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Golden Eagle Men’s Hockey Team Names Tri-Captains
October 18, 2007

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston Men’s Hockey team has named its team tri-captains for the 2007-2008 season. Head coach Gary Warren has announced that Teal Plaine (Sr., Fwd., Hallock, Minn.), Matt Hann (Sr., Fwd., Crookston, Minn.) and Fred Kooser (So., Fwd., Omaha, Neb.) will share the duties.


“All three of these young men bring something different and unique to the table,” says Coach Warren. “In common, they are all good leaders and role models that work well with their teammates and coaches.”


Plaine led the Golden Eagles last season with 27 points (12 goals and 15 assists). Hann was third in points with 23 (nine goals and 14 assists). Kooser had nine points last season (three goals and six assists).


The Golden Eagles finished the 2006-2007 season with an overall record of 7-16-3 and 5-13-2 in the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA) which was good for fifth place.


U of M, Crookston will open the 2007-2008 season on November 2-3 when they travel to St. Paul, Minn. to take on Bethel University in non-conference action. Game times are 7:00 pm and 2:00 pm respectively. They open MCHA play the next weekend when they travel to Milwaukee, Wis. to take on the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) on November 9-10. Game times are 7:05 pm and 2:00 pm respectively. The Golden Eagles will open their home season on November 27 when they play host to Concordia-Moorhead at the Crookston Civic Arena. The puck will drop at 7:30 pm.


For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at


The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).