Cornell, Diamond and Nemec Named Captains for 2012-2013
ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine men's ice hockey coach Tim Whitehead announced today that Mike Cornell (Franklin, Mass.), Joey Diamond (Long Beach, N.Y.) and Mark Nemec (Rouses Point, N.Y.) will serve as captains for the 2012-2013 season. All three will be seniors in the fall.
"Our coaching staff is proud to announce that Mike Cornell, Joey Diamond, and Mark Nemec have been chosen as Tri-Captains for the 2012-13 season," said Whitehead. "All three student-athletes have grown tremendously on and off the ice here at Maine, and we're confident they will provide great leadership for our team."
Cornell served as an assistant captain last season, while Diamond and Nemec will serve as captains for the first time.
Cornell, a defenseman, has played in 90 career games. He has two goals and 17 assists for 19 career points. Cornell dished out an assist in Maine's NCAA Regional game against Minnesota Duluth. He has been named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner and also named to the Hockey East Academic Honor Roll. Cornell is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Diamond has played in 102 career games for the Black Bears. He finished third on the team and 11th in the nation this past season in scoring with a team-high 25 goals and 22 assists for 47 points. He tallied 11 power play goals and one game-winner. His 25 goals ranked tied for fifth in the nation. Diamond earned a spot on the Hockey East Second Team and has twice been named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team. He was named a semifinalist for the Walter Brown Award and also earned Hockey East Player of the Month honors in January. Diamond has 45 goals and 35 assists for 80 career points. Diamond has been named to the Hockey East Academic Honor Roll during his career.
Nemec, also a blueliner, has seen action in 99 career games for the Black Bears. Known as a defensive defenseman, Nemec has three goals and 10 assists for 13 career points. He is one of just four returning players to have played in all 40 games last season. Nemec has been one of Maine's top penalty killers the past two seasons. He also excels in the classroom. A mechanical engineering major, he has been named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner and also named to the Hockey East Academic Honor Roll.