PROVIDENCE, RI – Head men's hockey coach Brendan Whittet '94 has announced that rising senior Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, British Columbia) will serve as the Bears' captain for 2013-14 as voted on by his peers. Robertson, who was also Brown's captain this past season, will be joined in leading the Bears by three assistant captains – rising seniors Garnet Hathaway (Kennebunkport, Maine) and Mark Hourihan (Lynnfield, MA), and rising junior Matt Lorito (Oakville, Ontario).
"Dennis did a great job this past season as the captain of our program," said Whittet. "It is great that his peers again voted him into this position, affirming his tremendous leadership qualities."
Robertson, who earned First Team All-Ivy recognition this past season, had another strong year on the Bears' blueline as part of Brown's top defensive pairing. One of seven players on the team to appear in all 36 games, Robertson finished the season tied for fourth on the team with 20 points (3g, 17a) and led the team with 17 assists. He was also +9 during the season, third on the team, and led the Bears with 65 blocked shots. Equally effective on both sides of the puck, Robertson was also a big part of the Bears' special teams, playing on both the top power play and penalty kill. In 98 career games, the Toronto Maple Leafs draftee and two-time ECAC All-Academic honoree has earned 53 points (11g, 42a).
Hathaway will serve as an assistant captain for the second consecutive year and is coming off his best season in a Brown uniform after finishing third on the team in scoring with a career-high 21 points (6g, 15a) in 33 games. A defensive forward, Hathaway also had 47 blocked shots and was +6 for the season. He was a key piece of the Bears' penalty kill and also saw some time on the power play. In 90 career games, Hathaway has 43 points (14g, 29a), earning ECAC All-Academic honors in both 2011 and 2012.
Hourihan was one of seven Bears to play in all 36 games in 2012-13, skating as the third line center for most of the season. A key defensive forward, Hourihan also contributed six points (2g, 4a), including one game-winning goal, and blocked 39 shots. He was also third on the team with 150 faceoff wins. In 96 career games, Hourihan has accumulated 19 points (4g, 15a), earning ECAC All-Academic honors in both 2011 and 2012.
Lorito finished the season as Brown's leading scorer, accounting for 22 goals, 24% of the team's total, and 37 points. A First Team All-Ivy and Second Team All-ECAC selection, he was the first Brown player since Damian Prescott '98 to score 20 goals in a season, while his 37 points was the most since Brent Robinson '04 had 38 in 2002-03. Lorito led the Bears with eight power play goals, three game-winning goals, and was second with 307 faceoff wins. He also contributed one short-handed goal and finished the year with a +2 rating. One of seven Bears to play in all 36 games, Lorito had at least one point in 24 games, including 7-2-9 totals during Brown's playoff run. In 60 career games, Lorito has contributed 54 points (26g, 28a), earning ECAC All-Academic honors in 2012.
Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lorito '15, Mark Hourihan '14, Garnet Hathaway '14, Dennis Robertson '14.