Oye, Rizer cited by SUNYAC as All-Decade icers

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ice hockey players Jordan Oye and Steve Rizer

Jordan Oye (left) and Steve Rizer.

Two Fredonia State hockey teammates have been chosen to the SUNYAC All-Decade Team.

Jordan Oye and Steve Rizer, who played from 2007-08 through 2010-11, are among 18 men's hockey players from across the conference who excelled during the past decade.

Oye, a forward who hailed from Richmond, B.C., was a 2011 USCHO.com First Team All-America, made the 2011 American College Hockey Association NCAA Division III East Region First Team, and was the 2011 recipient of the SUNYAC Herb Hammond Award, given annually to the most valuable player in the conference. He was also SUNYAC First Team as a senior and Third Team as a junior, when his 39 points ranked 13th nationally. His 111 points – 45 goals, 55 assists in 99 games – was 12th on the Blue Devil career scoring list at the time of his graduation. A graduate of R.A. McMath H.S., Oye played his final season of junior hockey with the Brampton (Ont.) Capitals of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League. He is part of the Fredonia State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Rizer, from Smithtown, made his mark as a defenseman and earned 2011 USCHO.com Third Team All-America status as well as ACHA East Region Second Team honors in 2010 and 2011. Those same two seasons, Rizer was selected First Team All-SUNYAC and was ranked nationally among NCAA Division III points by defensemen – third as a junior (33 points, which led all SUNYAC defensemen) and fourth as a senior (32 points). He finished with 91 points – 17 goals, 74 assists in 105 games. A graduate of Smithtown High School, he played junior hockey for the Eastern Junior Hockey League's Capital District Selects, located in Troy, N.Y.

The Blue Devils, coached by Jeff Meredith, posted a 52-42-11 record over the four seasons Oye and Rizer were teammates. They were 17-7-2 as juniors and culminated their four seasons with SUNYAC Tournament wins at SUNY Buffalo State and Oswego before falling at Plattsburgh in the 2011 conference championship game.

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