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Frattin honored as WCHA’s top player

Two seniors from North Dakota – forward Matt Frattin and defensemen Chay Genoway – were named WCHA Player of the Year and WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year, respectively, on Thursday.

The All-WCHA teams were also named Thursday.

WCHA AWARD WINNERS
Player of the Year – Matt Frattin, Sr, F, North Dakota
Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year – Chay Genoway, Sr, D, North Dakota
Defensive Player of the Year – Justin Schultz, So, D, Wisconsin
Rookie of the Year – Jason Zucker, Fr, F, Denver
Scoring Champion – Matt Frattin, Sr, F, North Dakota
Goaltending Champion – Aaron Dell, So, G, North Dakota
Coach of the Year – Dean Blais, Nebraska-Omaha

All-WCHA First Team
F – Matt Frattin, Sr., North Dakota
F – Jack Connolly, Jr., Minnesota-Duluth
F – Mike Connolly, Jr., Minnesota-Duluth
D – Justin Schultz, So., Wisconsin
D – Chay Genoway, Sr., North Dakota
G – Aaron Dell, So., North Dakota

All-WCHA Second Team
F – Jason Zucker, Fr., Denver
F – Drew Shore, So., Denver
F – Justin Fontaine, Sr., Minnesota-Duluth
D – Jake Gardiner, Jr., Wisconsin
D – Matt Donovan, So., Denver
G – Kent Patterson, Jr., Minnesota

All-WCHA Third Team
F – Jason Gregoire, Jr., North Dakota
F – Jaden Schwartz, Fr., Colorado College
F – Drew LeBlanc, Jr., St. Cloud State
D – Kurt Davis, Sr., Minnesota State
D – Justin Faulk, Fr., Minnesota-Duluth
G – John Faulkner, So., Nebraska-Omaha

All-WCHA Rookie Team
F – Jason Zucker, Fr., Denver
F – Jaden Schwartz, Fr., Colorado College
F – J.T. Brown, Fr., Minnesota-Duluth
D – Justin Faulk, Fr., Minnesota-Duluth
D – David Makowski, Fr., Denver
G – Sam Brittain, Fr., Denver

More details, including the 140-member All-WCHA Academic Team, can be found on the WCHA website.


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  • Mattgersz

    These are tough things to pick, but I would have made room for Blood and/or Marto from UND on defense. UND’s defense held teams to under 2 goals per game for Dell, and these two guys were responsible for a lot of that, and both had great plus-minus ratings. Sorry, I don’t see Donovan of Faulk ahead of them.

    • http://twitter.com/jdahline Jim Dahline

      Faulk is a stud, I fully expect him to head to the NHL after this season.

  • Mattgersz

    Sorry, that should have been “Donovan OR Faulk” in the last sentence.

  • Anonymous

    Faulkner should have been on WCHA 2nd team and Patterson on the WCHA 3rd team.

    • Mattgersz

      Yeah, and I could even see Faulker on first team. I thought Olimb would make it from UNO too.

    • Anonymous

      What are you talking about. Patterson deserves Ist team. Has both a better goals against as well as save percentage. Patterson saw 100 less shots but played 7 fewer games. Early in the season he split with Kangas and was never given the backing of the coaches until Kangas went out. Not to mention that Mn. had a porous defense until lately. Patterson is the only reason Mn. is at home in the playoffs.

      • Anonymous

        Dell’s GAA is 1.92 Patterson’s GAA is 2.50. Dell’s save percentage is .919 with 700 saves and 62 goals against. Patterson’s save percentage is .920 with 773 saves and 67 goals against. The one thing that keeps Patterson off the WCHA 1st team is that he has no shutouts. There are 14 goalies in the WCHA with shutouts this year.

        • Anonymous

          Valid points, but if you watched the putrid effort of the gophers this weekend, you would see that Patterson’s defense gives up too many breakaways, can’t clear anybody from in front of the net, and turns the puck over in their own zone way too much. Dell put up great numbers and statistically deserves the nod. But a great goalie on a lousy team, with no help from the coaching staff, deserves a lot of respect.

  • jackson

    Kent Patterson made the 2nd team??? Thats just a typo… And Jason Gregoire on the 3rd team?? I would have put him on atleast the 2nd if not the 1st team.