Men's Hockey Team Captains Announced

    Steven Shamanksi


    Steven Shamanksi

    Oct. 2, 2013

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

    Senior defensemen Kevin Hart (Cumberland, Maine) and Steven Shamanski (Carberry, Manitoba) will serve as the Providence College men’s hockey team captains for the 2013-14 season, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 2) by head coach Nate Leaman. They will be the 93rd and 94th players to wear the “C” for the Friars.

    Senior forward Derek Army (North Kingstown, R.I.) and junior forward Ross Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) will be the alternate captains for 2013-14.

    Hart has played in 105 career games for the Friars, totaling five goals and 20 assists for 25 points. Last season he played 33 games, scored three goals and added eight assists for 11 points. His three goals and 11 points were single-season career-high marks and he scored a power-play goal.  He had a career day as the Friars won the 2012 Mayor’s Cup, notching a goal and adding three assists in the Friar win (11/24).

    Shamanski has played 102 career games for the Friars while scoring five goals and adding 15 assists for 20 points. Last season, he was named a 2013 Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star and was also named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team. He played in all 38 games for the Friars, scoring two goals and adding 12 assists for 14 points. His 12 assists and 14 points were single-season career-high marks as he led all Friar defensemen in scoring. He scored the first game-winning goal of his career at Northeastern (2/23) and registered the first two multi-point games of his career. Following the season, he was inducted into Providence College's Chi Alpha Sigma organization for maintaining at least a 3.4 grade-point average throughout his junior year while also earning a varsity letter (one of 19 student-athletes to earn the honor in 2013).


     

     

    Army enters his senior season having played in 110 career games, while scoring 30 goals and adding 28 assists for 58 points. Last season he played in all 38 games for the Friars, scoring a team-high 13 goals and adding 10 assists for 23 points. His 23 points tied for the second most on the team, while his 13 goals were a single-season career-high mark. He notched his first career hat trick in Providence's 6-2 win over Northeastern (11/16) and totaled five multi-point games on the season. He played in his 100th career game against Merrimack (2/17), joining his father, Tim Army, as the second father-son duo to each play at least 100-career games for the Friars (joining Randy and Alex Velischek).

    Mauermann has played in 76 career games and scored 22 goals and added 27 assists for 49 points. Last season he played in all 38 games and led the Friars with 24 points on 12 goals and 12 assists. He has led the Friars in scoring in each of his first two seasons. He is also the first Friar to notch at least 24 points in his first two seasons since Peter Fregoe and Jon DiSalvatore did so in the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 seasons. Mauermann's 12 goals in 2012-13 were a single-season career-high and he tallied three power-play goals, three game-winning goals and a shorthanded goal. Of his 24 points, 16 (9-7-16) came in Hockey East play.

    Providence, which is ranked 15th in the USA Today/USAHM preseason poll (Sept. 23) and 14th in the USCHO preseason poll (Sept. 30), will open the 2013-14 season with a pair of 7:00 p.m. home games against No. 14/11 Minnesota State on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 at newly renovated Schneider Arena.

    Tickets are still available for the home opening weekend and are just $5. Order online at friars.com/tickets or by calling the Providence College ticket office at 401-865-GOPC