April 9, 2003

Vesce Reaches 100-Point Mark

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He might be the smallest player on the No. 1 men’s hockey team, but junior forward Ryan Vesce is also the squad’s most dynamic. On a team known for its top-rated defense and grinding work along the boards, Vesce — the top line center — is the team’s flashiest and most skilled offensive threat. And with an assist in the first round of the NCAA tournament against MSU-Mankato two weekends ago, Vesce put his name alongside Cornell legend Joe Nieuwendyk ’88, becoming the first junior on the East Hill since Nieuwendyk to reach 100 career points.

“I got the puck, gave it to my mom, and she took it back home to Long Island,” Vesce said of the accomplishment. “So, I didn’t really get to spend much time with it. I’m looking for bigger things right now.”

“He hit 100 points in his junior year — it’s unbelievable, obviously with the last guy doing it being Joe Nieuwendyk,” senior captain Stephen B