Feyock, Jickling and Mandel selected in Players Category
Kelly to be posthumously honored in Builders Category
UNION LAKE, Mich. – (June 29, 2021) – The American Collegiate Hockey Association, the governing body for non-varsity college hockey across the United States, has announced that Anthony Feyock, Carrie Jickling, Joshua Mandel, and Sam Kelly have been elected to the ACHA Hall of Fame. Feyock is the sole member of the ACHA Hall of Fame Class of 2020, while Jickling, Mandel, and Kelly comprise the ACHA Hall of Fame Class of 2021.
The Hall of Fame inductees were selected from a field of eligible nominees by the Hall of Fame committee and then approved by the ACHA’s Board of Directors. Nominations to the Hall of Fame are made in two categories: Players and Builders. Feyock, Jickling, and Mandel will be enshrined in the Players Category. Kelly will be inducted in the Builders Category.
ANTHONY FEYOCK (Johnstown, PA) – ACHA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2020 (PLAYER)
Feyock had a stellar four-year career at the University of Rhode Island, leading the Rams to the ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Championship in 2005-2006 while being named the Most Valuable Player of the 2006 ACHA Division 1 National Championships. Feyock holds several URI records, including most games played (121), most career wins (98), most minutes played (6665), and most career shutouts (23). In his four seasons, Feyock won at least 20 games in each season and finished his career with a record of 98 wins, 14 losses and 6 ties.
Feyock finished his URI career with a 92.25 Save Percentage and an incredible 1.96 Goals Against Average. He was named ACHA Rookie of the Year in 2003-2004 and ACHA Player of the Year in 2005-2006, along with numerous ACHA awards including URI team awards and Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association conference awards over the course of four years. Feyock was also a member of the 2007 United States Men’s National University Team that competed at the 2007 Winter World University Games held in Torino, Italy.
After concluding his ACHA career, Feyock played professionally for the Lubbock Cotton Kings of the Central Hockey League and for the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League.
CARRIE JICKLING (Cadogan, AB) – ACHA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2021 (PLAYER)
Jickling played at Liberty University and was one of the foundational cornerstones that turned Flames Women’s Hockey into the great program it has become today. Jickling scored 137 goals and 104 assists over 157 games in her five years at Liberty. The 241 total points scored at Liberty makes Jickling the All-Time Points Leader in the LU Women’s Hockey records. After being named Alternate Captain during her sophomore season, she was named Captain for her last three seasons at Liberty.
Jickling led the Flames to the 2014-2015 ACHA Women’s Division 1 National Championship and was named to the ACHA All American First Team in both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons. Jickling was also named the ACHA Off-Ice MVP during the 2014-2015 season.
JOSHUA MANDEL (Cranford, NJ) – ACHA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2021 (PLAYER)
Mandel had an incredible career from 1999 to 2003 at Penn State University, winning the ACHA Men’s National Championship in each of his four seasons in State College. Mandel was also named to the ACHA All American First Team and the ACHA National All-Tournament Team during each season he played at Penn State.
Mandel scored 39 goals and 110 assists over 116 games for Penn State. He was named Alternate Captain during the 2001-2002 season and served as Captain for the 2002-2003 season. Mandel was also a member of the 2001 United States Men’s National University Team that competed at the 2001 Winter World University Games held in Zakopane, Poland, as well as the 2003 United States Men’s National University Team that competed at the 2003 Winter World University Games held in Tarvisio, Italy. As the captain of the 2003 University team, Mandel had the opportunity to carry the United States flag for opening ceremonies and lead all US athletes into the stadium.
After concluding his ACHA career, Mandel played professionally for the Huntsville Channel Cats of the South East Hockey League.
SAM KELLY (Indiana, PA) – ACHA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2021 (BUILDER)
Kelly served as General Manager and Head Coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1988 through 2006. While leading IUP, Kelly developed teams into national contenders at both the ACHA Men’s Division 2 and Men’s Division 3 levels, and amassed an overall record of 406 wins, 227 losses, and 51 ties.
Kelly’s IUP teams won 11 regular season conference championships and four conference playoff championships, and appeared in a total of 18 conference playoffs and 14 conference playoff championship games. Kelly also led IUP to ten ACHA National Championship tournament appearances, including two trips to the ACHA Men’s Division 2 National Semi-Finals. In 2004, Kelly was recognized by the ACHA as the Men’s Division 2 National Coach of the Year.
Kelly earned a Master Level coaching certification from USA Hockey and served as a General Manager and Coach in the ACHA Men’s Division 2 and Men’s Division 3 All-Star Challenge events as well as an Evaluator for the ACHA M2 and M3 Select Teams. He previously served on the ACHA Executive Board as M3 Vice-President from 2003 through 2010.
A graduate of Penn State University, Kelly was also a scholarship varsity basketball player for Penn State and was commissioned with the Army ROTC program. Kelly passed away in March 2020. His wife, Marianne, and son Nicholas, live in suburban Philadelphia. His son, Sam, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, live in Lancaster, PA.
The 2020 and 2021 ACHA Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Feyock, Jickling, Mandel, and Kelly will be honored in Spring 2022, with details to be announced once finalized.
For more information, please contact ACHA Executive Director Craig Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About American Collegiate Hockey Association
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is a recognized 501(c)3 organization of nearly 500 college and university-affiliated programs which provides structure, regulates operations, and promotes the quality of collegiate ice hockey throughout the United States. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., the ACHA’s primary mission is to support the growth and development of college hockey programs nationwide. The ACHA identifies standards which serve to unite and regulate teams at the collegiate level and completed its 30th season in April 2021. For more information, visit www.achahockey.org.