HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac Men’s Ice Hockey Head Coach Rand Pecknold has announced that junior Scott Zurevinski (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) will serve as the Bobcats’ captain for the 2010-11 season. Senior Zach Hansen (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and junior Mike Glaicar (Kamloops, British Columbia) were also named as assistant captains.
Zurevinksi becomes the seventh junior in Quinnipiac’s 35-year history to earn the “C” for his game sweater, and the first since Ty Deinema was named a captain in his third year in 2004-05. Zurevinski was named the team’s Rookie of the Year in 2008-09 after totaling 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points. Last season, Zurevinski improved on all offensive numbers, tallying 16 goals and 14 assists for 30 points. He became the first Bobcat sophomore to reach the 30-point mark since Brandon Wong in 2007-08. This season, Zurevinski tied for a team-high with three assists against Niagara on Jan. 23, 2010. He scored in seven of Quinnipiac’s first eight games, including multiple-point efforts in half of them, capped off by a two-goal, one-assist showing against Dartmouth on Nov. 14. He also scored twice against Rensselaer on Feb. 19.
Hansen also had a solid 2009-10 season, totaling three goals and 16 assists for 19 points. For his career, the senior defenseman has 11 goals and 41 assists for 52 career points in 108 games played. His career points total trails Jason Rothfuss ’99 for 10th place for points scored by a Quinnipiac defenseman. The rugged defender has ranked among the top scoring defenseman in ECAC Hockey since arriving in Hamden in 2007-08.
Glaicar completed his second year on the blue line for the Bobcats, passing out six assists in 39 games played. Glaicar is a characterized as a big, physical defenseman and a natural leader.