Alumni Update: Oct. 2, 2022

Oct 2, 2022

While the Wings had a successful weekend road sweep in St. Cloud, several former players picked up points in various collegiate games across the country.

Will Gilson (’21-’22) In their first game of the season Saturday, the University of Alaska-Anchorage upset Western Michigan 3-1 — and it was Gilson who notched the game-winning goal on a successful 5-on-3 power play for his first point of the year. In Sunday’s matchup, Gilson added an assist in a 4-1 loss.

Kyle Gaffney (’20-’22) Gaffney notched his first assist for Alaska-Fairbanks in Sunday’s 2-1 win over American International College.

Cade Neilson (’19-’22) Neilson had an assist in Alaska-Fairbanks’ matchup vs. American International College on Saturday, and added his second assist after forcing a turnover in Sunday’s 2-1 win.

Spencer Schneider (’19-’21) Schneider paired with his brother, Taylor, for an assist in Bowling Green’s 6-4 win over Northern Michigan Saturday. On Sunday, he added an assist in a 4-3 loss.

Clayton Cosentino (’19-’21) Cosentino picked up an assist in Air Force’s lone goal during an exhibition matchup Saturday, but fellow Wings alum Matt Vernon backstopped his Colorado College squad to a 5-1 victory over the Falcons.

Zach Aughe (’19-’20) Aughe appeared in Lindenwood University’s first-ever Division I hockey game, but the Lions had a tough opponent in No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers and ultimately fell 4-0 Saturday night.

Jake Beaune (’18-’20) Beaune earned Atlantic Hockey’s Defensive Player of the Week. The sophomore at Mercyhurst finished +3 for the Lakers over the weekend with four blocks and a pair of shots on goal.

Stepan Pokorny (’18-’19) Pokorny added an assist in Ferris State’s 3-2 shootout loss to Miami on Saturday evening. On Sunday, he notched the team’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss.

Jonathan Bendorf (’17-’19) Bendorf recorded Mercyhurst’s first goal of the 2022-23 season Saturday, but the team ultimately fell 4-2 to Ohio State in their season opener.

Logan Britt (’16-’18) Britt recorded an assist in Saturday’s final preseason matchup against UMass before his Sacred Heart team opened their official season Sunday.