18 - Brian Ihnacak
Brian Ihnacak
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Toronto, ONT
High School: St. Michael's College School
Position: F
NHL Rights:Pittsburgh (2004)

The 2004 ECACHL and Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Brian Ihnacak can play both right wing and center. He became Brown's fourth draft pick in seven years, and second in 2004, when he was drafted on June 27, 2004, by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

2005-2006: Ihnacak played in 15 games last year, earning nine points on three goals and six assists ... Scored twice on the powerplay and had one game-winning goal ... Picked up 2-4-6 numbers in ECACHL games ... Also added 31 penalty minutes ... Notched an assist on Prough's tying goal in 3-2 overtime loss to #4 Cornell ... Scored a power-play goal and assisted two others, including the game-winning goal, in 4-3 win over Clarkson ... Scored the first goal of the game in 3-1 win over St. Lawrence ... Tallied an assist on Vokes' goal at St. Cloud State ... Earned an assist on Hurley's goal against #11 Colgate ... Scored his third goal of the year, the gamewinner, in 4-1 win over UConn; named 3rd star ... Earned an assist on Dersch's power-play goal in 3-3 tie at Yale.

2004-2005: Ihnacak finished his sophomore season ranked third on the team with 23 points (12g, 11a) ... Scored four power-play goals and had two game winning goals ... Netted 8-7-15 numbers in ECACHL contests ... Posted 30 penalty minutes and a "+2" rating ... Named USCHO Offensive Player of the Week, INCH.Com Player of the Week Runner-Up, and ECACHL Player of the Week after notching 4-1-5 numbers in Brown's sweep in the North Country ... Tallied an assist in 2-2 tie with Harvard ... Scored both of Brown's goals in 3-2 overtime loss at Colgate ... Tallied an assist the next night at Cornell ... Posted an assist in the first game at #7 Minnesota-Duluth ... Scored the Bears' first goal the next night against the Bulldogs in 2-1 come-from-behind win ... Named 1st star with two goals and an assist in 4-2 win at Clarkson ... Added two goals the next night in 4-1 win at St. Lawrence ... Notched an assist on game-tying goal in 3-3 tie with RPI ... Scored a power-play goal to give Brown a 1-0 lead in 4-1 win over Merrimack ... Added two assists the next night in 5-2 win over Holy Cross ... Scored the game-winning goal in 5-2 win over AIC ... Tallied an assist on the game-winning goal in 3-1 victory over Vermont ... Notched an assist in 3-0 victory over Union ... Scored the game-winning goal in 5-2 win over Clarkson ... Scored Brown's second goal at Dartmouth ... Scored a power-play goal and added an assist on the game-winning goal in Game #1 against RPI in the ECACHL First Round.

2003-2004: One of the most successful Brown hockey rookies, Ihnacak tallied 30 points (10g, 20a) during his freshman season, the most for a Brown hockey rookie since Dave Roberts '79 recorded 34 points in 1976 ...Recipient of the team's Kevin R. Pope Memorial Trophy, given to the team's most outstanding rookie, as voted by the team ... Also named to the HCA Rookie of the Month Honor Roll during the month of November after registering 5-7-12 totals during his first month of collegiate hockey, while helping Brown get off to a 6-1-1 start ... A five-time selection to the ECACHL Honor Roll, Ihnacak was also named ECACHL Rookie of the Week three times during the season ... Named to the ECACHL All-Rookie Team ... Finished second on the team in scoring and second with seven power-play goals as a member of the top power-play unit ... Also tallied one game-winning goal and 25 points (8g, 17a) in ECACHL competition ... Ended the season with a "+3" rating and 20 penalty minutes ... Led the ECACHL with 23 power-play points (7g, 16a), and was eighth in the ECACHL in power-play goals (7) ... Also led the ECACHL in Rookie Scoring, 3rd in the Country ... Earned his first career point with an assist at Dartmouth ... Notched a power-play goal and assisted on another power-play goal in 6-0 win over Yale ... Finished the weekend with six points with two goals, including the game-winner, and two assists in 5-1 win over Princeton, earning 1st star honors ... Posted an assist in 4-1 win over Clarkson ... Named 2nd star the next night against St. Lawrence with two goals and two assists ... Posted two assists in 3-3 tie at Cornell ... Scored Brown's lone goal the next night at Colgate ... Posted two points (1g,1a) in overtime loss to Wayne State in Subway Holiday Classic ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Subway Holiday Classic ... Notched an assist on the winning goal in 1-0 win over RPI ... Tallied a goal and an assist the next night in 4-1 win over Union, earning 3rd star honors ... Assisted on Brown's lone goal in 3-1 loss to Colgate ... Scored the game-tying goal the next night in 2-1 overtime win over Cornell ... Posted a goal and an assist in 6-2 win over Merrimack ... Earned an assist on the goal that gave Brown a 2-0 lead in 3-2 win over Lowell ... Tallied an assist on the winning goal in 5-2 win at Princeton ... Notched two assists the next night in 4-1 win at Yale for a three-point weekend ... Notched two assists in 6-0 win over Vermont.

Before Brown: Ihnacak has been playing organized hockey for 19 years ... Most recently, he participated with the Slovakian Under-18 team at the 2003 World Cup ... Finished the Tournament ranked 10th in scoring ... Played for the St. Michael's Buzzers in 2002-2003 where he earned the Leading Scorer Award with 86 points (40g, 46a), all careerhighs ... His 40 goals, was a St. Michael's Buzzers record and tied for 15th for goals scored in Canada ... Was 20th in Canada with 1.88 points per game ... Named OPJHL All-Star, Most Improved Player, and was a runner-up for the MVP ... Also earned November Player of the Month honors ... Tallied the winning goal in the 2003 OPJHL All-Star Game ... Finished as the leader in career goals, fourth in points, and sixth in assists in St. Michael's history ... Was the recipient of the Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award for hockey at St. Michael's.

Personal: Brian Ihnacak is the son of Peter and Debi Ihnacak of Toronto, Ontario ... Born in 1985 ... Father played eight years of professional hockey with the Toronto Maple Leafs ... Uncle, Miroslav Ihnacak, played professional hockey for four years with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings ... Interests: Tennis ... Major: History.

GP G A PTS PPG SHG GWG Pen/Min
2003-04 31 10 20 30 7 0 1 10/20
2004-05 30 12 11 23 4 0 2 15/30
2005-06 15 3 6 9 2 0 1 10/31
TOTALS 76 25 37 62 13 0 4 35/81