Terry Yurkiewicz

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Terry Yurkiewicz
Born (1943-08-03)August 3, 1943
Cartier, Ontario, Canada
Died October 9, 2002(2002-10-09) (aged 59)
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Played for Clarkson
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1963–1966

Terrance A. Yurkiewicz was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who was a two-time All-American for Clarkson.[1]

Career[edit]

Yurkiewicz joined the varsity team at Clarkson University in 1963 but a broken finger curtailed his first season. After he recovered he became the starting goaltender and led Clarkson to a third-place finish in ECAC Hockey. He was named to both the an All-American and Second Team All-ECAC rosters. Clarkson finished the ECAC Tournament in fourth place and, despite the disappointing result, Yurkiewicz was named as the best goaltender of the tournament.[2]

He was named as an alternate captain for his senior season and Yurkiewicz led Clarkson to one of the best seasons in program history. The team finished atop the conference standings, winning the first ECAC title in program history.[3] Yurkiewicz was absolutely integral to Clarkson's success and was named as the ECAC Player of the Year.[4] He was again outstanding in the conference tournament, allowing just 5 goals in 3 games as Clarkson won its first ECAC tournament championship. Yurkiewicz was named as the Most Outstanding Player in Tournament to add to his growing list of accolades.

Despite winning both ECAC titles, Clarkson only received the 2nd eastern seed for the 1966 NCAA Tournament. They faced a dangerous Denver squad in the semifinal and the two fought a close contest but the Golden Knights finished on top 4–3. Clarkson appeared in its second championship game against a surprising Michigan State team that entered postseason play with a losing record. Clarkson was 24–2 and favored in the game but Michigan State was riding a wave of momentum that saw them completely dominate the Golden Knights. MSU outshot Clarkson 50 to 24 in the game and despite the disparity in the skaters, Yurkiewicz kept his team in the game in the game through two periods. It was only until in the third when the Spartans pulled away with a 4-goal stanza.[5]

After finishing his college career, Yurkiewicz retired as a player and graduated with a degree in business administration and worked in the Albany International corporate system, eventually rising to become vice president and General Manager of Albany Engineered Systems. Yurkiewicz died in 2002 and was posthumously honored by being inducted into the Clarkson Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1963–64 Clarkson ECAC Hockey 1
1964–65 Clarkson ECAC Hockey 24 18 6 0 1366 1 2.66 .914
1965–66 Clarkson ECAC Hockey 24 0 1 2.46 .906
NCAA totals 53 43 10 0 2.10 .910

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1964–65 [7]
AHCA East All-American 1964–65 [1]
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament First Team 1965 [8]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1965–66 [7]
AHCA East All-American 1965–66 [9]
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament First Team 1966 [8]
NCAA All-Tournament Second Team 1966 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1964-1965 All-American Team". The American Hockey Coaches Association. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  2. ^ "Men's All-Tournament Teams" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  3. ^ "Clarkson Men's Hockey 2017-18 Media Guide". Clarkson Golden Knights. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  4. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Knights End Season with 23–3 Record". Clarkson Integrator. March 22, 1966. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  6. ^ "TERRY YURKIEWICZ". Clarkson Golden Knights. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Men's All-Tournament Teams" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  9. ^ "1965-1966 All-American Team". The American Hockey Coaches Association. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  10. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
John Cunniff
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
1965–66
Succeeded by
Doug Ferguson
Preceded by
Pat Murphy
ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
1966
Succeeded by
Doug Ferguson