2005-06 Men’s Hockey Preview

Posted on November 2nd, 2005 by

Returning forwards Ben Olilla (left) and Steven Jensen (right).

Returning forwards Ben Olilla (left) and Steven Jensen (right).

Goaltender Erik Kraska

Goaltender Erik Kraska

All-America defenseman Keith Detlefsen

All-America defenseman Keith Detlefsen

The 2005-06 Gustavus men’s hockey team will sport a new look due to the graduation of large senior class from last year’s squad. Head Coach Brett Petersen welcomed 14 newcomers to his 26-man squad and he has been impressed with the youthful energy that has been present at the pre-season practices. The initial goal according to Petersen is to get everybody on the same page as early as possible, however he realizes that there will very likely be some growing pains as this young group comes of age.

The Gusties will look to their five seniors to provide leadership on and off the ice. This group includes defenseman Keith Detlefsen, forward Loren Havemeier, defenseman Eric Lindquist, forward Steven Dusich, and goaltender Erik Kraska. Detlefsen led the nation in scoring by a defenseman last year with 13 goals and 24 assists for 37 points. He is a serious threat to score on the power play. Lindquist is the traditional stay-at-home defenseman, who controls the blue-line, while Detlefsen makes his rushes into the offensive end. Havemeier is a four-year starter at forward. He recorded 11 goals and 9 assists for 20 points last season in spite of missing six games with an assortment of injuries. Dusich contributed 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in 11 games. Kraska is the lone returning goaltender with any significant experience. He logged more minutes than any other netminder on the squad a year ago and compiled a record of 8-2-1 with a goals against average of 2.75.

Other top rerturners include last year’s second leading scorer junior forward Mike Hosfield (9g, 12a), junior forward Steven Jensen (7g, 9a), junior defenseman Jon Keseley (7g, 10a), sophomore forward Ben Olilla (6g, 5a) and junior defenseman Jay Phillips (2g, 3a). Top newcomers include Sami Idris, a sophomore transfer from Bemidji State, Tim Ornel a sophomore transfer from Bethel, and Cody Drysdale, a sophomore transfer from Hamline.

The Gusties open the season with games against Northern Collegiate Hockey Alliance foes UW-Stout (Nov. 4), UW-River Falls (Nov. 5), St. Scholastica (Nov. 11), and UW-Superior (Nov. 12). The team opens MIAC play in early December against Concordia and Hamline.

2004-05 Statistics

2005-06 Roster

2005-06 Schedule

General Information
School Name: Gustavus Adolphus College
Location: St. Peter, Minnesota
Founded: 1862
Enrollment: 2568
Nickname: Golden Gusties
School Colors: Black and Gold
Arena: Lund Arena/Don Roberts Ice Rink
Capacity: 1250
Affiliation: NCAA Division III
Conference: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
President: Jim Peterson
Athletic Director: Al Molde
Athletic Phone: 507-933-7622

First year of hockey: 1936
All-time play-off record: 33-42-4
Years in post-season play: 33 years
Last NCAA post-season appearance: 1993/ Result: L UW-River Falls, 2-4, 2-5
All-time record: 707-532-48

Sports Information
Sports Information Dir.: Tim Kennedy
SID office phone: 507-933-7647
SID Fax: 507-933-8412
Press Box phone: 507-933-6660
E-Mail: timgasid@gustavus.edu

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Brett Petersen
Alma Mater/Year: Denver University/1992
Record at school (years): 56-62-12 (Five)
Career record: Same as above
Head Coach’s office phone: 507-933-7615
Best time/day to reach coach: 9 — 11 am

Assistant Coaches
Mike Deschneau/ Gustavus Adolphus (01)

Series Records vs MIAC opponents
Augsburg 54-42-5
Bethel 46-10-1
Concordia 69-21-4
Hamline 82-13-1
St. John’s 54-33-3
St. Mary’s 60-32-6
St. Olaf 49-20-2
St. Thomas 49-53-8

2004-05 Results
Nov. 5 St. Scholastica Home L 2-3
Nov. 6 UW-Superior Home L 2-5
Nov. 12 UW-Eau Claire Home L 2-5
Nov. 13 UW-Stevens Point Home L 3-5
Nov. 19 Lake Forest Away W 4-2
Nov. 20 St. Norbert Away L 2-8
Nov. 27 Babson Tournament Away W 8-1
Nov. 28 Babson Tournament Away W 6-4
Dec. 4 St. John’s Home L 0-7
Dec. 5 St. John’s Away L 3-4 (OT)
Dec. 11 Marian Home L 2-4
Jan. 14 Concordia Away W 7-0
Jan. 15 Concordia Away W 4-1
Jan. 21 Hamline Away L 3-4
Jan. 22 Hamline Home W 6-1
Jan. 28 St. Mary’s Away W 8-1
Jan. 29 St. Mary’s Home W 4-2
Feb. 4 St. Olaf Away L 1-7
Feb. 5 St. Olaf Home L 2-7
Feb. 11 Bethel Away L 5-6
Feb. 12 Bethel Home W 7-2
Feb. 18 St. Thomas Home T 4-4 (OT)
Feb. 19 St. Thomas Away L 3-9
Feb. 25 Augsburg Away L 4-7
Feb. 26 Augsburg Home W 6-2
Mar. 1 St Olaf* Away L 2-3
* MIAC Playoff Game

Player & Team Information
Overall record last year: 10-14-1
Conference record/finish: 7-8-1 (5th)

Letterwinners returning/lost: 11/14
Starters Returning/lost: 3/3

Returning Key Players
Keith Detlefsen, SR, Leader in Goals (13) Assists (24), and Points (37)
Loren Havemeier, SR, 4th in total points 20 (11 G, 9 A)
Michael Hosfield, JR, 2nd in total points 21 (9 G, 12 A)
Steven Jensen, JR, 7 Goals, 11 Assists
Eric Lindquist, SR, Played 17 games last season
Ben Ollila, SO, 6 goals, 5 Assists
Erik Kraska, SR, G, 272 saves, .901 saves pct. 2.75 goals against avg.

Key Newcomers
Michael Carr, F, FY, 5-9, Mahtomedi, MN/ Mahtomedi
Cody Drysdale, F, SO, 6-3, Mankato, MN – Transfer from Hamline
Charles Fox, F, FY, 5-9, Toledo, OH/ St. Francis
Sami Idris, F, SO, 5-10, Gothenberg, Sweden – Transfer from Bemidji State
Tomas Liskutin, F, FY, 6-0, Riverside, CA/ Shattuck-St. Mary’s
Kevin Johnson, G, FY, 5-11, Montrose, MN/ Wayzata
Tim Ornell, F, SO, 5-10, Lino Lakes, MN – Transfer from Bethel

Key Losses
Kyle Menken, 11 assists, 6 goals, tied 5th in points (17)
Joe Ulwelling, 15 assists, 2 goals, tied 5th in points (17)


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