March 26, 2014

Tim Richter Named Federal Hockey League Rookie of the Year

DANBURY, Conn.—Former UMass Boston men's hockey player Tim Richter ('13) has made the most of his first foray into professional hockey, as he was named the Federal Hockey League Co-Rookie of the Year Monday afternoon.

Richter, a native of Naugatuck, Conn., has helped the Danbury Whalers to the top of the four-team league with 27 goals, 41 assists and 68 points in 54 contests. He ranks second on the team in assists, points and +/- rating (+28) and tied for second in goals. The former Beacon also is tied for the team-high with his six power-play goals. 

"It's so not surprising that he's earned this award at the pro level, just because of his resiliency," Beacon head coach Peter Belisle said. "He didn't play much in his

David Lun ('11)-
Photos Courtesy of Danbury Whalers

first two years here, but he would always come back and keep his mouth shut and work hard and was the ultimate teammate.

For him to be rewarded in his junior and senior year and to have that success in his final two seasons here and in the Federal League is like karma. He's always had such a good attitude and has been such a good teammate; it's not surprise that he's had success at the next level."

Richter isn't the only Beacon in Danbury, as former Beacon David Lun ('11) is the captain of the Whalers. Lun has registered 16 goals and 21 assists in 53 games this season for Danbury.

The two Beacons and the Whalers will finish up their regular-season schedule this weekend with a pair of road games, before the Whalers look to defend their title in the Federal Hockey League playoffs in April.