College Hockey:
Atlantic Hockey names award winners; Bentley earns top rookie, coach

Atlantic Hockey unveiled its 2012 awards Thursday and Air Force defenseman Tim Kirby was named player of the year, as well as best defenseman.

The AHA also named three all-conference teams and its all-rookie team.

2012 AHA First Team All-Conference

Kyle De LaurellFAir Force
Brett GenslerFBentley
Cole SchneiderFConnecticut
Tim KirbyDAir Force
Scott MathisDAir Force
Shane MadoloraGRIT

2012 AHA Second Team All-Conference

Michael ColavecchiaFRIT
John KruseFAir Force
Adam SchmidtFHoly Cross
Alex GerkeDConnecticut
Chris HaltiginDRIT
Chris NoonanGNiagara

2012 AHA Third Team All-Conference

Matt GingeraFSacred Heart
Adam PleskachFAmerican International
Cody CrichtonFRobert Morris
Trent BonnettDBentley
Nick JonesDMercyhurst
Branden KommGBentley

2012 AHA All-Rookie Team

Alex GrieveFBentley
Dan BahntgeFMercyhurst
Brett SwitzerFBentley
Tyson WilsonDRobert Morris
Tyler ShiploDMercyhurst
Matt GinnGHoly Cross

2012 Atlantic Hockey Awards
Regular Season Scoring Trophy – Brett Gensler, Bentley
Regular Season Goaltending Trophy – Chris Noonan, Niagara
Team Sportsmanship Award – Air Force
Individual Sportsmanship Award – Mark Cornacchia, Rochester Institute of Technology
Best Defensive Forward – Nick Chiavetta, Robert Morris
Coach of the Year – Ryan Soderquist, Bentley
Rookie of the Year – Alex Grieve, Bentley
Best Defenseman – Tim Kirby, Air Force
Player of the Year – Tim Kirby, Air Force

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