BEMIDJI, Minn. – Adam Brady and Tommy Muck will serve as the captains of the 2019-20 Bemidji State University men’s ice hockey team. Brady and Muck will wear the “C” and captain the team, while senior Hampus Sjödahl and junior Ethan Somoza were selected alternate captains.
The quartet continues a tradition of Beaver captains dating back to the 1947-48 season and the program’s first captain Ed Johnson. Brady and Muck are the 56th and 57th student-athletes to wear the “C” for BSU men’s hockey.
The 2019-20 captains were selected in a vote of returning players.
“Our senior class is an experienced group of players with tremendous leadership qualities and that shows in this year’s captains,” said BSU head coach Tom Serratore. “These are guys who are serious about the game and do things the right way on and off the ice. For Ethan to be selected along with these guys as a junior, is a testament to the person he is and the amount of respect his teammates have for him.”
In two seasons in the green and white, Brady has solidified himself as one of the Beavers’ top offensive weapons. In 75 collegiate games the Delhi, Ontario, native has assembled 47 points (16g-31a) and back-to-back 20-point campaigns. A vital cog to the BSU power-play unit since day one, Brady has eight career power-play goals and 25 (8g-17a) of his points as a Beaver have come on the man advantage. As a junior, Brady was third on the team with 21 points (8g-13a) and 13 assists.
Muck has been a fixture on the Bemidji State blueline for the past three seasons, often times drawing the opposition’s top offensive line. Returning as the Beavers’ top shot blocker in 2019-20, the Inver Grove Heights, Minn., native has missed just two games during his 115-contest collegiate career. He has accumulated 14 points (14a).
Both Brady and Muck served as alternate captains for the Beavers’ 2018-19 season.
Sjödahl played in just eight games in 2018-19 before losing his junior season to injury. A physical presence on the BSU attack, the native of Stockholm, Sweden, has totaled three points and three assists as a Beaver, which includes five points (2g-3a) as a sophomore
Somoza is coming off of a solid sophomore campaign. He was one of eight Beavers to see the ice in every game and posted career-bests in goals (5), assists (7) and points (12). The Simi Valley, Calif., native registered a +13 plus/minus rating to rank second on the team. Somoza logged nine (4g-5a) of his 12 points in 28 Western Collegiate Hockey Association games, which included a two-assist night versus Michigan Technological University, Jan. 19, to cap Hockey Day Minnesota Weekend with a 3-0 victory and a sweep of the Huskies.
The Beavers finished the 2018-19 season with an overall record of 15-17-6, placed fifth in the WCHA with a 13-11-4-2 mark and made their ninth consecutive appearance in the WCHA postseason. Senior defender Justin Baudry earned a spot as a member of the All-WCHA Second Team, Owen Sillinger was selected to the league’s all-rookie team and 15 BSU student-athletes were recognized with 2018-19 WCHA All-Academic awards.
The Beavers host St. Cloud State University at 7:07 p.m. Oct. 11 at Sanford Center to kick off the team's 16-game 2019-20 regular-season home schedule.
The 2019-20 men’s hockey season ticket renewal/purchase process is already underway with season tickets beginning at $275. For more information, to renew your current season ticket package or for questions regarding season ticket options, call (218) 755-2827.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).