Four members of MIT's men's ice hockey team were named to the NorthEast Collegiate Hockey Association (NECHA) East All-Star Team, which will compete against the West's squad on Saturday, March 17, at the Conway Arena in Nashua, N.H. Center John J. Bergin '06 and wingers Tim E. Studley '07 and Nick R. LaBounty '09, along with defenseman Nicholas J. Maietta '07, will represent the Engineers in the postseason exhibition.
Bergin finished the season ranked fifth on Tech's scoring charts, having recorded nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points. He consistently displayed a knack for scoring big goals in important games, as evidenced by his two-goal performance in the Engineers' NECHA quarterfinal contest against Westfield State College, which MIT won, in overtime, 5-4.
Studley contributed 17 goals and 18 assists to make him MIT's second-leading scorer. His season was highlighted by hitting the overtime winner in the aforementioned quarterfinal match-up with Westfield State, and by a six-point performance (one goal, five assists), also against the Owls during the regular season, which was the highest scoring output by any Engineer all season.
The Engineers' defense will be represented by Maietta. The 6-0 blue-liner ranked tops in goals (5), assists (9) and points (14) amongst all Tech defensemen, while also providing the Engineers with a physical presence all season long.
Finally, LaBounty's appearance on the All-Star team symbolizes the youth and future of the MIT men's ice hockey program. The second-year forward was the Engineers' leading-scorer for the second straight season, netting a team-high 21 goals and 16 assists for a total of 37 points.