Mike Miller is ACHA First Team All-American

Posted on: March 9th, 2020 by uwmhockey



The ACHA is proud to announce the 2019-2020 ACHA Men’s Division 3 First and Second Team All American Teams.  These players were selected from the four All Region teams, which were announced last week.  Congratulations to all those selected on their amazing seasons!


First Team All American Team

Forward- Cameron Smith, George Mason University

Forward- Mike Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Forward- Aaron Maas, University of Michigan

Defense- Nick Grose, George Mason University

Defense- Cameron McAtee, University of Arkansas

Goalie- Michael Cullen, Dartmouth College


Second Team All American Team

Forward- Joe Zelenka, Michigan State University

Forward- Andrew Dunn, Columbia University

Forward- Kyle Horvath, Florida Gulf Coast University

Defense- Adam Goodes, Michigan State University

Defense-Brennan Martin, Central Michigan University

Goalie- Sam Coleman, University of South Florida



Mike Miller, Zach Gottfreid & Gavin Nickerson – Honored In All Pacific Team

Posted on: March 5th, 2020 by uwmhockey






The ACHA is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Men’s Division 3 All Pacific Region Awards.


Pacific Player of the Year:  Jordan Hank, University of Nebraska

Pacific Coach of the Year: Larry Taylor, University of Nebraska



All Pacific Region First Team

Goalie: Jozef Dusenka, University of Arkansas

Defense: Zach Gottfreid, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Defense: Cameron McAtee, University of Arkansas

Forward: Jordan Hank, University of Nebraska

Forward: Mike Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Forward: Chris Stovall, University of Arkansas



All Pacific Region Second Team

Goalie: Mark Anarumo, Air Force Academy

Defense: Max Stedman, University of Nebraska

Defense: Dylan Odelein, University of Arkansas

Forward: Gavin Nickerson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Forward: Jake Olson, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Forward: Alex Kueser, University of Arkansas



UWM Finishes Season Ranked #6 – Regional Tournament ahead

Posted on: February 24th, 2020 by uwmhockey


TROY, MI (February 20, 2020) – The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) has today released the Final Ranking of the 2019-20 season for Men’s Division 3, which details the Top 15 eligible teams from each of M3’s North, South, Atlantic and Pacific regions as of February 16, 2020.

From this ranking, ACHA Men’s Division 3 announces the 40 teams that will compete for the chance to be ACHA Men’s Division 3 National Champions held in Frisco, Texas.


Division 3 uses the following format for ACHA post-season play:

The top two seeds in each M3 Region will receive an automatic bid to the five day, 16 team National Tournament in Frisco, Texas.

The remaining 32 teams, eight from each region, will participate in one of four Regional tournaments held during in late February/early March.  These Regional tournaments are two day, single elimination events that result in eight additional teams (two from each region) joining the automatic bid teams for the opportunity to compete for the ACHA M3 National Championship in Texas.


Rank Team Rating
1 University of Arkansas 11.506
2 Air Force Academy United States 11.444
3 University of Kansas 10.186
4 University of Nebraska 9.527
5 Milwaukee School of Engineering 8.300
6 Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 8.239
7 Missouri State University 8.216
8 Colorado School of Mines 7.400
9 University of Missouri 6.850
10 Dordt University 6.278
11 Colorado Mesa University 5.880
12 University of New Mexico 5.582
13 Bradley University 4.670
14 Northern Illinois University 4.317
15 Washington University in STL 4.217


Milwaukee Sweeps #4 Northwestern, Climbs ACHA Rankings

Posted on: November 22nd, 2019 by uwmhockey


In two hard fought games against Northwestern, Milwaukee was able to come out victorious in both games on the road.


In game 1, UWM finished the game out with 4 unanswered goals by Mile Torbica, two from Gavin Nickerson and Adam Vandenbos en route to a 6-3 victory.

Game 2 went to the third period tied 3-3 but Milwaukee was able to dominate the last period by scoring 5 times including two goals from Mike Miller to complete his hat trick for the night.


Milwaukee now occupys the #4 ranking the ACHA Pacific division with only Arkansas, Nebraska and Air Force ranked higher.



Milwaukee heads over to Madison to play the UW Badgers Division 2 team Nov 22 and 23,  they will close out the first semester against Marquette’s Division 3 team on December 6th and 7th



ACHA November Newsletter

Posted on: November 13th, 2019 by uwmhockey







Happy Hockey Season ACHA Members! This is the ACHA’s 29th season and we enter 2019-20 with a membership of over 450 teams! As I humbly enter my second year in this role, I am more excited than ever to work with our staff and membership to continue to enhance our student-athletes experience as well as assessing what is working well and what we can do to improve. I feel that the talent level of the ACHA is as good as it’s ever been. We are seeing growth at the youth and amateur levels which is developing more and more better players than a decade ago. Since NCAA Division I hockey has been pretty stagnant over that time period with the exception of Penn State and Arizona State (hopefully Illinois soon!), the ACHA has been benefiting from the abundance of talent coming out of 18U, Prep/High School and Junior hockey levels.     This was evident last spring with the skill level of all 5 ACHA Divisions on the ice at our National Tournament. I also believe our talent level is as good as ever because our coaches are so committed to their teams and player development. Combine all of this with our growth in traditional and non- traditional hockey markets, and it’s no wonder why the ACHA has become such a great option for prospects to consider! I look forward to sharing some behind the scenes news, updates and reminders in these newsletters throughout the season. I appreciate your time and more importantly, all of your efforts and commitment to your players and the ACHA. See you in the rinks! ~ Craig Barnett








The M2 Select Team traveled to Barnaul, Russia in October to represent the USA in the Student Hockey Challenge. The 22-member squad selected by an appointed Coaching staff consisting of Head Coach Fred Carpenito (Northeastern University), and Assistant Coaches Sean Levin (Rider University) and Tyler Kangas (University of Cincinnati) represented 14 ACHA member schools.All 3 games were close affairs as the team finished with 1-2 record including a 3-2 loss in regulation vs. host team Dynamo-Altai (sell -out crowd of 6,000 plus. In their second game, ACHA lost 4-3 in overtime vs. UK Praha and in the final game, ACHA beat PGAFKSIT in a shootout following a 4-4 tie at end of regulation






REGISTRATION – As of late October, Hockey Operations has processed over 420 teams through the new Registration portal. Mo Stroemel (Director of Hockey Operations) has sent out several e-mails regarding the process which is also included in the User Guide on the ACHA website –

COACHES ITEMS – As a follow up for those teams that have submitted their rosters through the USAH/ACHA portal and it has not been uploaded, the most likely reason is that you do not have an approved coach list ed on the roster. Part of the process for the ACHA to be 100% compliant with the new Safe Sport Law, Coaches are n o longer put through the system until their Background screenings, Safe Sport Training and CEP Levels have been verified on the front end of the portal. (Coaches that do not have a CEP level have been granted a one-time only Level 1 by USAH). If your roster has a t least one certified coach listed, your roster should be uploaded to Pointstreak without any problems. www.achahockey.

GAME REPORTING REMINDER – Please do NOT enter any scoresheets if both teams’ rosters have not been properly uploaded into Pointstreak. If a team is showing a roster without a coach, it has NOT been properly uploaded. If you score a game that has a team that was not properly uploaded, the game will be deleted, and you will have to re-do it from entering the game in the schedule once the team’s roster is uploaded. Thank you for your cooperation.

TEAM ROSTER SUBMISSIONS – Deadline for submissions with an approved coach is OCTOBER 31. QUESTIONS??? – Please direct all questions to your respective Divisional Commissioners (contact info on ACHA website).




Preparation is well under way for the 2020 National Tournament returning to the Dallas area on March 19-29, 2020. Meetings with our hosts’ Dallas Stars and City of Frisco are on- going with a site visit scheduled in November. We are working with other prospective partners including a couple of Dallas area universities and their Sports Management programs to develop internship opportunities. We are also working with USA Hockey as their 2020 National High School Championships are taken place in the Dallas area late March. It is our goal to host ACHA educational seminars in Frisco for those prospective student-athletes and families to attend while taken in some of our playoff action during their championship event.





West: Feb. 27 – 29, Boise, ID

Central: Feb. 28 – March 1, Allendale, MI

North East: Feb. 28 – March 1, Keene, NH

South East: Feb. 28 – March 1, Lawrenceville, NJ



North: March 6 – 7, Grand Rapids, MI

Pacific: March 6 – 7, Milwaukee, WI

South: March 7 – 8, Wesley Chapel, FL

Atlantic: March 7 – 8, TBD











Presenting to prospective student-athletes and their families on the Ladder of Development and the many paths to college hockey is always a welcomed opportunity for the ACHA. As the ACHA membership continues to grow in both traditional and non-traditional college hockey markets, there are a lot of opportunities to educate future college players on the benefits of the ACHA and the “Who, What and Where” we are.Over the past two months, ACHA Executive Director Craig Barnett presented to all 26 NAHL junior teams at their September showcase, High School players from all over Illinois at the AHAI College fair, and over 87 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U Tier I and II teams at the NAPHL showcase event in Blaine, MN



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November 2019 ACHA FULL Newsletter





First Rankings Revealed

Posted on: November 12th, 2019 by uwmhockey


The first rankings for the 2019-2020 ACHA Division 3 season have been released.



UWM currently comes in with a 10-4-0-1 record and sit at #8 in the Pacific Region. UWM will look to climb the rankings as the season continues as they take on #4 Northwestern November 15th and 16th at the Robert Crown Center in Illinois.

Apparel Store Now Open!

Posted on: October 3rd, 2019 by uwmhockey

The store will be open until October 26th at 12am. Please help support the team! 10% of all order proceeds go to the club!


Store will re-open again in Dec/Jan and then again in Feb/March 2020.


Click through the link below to visit the store!


UWM Hockey Apparel


UWM Sweeps Marian in Home and Home Series

Posted on: September 24th, 2019 by uwmhockey


Image result for uwm logo          VS        Image result for marian university logo


UWM came from behind in the third period to overcome a 2-1 deficit to defeat Marian in the home opener at the Ponds on Friday 3-2


The series shifted to Marian’s home rink the Blue Line Center in Fond Du Lac where UWM picked up their first road win in route to a 6-1 victory.


UWM has 3 games this coming weekend against MSOE and Marquette’s D2 team.


University of Wisconsin Milwaukee vs Marian University Weekend Stats


Game 1: 3-2 WIN


11 Keaton Gill – 2 assists
15 Adam Vandenbos – 2 assists
6 Cameron LeRoy – 1 goal
10 Matt Murphy – 1 goal
28 Mike Miller – 1 goal
UWM took 47 shots
31 Jake Pietsch saves 14 shots (87.5%)


Game 2: 6-1 WIN


9 Aleks Torbica – 1 goal, 1 assists
14 Danny McKenna – 1 goal, 1 assist
17 Zach Gottfreid – 2 assists
11 Keaton Gill – 1 goal
15 Adam Vandenbos – 1 goal
19 Gavin Nickerson – 1 goal
23 Ben Reinhardt – 1 goal
18 Dan Gerhard – 1 assist
29 Milé Torbica – 1 assist
UWM took 53 shots
31 Jake Pietsch saves 16 shots (94.1%)

UWM’s Home Rink, The Ponds, Adds New Art

Posted on: September 13th, 2019 by uwmhockey

The Ponds of Brookfield, an ice rink at 2810 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, has upped its cool factor with the installation of 3D art murals.

The installation of five anamorphic art murals, by world-renowned street artist Leon Keer, includes depictions of a rocket ship, superhero costumes, a giant trophy and more.

The murals are intentionally painted with distortion to give a multidimensional effect. And, soon, the murals will feature augmented reality for interactive opportunities.

The rink has more of a hockey slant, despite its other uses, said Timothy Fox, owner and founder of Zamboni’s – Rotisserie Grilled Chicken & Pork, and Rob Perry, owner of The Ponds of Brookfield.


“It is limiting, but the facility can do so much more,” Fox said.

Fox and Perry decided to add the artwork to all the walls around the rink, which are huge canvases for an artist. They put out a call for artists and explained they wanted to bring more social cause, charity and educational events to the facility. Out of the blue emerged Keer, a Dutch artist known for his anamorphic street art.

“Leon has always ranked in the top 10 3D artists world wide. We were shocked,” Fox said.

Scheduling was difficult since Keer and his team were supposed to be in Australia. But they got to work in Brookfield in the last two weeks of August.


“I’m shocked and amazed at the work they got done in 11 days,” Fox said.

Keer and his team created five anamorphic art murals.

Fox said the images are even better close up as opposed to seeing it online.

“This type of art is meant to look one way in person and look a different way on the phone,” he said.

Fox said this type of art was what the rink wanted to accomplish. The hope is for visitors to take pictures or selfies next to the artwork.

Fox said there are plans to add more artwork in the future. There are still walls available.

Fox said they are open to hearing from any artist, whether local or from far away.

“It is an open environment. If anyone wanted to come in and propose something, we would be interested,” he said.


The public will have an opportunity to see the new artwork during an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Ponds of Brookfield, 2810 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. The event is free and everyone is free to drop in and see the murals. Also offered are youth, special needs and college hockey games/exhibitions and free “Try Hockey,” EYHA Eagle Fest. There will also be a hockey equipment donation/exchange and Zamboni’s Rotisserie Grill food and a chili cook-off. 


Credit: https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/west/news/brookfield/2019/09/13/ponds-brookfield-unveils-3-d-murals-street-artist-leon-keer/2298907001/

MACHA All-Conference Team Include 2 players and Coach

Posted on: March 5th, 2019 by uwmhockey




Here are the  2019 MACHA All-Conference players, for all three division, as selected by team coaches or managers.



1st Team 2nd Team
Ty Wilson – McKendree University Devyn Kelly – University of Iowa
Andrew Bond – Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville Dominic Nass – McKendree University
Eric Svejda – Northern Illinois University Nick Treiber – Northern Illinois University
Daniel Nordlander – McKendree University Cody Esposito – Bradley University
Jeremy Szczurek – Iowa State University Kain Henson – Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
Stephen Thulin – Northern Illinois University Andrew Best – McKendree University
Wes Wener – McKendree University
Scott Ismond – Iowa State University JP Fritzgerald – Bradley University
1st Team 2nd Team
Gavin Nickerson – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Anthony O’Hara – University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Jordan Hank – University of Nebraska Evan Johnson – University of Nebraska
Brady Beekman – University of Wisconsin – Platteville Derek Norththrop – McKendree University
Ben Raymond – University of Nebraska Ian Schildgen – University of Wisconsin – Platteville
David Stephens – Northwestern University Christopher Hill – University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Ben Roberts – Creighton University Michael Moe – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Bennett Stanchfield – University of Nebraska
Larry Taylor – University of Nebraska Paul Wajgel – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
1st Team 2nd Team
Michael Dubus – Washington University Craig Ford – Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
Dewayne Smalarz – Robert Morris University Jack Bieniek – Robert Morris University
Matthew Dougherty – Washington University Jacob Steinfield – Washington University
Corbin Kucera – Washington University Aaron Bruber – Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
Jarrod Earnest – Bradley University Robert Harrison – Robert Morris University
Sean Daley – Washington University Jesse Nusbaum – Bradley University
Garry Schlottach – Washington University Russell Urekar – Balys – Robert Morris University



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