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Kurtis McLean Leads Men’s D-III All-USCHO Selections

Heenan, Skrypek USCHO.com D-III Coaches of the Year

USCHO.com’s Men’s Division III All-USCHO Team has been announced. Norwich’s Kurtis McLean has been selected the USCHO.com National Player of the Year and was named to the East First Team. Coaches of the year are in the East, Utica coach Gary Heenan, who in four years took the Pioneers from a fledgling program to the ECAC West regular-season title. The West Coache of the Year is St. Thomas’ Terry Skrypek, whose Tommies were national runners-up. A complete list of All-USCHO Men’s Division III winners follows:

East First Team
Forward — Kurtis McLean, Sr., Norwich
Forward — Gus Katsuras, Jr., Hamilton
Forward — Joe Ori, Sr., Trinity
Defense — Jon Lounsbury, Sr., Southern Maine
Defense — Brian Phinney, Sr., Middlebury
Goal — Doug Kisielius, Sr., Trinity

East Second Team
Forward — Brian Doherty, Sr., Curry
Forward — Eric Frank, Jr., UMass-Dartmouth
Forward — Jimmy Sokol, Sr., Utica
Defense — Matt English, Jr., Geneseo
Defense — Patrick Walsh, Sr., Colby
Goal — George Papachristopolous, Jr., Bowdoin
Honorable Mention — Sean Castagna (Buffalo State)), Beau Kretzman (Amherst), Jason Kuzmanski (Geneseo), Manu Mau’u (Curry), Ryan McCarthy (Potsdam), Pat Doherty (S. New Hampshire), Andy Rozak (Oswego), Tom Sullivan (Babson) ,Mike Taylor (Potsdam), Brett Walker (Geneseo), Matt Zeman (Fredonia)

East All-Rookie Team
Forward — Mike Carmody, New England College
Forward — Tony DiNunzio, Oswego
Forward — Mickey Gilchrist, Middlebury
Defense — Arthur Fritch, Colby
Defense — Mike Gooch, Neumann
Goal — Ryan Scott, Oswego
Honorable Mention — Ross Cherry (Middlebury), Adam Dekker (Utica), Rick Janco (Plattsburgh), Simon Lambert (RIT), Ian MacLean (Brockport), Jason Murfitt (Manhattanville), TJ Sakaluk (Potsdam), Kyle Schoppel (Amherst),

East Coach of the Year — Gary Heenan (Utica)
Honorable Mention — Bill Beaney (Middlebury), John Dunham (Trinity), Brian Hills (Geneseo)

West First Team
Forward — Spencer Carbury, Jr., St. Norbert
Forward — Jason Deitsch, Sr., St. Norbert
Forward — Mike Wiggins, Sr., Wisconsin-Superior
Defense — Dale Lupul, Sr., Wisconsin-Superior
Defense — Ryan Tew, Sr., St. Norbert
Goal — Adam Hanna, So., St. John’s

West Second Team
Forward — Mike Brolsma, Sr., Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Forward — Garrett Larson, Sr., Wisconsin-River Falls
Forward — Brandon Wilcox, Jr., St. Thomas
Defense — Keith Detlefsen, Jr., Gustavus Adolphus
Defense — Darryl Smoleroff, Jr., St. John’s
Goal — Kyle Jones, Fr., St. Norbert
Honorable Mention — Scott Bjorkland (St. John’s), Anthony Blumer (St. Thomas), Adam Holmgren (St. John’s), Mike Kautz (Wisconsin-Stout),

West All-Rookie Team
Forward — Dan Carlson (Augsburg)
Forward — Pat Eagles (St. John’s)
Forward — Joe Lewis (Finlandia)
Defense — Josiah Matuszewski (Bethel)
Defense — Nate Meinz (St. John’s)
Goal — Kyle Jones (St. Norbert)
Honorable Mention — Blair Hanberg (MSOE), Casey Parenteau (St. John’s), Josh Peterson (Lawrence)

West Coach of the Year — Terry Skrypek (St. Thomas)
Honorable Mention — Peter Aus (Bethel), Mark Ostapina (MSOE)

National Player of the Year — Kurtis McLean (Norwich)


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