in Steve Cady Arena at the Goggin Ice Center.

Miami RedHawks
UniversityMiami University
Head coachChris Bergeron
Captain(s)Gordie Green
Alternate captain(s)N/A
ArenaSteve Cady Arena at the Goggin Ice Center
Capacity: 3,642[1]
Surface: 200' x 85'
LocationOxford, Ohio
ColorsRed and White[2]
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2009, 2010
NCAA Tournament appearances
1993, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
Conference Tournament championships
CCHA: 2011, NCHC: 2015
Conference regular season championships
CCHA: 1992–93, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2012–13
Current uniform


Miami University added hockey to the roster of varsity sports in 1978, the program's first coach was Steve Cady. Miami played as an independent Division I team for the first two seasons, collecting an overall record of 45–27–3.[3] The team joined the CCHA for the 1980–81 season, and participated in the CCHA until the 2013–2014 season.[3]

The 1992–93 season marked a historic year for the program. led by the third head coach in program history, George Gwozdecky, the team received its first bid to the 1993 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The team lost in the first round to Wisconsin 3–6.[4]

After a mediocre record for most of the program history the team has recently elevated to a powerhouse program in the NCAA Division I.[5] Under current head coach Enrico Blasi the team has made the NCAA Tournament the past nine out of ten seasons, including the past eight straight seasons.[6]

In 2009, the RedHawks made their first appearance in the Frozen Four, beating University of Denver in the opening round, Minnesota–Duluth in the West Regionals, and Bemidji State in National semifinal game. The team advanced to the Championship game and came within a minute of winning the school's first NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship before Boston University scored 2 goals in the final minute of regulation to tie the game. Boston finished the comeback with a strange redirected shot 11:47 into overtime.[7]

Tragedy struck the program and school on Friday February 5, 2010, when Miami student hockey manager, Brendan Burke, the son of Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke,[8] and a friend/passenger died in a traffic accident on icy winter roads in South-Central Indiana.[9] The team remained strong, using the tragedy as inspiration on the ice. The team scored 10 goals the following night against Lake Superior State University.[10] And on February 12, 2010, after a victory over Bowling Green State University, the RedHawks claimed a third CCHA regular-season title.[11]

The RedHawks finished the 2010–11 regular season ranked third in the CCHA, giving the team a first round bye in the 2011 CCHA Tournament. The RedHawks faced Alaska in the second round and swept Alaska by a combined score of 8–2.[12] The RedHawks then beat Notre Dame 6–2 in semifinal round and dismantled the Western Michigan Broncos in the championship to give the university its first Mason Cup.[13] After the strong finish in the regular season the team was ranked as a #1 seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.[14] The RedHawks were placed into the Northeast Regional at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. In the opening round of the tournament the team faced the 4th-seeded New Hampshire Wildcats and lost 1–3 in front of a pro-New Hampshire crowd.[15] Miami senior forward Andy Miele was named as the 2011 Hobey Baker Award winner, becoming the university's first Hobey Baker winner.[16] Miele lead the nation in scoring with 71 points (24 goals and 47 assists).[16] It was the most in Division I since the 2002–03 season and 11 more than the second highest scorer in the 2010–11 season.[16] In addition, he had at least one point in 33 games and multiple points in 22 and tied a school record with a 17-game points streak from January 8, 2011, to March 19, 2011.[16]

In July 2011, following the announcement in June 2011 that the Big Ten Conference will begin sponsoring men's ice hockey,[17] The athletic directors of the Miami and five other schools, Colorado College, the University of Denver, the University of Minnesota Duluth, the University of Nebraska Omaha, and the University of North Dakota, announced the formation of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.[18] Miami will remain in the CCHA until the NCHC begins play in the 2013–14 season.

The 2011–12 season marked another return to the CCHA Semifinals at Joe Louis Arena and seventh straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.[3] The RedHawks finished the regular season with a record of 21–15–2 and a conference record of 15–11–2–1. Despite a slow start to the season that included a five-game winless streak through October,[19] they finished the regular season with a six-game win streak and secured fourth place in the CCHA standings.[20] The RedHawks received a first round bye in the 2012 CCHA Tournament and swept Michigan State in a best-of-three series to advance to the CCHA Semifinals.[21] Although the team lost in the CCHA Semifinals 2–6 to Western Michigan,[22] the RedHawks rebounded with a 4–1 win over Bowling Green in the CCHA Third-place game.[23] Despite the loss in the CCHA Semifinal round, the RedHawks received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament and were seeded second in the East Regional, held in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Miami played the third-seeded UMass Lowell in the opening round in the tournament. The RedHawks rallied in the third period to overcome a three-goal deficit and tie the game to force overtime. The RedHawks season was ended just over two minutes into overtime when UMass Lowell forward Riley Wetmore capitalized on a rebound to give UMass Lowell a 4–3 win. The loss to UMass Lowell marked the team's second straight first round loss after making the Frozen Four in 2009 and 2010.[24]

Season-by-season results[25]



Chris Bergeron, from Bowling Green State University


The RedHawks previous head coach was Enrico Blasi, former player at Miami from 1990–1994 and captain 1993–94. Blasi was hired as head coach at Miami in 1999 after serving as assistant coach to former RedHawks coach, George Gwozdecky at the University of Denver.[26] He was just 27 when hired, the youngest head coach in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey at the time.[5]

The 2005–2006 season marked a historic season for Blasi and the Miami RedHawks program. With a 3–1 win over Ferris State, Blasi became the winningest head coach in school history reaching 130 career wins and surpassing Steve Cady's 122 wins behind the RedHawks bench.[27] In addition Miami was ranked #1 in the country for the first time program history.[28] Blasi lead the RedHawks to the program's first CCHA Regular Season Championship. That same season he was the winner of the Spencer Penrose Award by the American Hockey Coaches Association for head coach of the year in Division I Men’s Hockey.[28]

All-time coaching records

As of the completion of 2018–19 season[25]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
2019-presentChris Bergeron00–0–0
1999–2019Enrico Blasi20398–311–76.555
1994–1999Mark Mazzoleni585–83–20.505
1989–1994George Gwozdecky583–94–19.472
1985–1989Bill Davidge439–111–3.265
1978–1985Steve Cady7121–126–12.490
Totals 6 coaches 41 seasons 726–725–130 .500

Statistical Leaders[25]

Career points leaders

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
Steve Morris 1979–1983 145 64 138 202
Carter Camper 2007–2011 156 69 114 183
Rick Kuraly 1979–1983 145 101 78 179
Kevyn Adams 1992–1996 151 69 103 172
Bill Bok 1978–1982 136 72 97 169
Austin Czarnik 2011–2015 159 46 123 169
Andy Miele 2007–2011 141 60 99 159
Vern Sketchley 1978–1982 131 80 78 158
Todd Channell 1982–1986 146 64 91 155
Kevin Beaton 1979–1983 142 47 103 150

Career Goaltending Leaders

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Minimum 1,500 minutes

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Connor Knapp2008–201284480046221115513.9181.94
Jeff Zatkoff2005–2008814920552151617.9271.96
Cody Reichard2008–20129252015324918212.9122.10
Charlie Effinger2004–2008532907321241142.9122.35
Jay Williams2012–2016874845462941914.9092.37

Statistics current through the start of the 2018-19 season.


Current roster

As of June 28, 2019.[29]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
3 Bray Crowder Sophomore D 6' 6" (1.98 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1998-11-17 Sudbury, Ontario Muskegon (USHL)
4 Andrew Sinard Sophomore D 6' 6" (1.98 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1997-05-22 Brentwood, Tennessee Aberdeen (NAHL)
5 Jack Clement Freshman D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1999-06-09 Detroit, Michigan Des Moines (USHL)
6 Alec Mahalak Junior D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 163 lb (74 kg) 1998-09-14 Monroe, Michigan Youngstown (USHL)
7 Grant Frederic Senior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1995-03-23 St. Louis, Missouri Green Bay (USHL)
8 Chaz Switzer Senior D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1997-07-09 Muskegon, Michigan Sioux Falls (USHL)
9 Gordie Green Senior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1997-02-24 Ann Arbor, Michigan Dubuque (USHL)
10 Ben Lown Junior F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 162 lb (73 kg) 1998-06-22 Newport Coast, California Omaha (USHL)
11 Rourke Russell Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1998-02-25 Long Beach, California Green Bay (USHL)
12 John Sladic Freshman F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 1998-01-22 Novi, Michigan Aberdeen (NAHL)
13 Derek Daschke Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1998-10-13 Troy, Michigan Chicago (USHL)
14 Noah Jordan Sophomore F 6' 5" (1.96 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1997-03-08 Toronto, Ontario North York (OJHL)
18 Monte Graham Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 1998-04-04 Hanover, Massachusetts Muskegon (USHL)
19 Brian Hawkinson Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1998-01-10 Kailua, Hawaii Tri-City (USHL)
20 Christian Mohs Junior (RS) F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1995-07-14 Andover, Minnesota Minot (NAHL)
21 Ryan Savage Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2000-03-31 Montreal, Quebec Muskegon (USHL)
22 Carter Johnson Senior F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1995-10-04 Gimli, Manitoba Corpus Christi (NAHL)
25 Scott Corbett Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-04-14 Carmel, Indiana Dubuque (USHL)
26 Matt Barry Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1997-09-01 Naperville, Illinois Holy Cross (AHA)
28 Chase Pletzke Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 2000-04-10 Bay City, Michigan Langley (BCHL)
31 Ryan Larkin Senior G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1997-06-09 Clarkston, Michigan Cedar Rapids (USHL)
33 Ben Kraws Freshman G 6' 4" (1.93 m) 166 lb (75 kg) 2000-08-02 Cranbury, New Jersey Sioux City (USHL)
34 Alec Capstick Freshman D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1999-02-18 Langley, British Columbia Langley (BCHL)
36 Grant Valentine Junior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1997-01-30 Medina, Ohio Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (NAHL)
39 Casey Gilling Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1998-03-25 Gaylord, Michigan Muskegon (USHL)
67 Phil Knies Junior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 169 lb (77 kg) 1998-06-04 Phoenix, Arizona Sioux City (USHL)
85 Karch Bachman Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1997-03-10 Wolcottville, Indiana Cedar Rapids (USHL) FLA, 132nd overall 2015

Hobey Baker Award winners


The following players have been named First or Second Team All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association:[30]

Note: Italics indicate a player is still an active RedHawk.

Conference awards

The following RedHawk players won a major conference award:[31]

  • Cody Reichard – 2009–10 CCHA Player of the Year
  • Will Weber – 2009–10 CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
  • Tommy Wingels – 2009–10 CCHA Best Defensive Forward
  • Andy Greene – 2007–08 CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
  • Alec Martinez – 2007–08 CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
  • Nathan Davis – 2006–07 CCHA Best Defensive Forward
  • Andy Greene – 2005–06 CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
  • Andy Greene – 2004–05 CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
  • Derek Edwardson – 2003–04 CCHA Player of the Year
  • Ernie Hartlieb – 1998–99 Terry Flanagan Award
  • Dan Boyle – 1997–98 CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
  • Chuck Thuss – 1994–95 Terry Flanagan Award
  • Chris Bergeron – 1992–93 CCHA Best Defensive Forward
  • Joe Cook – 1992–93 CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman
  • Bob Marshall – 1992–93 CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
  • Brian Savage – 1992–93 CCHA Player of the Year

RedHawks in the NHL

= NHL All-Star Team = NHL All-Star[32] = NHL All-Star[32] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers

School records

The following are the Miami school records. Statistics are accurate as of the 2009–10 season.[33]

Note: Italics indicate a player is still an active RedHawk.

Individual records

Team records


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