Two Hockey Players Earn ECAC Northeast Post-Season Honors

Two Hockey Players Earn ECAC Northeast Post-Season Honors

March 9, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Two members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team have earned Eastern College Athletic Conference Northeast post-season honors.

Sophomore defenseman Mickey Dudley (Douglas, MA/Boston Jr. Bruins) was named second team All-Conference, and junior goaltender Jon Dryjowicz-Burek (Ludlow, MA/Springfield Jr. Falcons) earned honorable mention.

Dudley scored four goals and added 11 assists for 15 points this season, leading Corsair defensemen in scoring and tying for 14th among defensemen in scoring in the ECAC Northeast. Dryjowicz-Burek ranked 13th nationally with a 2.11 goals-against average, and was fifth in the nation with a save percentage of .933.

"I was pleased that our players were honored," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach John Rolli. "Mickey Dudley, who was an ECAC Northeast All-Rookie team selection a year ago, was a rock, manning the blue line all season long. There's no more hard-nosed, physical defenseman in the league than Mickey Dudley. He's a guy you are thrilled to have on your team, and would hate to play against. Jon Dryjowicz-Burek continues to rank as one of the top goaltenders in the country. He was first or second in both conference and overall goals-against average and save percentage. In 41 career starts, he has a 1.86 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage, which are two statistics that measure the value of his play to our team."

The Corsairs finished the season at 16-8-2 and advanced to the first round of the ECAC Northeast playoffs.