Good news for UAA senior goaltender Rob Gunderson -- the assist he has been credited with, upon review, in a 6-2 loss to Western Michigan earlier this month was his fifth career assist by The Blog's unofficial count, making him the fourth goalie in Seawolves hockey history to reach that mark.
By our count, Gunderson joins Nathan Lawson (2004-07), Chad Meyhoff (1986-90) and Garvin Federenko (1982-86) in a first-place tie for most career assists by a Seawolves masked man with his five.
Lawson, who racked his five helpers in just three seasons, also owns the single-season record for assists by a UAA goalie with three as a freshman in 2004-05.
Meyhoff is the only goalie in UAA history to twice notch multiple-assist seasons -- he furnished two helpers as a junior in 1988-89 and again as a senior in 1989-90.
Other Seawolves goalies who have generated two assists in a season are Gunderson (last season), Kevin Reiter, Doug Teskey, Paul Krake, Garvin Federenko and Ron Benton.
A caveat on these stats -- occasionally, especially back in the day, goalies were not always listed in the overall team scoring totals at season's end, so these numbers are unofficial. Obviously, do not use them for wagering.
Benton, for example, doesn't show up in team scoring as a freshman in 1980-81, so while he had three assists combined in his last three seasons, we cannot say with certainty that he did not have more than three career helpers.
Finally, here's the list of UAA goaltenders with multiple career assists (remember, this is unofficial, he typed, covering his rear):
5 -- Rob Gunderson
5 -- Nathan Lawson
5 -- Chad Meyhoff
5 -- Garvin Federenko
3 -- Kevin Reiter
3 -- Doug Teskey
3 -- Paul Krake
3 -- Ron Benton
2-- Jon Olthuis
2 -- Chris King
2 - Jeff Carlson