|All-Americans||MASCAC Championships||Coaching Records||Best Records|
2017*, 2016*, 2014*, 2010*, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976,1975, 1974
* MASCAC Postseason Champion
2017, 2016, 2014, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1987,
1994, 1992, 1979
G-Marcus Zelzer - MASCAC Player of the Year (2016), G-Ryan Hatch - ECAC Goalie of the Year (2009) * D-Nick Stauder - New England Defensive Player of the Year (2003) * G-Kaleb Christenson - MASCAC Player of the Year (2001) * G-Lou Mastromarino - MASCAC Player of the Year (1999) * F - Rob Concannon - ECAC Player of the Year/MASCAC Player of the Year (1995) * F-Kurt Mallett - MASCAC Player of the Year (1994) * F- Mike Lacroix - MASCAC Player of The Year (1993) * F- Matt Robbins - MASCAC Player of the Year/New England Player of the Year (1992) * F-Chris Vlachos - MASCAC Player of the Year (1990) * F-Dan Bates - ECAC Rookie of the Year (1990) * F-Richard Lamby - ECAC Rookie of the Year (1974)/ECAC Player of the Year (1975) * F-Bruce Jango - ECAC Sophomore of the Year (1969)
Richard Lamby (1976) - IX Olympic Winter Games,
Mike Gilligan (2006) - XX Olympic Winter Games, Turin Italy Assistant US Women's Olympic Hockey Coach
Jim Logue (1968)-Grenoble,France
Shawn McEachern (1992)-Albertville,France
IIHF World Championship
Richard Lamby (1979)-IIHF World Championship,Moscow,Soviet Union
Mike Gilligan (2004)-IIHF Women's World Championship,Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada,Assistant US Women's Coach,Silver
Mike Gilligan (2005)-IIHF Women's World Championship,Linkoping,Sweden,Assistant US Women's Coach,Gold
John Tortorella (2005)-IIHF World Championship,Vienna/Innsbruck,Austria,Assistant US Coach
John Tortorella (2008)-IIHF World Championship,Halifax,Quebec City,Canada,US Coach
Shawn McEachern (1991)-IIHF World Championship,Turku,Tampere,Finland
World Cup of Hockey
Shawn McEachern (1996)
|Bill O'Neill (1981-Present)
Mike Gilligan (1975-81)
Barry Urbanski (1964-75)
Don Dupuir (1962-64)
Joe Morency (1961-62)
Most Goals - Game:
6 - Joe "Skip" Arvilla vs. Lowell Tech (1967-68)
6 - George Hughes vs. Boston State (1973-74)
6 - Craig Seabury vs. Fitchburg State (1991-92)
5 - Ben Hedblom vs. Ithaca (1965-66)
Most Points - Game:
8 - Rusty Harnish vs. Lowell tech (1965-66)
8 - Joe "Skip" Arvilla vs. Nichols (1966-67)
8 - Ben Hedblom vs. Nichols (1966-67)
8 - Rusty Harnish vs Nichols (1966-67)
8 - Joe "Skip" Arvilla vs Lowell Tech (1967-68)
8 - Craig Seabury vs. Fitchburg State (1991-92)
Most Saves - Game:
55 - Jason Pucciarelli vs. Endicott (2016-17)
52 - Glen Melton vs. Oswego State (1965-66)
51 - Vin Caporricio vs. Vermont (1971-72)
50- Sean Cleary vs. Westfield State (2018-19)
49 - Jason Pucciarelli vs. Babson (2017-18)
48 - Jason Pucciarelli vs. Suffolk (2017-18)
48 - Gerry Gagnon vs. Bowdoin (1976-77)
Fewest Saves - Game (60 minutes):
8 - Vin Caporricio vs. Ithaca (1970-71)
Most Saves - Period:
29 - Jeff Goodchild vs. Williams (1972-73)
23 - Jason Pucciarelli vs. Endicott (2016-17)
22 - Glenn Melton vs. Lowell Tech (1967-68)
Most Assists - Game:
6 - Rusty Harnish vs. Lowell Tech (1965-66)
6 - Joe "Skip Arvilla" vs Nichols (1966-67)
6 - Rusty Harnish vs. Nichols (1966-67)
6 - Mike Gilligan vs. Holy Cross (1969-70)
6 - Mark Boudreau vs. Boton State (1973-74)
Most Goals - Period:
4 - John Griffin vs. UMass (1973-74)
3 - Joe "Skip" Arvilla vs. Nichols (1966-67)
3 - Ben Hedblom vs. Lowell Tech (1965-66)
3 - George Hughes vs. Boston State (1973-74)
3 - Dick Lamby vs. Colby (1974-75)
3 - Craig Seabury vs. Fitchburg State (1991-92)
5 - Bruce Jangro (1968-71)
5 - Mark Boudreau (1971-75)
5 - George Hughes (1971-75)
Most Goals Defenseman - Season:
25 - Dick Lamby (1974-75)
21 - Dick Lamby (1973-74)
14 - Mike Gilligan (1967-68)
14 - Jeff Lee (1975-76)
Most Assists Defenseman - Season:
32 - DIck Lamby (1974-75)
31 - Mike Gilligan (1968-69)
30 - Dick Lamby (1973-74)
Most Points Defenseman - Season:
57 - Dick Lamby (1973-74)
51 - Dick Lamby (1973-74)
44 - Mike Gilligan (1968-68)
Most Goals Defenseman - Career:
46 - Dick Lamby (1973-75)
43 - Mike Gilligan (1966-70)
Most Assists Defenseman- Career:
73 - Mike Gilligan (1966-70)
62 - Dick Lamby (1973-75)
Ice Hockey Milestones: 1958 - Future Salem State Hall of Famer Elliott Knight forms the first ice hockey club team at Salem Teacher's College. The team initially wore the colors of the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks since brown and orange jersey's were too expensive to be custom made. Informal scrimmages were played at the North Shore Sports Center in Lynn.
1994 - Salem State defeats Bowdoin College 6-3 to earn Salem State's second ECAC East championship. Glenn Seabury scores with 1:32 reamainiing to earn a 4-4 tie with Elmira to clinch the series, and send the program to their third "Final Four." The Vikings lose 3-2 to host Wisconsin Superior in the national semifinal. Kurt Mallett becomes Salem State's second 200 point producer, finishing second on the all-time list with 217 points.
1962 - Salem State finishes its first season as a varsity program with a 7-2 record under the direction of head coach Joe Morency.
1995 - Salem State wins 7-1 over Bowdoin College to earn back-to-back ECAC East titles and the school's seventh NCAA bid. Head coach Bill O'Neill wins 250th career game, 9-2 over North Adams State on January 27th.
1968 - Joe "Skip" Arvilla scores a school-record six goals in a game against Lowell Tech.
2001 - Vikings defeat St. Anselm College, 5-2 on December 27th, in the 1,000th game played in school history. Mike Viens earns a hat-trick while Kaleb Christiansen made 30 saves to improve Salem State's overall record to 646-330-34.
1969 - Barry Urbanski leads Salem State to a 12-5-1 record, and its first-ever postseason tournament appearance where the Vikings finished fourth at the NAIA championships. ECAC scoring champ Bill Jangro sets the then all-time school record for points in a season with 71 points.
2003 - Salem State wins 28th MASCAC championship as defenseman Nick Stauder, leads the team in scoring with 35 points, to earn All-American honors. Stauder also receives the "Joe Concannor Award", which is given to the top America born defenseman in Division II/III. The Vikings earn their first win over a No. 1 team, defeating Middlebury 4-2 on December 5th.
1970 - Future University of Vermont head coach and Beverly native Mike Gilligan, is selected as the program's first All-American.
2009 - Senior James Lacour stops all 31 shots as the Vikings stun top-ranked St. Norbert 3-0 in Duluth, MN. on November 30th. It is the Vikings first win over a No.1 team since defeating Middlebury in 2003.
1974 - Salem State earns their first MASCAC championship and twenty-win season (21-3) behind head coach Barry Urbanski, as the Vikings reach the ECAC semifinals.
2010 - Mike Genovese scores 00:58 seconds into overtime as Salem State defeats Fitchburgh State 2-1 to claim the first MASCAC Postseason Tournament Championship.
1976 - Two-time All-American Richard Lamby is selected to play for the US Hockey team at the Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria. The US finishes in 5th place. Lamby went on to play parts of three seasons for the NHL's St. Louis Blues from 1979-81.The Vikings move from Twin Rinks in Danvers to their brand new arena built on campus. 2012 - Salem State defeats Framingham State, 8-2 to give head coach Bill O'Neill his 500th career win on February 18th. O'Neill,who is in his 31st season, is just the seventh coach in Division III to reach the 500 win plateau. 1979 - Behind All-American golatender Jay Palladino, Mike Gilligan coaches squad to 23-11-1 record, and the school's first "Final Four". Dan Kreiner sets school record for goals in a season with 30. 2014 - Chris Mastropietro nets a hat-trick as Salem State defeats Plymouth State 5-1 in the MASCAC Championship game to earn the program's eighth NCAA Tournament bid. The Vikings face UMass-Boston on January 7th at Fenway Park in Boston to mark the school's first "Frozen Fenway" appearance. The Beacons earn a 4-2 victory.
1984/1985 - Arena dedicated to Richard H. Rockett. Salem State wins their first-ever ECAC East regular season title with an 8-4 won over New England College in 1985. The No. 1 seed Vikings dominate the ECAC postseason tournament climaxed by a a 7-1 victory over Babson College to claim the school's first-ever ECAC East Tournament Championship. Behind Tournament MVP, goalie Ross Motau, the Vikings win a school best 24 wins (24-9) under fourth year head coach Bill O'Neill.
2016 - Goalie Marcus Zelzer sets a new Salem State mark with 17 straight wins, longest in the nation, and earns third team CCM Division II-III All American honors as the Vikings earn the MASCAC Championship and finish with a 22-6 overall record and NCAA Tournament berth. Zelzer and defenseman Cam Moniz earn All-New England honors. 1987- Salem State finishes 22-11-1, and earns their third trip to NCAA Tournament, The Vikings lose a heatbreaker in the quarterfinals to St. Cloud State, which is coached by 1980 Olympic Coach, Herb Brooks.
2017 - Behind 26 saves from MASCAC Tournament MVP, Jason Pucciarelli, the second-seeded Vikings knock off top seed Plymouth State 4-3 to earn back-to-back MASCAC Championships and NCAA Tournament berths. Marcus Zelzer earns MASCAC Scholar Athlete of the Year honors.
1992 - Vikings finsh third at NCAA "Final Four." Kurt Mallett scores 1:16 into ovetime as the Vikings defeat Wisconsin Superior 7-6 in the consolation game. ECAC scoring champ Matt Robbins, who was drafted by the NHL's New York Islanders, breaks Bruce Jangro's season scoring record with 72 points in a season. Robbins later signs with the Boston Bruins.
2018 - Jason Pucciarelli sets the all time season single save mark with 915 saves, setting a new all-time mark with 2254 saves during his career at Salem State. 1993 - Salem State defeats defending National Champion Plattsburgh State 4-1 in the championship game of the Cardinal Invitational, halting Plattsburgh's three-year home unbeaten streak. Mike Lacroix becomes Salem State's first 200 point scorer, ending his career with a school record, 220 points. 2019 - Salem State's 5-4 victory over Framingham State was the 600th for Vikings' head coach Bill O'Neill, who stands third among all active NCAA Division III coaches in wins and is just the 13thcoach all-time to reach 600 career victories.