02/10/2014 – The men's hockey team split a home-and-home series with Hope College to conclude the regular season portion of their schedule. The Saints finished with a 18-7-0-4 overall record and a 6-5-0-3 mark in the very competitive MCHA West. Aquinas was able to pin down the fourth seed in the upcoming MCHA Tournament being held at the Southside Ice Arena in Byron Center. The Saints will square off with five seed, Calvin College, on Friday afternoon starting at 4:45 p.m. The two teams meet earlier in the season with the Knights taking a pair from the Saints.
The Saints will look to Cory Giffel (16 goals & 18 assists) and Doug Zelenka (20 goals & 13 assists) to pace the offensive attack, while Sean Schmeiser anchors the defense. Schmeiser boasts a record of 11-7 and has a 91% save percentage. Coach VanVliet will count on his five seniors (Jimmy McDonagh, Hugh Ingalls, Christian Potter, Greg Baranyai and Brent Steele) to have the Saints ready as they begin their postseason push.