GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior captain Jack Ceglarski, who last week completed his final campaign with the men's ice hockey team, recently signed an amateur tryout contract with the Indianapolis Fuel. A member of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), the Fuel are affiliated with the National Hockey League (NHL) Chicago Blackhawks.
Ceglarski appeared in 110 of the Knights' 114 games over the last four years while totaling 73 points, including 57 assists that were the second-highest total on the team during that stretch. He finished his senior campaign with career-highs of 23 points and 18 assists this past year.
Ceglarski was part of a senior class that made the first two NCAA Division III Tournament "Frozen Four" appearances in program history, playing to the national semifinals in 2014 and 2016, while compiling 72 victories for the fourth-winningest stretch in 42 years of Geneseo hockey. The 2016 season also saw the Knights win the first State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship since earning back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006.
On pace to graduate with a degree in geology later this spring, Ceglarski is the latest in the long line of Geneseo hockey players that have gone on to play either internationally or professionally. Most recently, Matt Solomon '16 played in the Swedish Hockey League second division last year with Åmåls Sportklubb, while Zachary Vit '14 played a season for the Neuilly-sur-Marne in the French Second Division in 2015. Tyler Brickler '15 is currently a member of Gangwon High1 in the Asia League with his sights set on making the South Korean National Team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Current Geneseo assistant coach Mitch Stephens '07 played professionally for six seasons, including two with the New Mexico Scorpions (CHL).
Ceglarski has made two appearances with the Fuel, including his first in last Friday's 3-2 setback opposite the visiting Wheeling (W.Va.) Nailers in which he finished with a +1 rating.