#23 Chris McKelvie
|HOMETOWN||New Brighton, Minn. (NAHL-Bozeman)|
- Alternate Captain
- Academic All-CHA
One of five BSU players to skate in each of the Beavers’ 37 games in 2008-09... Recorded three goals and four assists... Potted a goal in a 6-2 loss at Air Force Oct. 17... Contributed an assist in a 3-1 victory over Ala.-Huntsville Dec. 5... After failing to put his name in the scoring column in 14 consecutive games, McKelvie went on a three-game scoring streak (1-2=3)... He scored a goal in a 3-3 tie at Robert Morris and followed that with an assist in each of the wins at Niagara the following weekend... Scored the Beavers’ first goal of the NCAA Tournament, propelling BSU to a 5-1 victory over No. 2 Notre Dame Mar. 28... Was +2 on the season.
- Academic All-CHA
Was one of nine BSU players to play in 35 or more games in 2007-08... The Beavers fastest skater used his speed to create scoring chances for himself... Increased his scoring from an assist as a freshman to seven points on six goals and an assist last winter... McKelvie’s total of six goals was good for sixth among BSU forwards... All six goals came versus just two teams--Ala.-Huntsville and Colorado College.
McKelvie matched his rookie season scoring total in the second game of the season posting an assist in a 3-0 shutout of Army (10/13)... His first career goal tied the game in second period of a 3-3 stalemate at Ala.-Huntsville (11/10).
The sophomore recorded one of the single greatest individual performances in BSU hockey history versus Colorado College (1/18)... McKelvie posted the schools’ eighth hat trick of the Division I-era netting all three goals in succession during the second period... Also fired a career-high seven shots on goal in the contest... Did not score a single point in the Beavers’ final 13 contests of the season.
Suited up 11 times as a freshman including seven of the Beavers’ last nine contests... Made collegiate debut at Niagara in the 2006-07 CHA opener (10/27)... Netted first goal in a 3-2 victory at Minnesota State (11/4)... Fired a career-high three shots twice on the season (2/9 and 2/24).
Prior to BSU
Came to BSU as a three-year NAHL veteran, having played all three seasons with the Bozeman IceDogs... Played just 56 games during his first two years with Bozeman, including just 18 games in 2004-05, due to injury, but appeared in 51 games in 2005-06... Posted 23-33=56 points last year, finishing second on the team in goals and points... Led the team and tied for fourth in the NAHL with 12 power-play goals... Tied for sixth in the NAHL with four short-handed goals
Helped Bozeman to the NAHL regular-season championship after a dominant 48-9-1 season which included a 22-game unbeaten streak and 20-game winning streak... Bozeman won the NAHL’s West Division by 27 points over second-place Fairbanks, and its 97 points for the season were nine more than the second-best league finisher, Texas (42-12-4, 88 points). March 12, 2006 NAHL Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals in a weekend sweep of North Iowa and Billings.
Chris Richard McKelvie... Born Feb. 22, 1985... Son of Rick and Vicky McKelvie... Majoring in sport management. McKelvie has two brothers who have played Division I men’s ice hockey... Older brother Ryan completed his eligibility as a forward at Minnesota State in 2005-06, and is now an assistant coach in the NAHL after two seasons as BSU’s graduate assistant coach... Twin brother Zach was a defenseman at Army where he was also a captain in 2008-09... All three McKelvie brothers played for Bozeman, with Zach and Chris playing as teammates from 2003-05.