College Hockey:
Merrimack’s Da Costa Unanimous Hockey East All-Rookie Pick

Merrimack forward Stephane Da Costa was a unanimous pick to Hockey East’s All-Rookie Team, announced Wednesday.

Da Costa was third in league scoring with 36 points (nine goals, 27 assists) in 26 Hockey East games.

He’s joined on the all-rookie team by Boston College forward Chris Kreider, Vermont forward Sebastian Stalberg, Boston College defenseman Brian Dumoulin, Northeastern defenseman Jake Newton, Boston University defenseman Max Nicastro and Northeastern goaltender Chris Rawlings.

The league also announced other award winners:

Three Stars Award: Bobby Butler, New Hampshire
Best Defensive Defenseman: Justin Braun, Massachusetts
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award: Ben Smith, Boston College
Scoring Champions: Butler, New Hampshire/Gustav Nyquist, Maine, 41 points
Goaltending Champion: Carter Hutton, Massachusetts-Lowell (2.35 goals-against average, .920 save percentage)
Best Defensive Forward: Ben Holmstrom, Massachusetts-Lowell
Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award: New Hampshire

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