ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
27 - Michael Biega
Michael Biega
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
High School: Salisbury School (Conn.)
Position: Forward
Major: Economics
Bats/Throws: Left
House Affiliation: Cabot

Junior (2009-10) Stats
Led Harvard with 15 assists one year after older brother Alex Biega led the team in helpers ... Ranked second with 22 points and fourth with seven goals ... Often skated with fellow Montreal-area natives Alex Killorn and Louis Leblanc ... Scored to seal Harvard’s comeback win in Game 1 of ECAC Hockey first-round sweep at Princeton (March 5) and assisted on the game-winning goal in the third-period of Game 2 (March 6) ... Assisted on Louis Leblanc's tying goal with 2.3 seconds left at Rensselaer (Jan. 23) ... Had two assists against Dartmouth (Nov. 29) and a goal and an assist two games later against No. 10 Boston College (Dec. 9) ... Scored goals in three straight games (Nov. 13-20) and registered points in five straight (Nov. 7-21) ... Scored the tying goal with 57 seconds remaining in regulation and added an assist in 3-3 tie at No. 19 Princeton (Nov. 14) ... Recorded two assists in season-opening win at Dartmouth (Oct. 30).

Sophomore (2008-09)
Ranked third on the Crimson in points and assists and tied for third in goals ... Part of the league's top power play in ECAC games (19.2 percent, 24 for 125) ... Opened the season with the game-winning goal, an assist and six shots on goal in win against Dartmouth (Oct. 31) ... Posted two assists against North Dakota (Dec. 6) and No. 20 St. Lawrence (Feb. 20) ... Gave Harvard a first-period lead against No. 1 Boston University in the Beanpot semifinals (Feb. 9) ... Twice recorded four points in three-game spans (Dec. 5-27 and Feb. 20-27) ... Had a plus or even rating in 22 of 30 games, including 11 of the final 12 games of the season.

Freshman (2007-08)
Co-recipient of the Percy Award as Harvard's top rookie, along with Matt McCollem ... Twice named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week (Dec. 3 and Dec. 17) ... Named Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week (Dec. 17) ... Tied for third in the league in goals by a freshman in ECAC Hockey games (six) ... Among Ivy League freshmen, tied for third in goals (three) and eighth in points (four) in league play ... Ranked sixth on the team in scoring, fourth in goals and third in power-play goals ... Only freshman and one of nine Crimson players to skate in every game ... Often skated on a line with Jon Pelle '08 and Paul Dufault '08, as well as on the power play ... Assisted on the third-period game-winner by Paul Dufault '08 in bye-clinching victory at Cornell to close the regular season (March 1) ... Registered two assists in 3-3 tie at Colgate for another crucial point in the standings a night earlier ... Had an assist in the Beanpot final against No. 7 Boston College (Feb. 11) ... Scored twice against No. 15 Boston College (Dec. 12) ... Tallied first goal and first hat trick in the same game, a 3-3 tie at Yale (Nov. 28) ... Was assisted by brother, Alex, on goals against BC and Yale ... Also scored goals against St. Lawrence (Jan. 11), at No. 18 Quinnipiac (Jan. 4), at Ohio State (Dec. 29) and at No. 19 Rensselaer (Dec. 4) to give him nine goals in 10 games ... Made Harvard debut in season opener at No. 11 Clarkson (Nov. 2) and registered first point with an assist a night later at No. 16 St. Lawrence (Nov. 3).

Before Harvard
Played three years of varsity hockey at Salisbury, two alongside brother, Alex ... Also part of the varsity soccer team and crew to follow Alex as the school's Athlete of the Year and earn the Corkery Medal for playing a varsity sport every season ... An All-New England, All-Founders League and Flood-Marr all-tournament selection, as well as hockey team MVP, as a senior ... Team won the first New England championship his junior year and captured two Flood-Marr Tournament titles and three Founders League crowns in his three years ... Started in soccer as a senior and was stroke for crew ... Academic honors include the Harvard Book Prize, Key Society, first and second honors, AP French Course Award and Certificate of Merit for performance in academics, athletics, citizenship and extracurricular activities.

Personal
Along with defensemen Alex and Danny, part of the second set of three brothers to play for the Crimson at the same time. The last set was Mark '00, Steve '01 and Dominic Moore '03 in 1999-2000.

Career Highs
Points - 3 three goals at Yale, Nov. 28, 2007
Goals - 3 at Yale, Nov. 28, 2007
Assists - 2 five times, most recently vs. Dartmouth, Nov. 29, 2009
Point Streak - 5, Nov. 7-21, 2009

Career Stats

Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2007-08................ 34 9 7 16 74 .122 5-10 -6 5 0 0
2008-09................ 30 6 11 17 73 .082 5-10 -4 1 0 1
2009-10................ 31 7 15 22 94 .074 3-6 +1 1 0 0
TOTAL................... 95 22 33 55 241 .091 13-26 -9 7 0 1