For the first time in Hobart College hockey history three Statesmen garnered American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) East All-American honors. Senior goalie Nick Broadwater earned a spot on the first team. Senior defenseman Brad Richard was named to the second team, and senior forward Frank Salituro was selected to the third team.
Broadwater is just the third Hobart hockey player to earn first team honors, joining Keith Longo ’09 (2007-08) and Matt Wallace ’11 (2010-11). Overall eight Statesmen have earned nine All-America awards. Broadwater was also recently named to the Division III All-USCHO third team.
Broadwater finished his Hobart hockey career with a record-breaking senior season. He ranks first on the Hobart single season list with a 1.66 goals against average and second with a .939 save percentage. Broadwater posted shutouts of Salve Regina, Manhattanville, Nazareth, and Curry to set another Statesmen single season record. His 15 wins in net this year also rank second in Hobart history. Broadwater sits atop the ECAC West and ranks third in the nation in goals against average. He’s second in both the country and the conference in save percentage and tied for fourth in Division III in shutouts.
Broadwater, a three-time All-ECAC West selection and Rookie of the Year in 2009-10, played in 82 career games. He sits in first on the Hobart career lists for shutouts (11) and goals against average (2.25) and ranks second in wins (45), saves (2,275) and save percentage (.927). Broadwater posted a 45-26-7 career record in goal.
A two-year captain, and four-time All-ECAC West honoree, Richard was named the ECAC West Defensive Player of the Year this season. He anchored the Statesmen defense that ranks first in the ECAC West and sixth in the nation, allowing an average of just 1.85 goals per game. Richard played in 20 games, and recorded four goals and seven assists. He logged the game-winning goals in a 5-1 victory over Geneseo and in a 4-1 triumph over Elmira. Richard is tied for 10th in the conference in defenseman scoring, tied for 12th in power-play goals (3) and tied for 17th in power-play points (7).
Richard played in 97 career games and registered 22 goals and 42 assists for 64 points. He garnered ECAC West All-USCHO.com honors twice and was named to the ECAC West All-Tournament team after helping the Statesmen to their second ever ECAC West Tournament title in 2012.
A co-captain and All-ECAC West first team selection, Salituro played in all 26 games and led Hobart with 31 points, 14 goals and 17 assists. He is tied for first in Division III with nine power-play goals. The nine extra-man tallies put him tied for fourth on the Statesmen single season list. Salituro ranks second in the ECAC West in points and goals and is tied for second with 14 power-play points. He is also tied for fourth in assists. Salituro produced four three-point games this season. He notched the game-winning tally in a 5-4 victory over Cortland and in a 7-3 rout of Nazareth.
Salituro garnered All-ECAC West honorable mention and was named to the ECAC West All-USCHO.com second team in 2011-12. In 89 career games, he posted 36 goals and 38 assists for 74 points. Salituro also recorded seven career game-winning goals. He is tied for sixth in Hobart history with 18 career power-play goals.
Hobart finished the year with a 19-5-2 overall record and an 11-3-1 mark in the ECAC West, earning a share of the conference regular season title. Only two teams in Statesmen hockey history recorded more wins that this year’s team.