30 - Kevin Bendel, Jr.
Kevin Bendel, Jr.
Birth Date: 04/20/1987
Height: 5-9
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Denville, N.J.
High School: Binghamton Jr. Senators
Position: G
Previous Team: Binghamton Jr. Senators (AJHL)

2011-12  Had the greatest season in UMass Boston goaltender history, setting new program marks in almost every category … Named the ECAC East Goalie of the Year, becoming the first Beacon to win the award since 2008 … Finished the season with a career high eight wins and an 8-6-1 victory in 15 starts … Set the program marks for individual Goals Against Average at 2.17 and Save Percentage with a .927 clip … Led the ECAC East Conference and finished ninth amongst Division III goaltenders with his .927 save percentage … Recorded a new Beacons program record two shutouts, to tie him with Frank Soltesz and Ryan Donovan for the career mark with three shutouts … Ended his UMass Boston career with the new high water-marks with a 2.79 Goals Against Average and a .908 Save Percentage … Made 405 shots and gave up 32 scores in his final season … Recorded 30 or more saves in seven straight contests between January 14 and February 18 … Set a new career mark with 41 saves in a 3-2 victory at St. Anselm College on January 21 … Helped UMass Boston earn their first ever victory over a number one ranked team with 39 saves against Norwich College in a 2-1 win on January 14 … Finished the season on a 6-3-1 streak in his final 10 starts, helping the Beacons secure the number five seed in the ECAC East Playoffs.   

2010-11 Saw time in 12 games as a junior ... Combined for 724 minutes of playing time, in which he earned a 7-5 record on the year ... Combined 318 saves ... Held three opponents to just one goal ... Managed a season-high 39 saves in the January 28 meeting with Norwich University ... Won seven straight decisions from November 23 to January 21 ... Finished the year with 30 or more saves on five different occasions.

2009-10 Split time in net as the Beacons starting goaltender, appearing in 13 games while getting the starting nod nine times ... Compiled a 5-6-1 record to go along with a 3.39 goals against average, which ranked ninth in the ECAC East ... Recorded an .833 save percentage, making a career-high 278 saves on the year ... Stopped 20 or more shots on eight occasions, including 30 or more twice ... Earned the win in UMass Boston's 4-3 victory over No. 6 ranked Williams College on Feb. 13, making 11 save in 33 minutes of action ... Made a season-high 35 saves in a 2-1 win over Tufts University on Jan. 9 ... Registered back-to-back wins for the first time in his collegiate career earning a the victory on Jan. 23 in a 5-4 win over New England College and then picking up the "W" on Jan. 30 in a 7-2 win over Saint. Michael's ... Logged a total of 655:15 minutes on the year.

2008-09: Joined the Beacons for the second semester and started six of seven games ... Posted a 2-4-0 record to go with a 2.96 goals against average ... Registered an impressive .920 save percentage ... Stopped 30 or more shots on five occasions, including a career-high of 40 to record his first collegiate shutout at Skidmore College on January 30 ... Took nationally-ranked Norwich University to overtime in his collegiate debut on January 17 in Northfield, VT, while making 24 saves ... Made 38 saves in a 3-2 win over University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on January 20 for his first career victory.

Personal/High School: Played junior hockey for the Binghamton Junior Senators and was named a two-time Atlantic Junior Hockey League All-Star ... Also played for the Niagara Falls Canucks of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League ... Graduated from Seton Hall Prep in 2005 ... Born April 20, 1987 ... Son of Nancy and Kevin Bendel ... Majoring in economics and would like to work on Wall Street or for the government ... Enjoys cars, computers, electronics and working out.