Team Facts
Plays in NCAA Division I Full name Western Michigan University Broncos Team colours Brown + Gold Town Kalamazoo, MI, USA Founded 1973

2019-2020 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#33 Ben Blacker (G) 25 1997 Oakville, ON, CAN 5'10" 170 L
#30 Brandon Bussi (G) Boston Bruins 24 1998 Sound Beach, NY, USA 6'5" 209 R
#1 Austin Cain (G) 26 1996 Ottawa, ON, CAN 6'4" 187 L
#31 William Massey (G) 28 1994 Penfield, NY, USA 6'1" 201 L
DEFENSEMEN
#7 Ronnie Attard (D) Philadelphia Flyers 23 1999 White Lake Township, MI, USA 6'3" 207 R
#4 Luke Bafia (D) 27 1996 Parrish, FL, USA 6'2" 201 R
#2 Kale Bennett (D) 27 1995 Ellisville, MO, USA 6'0" 201 L
#6 Scooter Brickey (D) 23 1999 Mt. Clemens, MI, USA 6'3" 207 R
#3 Michael Joyaux (D) 25 1997 Bloomingdale, IL, USA 5'10" 181 R
#25 Jared Kucharek (D) 24 1998 Royal Oak, MI, USA 6'4" 205 L
#28 Cam Lee (D) 25 1997 Ferguson's Cove, NS, CAN 6'0" 185 L
#24
Mattias Samuelsson (D)   “C” Buffalo Sabres 22 2000 Voorhees, NJ, USA 6'4" 227 L
FORWARDS
#17 Wade Allison (RW)   “A” Philadelphia Flyers 25 1997 Myrtle, MB, CAN 6'2" 205 R
#10 Lawton Courtnall (LW) 26 1996 Los Angeles, CA, USA 6'0" 185 L
#9 Dawson DiPietro (LW) 27 1995 Medina, OH, USA 5'11" 185 L
#26 Ethen Frank (C) 24 1998 Papillion, NE, USA 5'11" 185 R
#12
Cole Gallant (RW) 24 1998 Surrey, BC, CAN 5'10" 190 R
#11 Rhett Kingston (LW) 25 1997 Okotoks, AB, CAN 6'1" 194 L
#16 Hugh McGing (C)   “C” St. Louis Blues 24 1998 Chicago, IL, USA 5'9" 174 L
#27 Cameron Orchard (C) 24 1998 Dorr, MI, USA 6'1" 194 R
#21 Josh Passolt (LW) 26 1996 Hayward, WI, USA 6'0" 194 L
#14 Jason Polin (F) 23 1999 Holt, MI, USA 6'0" 198 R
#20 Jamieson Rome (F) 24 1998 Cochrane, AB, CAN 6'2" 212 L
#22 Austin Rueschhoff (RW) New York Rangers 25 1997 Wentzville, MO, USA 6'7" 229 R
#19
Lukas Samuelsson (F) 26 1996 Voorhees, NJ, USA 6'0" 176 R
#18 Brett Van Os (LW) 26 1996 St. Albert, AB, CAN 6'2" 209 L
#23 Paul Washe (C) 24 1998 Clarkston, MI, USA 6'1" 201 L
#13 Drew Worrad (C) 25 1997 Denfield, ON, CAN 6'2" 185 R
Position: G: 3, D: 8, F: 15 | Av Age: 21.81 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt: 196 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 19 players
8 players
1 player
Experience Western Michigan Univ.: 2 723 GP
NHL: 151 GP
KHL: 45 GP
AHL: 567 GP
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Harry W. Lawson Ice Arena Location Kalamazoo, MI, USA Capacity 3 687 Construction Year 1974
Games
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
10/18/2022
10/18/2022 Confirmed Joining Cole Crusberg-Roseen (D) Joining from Lincoln Stars
09/24/2022
09/24/2022 Confirmed Joining Ean Somoza (F) Joining from Wenatchee Wild
09/23/2022
09/23/2022 Confirmed Joining Camden Shasby (D) Joining from Fargo Force
09/16/2022
09/16/2022 Confirmed Joining Michael Risteau (F) Joining from Benilde-St. Margaret's School
08/13/2022
08/13/2022 Confirmed Leaving Matteo Pecchia (F) Leaving for Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks
07/24/2022
07/24/2022 Confirmed Joining Landen Gunderson (F) Joining from Maple Grove High
05/27/2022
05/27/2022 Confirmed Joining Davis Borozinskis (F) Joining from Corpus Christi IceRays
05/25/2022
05/25/2022 Confirmed Joining German Yavash (F) Joining from Fargo Force
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1993-1994 NCAA 40 24 3 13 - - 165 134 38 0.95 4 First round loss
1994-1995 NCAA 40 17 5 18 - - 141 144 22 0.55 6 -
1995-1996 NCAA 41 27 3 11 - - 172 111 45 1.10 3 First round loss
1996-1997 NCAA 37 14 5 18 - - 125 134 25 0.68 5 -
1997-1998 NCAA 38 10 3 25 - - 94 125 20 0.53 9 -
1998-1999 NCAA 34 6 8 20 - - 75 130 18 0.53 10 -
1999-2000 NCAA 36 12 3 21 - - 105 137 23 0.64 9 -
2000-2001 NCAA 39 20 6 13 - - 149 129 30 0.77 5 -
2001-2002 NCAA 38 19 4 15 - - 123 118 29 0.76 6 -
2002-2003 NCAA 38 15 2 21 - - 122 147 27 0.71 8 -
2003-2004 NCAA 39 17 4 18 - - 123 136 27 0.69 8 -
2004-2005 NCAA 37 14 2 21 - - 105 134 18 0.49 10 -
2005-2006 NCAA 40 10 6 24 - - 97 160 19 0.48 11 -
2006-2007 NCAA 37 18 1 18 - - 120 126 29 0.78 6 -
2007-2008 NCAA 38 8 3 27 - - 82 126 10 0.26 12 -
2008-2009 NCAA 41 14 7 20 - - 111 130 26 0.63 7 -
2009-2010 NCAA 36 8 8 20 - - 76 104 21 0.58 12 -
2010-2011 NCAA 42 19 10 13 - - 116 104 44 1.05 4 First round loss
2011-2012 NCAA 41 21 6 14 - - 114 92 50 1.22 2 First round loss
2012-2013 NCAA 38 19 8 11 - - 87 78 54 1.42 3 -
2013-2014 NCAA 40 19 5 16 - - 103 106 37 0.93 4 -
2014-2015 NCAA 37 14 5 18 - - 98 107 27 0.73 7 -
2015-2016 NCAA 36 8 3 25 - - 80 142 17 0.47 7 -
2016-2017 NCAA 40 22 5 13 - - 133 114 42 1.05 3 First round loss
2017-2018 NCAA 36 15 2 19 - - 115 129 31 0.86 5 -
2018-2019 NCAA 37 21 1 15 - - 129 115 41 1.11 3 -
2019-2020 NCAA 36 18 5 13 - - 125 101 41 1.14 4 -
2020-2021 NCAA 25 10 3 12 - - 77 89 33 1.32 6 -
2021-2022 NCAA 39 26 1 12 - - 138 101 43 1.10 3 Conference Final loss
2022-2023 NCAA 27 16 - 9 0 2 114 74 34 1.26 3 -
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Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Zachary Nehring (F) 2022-2023 Shattuck St. Mary's 18U Prep USHS-Prep 39 28 30 58 44
2. Ean Somoza (F) 2022-2023 Wenatchee Wild BCHL 39 14 36 50 42
3. Samuel Huck (F) 2022-2023 Okotoks Oilers AJHL 34 21 21 42 28
4. Colton Hargrove (F) 2022-2023 Allen Americans ECHL 35 18 19 37 48
5. Jayden Joly (F) 2022-2023 Blackfalds Bulldogs AJHL 48 15 22 37 14
6. Ethen Frank (F) 2022-2023 Hershey Bears AHL 36 20 15 35 14
7. Michael Cichy (F) 2022-2023 Unia Oswiecim Poland 36 13 20 33 8
8. Kenney Morrison (D) 2022-2023 Heilbronner Falken DEL2 34 4 25 29 40
9. Michael Joyaux (D) 2022-2023 Newfoundland Growlers ECHL 41 5 22 27 14
10. Michael Risteau (F) 2022-2023 Benilde-St. Margaret's School USHS-MN 19 12 13 25 16
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Dan Dorion (F) 157 115 178 293
2. Paul Polillo (F) 165 82 189 271
3. Wayne Gagné (D) 160 42 199 241
4. Jeff Green (F) 159 109 125 234
5. Ross Fitzpatrick (F) 138 100 125 225
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Dan Dorion (F) 157 115 178 293
2. Jeff Green (F) 159 109 125 234
3. Rob Bryden (F) 162 104 91 195
4. Stuart Burnie (F) 159 102 72 174
5. Ross Fitzpatrick (F) 138 100 125 225
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Wayne Gagné (D) 160 42 199 241
2. Paul Polillo (F) 165 82 189 271
3. Dan Dorion (F) 157 115 178 293
4. Mike Posma (D) 159 43 131 174
5. Chris Brooks (F) 147 57 127 184
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Andrew Rymsha (F) 155 16 48 483
2. Jim Culhane (D) 162 13 80 396
3. Jeff Crossman (F) 143 30 75 375
4. Mike Whitton (F) 134 37 63 353
5. Chris Frank (D) 149 8 34 353
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Brian Tulik (D) 168 16 33 49
2. Tom Auge (F) 166 41 68 109
3. Josh Passolt (F) 166 44 64 108
4. Paul Polillo (F) 165 82 189 271
5. Mike Eastwood (F) 164 69 80 149
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Dan Dorion (F) 157 115 293 1.87
2. Rob Hodge (F) 78 79 144 1.85
3. Paul Polillo (F) 165 82 271 1.64
4. Ross Fitzpatrick (F) 138 100 225 1.63
5. Tim Dunlop (F) 129 92 197 1.53
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Dan Dorion (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 42 42 62 104 2.48 48
2. Dan Dorion (F) 1983-1984 NCAA 42 41 50 91 2.17 42
3. Wayne Gagné (D) 1986-1987 NCAA 43 13 76 89 2.07 38
4. Paul Polillo (F) 1987-1988 NCAA 42 25 60 85 2.02 34
5. Troy Thrun (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 44 33 51 84 1.91 20
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Rob Bryden (F) 1986-1987 NCAA 43 46 32 78 1.81 82
2. Stuart Burnie (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 42 43 36 79 1.88 78
3. Dan Dorion (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 42 42 62 104 2.48 48
4. Dan Dorion (F) 1983-1984 NCAA 42 41 50 91 2.17 42
5. Ron Hoover (F) 1987-1988 NCAA 42 39 23 62 1.48 40
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Wayne Gagné (D) 1986-1987 NCAA 43 13 76 89 2.07 38
2. Dan Dorion (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 42 42 62 104 2.48 48
3. Paul Polillo (F) 1987-1988 NCAA 42 25 60 85 2.02 34
4. Wayne Gagné (D) 1985-1986 NCAA 43 17 59 76 1.77 37
5. Troy Thrun (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 44 33 51 84 1.91 20
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Brian Pasko (D) 2000-2001 NCAA 35 1 3 4 0.11 195
2. Jim Culhane (D) 1986-1987 NCAA 43 9 24 33 0.77 163
3. Jeff Crossman (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 39 13 19 32 0.82 154
4. Andrew Rymsha (F) 1988-1989 NCAA 35 3 4 7 0.20 139
5. Derek Innanen (F) 1993-1994 NCAA 39 16 11 27 0.69 136
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'1" 189 lbs 22.03
2021-2022 6'1" 198 lbs 21.90
2020-2021 6'2" 199 lbs 21.48
2019-2020 6'1" 196 lbs 21.81
2018-2019 6'0" 195 lbs 21.27
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