Reeve is First Bobcat to Win Award


UNION LAKE, Mich. – (April 27, 2023) – The 2022-2023 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Men’s Division 1 Rookie of the Year Award goes to Ohio University forward Luc Reeve, as selected by the Head Coaches of ACHA Men’s Division 1.  Reeve, the first Bobcat player to win the award in its 21-year history, becomes the second player to win both the Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season joining Brad Kobryn of Adrian College who accomplished the feat back in 2014-2015.  Reeve is now the fourth player to win both the Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in a career, joining the aforementioned Kobryn, who won a second Player of the Year Award in 2016-2017; Kale Dolinski, who won Rookie of the Year with Minot State University in 2010-2011 and Player of the Year with Arizona State University in 2013-2014; and Anthony Feyock of University of Rhode Island, who won Rookie of the Year in 2003-2004 and Player of the Year in 2005-2006.


The other finalists for the Men’s Division 1 Rookie of the Year Award were:


Reeve, a 5-foot, 11-inch, 185-pound freshman from Kingston, Ontario, capped off a fantastic season as the Bobcats leading scorer with 75 points by netting 34 goals and distributing 41 assists in 33 regular season games.  Reeve also added two goals and an assist in three games at the 2023 ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Championships and two goals and two assists in five games at the 2023 World Cup of Hockey in Carta, Romania, for the silver medalists from Canada.


Categorically, Reeve led all Men’s Division 1 rookies in points per game (2.27), goals (34), assists (41), points (75), power play goals (14), power play points (26), and tied for shorthanded goals (3).  In addition, Reeve led all Men’s Division 1 players in both power play points (26) and power play goals (14), was second in points per game (2.27), goals (34), and points (75), and was tied for third in assists (41).


With Reeve’s contributions, the Bobcats finished the 2022-2023 regular season with the No. 2 ranking.  Reeve and Ohio University made it to the semifinals of the recently concluded 2023 ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Championships.


Prior to arriving at Ohio University, Reeve played youth hockey with the Kingston Frontenacs and Peterborough Petes programs before playing junior hockey with the Kingston Voyaguers, Collingwood Colts, Athens Aeros, and Aurora Tigers.


Men’s Division 1 Rookie-of-the-Year
2022-2023 Forward #8 Luc Reeve Ohio University
2021-2022 Forward #27 Hunter Floris Iowa State University
2020-2021 Forward #82 Carter Barley Minot State University
2019-2020 Defense #5 Colin Baird Liberty University
2018-2019 Forward #17 Ryan Finnegan Lindenwood University
2017-2018 Forward #15 Anthony Cusanelli University of Arizona
2016-2017 Forward #16 Marcus Rose Adrian College
2015-2016 Forward #7 Tony Uglem Iowa State University
2014-2015 Forward #27 Brad Kobryn Adrian College
2013-2014 Goalie #35 Robert Levin Arizona State University
2012-2013 Forward #6 Senate Patton Adrian College
2011-2012 Forward #14 Tommy Olczyk Penn State University
2010-2011 Forward #11 Kale Dolinski Minot State University
2009-2010 Forward #22 Brent Boschman Liberty University
2008-2009 Forward #12 Michael Macari University of Michigan-Dearborn
2007-2008 Forward #19 Jake Ebner Lindenwood University
2006-2007 Forward #23 Mike Poljak Youngstown State University
2005-2006 Forward #9 Lukas Delorenzo Penn State University
2004-2005 Forward #12 Mike Heath Duquesne University
2003-2004 Goalie #29 Anthony Feyock University of Rhode Island
2002-2003 Forward #17 Anthony Nordo Drexel University


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About American Collegiate Hockey Association

The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is a recognized 501(c)3 organization of almost 450 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, Michigan, 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 32nd season in March 2023. For more information, visit achahockey.org.