The Army Athletic Association Play of the Week for December 5, 2011.
One of 11 seniors on the squad ... one of four players from Ohio ... joined by his younger brother, Maurice, on the roster ... one of five players from the Central Junior Hockey League ... joins classmate Mike Hull as team captains ... alternate captain as a junior ... two-time second-team All-Atlantic Hockey League selection ... named to league All Rookie squad ... has played in 107 career games ... 11 career goals ... 48 career assists.
2010-11: Appeared in 35 games ... netted four goals and handed out 19 assists ... scored three power play tallies ... netted one game-winning goal ... scored on the power play in opening game of the season against Colgate ... dished out two assists against Connecticut in the third game of the year ... stretch of four assists in five games ... assists against Massachusetts, Mercyhurst, AIC and Sacred Heart ... also scored on the power play against Sacred Heart ... third power play goal came against Harvard at the Catamount Cup ... credited with an assist against Ohio State the next day ... registered an assist in 5-4 victory at Air Force ... scored game-winning goal and picked up an assist against Robert Morris ... collected four assists in three games with three against Connecticut and one opposite Bentley ... ended regular season with assists in three of his final four games ... posted two playoff points with assists against American International ... named second-team All-Atlantic Hockey.
2009-10: Appeared in all 36 games ... among team leaders in ice time ... totaled six goals and 14 assists ... all but five assists came on the power play ... opened the season with three points at the Mutual of Omaha Icebreaker Tournament ... assisted on a goal against Nebraska-Omaha ... registered a power play goal and assist against St. Lawrence the next day ... mini three-game scoring streak with assists against Mercyhurst and Colgate and a goal opposite Rensselaer ... scored twice and contributed an assist at Bentley ... established career standards in goals and points ... goal and assist in 3-3 tie with Sacred Heart ... also credited with goal and assist at Holy Cross ... finished the season with an even plus/minus rating ... named second-team All-Atlantic Hockey.
2008-09: One of three players to appear in all 36 games ... one power play goal ... 15 assists ... two multiple point games ... scored first career goal at Air Force ... collected assist in his second game, at Connecticut ... two assists in early-season Sacred Heart series ... assisted on a score in win against RIT ... notched two assists at Mercyhurst ... first career multiple-point game came in win at Canisius with two assists ... also collected two assists in tie with Holy Cross ... notched assists at RIT ... contributed assist in 3-1 victory at AIC to end regular season ... one assist in two playoff games ... named to the Atlantic Hockey Association All-Rookie Team.
BACKGROUND: Played for head coach Todd Gill and the Brockville Braves of the CJHL ... team captain, team defensive MVP and first-team all-star during his second and final season ... finished second in league defensive MVP voting ... former downhill skier who ranked among the top five of Ohio skiers and top 50 nationally as a seven-year-old ... lettered once in hockey as a junior at Saint Ignatius High School where he was the team's defensive MVP ... also competed in baseball, tennis and swimming ... honor student ... lists Alexander Ovechkin, Grady Sizemore, Tom Brady and Pat Tillman as his favorite athletes ... enjoys skiing, paintball, lifting weights, swimming, watching movies, video games and listening to music ... son of Paul and Eva Alvarez ... one brother, Maurice, is a freshman member of the Black Knights ... cousin, David Alvarez, served a tour in Iraq as member of the Air Force ... majoring in Management.