UConn opens its home season next Friday against 2013 Frozen Four participant Union.
Season-opening game was debut of head coach Mike Cavanaugh.
Niagara picked as league favorite, four teams receive first place votes
First AHA Title Game Appearance Eludes the Huskies
Huskies Looking to Advance to First AHA Championship Game
UConn vs Sacred Heart Men;s Hockey UConn Classic
UConn vs Union Men's Hockey
UConn vs Robert Morris Men's Hockey Quarterfinla Game 2
UConn vs Robert Morris Men's Hockey
UConn vs Quinnipiac Men's Hockey
- Signed a contract with the Fort Wayne Komets of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) on March 21, 2014.
- Finished his career with a 25-19-6 record, a 2.32 goals against average and a .926 save percentage
2013-2014 (Senior Season): Played in 26 games with 25 starts...Posted a 10-12-2 record, ranked seventh in Atlantic Hockey in winning percentage (.458)...Posted a 2.47 goals against average, ranking third among AHA goaltenders...Finished with a .923 save percentage, third in Atlantic Hockey and 23rd among national leaders...Played 1479:15 minutes this season (67.7% of total minutes)...Had eight games making 30 or more saves including a pair of 40 save efforts and a 50 save game...Stopped a career-high 58 shots to set a new UConn Division I record in leading the Huskies to a 3-2 upset at #9 ranked Providence (Feb. 11)...Named the AHA Goaltender of the Week for his efforts in the win over the nationally ranked Friars...Posted 47 saves to help the Huskies to a 2-2 tie with nationally ranked Union (Oct. 25)...Made 42 stops in a loss at #18 Minnesota State in the opening weekend series (Oct. 19)...Had 38 saves in a 2-2 tie with AHA regular season champion Mercyhurst (Jan 17).
2012-2013 (Junior Season): Played in 23 games for the Huskies...Registered a 1.93 goals against average while stopping 610 shots and adding a .937 save percentage...Named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Conference third team...His 1.93 GAA set a new UConn school record for lowest goals against average in a season...Finished the season with a record of 14-4-3...Also added an assist at Army (Feb. 23)...Stopped 39 shots in a 4-3 win over Penn State (Jan. 4)...Recorded a season high 48 saves in a 2-1 loss aginst the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, Quinnipiac (Jan. 22)...Tallied 42 saves in a 4-1 win at Holy Cross (Feb. 16)...Stopped 33 shot in a shutout at Sacred Heart (Mar. 2).
2011-2012 (Sophomore Season): Played in three games...Registered 31 total saves...Recorded a .912 save percentage and a 2.36 goals against average...Finished the season with a 0-0-1 record.
2010-11 (R-Freshman Season): Appeared in seven games, starting two...Finished with a 1-3-0 record based on a 3.32 goals against average and a .886 save percentage...Started against Alabama-Huntsville (Nov. 27) and Holy Cross (Jan. 29)...Earned his only win of the season after coming on midway through the first and blanking AIC in a 4-3 victory (Feb. 26)...Came on in relief in the AHA Semifinals and allowed just one goal in 44 minutes, making 16 saves.
2009-10 (Freshman Season): Redshirted his freshman season.
Before UConn: Played for the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL for two seasons...In 2008, he was among the top-five in goalie statistics, posting a 2.17 GAA and a .925 save percentage...Spent just over 1,900 minutes between the pipes for the Bobcats recording 21 wins...During the playoffs he posted an impressive 1.96 GAA and a .923 save percentage.
Personal: Born July 14, 1988...Matthew Thomas is the son of Bryan and Laurie Grogan...a sociology major.