Cory Ward

#13 Cory Ward

POSITION F
HEIGHT 5-10
WEIGHT 194
YEAR Fr.
S/C R
HOMETOWN Las Vegas, Nev. (NAHL-Aberdeen)

2015-16 / Senior
Skated in all 39 games to dress in 151 consecutive games, setting the program's all-time games played record... Posted 19 points with nine goals and 10 assists to rank third on the team in goal-scoring... Scored three powerplay goals including one game-winner at Bowling Green (3/11/16)... Led the team in shots on goal (121) for the third consecutive season... Recorded 80 career points (45g-35a) to rank among the top 20 on BSU's Division I-era scoring list, while his 45 goals place him ninth at BSU since 1999-2000... Signed an Amatuer Tryout contract with the St. John's IceCaps, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens on March 18th. 

2014-15 / Junior
Played in all 38 games... Recorded 17 points (9g-8a)... Led team in shots on goal with 121... Had two career high games with eight shots on goal at Lake Superior State (1/17/15) and at Northern Michigan (2/13/15)... Second on the team in penalty minutes with 36. 

2013-14 / Sophomore
Played in all 38 games as a sophomore... Was the leading scorer with 29 points (18g-11a)... Team leader in goals (18), shots on goal (101), and plus/minus (+5)... Scored a goal in the first game of the season at St. Cloud State (10/11/13)... Registerd a career high in goals (2x) at Michigan Tech (12/6/13) and at Alaska (1/25/14)... Recorded a career high in assists with 3 at Lake Superior State (1/10/14)... Also posted a career high shots on goal with 6 against Lake Superior State (11/23/13)... Recorded a season-best five-game point scoring streak Nov.22-Dec.6... Scored three game winning goals and three unassisted goals to lead the team in both categories.

2012-13 / Freshman
Appeared in all 36 games as a freshman... Scored 15 points (9g-6a) to establish the scoring lead among freshman... Scored his first career goal in the second game of the season against Lake Superior State (10/20/12)... Had 53 shots on goal and 22 blocked shots... Posted a career high in penalty minutes with 15 against Denver (12/14/12)... WCHA Rookie of the Week (3/5/13).

Prior to BSU
Cory Ward begins his Bemidji State career after two seasons as a forward for the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). In 2011-12, he posted a team-best 35 goals and 63 points (35g-28a) to lead the Wings to a 29-24-7 record during the regular season. He played in 57 of 62 games for Aberdeen and ranked 11th in the league in scoring, fifth in goal scoring and his seven game-winning goals placed him third among the NAHL’s top scorers. Ward solidified himself as vital power-play cog netting nine goals to go with 10 assists on the man advantage. He also recorded a team-best three short-handed tallies.
   
Netting at least a point in 39 games, which included a season-long nine-game scoring streak stretching from Feb. 24 to March 23, Ward posted 16 multi-point games.  October 22, the Las Vegas native registered a season-best five points (1g-4a) in a 6-5 overtime loss to Bismarck. Ward also netted a hat trick Dec. 17 in a 5-1 victory over Minot.  He was selected as the NAHL’s First Star March 5 and earned Third Star accolades Dec. 20.

In 113 games during two seasons with Aberdeen, the 2010-11 NAHL All-Rookie First Team selection recorded 120 points (67g-53a), had 42 power-play points (22g-20a) and 12 game-winners.
 
Personal
Born to Pete and Sheri Ward Sept. 23, 1993, Cory Mikel Ward is a business major... Is the first player to hail from Nevada to play for the Beavers.

Career Highs
Goals
: 2, 3x, Last at Alaska (Jan. 25, 2014); Assists: 3, at Lake Superior State (Jan. 10, 2014); Points: 3, at Lake Superior State (Jan. 10, 2014); SOG: 8, 3x, Last vs. Ferris State (Jan. 22, 2016); PIM: 15, vs Denver (Dec. 14, 2012).

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