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CC hockey notes: Krushelnyski completing strong Tigers career

By: Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com
March 14, 2014 Updated: March 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm
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Colorado College senior Alexander Krushelnyski has been a strong all-around forward throughout his four years in a Tigers uniform.

This season he added another duty, mentor, said CC assistant Eric Rud.

"He's a senior who has filled whatever role given him," Rud said, adding that his work with freshmen Alex Roos and Sam Rothstein showed his willingness to help the rookies.

It was a different role than before and one that Krushelnyski took on as a learning experience after a career year (43 points, 28 assists) his junior season.

"Every team is different and every season is a learning experience," he said. "Life is a learning experience."

The senior from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., joined the program's Century Club with his 100th career point (41 goals) on an empty-netter that clinched the Gold Pan series win over Denver.

His ability to freelance draws a lot of attention whenever he touches the puck. That creativity generates chances for himself and his linemates.

"Communication has been important," Roos said. "He was always willing to listen to whatever ideas we had. He didn't dismiss it because we are new. With his ability to create, you have to make sure to get open and be ready."

Krushenyski's efforts on the defensive end were recognized by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference coaches when he was named as one of three finalists for Defensive Forward of the Year. He is on the league's scholar-athlete team and one of eight finalists for that individual award.

"He's a student of the game and plays important minutes," CC assistant Joe Bonnett said. "He's an efficient penalty-killer who makes smart decisions with the puck. He has played well on both ends his entire career. He has earned respect around the league."

 

Thorimbert climbs up career saves list

With 17:28 left in the second period, CC senior goalie Josh Thorimbert made career save No. 2,070, which moved him past NHL netminder Curtis McElhinney (2,069, 2001-5) into ninth place all-time at CC. Jeff Sanger (2,161, 1998-2002) is in eighth. The record is 3,630 by Marty Wakelyn (1982-86).

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