Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey forward Cory Hibbeler ’08 has been named the Bobcats’ captain for the 2013-14 season by head coach Rand Pecknold on April 30.
“It is an honor to be voted captain for next season,” the Culver Military graduate said. “There are a bunch of leaders in our locker room and a group of guys with great character. I am excited to be selected and also for next season.”
Hibbeler will be the 39th captain in Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey history, after wearing the “A” for his junior year in 2012-13. Hibbeler matched his career high of six goals in 2012-13 while also assisting on five goals for a career-best 11 points in 36 games.
The Bobcats enjoyed a 6-0-0 record when Hibbeler scored a goal and a 10-0-0 record when he registered a point. Hibbeler scored in a 4-0 win against Robert Morris on Oct. 13 and also in a 4-1 win against Cornell on Nov. 10. He assisted on two goals in a 6-2 win at Clarkson on Nov. 17. After missing a month to injury, he returned with a goal against Dartmouth in a 3-2 overtime win on Jan. 4 and an assist against Harvard in a 6-2 win on Jan. 5. He also scored in both regular-season victories against Yale and also against Cornell in a 10-0 blow-out in the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals.
Quinnipiac won the most games in the program’s history – 30 – on its way to the NCAA Frozen Four and the National Championship game. The Bobcats lost to Yale, 4-0. They advanced to their first championship with a 4-1 win over Nic Dowd ’08 and St. Cloud State.