The St. Thomas men’s hockey team enjoyed incredible success this year, despite challenges
toward the season’s end. Led by coach Jeff Boeser, the
Tommies ended 2015-16 with a 13-7-5 overall record.
The season came to a close after losing a close game
against St. John’s on Feb. 27 in the MIAC playoff semifinal. The team finished with admirable performances,
including senior Joe Morris, who recorded an impressive
24 saves in the net.
Three St. Thomas players were named to the All-Conference team: seniors Connor McBride and Steve
Sorensen, and junior Johnny Roisum. McBride led the
team with 13 goals and seven assists. During his hockey
career at St. Thomas, he scored a total of 31 goals and
28 assists in 103 games. Roisum recorded three goals
and 10 assists this season, while Sorensen had two goals
and 10 assists.
McBride noted that the all-conference honor was a great way to end his St. Thomas hockey career, despite
the tough loss to St. John’s. “I know the way the season
ended wasn’t the ending my teammates and I had
hoped for, but to be named to the all-conference team
was an honor and certainly wouldn’t have been possible
without my teammates. I think that there could have been
a couple more guys that deserved to be recognized as
well, but anyone who has been around the team and
our culture knows it is a team-first attitude; and when
any of us are rewarded with these type of awards, it is
truly a reflection of the entire team, coaching staff and
program,” he said.
By Martha McKinley
Photo by Ted Brakob
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st St. Norbert.
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hnny Roisum and fellow teammates take a break on the