25 Stephen Buco
25 Stephen Buco
Height: 5-7
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: North Providence, R.I.
Position: F
Previous Team: UMass Lowell (NCAA Division I)
gp 27
p 48
g 16
a 32
pim 20
+/- +29

2014-15 Dominated the ECAC East in his first full season with the Beacons … Named a CCM East Region Second Team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) … Honored as a New England Hockey Writers All New England Region Team selection … Tabbed a Joe Concannon Award semifinalist and finalist, for the best American-born player playing in New England at the Division II and III levels … Recognized as a First Team ECAC East All-Conference honoree … Named the ECAC East Player of the Week on two occasions … Concluded his career with 33 goals, 59 assists and 92 points in 98 games played … Dressed in all 27 contests … Led the nation with his 32 assists and 1.19 assists per game … Ranks tied for fifth in program history with his 32 assists in a single-season … Finished second in the country in points (48) and third in points per game (1.78) … Ended the year tied for ninth in program history with 48 points in a single-season … Paced the Beacons and finished second in the ECAC East with his 16 goals and .59 goals per game … Led the Beacons and finished tied for 20th in the country with six power-play goals … Tied for the program-record for game-winning goals in a single-season and ranked tied for second in the nation with five game-winning markers … Posted a team-best 86 shots and a +29 +/- rating … Amassed 20 penalty minutes on 10 minor penalties … Ended the year second on the Beacons with 164 face-off wins and a .539 winning percentage … Registered at least one point in 24 of 27 contests and goals in 12 games … Recorded multiple-points in 14 of 27 games … UMass Boston finished 21-2-1 in games in which he recorded at least one point in … Opened the season with two goals and two assists in a 15-3 win over UMass Dartmouth … Added two goals and two assists November 22 in a 6-1 dismantling of Skidmore College … Potted two goals and added an assist November 30 in a 5-3 win over eventual national-champion Trinity College … Finished with a season-high three assists and a +2 +/- rating in a 4-3 win over #1 Norwich University on Valentine’s Day … Tied his season-high with two goals and four points in the ECAC East Quarterfinals against Skidmore College.

2013-14 Provided another big scoring threat for the Beacons after transferring into UMass Boston in January … Led the Beacons in points per game with 16 points in 10 games played (1.60 points per) … Recorded seven goals and nine assists … Ended his junior year with 10 goals and 13 assists in 24 games between UMass Lowell and UMass Boston … Recorded three power-play goals and two-game winning goals as a Beacon … Picked up a pair of helpers against nationally-ranked Babson College January 25 in his second game as a Beacon … Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist February 1 in a 5-1 win over Castleton State College … Potted a pair of power-play goals and added an assist in a one-goal win over the University of New England (Feb. 8) … Matched his season-high with two goals and an assist in a February 15 loss at nationally-ranked Norwich … Totaled a goal and two assist in a pair of playoff contests.

2011-14 (UMass Lowell) Appeared in 60 games over two-and-a-half seasons with Division I UMass Lowell … Recorded 10 goals and 18 assists in a Riverhawks uniform … Dressed in 14 games and registered three goals and four assists as a junior before transferring to UMass Boston midway through the season … Netted two game-winning goals as a junior, including the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over #6 Notre Dame … Helped the Riverhawks to their first ever Frozen Four appearance as a sophomore with five goals and two assists in 16 contests … Ended his freshman season with two goals and 12 assists in 30 games.

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Played for the Boston Bulldogs of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) … Earned Most Valuable Players Honors in the AJHL for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons … Led the league in scoring with 86 (35G. 51A) points in 09-10 and 100 points (44G, 56A) for the 10-11 campaign … Named the Hockey Night In Boston Elite Showcase MVP in 2011 … Graduated in 2008 from Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, R.I. … Led Bishop Hendricken to back-to-back State Champions … Born on March 1, 1990 … Son of Cheryl and Ronald Buco … Has two siblings, Alyssa and Eric … Currently majoring in Criminal Justice.

Recent Games
Feb 6 at University of Southern Maine W, 4-0
Feb 7 at University of New England W, 7-3
Feb 13 St. Michael's College W, 6-5
Feb 14 Norwich University W, 4-3
Feb 21 Skidmore College W, 11-1
Feb 28 Babson College L, 5-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 27 18
Points 48 32
Goals 16 9
Assists 32 23
PIM 20 16
+/- +29 +25
Power-play goals 6 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 2 1
Games started 16 11
Game-winning goals 5 3
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 86 59
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Nov 1 UMass Dartmouth W, 15-3 1 2 2 4 0 +0 1 0 0 1 0 4
Nov 2 at Curry College W, 6-4 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 7 at New England College W, 5-4 1 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Nov 8 at St. Anselm College W, 3-1 1 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 21 Castleton University W, 2-0 - 1 0 1 2 +1 0 0 0 1 0 7
Nov 22 Skidmore College W, 6-1 - 2 2 4 0 +3 1 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 29 at Wesleyan University (Conn.) W, 6-2 1 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 30 at Trinity College (Conn.) W, 5-3 - 2 1 3 2 +1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Dec 5 University of New England W, 3-1 1 1 2 3 2 +3 0 0 1 0 0 6
Dec 6 University of Southern Maine W, 5-1 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 4 Connecticut College L, 4-1 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 5 Hamilton College T, 1-1 - 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 9 at Norwich University L, 6-3 1 0 2 2 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 10 at St. Michael's College W, 5-4 - 0 0 0 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 8
Jan 14 at Wentworth Institute of Technology W, 7-3 1 1 1 2 0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Jan 16 St. Anselm College W, 5-4 - 0 3 3 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 17 New England College W, 4-1 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 23 at Babson College L, 4-2 1 1 0 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 24 Babson College W, 4-3 1 1 1 2 2 +1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 30 at Skidmore College W, 3-1 1 1 0 1 2 +1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Jan 31 at Castleton University W, 4-3 1 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 6 at University of Southern Maine W, 4-0 - 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 7 at University of New England W, 7-3 1 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 13 St. Michael's College W, 6-5 1 0 2 2 2 +3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 14 Norwich University W, 4-3 1 0 3 3 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 21 Skidmore College W, 11-1 1 2 2 4 0 +1 2 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 28 Babson College L, 5-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2013-14 10 7 9 16 8 +4 3 0 0 2 0 0 41
2014-15 27 16 32 48 20 +29 6 0 2 5 0 0 86
Total 37 23 41 64 28 +33 9 0 2 7 0 0 127
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 27 16 32 48 20 +29 6 0 2 5 0 0 86
Conference 18 9 23 32 16 +25 2 0 1 3 0 0 59
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 10 19 29 10 +16 5 0 1 2 0 0 51
Away 13 6 13 19 10 +13 1 0 1 3 0 0 35
Neutral - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 22 15 29 44 14 +30 6 0 2 5 0 0 75
Losses 4 1 2 3 4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Ties 1 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
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November 8 8 9 17 4 +9 3 0 1 3 0 0 29
December 2 1 3 4 2 +4 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
January 11 5 10 15 12 +8 1 0 0 2 0 0 34
February 6 2 10 12 2 +8 2 0 0 0 0 0 16