ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan ice hockey head coach Red Berenson announced today (Friday, Aug. 26) that junior forward T.J. Hensick (Howell, Mich.) and junior defenseman Matt Hunwick (Sterling Heights, Mich.) will be alternate captains for the 2005-06 campaign.
Hensick and Hunwick will join previously named senior captain Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C.) and senior alternate captain Brandon Kaleniecki (Livonia, Mich.) to lead the Maize and Blue in the upcoming season.
In 2004-05, Hensick was second on U-M in goals (23) assists (32) and points (55) while capturing the CCHA scoring title. Also he was a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist and a first team All-American. As a freshman in 2003-04 he took home CCHA Rookie of the Year honors and was tied among rookies nationally with 46 points.
Hunwick was a solid contributor along U-M's blue line in 2004-05, setting career highs in goals (6), assists (19), points (25) and plus/minus (+15). His performance during the season resulted in All-CCHA second team accolades. In his rookie year of 2003-04 Hunwick was selected to the CCHA All-Rookie Team. He had 1-14-15 totals and led Michigan with a +14 rating.
Hensick and Hunwick both played for Team USA's World Junior Championship squad in 2005 where they earned fourth place. Hunwick also played for Team USA at the 2004 WJC and earned a gold medal.
The two have been teammates for more than a decade beginning with Detroit Honeybaked as squirts, continuing on at the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2001-02 and '02-03 and now through their first two seasons with the Maize and Blue.
Contact: Matt Trevor (734) 763-4423