22 - Chris Zaires
Chris Zaires
Height: 5-11
Weight: 187
Year: Junior
Hometown: Aberdeen, NJ
High School: Lawrenceville School
Position: F
Previous Team: Cowichan Valley Capitals
S/C: R

ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week (11/23/09) ... Eight-time selection to ECAC Weekly Honor Roll in 2009-10.  

As a Sophomore in 2011: One of six Bears to play in all 31 games … Finished the season third overall on the team in scoring with 21 points (5g, 16a), while his 16 assists was second on the team … Scored two power play goals and had one game-winner … Posted 3-13-16 numbers in ECAC Hockey contests … Spent the majority of the season on either the first or second line and was a key part of the Bears’ power play … Blocked 11 shots on the season and finished with a “+1” rating … Posted an assist on the power play at #5 Yale ...Had a pair of power play assists, including one on the tying goal, in 3-3 tie with Quinnipiac ... Notched a power play assist against Princeton ... Gave Brown a 1-0 lead with a power play goal midway through the 1st and assisted Brown’s final goal in 5-2 win at Colgate ... Scored Brown’s first goal of the game, tying the score at 1-1, just 51 seconds into the second in 5-5 tie with #6 New Hampshire ... Had an assist on the goal that gave Brown a 1-0 lead just 1:25 into the game in 4-4 tie at #2 Boston University ... Earned a power play assist on the goal that tied the game at 3-3 in 4-3 loss to #13 Union ... Posted a point for the fourth straight game and an assist for the third straight game against #15 RPI ...  Gave Brown a 1-0 lead and also assisted the Bears’ 6th goal in 6-1 win over #10 Boston University ... Gave Brown a 1-0 lead with a power play goal in 4-3 win at Harvard ... Earned an assist on the goal that gave Brown a 1-0 lead at #1 Yale ... Tallied an assist on the game-winning goal in 2-1 victory over St. Lawrence ... Posted an assist at #12 Union ... Scored his fifth goal of the year, the game-winner, giving Brown a 2-0 lead in 5-1 win at St. Lawrence ... Tallied an assist at Princeton ... Notched an assist against Harvard ... Posted a power play assist on the goal that Brown a 1-0 lead in 3-2 overtime win over Cornell ... Tallied an assist the next night on the goal that gave Brown a 4-2 lead 59 seconds after Colgate had made it 3-2 in 6-4 Bears’ win ... One of 23 Bears named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Squad.

As a Freshman in 2010: Played in 36 of 37 games, missing one due to illness ... Made an immediate impact on the front line, leading all Brown freshmen in scoring with 24 points (9g, 15a), while also contributing on the power play ... Was sixth overall on the team in scoring … His nine goals is 9th all-time at Brown for goals in a season by a freshman, while his 15 assists is 7th and his 24 points is 6th … Earned his 1st career point with an assist against Colgate ... Scored his 1st career goal at Providence and also had an assist for his 1st career multi-point game ... Earned a goal, his 1st career PPG, and an assist against Yale ... Notched a career-high 3 points (1g, 2a) in 8-1 victory over UConn; named 2nd star ... Tallied an assist on the game-winning power play goal in 4-1 victory at Harvard ... Posted an assist in 3-1 win over Princeton ... Scored the game’s final goal in 5-2 win over AIC ... Earned an assist in game #1 at St. Cloud State ... Notched another assist at Dartmouth ... Scored his 5th goal of the year to give Brown a 1-0 lead in 4-3 overtime victory over RPI ... Netted his 6th of the year to tie the game at 4-4 in 5-5 tie with Dartmouth ... Scored a PPG to bring Brown to within 4-3 at #6 Cornell ... Tallied an assist at Colgate ... Notched a goal and an assist in 3-2 win over Clarkson, starting a 3rd-period comeback with his 8th goal of the year 45 seconds into the third and assisting the GWG 8 minutes later ... Earned an assist at Quinnipiac ... Posted a power play assist at Princeton ... Scored the GWG 18 seconds into the 3rd period, giving Brown a 3-0 lead, in 3-2 win over RPI in game #3 of ECAC First Round … One of 28 Bears named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Squad.

Before Brown: Zaires spent the 2008-09 season with the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL … Led the team in scoring during the regular season with 65 points (19g, 46a) in 60 games … Also led the team during the playoffs with 12 points (4g, 8a) in 10 games … Finished in the top-10 in the BCHL … Received team award that goes to the leading scorer … Played for the Westside Warriors (BCHL) during the 2007-08 season, earning 43 points (24g, 19a) in 66 games … Recipient of the Community Service Player Award … Played three seasons (2004-2007) at the Lawrenceville School, serving as assistant captain in 2005-06 and captain in 2006-07 … Holds the Lawrenceville single-season record for 38 assists … Ranks second all-time in school history in assists (70) and points (118) … Selected to the NJ Prep All-Star Game and received MVP honors … Named First Team All-Prep League Independent DI Prep in both 2006 and 2007.

Personal: Chris V. Zaires is the son of Vasilios Zaires of Aberdeen, New Jersey ... Born in 1989 ... Chris has three siblings, John, Angela and Nikos ... National Honor Society member while at Lawrenceville ... Honor Roll student seven of nine semesters ... Interests: Fishing, Golf, Reading ... Concentration: Economics.

Zaires' Career Highs
Goals: 1, 14x, last at St. Lawrence (2/12/11)
Assists: 2, 3x, last vs. Quinnipiac (11/5/10)
Points: 3, vs. UConn (11/28/09)
PPG: 1, 5x, last at Harvard (1/7/11)

Zaires' Career Stats
  GP G A Pts PPG SHG GWG +/- Pen/Min
2009-2010 36 9 15 24 3 0 1 -3 7/14
2010-2011 31 5 16 21 2 0 1 +1 8/35
TOTALS 67 14 31 45 5 0 2 -2 15/49