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Feb 4, 2010

Three Kettering University Bulldog Hockey players recently earned selection to the conference all star team, which will compete against teams across the U.S. with the goal of making the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) National Championship Team.

Three student athletes from the Kettering University Bulldog ACHA  Hockey Team recently earned selection to the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference (MCHC) All Conference Team, which will compete against other select Division teams from throughout the U.S.

The players who earned selection to the all-conference team are:

  • Senior Forward Steve Bandurski of Grand Blanc, Mich. (14 games played, 24 goals, 23 assists, jersey #11);
  • Junior Forward Toby Brune of Flint, Mich. (15 games played, 20 goals, 25 assists, jersey #22); and
  • Freshman Defenseman Tyler Bandurski (15 games played, seven goals, 14 assists, jersey #19), who is also the brother of Steve.

The selection of these players is noteworthy for the Kettering University Hockey Program, particularly since the team is in the middle of its second season of competitive ACHA college play.

Over the past two seasons of collegiate play, the Kettering team has shown that it can skate with some of the best teams in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA, http://www.achahockey.org/index.php). During the team’s first season in the MCHC (2008-2009), which is part of the ACHA, the team achieved a record of 9-3-1. The Bulldogs continue to build on their successful inaugural year in which they defeated some quality opponents and achieved a top 15 ranking in the ACHA North Division. Currently, the team has a record of 9-5-2 with two more games left in the season.

This past January, the players were selected to play in the MCHC all star game and earned selection to play on the all-conference team by the coaches. They will play at a national tournament this March in Philadelphia, Penn., and could earn a chance to play on the ACHA National Team, which will compete in Europe in December 2010. In most cases, teams have one or two players chosen to represent their conference. The Kettering University Bulldog Hockey Team has surpassed this average and is honored to send three players to compete for the MCHC. 

To learn more about the Kettering University Bulldog Hockey Team, visit http://www.kettering.edu/recservices/hockey.jsp.