Jr. Blues Alumni Report: the 2019-20 MIAC Season

Springfield, Illinois – Our first stop in Division 3 hockey showcased a pair of freshmen and a senior netminder in three East Coast conferences. We continue our journey by recapping the seasons of our alumni in the MIAC in today’s Alumni Report!

Our first pit stop takes us to St. Thomas Univeristy where sophomore forward Luke Radetic came through big for the Tommies in 2019-20. Radetic, a native of Chesterfield, MO, appeared in 28 games and scored 11 goals and 9 assists, including the game-winning goal against Concordia in the MIAC Championship game. The 2018-19 All-MIAC Rookie Team member has now appeared in 54 games in his career with 25 goals and 18 assists on his resume. 

We shift our attention from one St. Paul, MN university to another as we shine a light on the seasons of two freshmen blue liners at Hamline. Ryan Murray, a native of Prior Lake, MN, wrapped up his first NCAA season by appearing in 25 games, recording 7 assists and 41 penalty minutes. He recorded his first NCAA point and assist on Nov. 9th when he had 2 assists against Augsburg. Murray was named the Pipers Defenseman of the Year at the conclusion of the season.

Murray was joined mid-season by fellow alum Andrew Erwin. Erwin, who began the 2019-20 season with the Jr. Blues, appeared in 12 games for the Pipers. The Eden Prairie, MN native recorded his first NCAA point and assist on Feb. 15th against St.Thomas.

Last but not least, our final spotlight today is on senior defenseman Kyle Meeh of Saint Mary’s. The Fenton, MO native played in 22 games for the Cardinals in 2019-20, registering 13 goals and 9 assists. Overall in 99 career NCAA appearances, Meeh put up 31 goals and 36 assists. He received First Team All-MIAC honors this season, his third time being named to the prestigious squad. 

The 2016-17 All-MIAC Rookie Team member earned two MIAC Athlete of the Week honors this season and at the conclusion of his NCAA career, Meeh signed an ATO with the Kansas City Mavericks of the ECHL. He signed on February 28th before playing in his first professional game on February 29th against the Kalamazoo Wings, he did not register a point in the game. Meeh was joined by goaltender Stefanos Lekkas (Vermont) and forward Pat Curry (Boston University) who also signed professional contracts once their respective seasons ended.  

We want to congratulate all four of our alumni who represented the Jr. Blues well in the MIAC during the 2019-20 season. We are proud of the work you have put in and wish the best of luck to you next season and beyond!