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MSU Hockey Weekly
MSU Hockey Weekly
2011-12 (Junior) Was forced to retire from competitive hockey after a degenerative issue was discovered in his back.
2010-11 (Sophomore) Saw action in 37 games, with two goals and 10 assists to his credit ... Recorded a season-high three point scoring streak against Minnesota (11/26), Wisconsin (11/27) and Ferris State (12/ 3)... Assisted on Derek Grant's third period goal in 5-2 victory at Minnesota (11/26)... Tallied a power-play goal at Wisconsin (11/27)... Had the primary assist on Torey Krug's game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory at Ferris State (12/ 3)... Had a point in each game of the Alabama series when he notched a first period tally (10/29) and assisted on Matt Grassi's game-winner in a 2-1 victory (10/30)... Assisted on Greg Wolfe's first collegiate goal at Notre Dame (11/19) ... Assisted on a Dean Chelios marker in a 4-0 shutout victory at Lake Superior State (1/15) ... Had an assist on MSU's lone goal at Ferris State (1/27) ... assisted on Dean Chelios' goal at Ohio State (2/5) ... Assisted on both goals in a 2-1 victory over Bowling Green for his first multiple-point game of the season (2/25), and was a +3 in the series.
2009-10 (Freshman): Appeared in 29 MSU games, mostly on MSU's third line, with classmate Chris Forfar centering ... Had a 2-4-6 scoring line (-3) ... First collegiate point was an assist on a Zach Josepher power-play goal against Clarkson (10/9), and he had an assist in each game of the series ... Recorded his next point on a Forfar tally against Nebraska-Omaha (11/6) ... Assisted on Zach Josepher's goal at Bowling Green (12/11) which started the third-period comeback and eventual overtime win ... Scored his first collegiate goal against Michigan Tech in the Great Lakes Invitational (12/29), netting a second period shorthanded tally ... Scored a third-period goal in a 5-2 victory over Ohio State (1/22).
Prior to MSU: Joined the Spartans after a year with the Indiana Ice (USHL), where he helped the team to a Clark Cup Championship and 48-23-3 record ... Played with fellow MSU freshman Torey Krug in Indiana ... Scored 44 points (22 goals, 22 assists) with six power-play goals in 70 games ... Previously played for the US National Team Development Program's Under-17 team, which took second place at the U17 World Challenge in London ... Won a bantam state championship with the Port Huron Flags in 2004-05, and national championship with Belle Tire in 2006-07 ... Earned tournament MVP at the International Silver Sticks tournament in 2005 and of the state playoff in 2006.
Personal: Born March 6, 1991 in Port Huron, Mich. ... Son of Sandra and Keith Golembiewski ... Attended St. Clair High School for two seasons, where he also lettered in golf ... Served as captain of the team as a sophomore, when he also broke the high school record with a 34 ... Was an All-Area and All-League selection in both 2006 and 2007 ... Lists Pavel Datsuyk as his favorite NHL player and the Red Wings as his favorite team ... Tiger Woods, Steve Yzerman, and his father are mentioned as his heroes ... Enjoys golfing, fishing, and hunting in his spare time.
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