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NCHA hands out men’s year-end awards; Ryd, Wick earn top honors

The NCHA announced Thursday that St. Norbert senior forward Johan Ryd has been voted player of the year by the coaches of the men’s conference and Mark Wick of St. Scholastica was named coach of the year.

Ryd ranked first in the NCHA in overall (33 points) and conference scoring (25 points) while leading the Green Knights to their third consecutive regular season championship and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

“Johan is the physical and emotional leader of our team,” said St. Norbert head coach Tim Coghlin in a news release. “He is our captain, leading scorer, top defensive player, leading shot blocker and hardest worker on the ice and in the classroom.”

Wick also won top coaching honors in 2009 and this year, guided the Saints to a 14-7-4 regular-season record and a second-place finish in the NCHA.

The league also named its All-NCHA Team, All-NCHA Honorable Mentions and All-Rookie Team.

ALL-NCHA TEAM

Player
Position
Class
School
Brett CorcoranFJr.St. Scholastica
Jeremy DawesFSr.St. Scholastica
Kyle HeckFSo.Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Johan RydFSr.St. Norbert
Jordan SingerFSo.Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Jason YuelFSr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Austin BrownDSr.St. Scholastica
Reid CampbellDSo.St. Norbert
Jeff ForsytheDSo.Wisconsin-Superior
Tyler JundtDSr.Wisconsin-Eau Claire
David JacobsonGFr.St. Norbert
Scott LewanGSo.Wisconsin-River Falls

ALL-NCHA HONORABLE MENTION

Player
Position
Class
School
Justin BrossmanFSr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Cullen BradshawFFr.St. Norbert
Adam CardwellFJr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Pat DalbecFSo.Wisconsin-Superior
Cody KeeferFJr.St. Norbert
Kyle LeahyFJr.Wisconsin-Superior
Jon BockmannDJr.Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Zach McDonaldDSo.St. Norbert
George MalliarasDFr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Jordan TredinnickDFr.Wisconsin-Stout

NCHA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Player
Position
Class
School
Cullen BradshawFFr.St. Norbert
Ross AndersonFFr.Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Andy SingerhouseFSo.Wisconsin-Superior
Dave WilliamsFFr.St. Scholastica
George MalliarasDFr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Jordan TredinnickDFr.Wisconsin-Stout
David JacobsonGFr.St. Norbert

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