Alex Goligoski (D)
||Grand Rapids, MN
2006-07: Named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, First Team AHCA All-American and First Team All-WCHA… Ranked third on the team in scoring with 39 points (9+30), including 20 points (4+16) in 28 WCHA games… First on the team with a plus-24 rating …Ranked first in the WCHA and second in the nation in defenseman scoring; and first in the WCHA and fifth in the nation in points per game among defensemen (0.89)…Had two career-long six-game point streaks, from Oct. 13-28 (3+6=9) and from Dec. 8 to Jan. 7 (2+7=9) …Had four three-point games on the season… Two-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (10/31, 1/2)…Ranked second on the team with three game-winning goals… Notched four assists in the sweep of Colorado College (10/27-28), including a season-high three in the 8-1 win (10/28)… Had four points (1+3) in the Dodge Holiday Classic (12/29-30) with three points (1+2), including an assist on the game-winner, in the 5-2 win over Ferris State (12/30)…Named the Dodge Holiday Classic MVP and member of the All-Tournament Team…Got the game-winner in the 1-0 win over Minnesota State (1/7)… Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 4-2 win over Wisconsin in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Five (3/16)…Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 4-3 win over Air Force in the first round of the NCAA West Regional (3/24)
2005-06: All-WCHA Second Team… Ranked third on the team in scoring with 39 points (11+28), including 24 points (7+17) in 28 WCHA games…Collected then career-high totals in points, goals, assists, and power-play goals (4)… Second on the team with a +21 rating…Ranked third in the WCHA and fifth in the nation in defenseman scoring; and second in the WCHA and fourth in the nation in points per game among defensemen (0.95)…Had a career-long six-game point streak from Dec. 29-Jan. 14, during which he had eight points (4+4)… Finished 19 points ahead of his scoring pace from the 2004-05 season (5+15)… Recorded a career-best four assists in the 6-3 win at then-No. 1 Michigan (11/25)…Had three assists in the Dodge Holiday Classic (12/29-30) to earn All-Tournament Team honors… Had three points (1+2) in the 5-1 win over Denver (2/18)… Awarded Third Team All-America honors by Inside College Hockey…Named honorable mention All-USCHO.
2004-05: Played in 33 games, missing seven games with a shoulder injury and four games while playing for Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Championship…Named to the All-WCHA Rookie Team… Named the team’s Frank Pond Rookie of the Year…Had totals of 20 points (5+15) to finish seventh on the team in scoring, second among freshmen and second among defensemen…Had 14 points (3+11) in 23 WCHA games…Was ninth in the league in scoring among freshmen and 10th among defensemen… Recorded his first career point in the season-opening 5-2 win over Denver (10/9)…Scored his first career goal in the 3-2 loss at Alaska Anchorage (10/16)…Had two points (1+1) in the 5-0 win over Michigan State (11/27)…Named WCHA Rookie of the Week following the College Hockey Showcase (11/ 29)…Scored a career-high two goals in the 5-4 win over St. Cloud State (2/25).
HIGH SCHOOL: Played his prep hockey at Grand Rapids High School …Had 25 goals and 31 assists in 2003-04 to help lead GRHS to a runner-up finish in Section 7AA…Finished fourth in the state among defensemen in regular season scoring with 47 points (23+24) in 25 games…2004 Mr. Hockey finalist…Named AP all-state, St. Paul Pioneer Press all-state, 2004 Duluth News Tribune Player of the Year and All-Iron Range…Had 14 goals and 20 assists in 28 games during his junior season with the Thunderhawks…Joined the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL following his senior season…Had two assists in 10 games…During his junior prep season, was named all-state honorable mention by the AP and Pioneer Press…Also named News Tribune all-area and All-Iron Range…Played with the River City Lancers of the USHL after his junior season…Had one assist in 10 games.