Biega will be one of two Harvard players in the Skills Challenge (photo courtesy Kevin Burns).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Senior defenseman Alex Biega of the Harvard men’s hockey team will compete for men’s East squad in the NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge April 9 in Detroit, the NCAA has announced.
Biega, the Crimson’s 116th captain, was named to the final East team following the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament after originally being listed as an alternate. A preseason All-America selection by Inside College Hockey, he earned All-Ivy League honorable mention this season. He had 10 points on two goals and eight assists.
The Frozen Four Skills Challenge will be held April 9 at Ford Field and will highlight the “Friday Night at the Frozen Four” event. The night will also include the presentation of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the Hockey Humanitarian Award and the announcement of the American Hockey Coaches Association All-America teams. Anna McDonald, Biega’s Harvard classmate, will compete for the women’s East squad.
With 131 career games played, Biega is tied for eighth on Harvard’s career games-played list. He did not miss a game during his four seasons on the team and skated on the Crimson’s top defensive pair throughout much of his career.
Biega logged 70 career points for Harvard. His 55 assists were the most by a Harvard defenseman since Derek Maguire ’94 recorded 71 helpers from 1991-94. The Montreal native was one of three Biega brothers on the Crimson this season. He and younger brothers Michael and Danny were the second trio of brothers to simultaneously skate for Harvard.