Lacin' skates and chasin' records

by Kaylee Herndon (Jan. 31, 2020)
Andrews on track to break Millersville Ice Hockey blue-liner records his senior season

Millersville defenseman David Andrews will be lacing up his skates for his 100th career game tonight against the University of Delaware.

Andrews currently leads the team in goals and points (12g, 16pts). He has scored four of his 12 goals this season within the last three games.
He notched Millersville's only two goals against Rider University on Jan. 24.

"A lot of my goals have been scored by creating speed and beating out other defensemen," Andrews explained. "I wouldn't really say I have a heavy shot from the point so I try to use my speed and my size to my advantage and get clear lanes to the net."

Andrews is on track to set the school record for goals by a defenseman in a single season with four games remaining before the team enters playoffs. With 12 goals he trails Sean Neilsen, who set the record in 2012-13 (15g).

His previous goals season-high goals record was seven, which he set in 2017-18 and matched in 2018-19.

"I think we have had a lot of scoring in the past few years and we lost those roles from our seniors graduating," Andrews said. "I feel like this year I really needed to step up my scoring and contribute to the team more."

The 6'4 senior from Emmaus, PA wears an A for the Millersville squad this year and takes the duty seriously.

"Andrews brings a lot to the team but the number one thing he's always brings is competition. Whether it's in a game, practice or even just lifting Andrews is always working and competing to get better," Captain Tyler Browne said.

"I see myself as a leader but I also see myself as very offensive," Andrew's said."I try to play two-way hockey but I usually tend to rush the puck more and try to create opportunities in the offensive zone."

Overall Andrews is fourth in goals by a Millersville defenseman all-time with 29. He has tallied just under half of his goal total this season. Andrews is trailing Frank Acara for third all-time, who generated 31 goals from 1990-95. He is also fifth all-time for the squad in points earned by a defenseman (71).

See David Andrews and the rest of the Millersville squad face off against University of Delaware tonight at 9 p.m. in Lancaster Ice Rink.