February 22, 2013

Five Cards make All-SUNYAC men's hockey teams

CORTLAND — Jared Docking and Mathieu Cadieux led Plattsburgh State’s contingent on the men’s hockey 2012-13 SUNYAC All-Conference Teams.

Docking and Cadieux represented the Cardinals on the First Team, while Nick Jensen was elected to the Second Team. Kevin Emmerling and Mike Grace made the Third Team.

Oswego led the SUNY Athletic Conference with six players recognized.

In the midst of a career year, Docking earned his first All-SUNYAC nod. The senior forward is the Cardinals’ leading scorer and the only player on the roster to appear in all 25 games. The Toronto, Ontario native has set career-highs in all offensive categories this season with 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points. Docking has also been a key member of the Plattsburgh special teams, contributing a team-high five power-play goals and three short-handed goals.

Cadieux landed on the First Team for the second straight season with a 14-6-1 record overall and an 11-2-1 mark in league play. The junior goaltender out of Oshawa, Ontario has appeared in 22 games, allowing 37 goals and recording 483 saves. In 14 games against conference opponents, Cadieux led the league with a 1.43 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage. With a 1.75 goals-against average on the year, Cadieux ranks sixth in Division III.

After making a smooth mid-season transition from forward to defense, Jensen received All-SUNYAC recognition for the first time. His presence on the blue line has solidified the league’s best defense, which has held its opponents to 1.76 goals per game. Jensen, who hails from Helsingborg, Sweden, has appeared in 24 games and contributed six goals and nine assists.

Emmerling was the only freshman to be honored on this year’s All-SUNYAC Teams. The forward from Northbridge, Mass. has highlighted a strong freshman class for the Cardinals. Emmerling finished the regular season with a team-high 14 goals and ranks third in team scoring with 24 points. He is third among Division III rookies with 1.14 points per game.

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