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28   Mike Kostka
Mike Kostka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ajax, Ont.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
D

Birthdate:
11/28/1985

Last Team:
Aurora Tigers (OPJAHL)


  • 2005-06 Mike Kostka Photo Gallery

    As a Senior in 2007-08: Game-by-Game Statistics
    Played in 36 games...served as captain...named to the Hockey East Second Team...named as a Hobey Baker candidate...named as the UMass Hockey Most Valuable Player...led defensemen in scoring with 21 points on nine goals and 12 assists...led the team in power play goals with seven...registered 10 penalties for 20 minutes, 83 shots and a team best +11 rating...netted a goal and added an assist against Merrimack (3/7)...tallied two goals and an assist in a weekend series at Maine (2/23; 2/24)...recorded a goal and an assist at #8 New Hampshire (1/12)...tallied two assists in the Championship game of the Lightning College Hockey Classic against #4 Colorado College (12/30)...scored the tying goal against #9 Boston College while on the power play (11/15)...scored his first goal of the season at Boston University while on the man advantage (11/9).

    As a Junior in 2006-07: Game-by-Game Statistics
    Named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team ... Played in 39 games ... Totaled 18 points on three goals and 15 assists ... Finished third on the team in assists ... Finished with a +11 rating (second on the team), 88 shots on goal, and 20 penalty minutes ... Assisted on three goals in the two games of the Hockey East quarterfinal sweep vs. Maine (3/9-10) ... Tallied two assists in a win vs. No. 9 Maine (3/2) ... Scored empty-net goals on back-to-back nights in a home-and-home series vs. Northeastern (2/23,25) ... Scored a goal and assisted on another at UMass-Lowell (1/26) ... Registered assists in three straight games, vs. Merrimack (1/6), vs. UMass-Lowell (1/12), and at New Hampshire (1/19) ... Set a career-high with four assists vs. UConn (11/18) ... Notched his first point of the season, an assist, vs. Sacred Heart (10/13).

    As a Sophomore in 2005-06: Game-by-Game Statistics
    Appeared in all 36 games, tallying eight points on two goals and six assists ... Was first on the team in plus/minus with a +2 rating ... Named team's Most Improved Player ... Named to Hockey East All-Academic Team ... Finished with 10 penalties for 20 minutes ... Scored first goal of the season and first career shorthanded goal vs. New Hampshire (10/28) ... Recorded assists at Merrimack (1/7), New Hampshire (1/21), Northeastern (2/24) and a pair at Maine (3/3-4) ... First multi-point game came at UMass Lowell with a goal and assist (2/4) ... Wore No. 28.

    As a Freshman in 2004-05: Game-by-Game Statistics
    Played in 32 of 38 games, becoming one of the top defensemen on the team ... Had one goal and five assists on the season for six points ... Scored first career goal vs. Nebraska-Omaha (12/30) in 5-2 win ... Registered two multipoint games with two assists in 5-2 lost to Merrimack (11/6) and two assists in 4-3 loss to UMass Lowell (1/7) ... Contributed an assist in 2-1 win over Canisius (10/16) in Nye Frontier Classic ... Had 7 penalties for 14 minutes.

    Before UMass: Played for one season with the Aurora Tigers, after spending two years with the Ajax Axemen ... During his only season with the Tigers, he appeared in 76 games, scoring 67 points (17g, 50a) ... Tallied 23 points (5g, 18a) in his final season with the Axemen ... Tigers' squad was ranked the No. 1 Junior "A" team in Canada through the majority of the 2003-04 season ... Their regular season record was 47-2-0 and finished the year with a 76-7-0 record ... The Tigers were the Canadian Junior "A" Champs, the Central Canadian Junior "A" Champs and Ontario Provincial Junior "A" Champs ... Kostka won the Ontario Hockey Association Top Prospect Award in 2004, and was ranked 165th in the NHL Central Scouting Service rankings for North America prior to the 2004 Entry Draft ... Was also a member of the high school golf team.

    Personal: Michael Christopher Kostka ... Born Nov. 28, 1985, in Etobicoke, Ontario ... Son of Chris and Susan Kostka ... Father played hockey at York University (Canada) from 1975-79 ... A psychology major.

    Career Statistics
    YEAR	GP	G	A	Pts	Shots	Shot%	Pen	Min	+/-	PPG	SHG	GWG
    2004-05	32	1	5	6	30	.033	7	14	-8	1	0	0
    2005-06	36	2	6	8	52	.038	10	20	+2	1	1	1
    2006-07	39	3	15	18	88	.034	10	20	+11	0	0	0
    2007	36	9	12	21	83	.108	10	20	+11	7	1	0
    TOTAL	143	15	38	53	253	.059	37	74	+16	9	2	1
    
    

    Hockey East Statistics YEAR GP G A Pts Shots Shot% Pen Min +/- PPG SHG GWG 2004-05 18 0 4 4 13 .000 4 8 -1 0 0 0 2005-06 27 2 6 8 39 .051 7 14 +7 1 1 1 2006-07 27 3 7 10 61 .049 5 10 +3 0 0 0 2007-08 27 8 8 16 62 .129 9 18 +11 6 1 0 TOTAL 99 13 25 38 175 .074 25 50 +20 7 2 1

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