Thursday 21 April 2016

Norrish Twins named as RIT Tigers captains for 2016/17

(RIT Tigers Press Release)

RIT head coach Wayne Wilson announced the men's hockey captains for the 2016-17 season on Wednesday, April 20. Juniors Brady Norrish (Strongfield, Saskatchewan/Yorkton Terriers), Chase Norrish (Strongfield, Saskatchewan/Yorkton Terriers), and Myles Powell (Courtenay, British Columbia/Cowichan Valley Capitals) will serve as captains for the two-time defending Atlantic Hockey Conference Champions. Brady Norrish (Strongfield, Saskatchewan/Yorkton Terriers) was a 2015-16 assistant captain.

"I think all three student-athletes are going to be outstanding captains," said RIT head coach Wayne Wilson, who completed his 17th season behind the bench for the Tigers in 2015-16. "They all represent what we want as students, players and people. All three men will represent our team and RIT well in addition to being great leaders as we attempt to defend our title and three-peat to again be the Atlantic Hockey Conference representative in the NCAA Tournament."

Brady Norrish (Strongfield, Saskatchewan/Yorkton Terriers), an All-Atlantic Hockey third team selection in 2015-16, enjoyed another excellent year for the Tigers, with 16 points on six goals and 10 assists while playing in all 39 games. He was the Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 2. In two seasons, he has 38 points on 10 goals and 28 assists. Brady was named the team's Rookie of the Year and Cordick Award winner in 2014-15.

Chase Norrish (Strongfield, Saskatchewan/Yorkton Terriers), who was named the Atlantic Hockey Best Defenseman of the Year and earned All-Atlantic Hockey first team honors in 2015-16, enjoyed a tremendous year, leading all RIT defensemen in scoring with 21 points on eight goals and 13 assists, while playing in 34 games. He was the Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week on Jan. 5. In two seasons, Norrish has 33 points on nine goals and 24 assists in 70 games.

Powell emerged as a valuable offensive threat in 2015-16, leading the team with 15 goals, while adding 17 assists for 32 points, second most on the squad. He also led the Tigers with eight power-play goals, four game-winning tallies, and a plus-12 rating, while taking just two penalties. Powell was named the Atlantic Hockey Championship Tournament Most Valuable Player after scoring the game-winning overtime goal in the semifinal against Air Force, while tallying four points on two goals and two assists in the championship game against Robert Morris. He has 42 points on 19 goals and 23 assists in 75 career games.

For the second consecutive season, and third time in the Division I era, the RIT men's hockey team advanced to the 2016 NCAA Tournament, winning the Atlantic Hockey Conference Championship. On the strength of a strong second half performance, the Tigers made a memorable postseason run, winning the league title before giving the No. 1 team in the country, Quinnipiac, all it could handle in the NCAA East Regional Semifinal. RIT ended the season ranked No. 20 in the final national poll with an 18-15-6 record.

No comments:

Post a Comment