Statistics: Uber has shown steady improvement in
three seasons in Storrs, and after an eight-point freshman
season, he’s been the No. 3 scorer for the Huskies each
of the past two years. He posted nine goals and 15 assists
(24 points) last year, giving him 57 career points.
What He Does: Head coach Bruce Marshall might call
Chris Uber an über-captain, because he fits the demands
of the role so well. If only the pronunciation fit (Chris
is “Yoo-ber”). From winning faceoffs to maintaining
his teammates’ focus in the locker room, Uber has earned
Marshall’s trust in every facet of the game.
The Bigger Picture: The Huskies were one of the youngest
teams in college hockey last season, with 20 freshmen or sophomores,
so a step up from last year’s sixth-place finish in
Atlantic Hockey is definitely possible with those players’
additional year of experience. Uber’s leadership will
be crucial, and his offensive contributions may be moreso.
The graduation of the Huskies’ most dangerous player,
Tim Olsen, will require a boost in production from a number
of players, and Uber’s steady improvement over the previous
three years suggests that he could be a prime candidate to
elevate his scoring totals. Marshall says he won’t ask
Uber to do too much, but he’ll have every opportunity
to provide offense.
head coach Bruce Marshall on Uber: “He’s a
smart hockey player who understands his role. He’s an
extremely strong centerman and a very respectful kid, a very
serious kid. He brings a lot of different assets to our team.”