Get to Know Your Captains 2018-2019

As we kick off the 2018-2019 season, it’s our pleasure to acknowledge the season’s captains, Michael Zidansek, Chris Mazzella, Kevin Felice and Michael Nisky. These captains have demonstrated their leadership abilities on and off the ice and are well prepared to lead the team to success throughout this upcoming season.

 

Michael Zidansek – Captain

Captain #24 Michael Zidansek is a senior studying Political Science from Hermitage, PA. This Blue Hen defenseman, known for his frequent trips to the penalty box, is looking forward to demonstrating his leadership on his final season with the team. During the 2017-2018 season, Zid had 5 goals and 13 assists, totaling 18 points.

Highlight from last year
Our overtime win vs Stony Brook at home

Favorite hockey team?
Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite food?
Penne and broccoli from Amalfi

Favorite TV show?
The Office

Favorite superhero?
Batman

Person you text the most?
Probably our coaches

Team BFF?
Pasley (#15 Dylan Pasley)

Role model?
Nick Ustaski

Favorite quote?
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”- Wayne Gretzky- Michael Scott

Personal goals for the season?
To not get injured

Career aspirations?
Lawyer


Chris Mazzella – Assistant Captain

Hailing from Monroe, New York, junior forward #13 Chris Mazzella is a model player on the ice. This Sports Management major already has six goals for this 2018-2019 season, as well as 2 assists, and is a promising player leader for the Blue Hens. After three seasons of showcasing his capabilities, Mazzella is ready to take on the assistant captain role and lead his team to victory.

Highlight from last year:
Scoring in overtime against Stony Brook

Favorite hockey team:
New York Rangers

Favorite food:
Steak

Favorite TV show:
Game of Thrones

Favorite superhero:
Captain America

Person you text the most:
My girlfriend

Nickname:
Mazz

Team bff:
Everyone

Role model:
David Wright

Favorite quote:
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

Personal goals for the season:
Make Nationals

Career aspirations:
Work for an NHL team


Michael Nisky – Assistant Captain

Forward #22 Michael Nisky is a junior from Colonia, NJ, majoring in Accounting and MIS. Nisky will also be an assistant captain for the 2018-2019 season. Nisky, known for his quick moves on the ice, has had 21 goals and 51 assists since joining UD’s D1 Men’s Hockey team his freshman year.

Highlight from last year?
Beating Stony Brook

Favorite hockey team?
New York Rangers

Favorite food?
Chicken nuggets

Favorite TV show?
QB1

Favorite superhero?
Flash

Person you text the most?
Mike Redgate

Nickname?
Nisko

Team bff?
#19 Jake Defares

Role model?
My dad

Favorite quote?
“How bout them Blue Hens”

Personal goals for the season?
Be a good captain and leader to the young guys

Career aspirations?
CPA working in NYC


Kevin Felice – Assistant Captain

Lastly but certainly not least, #16 Kevin Felice, representing Middletown, NJ, will be another one of the assistant captains. Majoring in Mathematics Education, this junior forward has played with the team for three seasons and has totaled 4 goals already for the 2018-2019 season, with two assists. We are eagerly looking forward to watching him succeed throughout the rest of the season.

Highlight from last year?
My overtime goal against URI

Favorite hockey team?
New York Rangers

Favorite food?
Porkroll, egg and cheese

Favorite TV show?
Wicked Tuna

Favorite superhero?
Toby McGuire’s Spiderman

Person you text the most?
My girlfriend, Alyssa

Nickname?
Jon Snow

Role model?
Jedi Oman

Favorite quote?
“Whatever you do in this life, it’s not legendary unless your friends were there to see it”

Personal goals for the season?
Play on a line with Devin Jenny

Career aspirations?
Teach high school mathematics and coach hockey

Between our captain and assistant captains, the Blue Hens are definitely set with their leadership team. The four have already proven themselves as fantastic leaders, and we are so excited to continue watching them grow and succeed on and off the ice. Zid, Mazzella, Felice and Nisky are a force to be reckoned with, and are excited to lead the Hens this season.

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