Missed the entire year after having off-season surgery to repair torn knee ligaments ... Suffered the injury against Army late in the 2000-01 season.
Played in 32 of the 37 games on defense ... Finished the season with three points on one goal and two assists ... Tallied an assist in the first game of the season against American International ... Also scored in the second game against Findlay, Nov. 4 ... Scored his only goal of the season against Army, March 3 ... His goal in the first period tied the game at 1-1 ... AFA went on to win, 4-3 ... Suffered torn knee ligaments in the game and missed the CHA Tournament.
Played in 38 of the 39 games as a second- and third-line defenseman ... Scored two points on one goal and one assist ... Goal came against Sacred Heart while the assist came against Fairfield.
High School (Valley)
Named all-state three times at Valley High ... Named to the all-star team as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Nickname is Teeze ... Parents are Richard and Mary Tesar ... Member of Cadet Squadron 11, the Rebels ... Major is management ... Hobbies are hunting and fishing ... Future goal is to fly ... Played Junior A hockey with the St. Louis Sting of the North American Hockey League in 1996-97 ... Also played for Scott Pionk's Waterloo Blackhawks in 1997-98 and 1998-99 ... Named the Blackhawk player of the year in 1998 ... Won the community service award in 1998 and 1999 ... Led the Blackhawks in penalty minutes and was sixth in the USHL in 1998-99 ... Won the fan favorite award in 1999 ... Also recruited by Mass.-Lowell, Northeastern and Connecticut ... Secret dream is to own a ranch ... Favorite NHL team is the New Jersey Devils ... Favorite player is defenseman Ken Danyeko ... Favorite class is History of the American West ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Favorite bands are Montgomery Gentry, the Highwaymen and Metallica ... Person in history he would like to meet is his late grandfather ... Greatest moment in sports was watching his brother play hockey.
Tesar's Career Statistics
|1999-00 (Fr). ||38||1||1||2||15-30||21||0||0||0|
|2000-01 (So.) ||32||1||2||3||5-10||11||0||0||0|
|2001-02 (Jr.) ||0||0||0||0||0-0||0||0||0||0|