April 22, 2010

Zolnierczyk Named 2010-2011 Men’s Hockey Captain; Brownschidle, Maclellan, & Russell Named Assistant Captains

PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown junior Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) has been named Captain for the 2010-2011 men's hockey team in an announcement made by head coach Brendan Whittet. Zolnierczyk will be joined in leading the team by classmates David Brownschidle (Lawrenceville, NJ) and Jeremy Russell (St. Albert, ALB) and sophomore Jack Maclellan (Calgary, ALB), who have been named Assistant Captains for the upcoming season.

Zolnierczyk finished the 2009-10 season as the Bears' second-leading scorer with 33 points (13g, 20a) in 37 games. A quick skater, Zolnierczyk had his best season to date in a Brown uniform, leading the team in assists and ranking second on the team with four power play goals. Having entered his junior year with five career points (1g, 4a), Zolnierczyk had a breakthrough season, finishing ranked among the top 15 scorers in points, goals, and assists in ECAC Hockey games only, as 25 (11g, 14a) of his 33 points were scored in League games. One of the most aggressive penalty killers on the team, Zolnierczyk also had one short handed goal and three short handed points last year, assisting a pair of short handed goals, as the 2009-2010 team broke a 23-year old school record for short handed goals scored in a season with eight. Zolnierczyk will enter his senior year with 38 points (14g, 24a) in 84 career games.

Brownschidle has been a valued member of the front line for the past three seasons, logging time on the Bears' third and fourth lines. This past season, he played in 30 games and picked up four points, on two goals and two assists. After spending much of the first half of the season on the fourth line, Brownschidle stepped up and saw increased ice time during the middle and end of the year due to injuries to several key players. In addition to seeing significant time at even-strength, Brownschidle also saw more time on the penalty kill, and continues to be a valuable piece of the man-down unit. In 85 career games, Brownschidle has 12 career points (7g, 5a).

Russell served as an Assistant Captain this past season, and has played in all 102 games during his career. A valuable member of the defensive corps and penalty kill, Russell also chipped in eight points, scoring one goal and assisting seven, including four points (1g, 3a) in ECAC Hockey contests. Russell played in all 32 games as a freshman in 2006-07, before missing the entire 2007-08 season due to injury. He rebounded in 2008-09 and has yet to miss a game for the Bears. Russell enters his final season with 29 points (5g, 24a).

Maclellan finished the 2009-10 season as the Bears' leading scorer with 34 points (15g, 17a) in 36 games. Like Zolnierczyk, Maclellan has a breakthrough year for Brown, more than quintupling his career total (2-4-6) in just one season. A key member of the Bears' special teams, Maclellan also scored one power play goal and had three short-handed tallies. A quick and skilled player, Maclellan ranked among the top 20 scorers in points, goals, and assists in ECAC Hockey games only, as 23 (9g, 14a) of his 24 points came against League competition. The center on the Bears' top line for much of the season, Maclellan is also one of Brown's top faceoff men, having finished this past season second on the team in both wins (427) and winning percentage (.547). Maclellan will enter his junior season with 40 career points (17g, 23a) in 66 career games.

Pictured (clockwise from top left): Harry Zolnierczyk '11, David Brownschidle '11, Jeremy Russell '11, Jack Maclellan '12. Photos by DSPics.net.