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Bentley Falcons
Bentley Falcons
Institution: Bentley University
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
School founded: 1917
Enrollment: 4,200
President: Joseph G. Morone
Athletic Director: Bob DeFelice
Colors: Blue and Gold
Home Arena: John A. Ryan Skating Arena
Capacity: 1,200
Dimensions: 200'x85'
Men's Team
Conference: Atlantic Hockey
Coach: Ryan Soderquist
(Bentley '00)
Major Rivals: American International

The Bentley Falcons are a Men's Division I team in Atlantic Hockey.  The team is presently playing out of the John A. Ryan Arena.  The team should be moving to a brand new on campus facility in 2018.

The program started as a club sport early in the 1970's as a club sport. The program later moved to Division III NCAA status in 1977.  In the late 1990's the program made the jump to Division I.  The school has long been far behind in recruitment in the greater Boston area (to the Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University programs) which has due to a lack of its' own rink. The school is begining construction in August 2016 on a new facility on the school's campus in Waltham, Massachusetts that will become home  to the hockey program.  The 75,000 square foot facility will include a 2,100 seat arena and is being built on the school's south campus presently the site of the tennis courts.  The facility is scheduled to open early in 2018.

The new facility has lead to speculation that the school will introduce women's ice hockey in the not to distant future.

Season-by-season results[1]Edit

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Joe Quinn (ECAC DIII) (1977–1980)
1977–1978 Joe Quinn 10–9–0 9–7–0
1978–1979 Joe Quinn 7–11–0 7–7–0
1979–1980 Joe Quinn 15–6–0 15–3–0 Won ECAC DIII Playoffs (7–6 (OT) vs. RIT)
Joe Quinn: 32–26–0 31–17–0
Tim Flynn (ECAC DIII) (1980–1984)
1980–1981 Tim Flynn 20–1–0 17–0–0 Won ECAC DIII Playoffs (6–3 vs. Southeastern Mass)
1981–1982 Tim Flynn 14–10–0 12–3–0 Lost in ECAC DIII Finals (1–4 vs. UMass Boston)
1982–1983 Tim Flynn 9–10–2 9–4–1
1983–1984 Tim Flynn 13–11–0 11–5–0 Lost in ECAC DIII Semifinals (5–10 vs. Amherst)
Tim Flynn: 56–32–2 49–12–1
Mark Canavan (ECAC DIII) (1984–1985)
1984–1985 Mark Canavan 5–15–0 5–9–0
Mark Canavan: 5–15–0 5–9–0
Tom Apprille (ECAC DIII, ECAC DII) (1985–1993)
1985–1986 Tom Apprille 8–13–0 8–9–0
1986–1987 Tom Apprille 9–13–0 9–11–0
1987–1988 Tom Apprille 9–13–0 9–12–0
1988–1989 Tom Apprille 8–14–1 8–13–1
1989–1990 Tom Apprille 8–14–2 8–14–2
1990–1991 Tom Apprille 10–14–1 9–14–1
1991–1992 Tom Apprille 7–13–3 7–12–3
1992–1993 Tom Apprille 10–13–1 4–9–1
Tom Apprille: 69–107–8 62–94–8
Jim McAdam (ECAC DII, MAAC D1) (1993–2002)
1993–1994 Jim McAdam 13–10–1 7–6–1 Lost in First Round (4–10 vs. Fitchburg St.)
1994–1995 Jim McAdam 10–10–6 6–4–4
1995–1996 Jim McAdam 15–11–1 9–4–1 Lost in Semifinals (3–7 vs. UMass Dartmouth)
1996–1997 Jim McAdam 18–9–1 12–2–0 Lost in First Round (4–5 (ot) vs. Framingham St.)
1997–1998 Jim McAdam 16–10–0 10–4–0 Lost in First Round (6–9 vs. UMass Dartmouth)
1998–1999 Jim McAdam 14–12–1
1999–2000 Jim McAdam 7–23–2 7–18–2 Lost in First Round of MAAC Playoffs (2–9 vs. Quinnipiac)
2000–2001 Jim McAdam 4–23–2 3–21–2
2001–2002 Jim McAdam 4–26–2 4–20–2
Jim McAdam: 101–134–16 58–79–12
Ryan Soderquist (MAAC, Atlantic Hockey) (2002–Present)
2002–2003 Ryan Soderquist 15–19–0 13–13–0 Lost in Semifinals of MAAC Playoffs (2–10 vs. Mercyhurst)
2003–2004 Ryan Soderquist 9–19–4 7–13–4 7th Lost in Quarterfinals of AHA Tournament (4–5 vs. Mercyhurst)
2004–2005 Ryan Soderquist 8–20–6 6–13–5 7th Lost in Semifinals of AHA Tournament (1–4 vs. Quinnipiac)
2005–2006 Ryan Soderquist 15–17–5 11–12–5 4th Lost in Finals of AHA Tournament (2–5 vs. Holy Cross)
2006–2007 Ryan Soderquist 12–22–1 11–17–0 7th Lost in Quarterfinals of AHA Tournament (2–6 vs. Army)
2007–2008 Ryan Soderquist 9–21–6 9–13–6 8th Lost in First Round of AHA Tournament (2–9, 1–3 vs. Air Force)
2008–2009 Ryan Soderquist 19–17–2 15–11–2 4th Lost in Semifinals of AHA Tournament (0–3 vs. Air Force)
2009–2010 Ryan Soderquist 12–19–4 10–15–3 8th Lost in First Round of AHA Tournament (1–2 vs. UConn)
2010–2011 Ryan Soderquist 10–18–6 9–13–5 10th Lost in First Round of AHA Tournament (3–6 vs. Sacred Heart)
2011–2012 Ryan Soderquist 16–16–8 13–7–7 6th Lost in Quarterfinals of AHA Tournament (4–5 (2ot), 0–3 vs. RIT)
2012–2013 Ryan Soderquist 12–20–3 10–14–3 10th Lost in First Round of AHA Tournament (0–4, 1–2 vs. Canisus)
2013–2014 Ryan Soderquist 19–14–4 16–7–4 2nd Lost in Quarterfinals of AHA Tournament (4–3 (ot), 4–5 (2ot), 2–3 vs. Canisus)
2014–2015 Ryan Soderquist 17–15–5 14–9–5 4th Lost in Quarterfinals of AHA Tournament (0–1 (ot), 5–2, 2–3 vs. Mercyhurst)
Ryan Soderquist: 173–237–52 144–157–49
Total: 436–551–80

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bentley Falcons Men's Hockey. Bentley Falcons Program History. Retrieved on October 9, 2014.



Atlantic Hockey

Air Force | American Int'l | Army | Bentley | Canisius | Connecticut | Holy Cross | Mercyhurst | Niagara | RIT | Robert Morris | Sacred Heart

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