SCSU men’s hockey team names captains

 

Drew LeBlanc carries the puck against Minnesota-Duluth during his junior season. For the second straight season, LeBlanc has been named a captain of the Huskies men’s hockey team.

The St. Cloud State men’s hockey team’s captains for this season will be senior forwards Ben Hanowski and Drew LeBlanc and junior defenseman Nick Jensen. Hanowski and LeBlanc were captains last season. Hanowski and LeBlanc will wear the “C,” Jensen will be an assistant captain.

Hanowski led the team in scoring with 23 goals and 20 assists last season and was named to the preseason All-WCHA team this fall. LeBlanc had his season shortened to 10 games last season because of a broken leg. He was an All-WCHA third team pick as a junior when he led the team with 39 points. Jensen was an All-WCHA third team pick last season when he had
LeBlanc missed most of the 2011-12 season as an injury redshirt and will return for his senior season at SCSU in 2012-13.  LeBlanc paced the Huskies on offense in 2010-11 with 13 goals, 26 assists and 39 points, and he is just three points shy of joining the team’s 100-point club with 29 career goals and 68 career assists.  LeBlanc gained All-WCHA honors during his junior season in 2010-11.

Jensen was named to the preseason All-WCHA team, was an All-WCHA third team pick last season when he was third on the team in scoring with 32 points. He also has been named a college defenseman to watch this season by USCHO.com.

St. Cloud State’s first official practice of the season will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the National Hockey and Event Center. The Huskies open their season on Oct. 12 at New Hampshire. St. Cloud State’s first home game will be Oct. 19 against Alabama-Huntsville.

Ben Hanowski (10) will be a captain for the St. Cloud State men’s hockey team for the second straight season. Hanowski is a senior forward from Little Falls.

 

St. Cloud State defenseman Nick Jensen carries the puck in a game against New Hampshire last season. Jensen, a junior from Andover, will be an assistant captain this season.

Mick Hatten

About Mick Hatten

I cover St. Cloud State hockey and I am a general assignment reporter for the sports department at the Times. 2012-13 was my third season covering the Huskies hockey programs. My wife Kristin and I have two boys (Luke, 5, and Josh, 3) and we live in St. Cloud. I have had two stints working at the Times. I worked here from 1986-91 as a part-time sports reporter and intern. I have been back since Aug. 1999. I spent one year as the prep sports coordinator, six years as the St. Cloud State reporter (football, men's and women's basketball and everything else but hockey) and spent four years as the Citizen Times editor. The last two years, I was also the editor of the Rocori Times and Sauk Rapids-Rice Times sections, which are mailed directly to people in those two school districts. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MickHatten or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sctimesmick. I do online chats about college hockey during the season from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays at www.sctimes.com.
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