Monday, 10 August 2015

Cydney Roesler named captain for upcoming Quinnipiac Bobcats season

Named the thirteenth captain in the history of the Quinnipiac Bobcats program in NCAA Division 1 play, Cydney Roesler is part of a proud Hockey Canada connection among the program’s leadership. Having competed with the Canadian Under-18 team in a gold medal effort at the 2012 IIHF Under-18 worlds, she is joined by interim head coach Cassandra Turner. Of note, Turner was the head coach for Canada’s Under-18 squad during the 2014-15 campaign, culminating in a silver medal at the 2015 IIHF U18 Women’s Worlds.  

During the 2014-15 Bobcats season, Roesler and Shiann Darkangelo (who has graduated to the NWHL) both served as alternate captains. Helping contribute to the club’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament this past season (along with a program-best 26 wins), her strong leadership makes her the perfect choice to have the honor of captaincy bestowed upon her.  As a side note, she becomes the first blueliner to serve as captain since Regan Boulton in 2012-13, which was Roesler’s freshman season.

While Roesler provides a solid presence on the blueline, highlighted by tying for the team lead with 52 blocked shots, she has been able to supply an offensive flair. A pair of multi-point performances against Penn State (October 11) and Union (January 2) were part of a career season for Roesler. Not only did she log at least one point in 11 different games, she registered a career-high seven goals. Perhaps more impressive was the fact that she showed a very strong style of disciplined play by logging only four penalty minutes, down by 24 minutes compared to her junior campaign. By season’s end, she was recognized by the Bobcats with the Best Defensive Player Award.

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