Alumni Updates

CDHP continues to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our Alumni year to year. This year, there are several players to acknowledge. We ask that you continue to send us information if we have yet to post your latest developments.

Derek MacIntyre

Derek MacIntyre 2003-04: Posted a .924 save percentage and won 84% of his starts . . . scheduled to attend Ferris St. in 2004-05. Selected by San Jose in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (8th round, 234th overall).

MacIntyre was among 10 incoming goaltenders and 45 individuals overall to be named among INCH's three teams for the top newcomers nationally. INCH , an on-line publication, ranked the nation's top 20 incoming freshmen forwards, the top 15 incoming defensemen and the top 10 frosh goaltenders. The rankings were compiled with extensive input from college and junior coaches, as well as professional scouts.

An eighth-round (234th overall) pick by the San Jose Sharks in the 2004 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, MacIntyre played the 2003-04 campaign with the Soo (Mich.) Kewadin Indians of the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

The 6-2, 204-pound netminder led the Indians to the NAHL's North Division Regular-Season title this last season with a 1.77 goals against average (65 goals allowed) and a .924 saves percentage (786 saves) to go along with four shutouts in 39 appearances. MacIntyre registered a 31-3-2 record in net for the Indians to finish second among the league's goaltenders in victories. He finished in a fourth-place tie in save percentage as the Indians paced the NAHL in least amount of goals against.

A 2003-04 All-NAHL Second-Team selection, MacIntyre was the only NAHL player to receive both league all-star and all-rookie team kudos. He was listed 21st among North American goaltenders in the final 2004 NHL Central Scouting rankings prior to the draft. With his NHL Draft selection, MacIntyre became the second Soo Indians skater to be drafted directly from the team after completing a NAHL season, joining former Indians' netminder and Michigan State All-America netminder Ryan Miller, who was drafted in 1999 by the Buffalo Sabres for which he's a currently a member of.

Ben Aring

Ben Aring, from Newport News VA. who started his hockey career at the age of 13 right here at the Hampton Roads Iceplex (formerly Yorktown Ice Palace), has landed in the NCAA Division I rank at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts and will play for the Yellowjackets in the Atlantic Hockey Conference.

Ben started here in the house league for a little over a year, then moved on to 2 years of CBHL travel Midget ‘A' hockey in Hampton Roads, followed by his last 2 years of high school at Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid, NY. He continued with 2 years of junior hockey, Junior ‘B', with the Grand Rapids Owls in the Central States Hockey League(CSHL) and Junior ‘A', with the Northern Michigan Black Bears in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League(NOJHL). Ben accepted an academic scholarship with American International College and made their hockey team as a non-recruited walk-on.

As Ben Aring (Grand Rapids) was competing the in the NOJHL for the Northern Michigan Black Bears last season, he garnered interest from several DIII schools.  Deciding that his goal was DI, he spurned those offers and decided to walk on at American International College in the Atlantic Hockey conference.  Aring realized that goal this fall by making the final roster for the Yellow Jackets.  Many that know Ben aren't surprised by his commitment and his achievements.  Says Grand Rapids assistant coach Jeff Laing , " Ben Aring has done everything possible to help himself play college hockey.  He is a big strong stay at home defenseman.  He was an Alternate Captain until moving to the Black Bears.  Well respected by both his teammates and the coaching staff.  Players such as Ben make our job of moving players to the next level easy.  The Grand Rapids Owls players and coaching staff wish Ben the best of luck at AIC.  We are proud of his accomplishments."  Mike Flanagan , Head Coach, echoed those sentiments commenting, "[ Ben is] A fantastic kid who made personal sacrifices to achieve his goal of playing at the highest level possible.  He kept reaching higher levels and was never satisfied.  No matter what Ben Aring does he will find success."

Ben spent a year with the Northern Michigan Black Bears playing against coach Jim Capy , formerly of the Soo Thunderbirds.  Capy has since moved on to coach the Blind River Beavers (NOJHL), but said, " Ben is one of those players that goes unnoticed and under appreciated by most except his coaches. His hard work and dedication has esulted in Ben achieving his ultimate goal of playing Division I hockey with his commitment to AIC in the Atlantic Hockey Conference. Ben is a solid, stay at home type defenseman that every team needs and will be solid contributor to the AIC program both on and off the ice."

Congratulations to Ben and continued success!

Nick Schaus

River City Lancers, USHL






Phil Desimone

Sioux City Musketeers, USHL







Jay Holiday

Springfield Spirit - NAHL

Tim Kennedy

Sioux City Musketeers, USHL






Sean McWhorter

Fairbanks Ice Dogs, NAHL






Jeremy Barber

Toledo Ice Diggers, NAHL






Nolan Craner

Toledo Ice Diggers, NAHL






Nick Ghidina

Soo Indians, NAHL





Jayne Riley

Jayne Riley (D), another successful CDHP alum, is in her Junior year at Division 1 Quinnipiac University (CT). Jayne is 3rd in goals scored with 8 in 25 games played this year.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2002-2003:

One of the team’s most dependable blueliners...Increased her offensive production from her freshman campaign...Finished the season with nine points (three goals, six assists)...Ranked fifth on the club in scoring...Finished second among defensemen in scoring...All three of her goals came via special teams, with two power play goals and one shorthanded tally...One of five players to see action in all 32 games. Sealed the team’s win with an insurance goal over Sacred Heart on 11/6...Assisted in the team’s third and final goal of the 4-3 loss to St. Cloud on 1/7...Turned two assists in the 4-3 loss to North Dakota on 1/10...Tallied three points in the 4-3 loss to Yale on 1/15, including one goal and two assists....Finished with a two-point weekend in the two-game series against Northeastern on 2/28-3/1, including a shorthanded marker.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002-2003:

Key member of the defensive unit who stepped right in during her freshman season...Fifth on the club in scoring with six points (one goal, five assists)...First among defensemen in scoring...One of four players to see action in all 32 games. Recorded an assist in the tie at Vermont on 12/30...Also set up a goal in the loss to Niagara on 2/15...Chipped in a goal and an assist in the loss to Maine on 1/26...Named to the ECAC Eastern Division honor roll following the weekend series against the Black Bears.


Played for the Belle Tire Girls AAA team based out of Detroit...Led her team to the Michigan state title in 2000-2001 and an appearance at the national tournament...Also ran cross country for two years in high school...A member of the U-19 National Development camp in the off-season prior to coming to Quinnipiac.

Konstantin Fomitchev

We are thrilled to hear of Konstantin's recent signing of his first Professional contract in Belarus. Konstantin is known to all of us as "Moscow" as he is from Moscow, Russia. His brother was a Goaltender who was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. Moscow spent three years with CDHP and played for Coach Cavanagh in Michigan. Much like Jay Holladay, Moscow lived with Coach Cavanagh for two years while he trained. " Konstantin was extremely focused on bettering himself each and every day, he was his toughest critic and used that pressure to elevate himself above his competition. When playing at his best, he controlled the outcome of many games over the past two years claims Cavanagh". Konstantin is a highly skilled offensive D-man who is strong on the puck and capable of moving the puck up the ice quickly. We feel it will only be a matter of time before Konstantin moves to the Super-Elite League in Russia where he will compete against some of the World's finest players. Keep it up Moscow, can you get us an English webpage to follow your progress?

Creighton Scarpone

After continuous 6:00am personal training sessions at our National Training Center Creighton has demonstrated that he is among the hardest working players to achieve success. Creighton cracked the lineup for NAHL’s Fargo-Moorehead. As an 86 birth year player, this is a true testament to the drive and passion Creighton brings to the rink every day to be his personal best. Creighton also spent a season under coach Cavanagh at Midget AAA as a tough stay at home defenseman. Good luck Creighton, keep up the good work.

Nicholas Ghidina

Nick has followed his dreams of playing higher-level hockey day by day. His focus, commitment and relentless pursuit of development have earned him a spot on Bozeman of the NAHL. “Nick skated and trained in the gym all summer long at CDHP and continued working throughout the season on my AAA team. It comes as no surprise that he made a Junior team. In fact, I am confident Nick will continue turning heads.” Way to go Nick!

Cadaret, Dave Huntsville Channel Cats (CHL)   Sargeant, Brian Brockport University
Holladay, Jay Springfield Spirit   Sippel, Zack West Michigan AAA, 89
Altof, Justin Ohio University   Stark, Nick West Michigan Midget AAA
Aring, Ben Northern Michigan Black Bears   Swanson, Jeff Detroit Hockey Club AAA, Midget Major/ Team Michigan U17
Bonham, Justin Indianapolis Midget Major AAA   Tallent, Eric Columbus Stars Jr B (CSHL)
Caruso, Spenser Grand Rapids Owls, CSHL   Tallent, Mitch Concordia University
Cohen, Alex Little Flyers AAA, 87   Ulm, David St. Louis AAA, 88
Cappo, Mike Compuware 88   McWhorter, Sean Fairbanks Ice Dogs NAHL
Curtis, Eric Central Texas Marshals, NAHL   Zajac, Stephen West Michigan AAA, Midget Major
Deur, Scott Culver Prepatory School   Nogatch, John Lake Superior State University
DeSimone, Phillip Sioux City Musketeers, USHL   Barnhart, Brandon Northern Michigan Black Bears Jr. A
Davis, Jimmy West Michigan AAA, 93   McLaughlin, Beau Penn State University D1
Hamilton, Zachery St. Louis AAA, 89   Fomitchev, Konstantin  Brest Hockey Club, Russian Pro League
Hirshberg, Asher Honeybaked AAA, 87   Swink, Bryan Columbus Stars Jr. B (CSHL)
Hennessy, Tim St. Louis AAA, 89   Scarpone, Creighton Springsfield Jr. A (NAHL)
Iwaniw, Dane West Michigan Midget AAA      
Joy, Andy St. Micheals College      
Kennedy, Timmy Sioux City Musketeers, USHL      
Laing, Jay Utica College, Division 3      
Laukhuf, Chase Red Dear Rebels WHL      
McCadden, Patrick St. Louis AAA      
McIntrye, Derek San Jose Sharks, NHL Draft/ Ferris State University      
Orpic, Andrew West Seneca AAA, Midget Major      
Otoole, Sam West Michigan AAA, 93      
Rowe, Kyle West Michigan AAA, 87      

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