March 6, 1986|
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)|
RT Bad Nauheim
Matt Beca (born March 6, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He plays for Manchester Storm of the EIHL. He previously played for fellow Elite League side Braehead Clan and Rote Teufel Bad Nauheim of the DEL2.
Prior to turning professional, Beca attended Clarkson University, where he played four seasons of college hockey with the NCAA Division I Clarkson Golden Knights men's ice hockey team. Beca was a freshman with the Golden Knights when they won the 2006-07 ECAC conference tournament, and he was named as the team's most valuable player, winning the Bill Harrison MVP Award, during his senior year.
During the 2012–13 season, Beca compiled 23 points in 31 games for the Everblades before he was reassigned by the Checkers as part of a trade for Matthew Pistilli to the South Carolina Stingrays on December 31, 2012.
After four seasons of professional hockey in North America, Beca left to sign his first European contract with German club, Rote Teufel Bad Nauheim of the DEL2 on July 28, 2013.
Ahead of the 2016/17 season, Beca signed for Braehead Clan of the UK's EIHL, putting up 83 points in 62 league and cup games. On 14 July 2017, Beca followed former Braehead coach Ryan Finnerty to sign for Manchester Storm. In doing so, Beca re-joined former Braehead teammates Jay Rosehill and Mike Hammond who had both signed for the club earlier in the summer.
|2003–04||Hamilton Red Wings||OPJHL||41||17||26||43||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||11||5||5||10||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||RT Bad Nauheim||DEL2||54||23||36||59||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||RT Bad Nauheim||DEL2||51||18||33||51||66||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship||2006–07|||
|All-ECAC Hockey Third Team||2007–08|
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- *"Checkers Add Rookie Forward Beca". Charlotte Checkers. July 14, 2011. Archived from the original on December 17, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- "High scoring forward Matt Beca joins Stingrays". South Carolina Stingrays. December 31, 2012. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
- "Red Devils commit to forward with AHL, ECHL experience" (in German). Rote Teufel Bad Nauheim. July 28, 2013. Archived from the original on August 1, 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
- "MATT BECA". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- "Welcome to Manchester, Matt Beca!!!". manchesterstorm.com. Manchester Storm. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- https://eliteleague.co.uk/finnerty-lands-top-target-beca/[dead link]
- "Beca shines through tough times". Watertown Daily Times. 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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