Feb. 9, 2006
OXFORD, Ohio - Former Miami University ice hockey all-American Dan Boyle has been named as an alternate to the Canadian Olympic Team for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Boyle replaces Bryan McCabe, who was placed on the 23-man active roster in place of the injured Ed Jovanovski.
Boyle earned four letters at Miami from 1995-98 and is one of just four Miami blueliners to reach the 100-point plateau during their careers in Red and White. In 148 games he tallied 147 points on 40 goals and 107 assists and was a two-time First Team All-American. Following his senior season, during which he scored 14 goals and added 26 assists, he was named the league's Best Offensive Defenseman. As both a junior and senior, Boyle was named to the All-Central Collegiate Hockey Assocation First Team.
Currently skating for the Tampay Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, Boyle became the first Miamian to win an NHL championship when the Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2004. A native of Orleans, Ontario, Boyle scored nine goals and chipped in 30 assists in 78 regular-season games during the 2003-04 season before adding two goals and eight assists during his team's run to the Stanley Cup.
In 56 games for Tampa Bay this season, Boyle has 11 goals and 24 assists.
The 2006 Olympic men's ice hockey competition runs from February 15-26. Alternates to the Olympic Team are not considered Olympians unless they are placed on the 23-man active roster. Each team will carry three alternates that can be activated in case of an injury to a member of the active roster.