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Alumni Report: Generals In The ACHA

By Generals PR, 02/05/18, 1:15PM EST

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The Generals are catching up on the progress on some of our players playing in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).

We are checking in on their progress this year and the impact they are having on their college teams this season .    

Mike Longhitano:  Sophomore forward for Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) playing at the ACHA Division I level.  He is tied for the team lead in points this season appearing with 6 goals and 17 assists for 23 points (25 games).  In 2 seasons with IUP he has appeared in 41 games scoring 12 goals and adding 26 assists for 38 points with 34 PIM. 

James Derco:  Freshman forward who is playing in all situations this year and has appeared in 20 games scoring 5 goals while adding 1 assist for 6 points with 14 PIM.    

Brandon Ritchey:  Sophomore forward for New York University ACHA Division I . Brandon won an ACHA Division II National Championship with NYU last season and the team has moved up to the ACHA Division I level this year and having a lot of success. Brandon has appeared in 20 games scoring 9 goals and adding 8 assists for 17 points with 12 PIM and is the teams 4th-leading scorer.

Steven Ralston:  Sophomore forward with Robert Morris (PA) ACHA Division I and is the team's leading scorer.  Steven is RMU's assistant captain and has appeared in 23 games scoring 13 goals while adding 11 assists for 24 points with 6 PIM. In two years Ralston has appeared in 56 games scoring 31 goals and adding 22 assists for 53 points with 38 PIM.   

Jordan Gilbert:  Freshman goalie at Michigan-Dearborn ACHA Division I.  Jordan has dressed for all but four games this season and has a record of 2-0-0with a 1.50 GAA and .941 % for the powerhouse ACHA program.

Avery Keith:  Freshman defenseman at Michigan-Dearborn ACHA Division I.  Has appeared in 3 games this season registering one assist and two PIMs.  Avery has been out with an injury and hoping he gets healthy soon.

Tomas Godfrey:  Sophomore forward at University of Alabama ACHA Division I.  Tomas has played in 20 games with one goal and five assists for six points.  Tomas is just getting back from an injury and has been playing well in all situations and logging solid minutes. Tomas has appeared in 33 games over the two years which have been cut short due to injuries, scoring four goals and seven assists for 11 points with 6 PIM.    

Josh Larson:  Sophomore forward transfer at Arizona ACHA Division I.  Josh played last season for Fitchburg State (NCAA Division III).  Since transferring to Arizona he has not looked back. Josh is the second-leading scorer on the team with 18 goals and 13 assists for 31 points (31 games) and 47 PIMs.

Kyle Huhn:  Sophomore forward transfer at ACHA Divisioi I powerhouse Stony Brook.  Kyle played last season for Southern Maine (NCAA Division III) and is having a solid season for the Seawolves.  Kyle has appeared in 26 games scoring three goals and three assists for six points and four PIMs.  He is playing a ton of minutes in all situations and is starting to finally find his scoring touch for one of the top programs in the nation.

Evan Del Casale:  Senior forward who is the leading scorer and captain of the University of Oklahoma ACHA Division I program this year.  Evan has appeared in 29 games scoring nine goals and 13 assists for 22 points and 20 PIMs.  Evan has appeared in 122 games in four years, scoring 23 goals and 29 assists for 52 points with 54 PIMs.  In each of his first three seasons  Oklahoma has reached the ACHA Division I championship tournament and been ranked in the top 15 nationally.

Jared Bussard:  Senior forward who is the Captain for Lindenwood Belleville ACHA Division 2 . Lindenwood this year has moved to the new NAIA college hockey conference moving forward. Jared has been a 4 year Captain and helped start the program from the ground up as a Freshman. Lindenwood has been ranked #1-3 at the ACHA Division 2 level for the last 3 years. Jared has appeared in 109 games scoring 16 goals and 24 assists for 40 points with 63 PIM. Jared also appeared 7 playoff games adding 3 assists for 3 points with 2 PIM.

Nick VarnerSenior forward who is the Assistant Captain for Lindenwood Belleville ACHA Division 2 . Lindenwood this year has moved to the new NAIA college hockey conference moving forward. Nick has been a 4 year Assistant Captain and helped start the program from the ground up as a Freshman. Lindenwood has been ranked #1-3 at the ACHA Division 2 level for the last 3 years . Nick has appeared in 101 games scoring 55 goals and adding 56 assists with 111 points with 148 PIM. Nick has appeared in 6 playoff games scoring 5 goals and adding 9 assists for 14 points with 2 PIM.    

Jordan Shannon:  Freshman forward this season for the University of Kentucky ACHA Division 2 . Jordan is having an excellent season for the Wildcats and is one of the leading scorers in the nation at the ACHA Division 2 level this season. Jordan has appeared in 26 games scoring 25 goals and adding 26 assists for 51 points with 23 PIM and is a huge reason the Wildcats are having the success they are and staying atop of the ACHA Division 2 rankings.

Phil MarciantiFreshman forward this season for William Paterson University ( WPU ) ACHA Division 2 . WPU is the number #1 ranked ACHA Division 2 program in the country and is always a top contender to win the championship every year. Phil has appeared in 5 games this year scoring 1 goal and adding 1 assist for 2 points with 20 PIM. Phil has been sidelined with an injury and is healed up and ready to return to the lineup now.

Jack Scott:  Freshman defenseman this season for University of Louisville ACHA Division 2 . Jack is having an excellent season so far appearing in 27 games scoring 2 goals and adding 9 assists for 11 points with 56 PIM for the Cardinals.