Union College men’s ice hockey junior defenseman Mat Bodie will serve as captain for the 2012-13 season, head coach Rick Bennett announced on Monday during the team’s annual media day. Bennett also announced that senior forward Kyle Bodie and senior defenseman Greg Coburn will serve as assistant captains, wearing the "A" throughout the season.

Mat Bodie has played in 79 games, recording 14 goals and 47 assists in two seasons at Union. He earned AHCA Second-Team All-American honors in 2012, becoming the second Union defenseman to be named an All-American in program history and the first since Jack Rankin (1977). He was named to the ECAC Hockey First Team and finished second among all ECAC Hockey defenseman in scoring with 29 points (eight goals, 21 assists).

Kyle Bodie is coming off of a breakout campaign in 2011-12, recording a career high 30 points (six goals, 24 assists) in 38 games to finish fifth on the team in scoring. Bodie was a key contributor on Union’s power play, finishing second on the team in power play scoring with 17 points (four goals, 13 assists). In three seasons at Union, Bodie has 54 points (19 goals, 33 assists) in 82 games played.

Coburn, one of Union’s most experienced defenseman, has seen action in 113 games in three seasons, recording 12 goals and 32 assists. In 2011-12, Coburn led the team and finished fourth in ECAC Hockey with a plus/minus rating of +19. Coburn recorded 14 points (five goals, nine assists), leading all Union defensemen with four power play goals.

Union will open up the regular season at home on Oct. 6 against Merrimack at 7:00 p.m.

The preceding information was provided by Jeffrey Weinstein, the Assistant Sports Information Director for Union College.