10 - Justin Menke
Justin Menke
Born: 11/23/86
Height: 5-10
Weight: 184
Year: Junior
Hometown: Shamrock, Saskatchewan
High School: Chaplin Secondary
Position: Center
Team: Yorkton (SJHL)
S/C: L

Junior (2009-10 Season): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . A dynamic, two-way skater, who's regarded as one of the team's best . . . A fine playmaker from the middle of the ice in . . . Has the ability to make other players around him better . . . Expected to be more productive offensively this season . . . Performs well offensively on the rush . . . Possesses an extremely high hockey IQ and has a keen understanding of the game . . . Good on faceoffs . . . Possesses a strong, accurate shot . . . Will press for ice time in all situations . . . Struggled in first-half portion of last season before returning to productive form in the second half . . . Profiled in Inside College Hockey.com's 2009-10 Player Preview . . . Career Statistics.

Sophomore (2008-09 Season): A FSU Dean's Academic Award recipient . . . kated in 36 of team's 38 contests . . . Finished with a team fourth-highest 19 points on five goals and 14 assists . . . His 14 helpers marked a career season best . . . Produced a squad fourth-place tying 12 points (4-8=12) in 28 league regular-season matchups . . . Shared top team honors in multiple-point games (five) while ranking tied for second in both game-winning and multi-assist game performances (three each) . . . Placed tied for fifth among team leaders with seven power-play points (1-6=7) . . . notched a career game-high three points (all assists) with two blocked shots in non-league series finale victory over Alabama-Huntsville (12/13) . . . Picked up two assists in an outing on as many occasions - vs. Canisius (10/11) and against Lake Superior State (11/1) . . . Totaled a combined five points (1-4=5) in back-to-back appearances vs. Alabama-Huntsville (12/13) and vs. St. Lawrence (1/2) in a Vermont Sheraton/TD Banknorth Catamount Cup Tournament encounter . . . Scored a short-handed marker against Nebraska-Omaha (1/30) . . . Earned two points (1-1=2) in overtime tie at Michigan State (2/6) and was plus two for the night . . . Garnered at least a point in three straight contests (2/20-27) and finished with a combined three points (2-1=3) in that span . . . Racked up a team-most and personal month-high six points (3-3=6) in eight February outings . . . Recorded eight second-period points (2-6=8) and posted seven points (1-6=7) in the third period . . . Compiled a team fifth-place tying 17 blocked shots . . . Game-By-Game Statistics.

Freshman (2007-08 Season): A CCHA All-Rookie Honorable Mention Team selection . . . Finished fifth on the team in points and was the Bulldogs' top-scoring rookie . . . Netted a squad seventh-best eight markers . . . His eight (5-3=8) power-play points represented the fifth-highest output on the squad . . . Named to Toyota UConn Hockey Classic All-Tourney Team after producing two assists in 5-0 championship game win at host Connecticut (12/30) . . . Generated at least a point in a game on 19 occasions . . . Posted the game-winning lamplighter at Ohio State (11/4) and at Notre Dame (3/14) in a 2-1 CCHA Tourney Quarterfinal-Round decision . . . Tallied a short-hander against Notre Dame (10/27) and was +2 for the contest . . . First college point was a goal in home opener vs. Wayne State (10/19) . . . Compiled a four-game (1/18-26) point streak with a combined four points (1-3=4) . . . Twice (12/1-8 and 1/18-25) notched a three-game assist string . . . Generated five points (0-5=5) in five December appearances . . . Amassed 10 (4-6=10) first-period points and seven (3-4=7) second-period points on the season.

High School/Juniors: Spent the 2006-07 season with the St. Louis (Mo.) Bandits of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and was a teammate of current FSU's goaltender Pat Nagle . . . Coached by Jon Cooper . . . Helped lead St. Louis to a 43-14-5 overall record as the Bandits captured the NAHL's South Division title and then the Robertson Cup as the NAHL playoff champion (USA Hockey's Tier II Junior A National Champion) . . . Place eighth among 2006-07 team points leaders with 29 points on a squad third-best 17 goals and 12 assists in 54 contests for St. Louis . . . Recorded three power-play lamplighters and and four game-winning tallies during the 2006-07 regular season . . . Totaled six points with two goals and four helpers in 11 2007 league playoff outings . . . His 29 points total tied for 101st place on the NAHL scoring charts . . . Team Michigan Select 16 Team member . . . Competed for Honeybaked (Detroit, Mich.) at the midget level for coach Jon Kisil . . . A 2006 graduate of Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage High School . . . Played prep hockey for two seasons under head coach Gene Ayotte . . . Two-time (2004 & 2005) varsity letterwinner in baseball.

Personal: Son of Darwin and Sheila Menke . . . Born 11/23/86 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan . . . His father is a farmer and mother a school bus driver/homemaker . . . Lives on a 6,000 acre farm with 200 cattle nine miles from his 25-population hometown . . . Enjoys golf and spending time at the lake . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Shoots: Left . . . Surveying engineering major.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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