Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Warriors' trio off to Wisc.-Stevens Point

The Michigan Warriors have announced that three members of the 2011 Robertson Cup finalists team will continue their careers and play college hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Forwards Andrew Kolb, Scott Henegar and defenseman Kevin Gibson will be playing for new Stevens Point head coach Chris Brooks.

The Pointers play in the nine-team NCAA Division III Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.

Gibson, Kolb and Henegar were core members of the Warriors team that fell in the Robertson Cup championship game to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.

Kolb, a one-time Michigan Tech commitment, led the Warriors in goals, assists and scoring with 65 points in 44 games, while Henegar, also the Warriors captain, was third on the team in scoring in the regular season and showed his leadership during the playoff run in leading the team in power-play goals and goals scored during the playoffs.

Gibson was the Warriors third leading scoring defenseman during the regular season despite playing in only 27 games for the Warriors after being acquired from the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers. Gibson also chipped in 10 points in 16 games in the playoff run.

Warriors coach Moe Mantha said that he “is proud of the fact that the Warriors are producing players that are able to contribute both on and off the ice at the next level.”

“I’ve heard nothing but positive things about these players and we are excited to have them a part of the Pointers program," noted Brooks. "They will be getting an excellent opportunity to contribute to our team from the start."

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