Three Knights Picked To Conference All-Rookie Team

GENESEO, N.Y. – Three first year members of the Geneseo ice hockey team have been named to USCHO.com’s State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Rookie Team: defensemen Nate Brown (Bethel Park, Pa./Bay State Breakers) and Alex Lubczuk (Kitchener, Ont./Georgetown Raiders) and forward David Ripple (Winter Springs, Fla./Coulee Region Chill). The Knights three picks were as many as the rest of the league’s combined selections.

Ripple was the Knights’ third-leading scorer, finishing with 22 points on nine goals and 13 assists (all three totals led Geneseo’s rookies) despite missing four games. He scored three power-play goals (tied for third on the team) and a pair of game winners. Ripple’s 18 points (7-11=18) in conference play ranked eighth and first among rookies. He ranked ninth in goals and 11th in assists (third and second, respectively, for first years).

Brown and Lubczuk both scored 16 points on the season; only one Geneseo defenseman scored more. Brown (5-11=16) played in 26 games and collected three power-play goals – the most of any rookie defenseman in the SUNYAC. Lubczuk, who appeared in 25 contests, had a pair of scores on the power play and one game-winning goal among his five goals and 11 assists.

The Knights finished 17-9-1 and reached the SUNYAC semifinals.