After finishing the year as the national runner-up with a 21-5 record, three members of the Erie Community College ice hockey team were recognized as First Team All-Americans by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Sophomore forward Dan Wendt (North Tonawanda/Starpoint High School) is making his second appearance on the First Team, while sophomore goaltender Bryan Kalczynski (Lancaster/Lancaster High School) and sophomore defenseman Michael Krywcum (Buffalo/Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) are recognized for the first time.
Wendt is just the third two-time First Team All-American in the program’s history joining Randy Pfeiffer (1989-91) and Mark Pienta (1984-86). He led the NJCAA in scoring this past season with 30 goals and 37 assists. During his two-year career at Erie, Wendt has amassed 61 goals and 62 assists in just 50 games.
Krywcum has been a key force on the Kats power play for two years. He finished the 2009-10 campaign with 10 goals and 24 assists. His two year scoring totals are 17 goals and 39 assists.
Kalczynski has rewritten the Erie record book for goaltenders. In 2009-10 he posted a 2.06 goals against average and a .923 save percentage. His career goaltending records include 30 wins, a 1.91 goals against average and a .929 save percentage.