Huskies Hockey Names Captains for 2023-2024

August 21, 2023

Huskies men's hockey names captains for the upcoming season...from SCSU Sports Information...

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey head coach Brett Larson announced team captains for the 2023-24 season on Friday. Fifth-year senior defensemanDylan Anhorn (Calgary, Alberta) will be the 35th Husky to wear the “C” as captain in the Division-I era, while junior defensemanJosh Luedtke (Minnetonka, Minn.), senior forward Joe Molenaar (Minnetonka, Minn.) and fifth-year forwardZach Okabe (Okotoks, Alberta) will be alternate captains.

Anhorn follows Spencer Meier as team captain, who became just the second three-time captain in program history in 2022-23. An All-NCHC Honorable Mention honoree and Hobey Baker candidate last season,Anhorn was nothing short of spectacular before suffering a season-ending injury on Jan. 21. The Calgary, Alberta native led all NCAA blue liners with 25 points (five goals / 20 assists) at the time of his injury and produced a +15 mark on the ice. He played a key role on special teams for SCSU, quarterbacking the top power play unit and adding key minutes on the penalty kill unit. Despite playing in only 23 games, Anhorn still finished the campaign ranked among the team’s leaders in numerous statistical categories, includingthird in assists (23), fourth in power play scoring (12), fifth in points (25) and fifth in plus/minus (+15).

Prior to SCSU, Anhorn spent three seasons at Union, where he scored 36 points (13 goals, 23 assists) in 66 games over the 2019-20 and 2021-22 seasons (Union did not play in 2020-21 due to the pandemic). In 2021-22, Anhorn recorded 20 points with seven goals, 13 assists and 28 blocks in 29 games. He was one of two Union rookies to skate in all 37 games in 2019-20, as he earned ECAC All-Rookie Team honors after scoring six goals and 10 assists for 16 points. In the classroom, Anhorn was named an AHCA All-American Scholar in 2019-20 and an ECAC All-Academic Team honoree in 2019-20 and 2020-21.For his career, Anhorn has played in 86 games, registering 61 points (18 goals / 43 assists) with four power play goals and a +18 mark on the ice. His 20 assists, 25 points and +15 mark in 2022-23 were all career highs.

Luedtke recorded two goals and eight points with a +19 plus/minus mark on the ice and 42 blocks in 32 games in 2022-23. He skated to a +2 mark or better in seven games last season, including a goal and +3 mark in a 5-0 win over Colorado College on Nov. 19 and an assist and +4 mark in a 6-3 win over North Dakota on Dec. 3. His +19 mark on the ice and 42 blocks both ranked second on the team for the season. Luedtke is a two-time NCHC Academic All-Conference and AHCA Academic All-American. In 65 career games, he has recorded five goals and 14 assists for 19 points with a +36 plus/minus.

In his junior campaign, Molenaar skated to two goals and five assists for seven points and a +5 plus/minus in 30 games in 2022-23. He found the back of the net against Colorado College (Jan. 13) and a power play goal at North Dakota (Feb. 17). He earned NCHC Academic All-Conference honors for the first time last season. For his career, he has recorded eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points with three power play goals in 76 games.

Okabe skated to All-NCHC Honorable Mention honors in 2022-23 for the Huskies, producing 18 goals and 18 assists for 36 points with a +16 mark on the ice, five power play goals and five game-winning goals. He was named to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff All-Tournament team after netting three points, including the game-winning overtime goal against North Dakota in the semifinal game. He was also named the NCHC Forward of the Week following SCSU’s sweep of North Dakota (Dec. 3-4), where he netted his second career hat trick in a 6-3 win on Dec. 3. Okabe set career highs in nearly every statistical category this season, including points (36), goals (18), assists (18), plus/minus (+18) and game-winning goals (five).

For his career, Okabe has logged 95 points (42 goals / 53 assists) with 14 power play goals and nine game-winning goals in 138 games. He is one of 13 Huskies to record multiple hat tricks in their collegiate career and currently ranks 13th in career game-winning goals with nine.

Season tickets for the 2023-24 season are now available for purchase by visiting or by calling 1-877-SCSUTIX / 320-308-2137.For all the latest on St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey, stay tuned and follow the team on Twitter,Instagram and Facebook.

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