College Hockey:
Bailen, DeKeyser return as All-Americans; St. Lawrence has three honored

— Three St. Lawrence players were named 2012-13 All-Americans when the teams were released Friday.

Forward Kyle Flanagan was named to the East Region first team, while forward Greg Carey and defenseman George Hughes were on the East second team.

Rensselaer defenseman Nick Bailen and Western Michigan defenseman Dan DeKeyser return as All-Americans, with Bailen moving from the second team in 2011 to the first team this year. DeKeyser was a second-team honoree in 2012 and 2013.

Frozen Four semifinalist St. Cloud State was one of three teams with a pair of players on the list — forward Drew LeBlanc on the West first team and defenseman Nick Jensen on the West second team.

Boston College had forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Steven Whitney as first-teamers in the East. North Dakota placed forward Danny Kristo on the West first team and Corban Knight on the West second team.

The full teams follow:

East first team

G Eric Hartzell, senior, Quinnipiac
D Nick Bailen, senior, Rensselaer
D Chad Ruhwedel, junior, Massachusetts-Lowell
D Trevor van Riemsdyk, sophomore, New Hampshire
F Kyle Flanagan, senior, St. Lawrence
F Johnny Gaudreau, sophomore, Boston College
F Steven Whitney, senior, Boston College

West first team

G Brady Hjelle, senior, Ohio State
D Nick Jensen, junior, St. Cloud State
D Jacob Trouba, freshman, Michigan
F Austin Czarnik, sophomore, Miami
F Danny Kristo, senior, North Dakota
F Drew LeBlanc, senior, St. Cloud State

East second team

G Jon Gillies, freshman, Providence
D Shayne Gostisbehere, sophomore, Union
D George Hughes, senior, St. Lawrence
F Greg Carey, junior, St. Lawrence
F Mike Collins, junior, Merrimack
F Andrew Miller, senior, Yale

West second team

G Juho Olkinuora, sophomore, Denver
D Dan DeKeyser, junior, Western Michigan
D Nate Schmidt, junior, Minnesota
F Corban Knight, senior, North Dakota
F Anders Lee, junior, Notre Dame
F Ryan Walters, junior, Nebraska-Omaha

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  • http://twitter.com/rbcarlisle Bruce Carlisle

    Joke alert. Major media market bias is alive and well.

    SLU’s Greg Carey scores more goals than anyone in the nation (playng fewer games) and is only second team?

    SLU’s George Hughes leads Defensemen nationally in Points and assists and is only second team?

    Seriously? And now you’re going to try tell me the ECAC with two teams in the NCAA Final was a soft league, right?

    Disappointing work, committee people.

  • John Wilson

    Bailen was terrible all year. Almost every game he had one or two plays that directly led to goals against. Apparently, that what it takes to be an All-American.

    • Tom Spenser

      Where is your spawn playing now?


      • John Wilson

        Seriously bud, did you see him play at all this year? You’re a joke, moron.

  • Sam Boni

    The coaches embarrassed themselves with this voting. The nation’s leading scorer, Rylan Schwartz was not named an All-America? That’s beyond ridiculous!!! Not only did Schwartz lead the nation in scoring, he is a very solid two-way player. Schwartz was left off the team, but the 17th (Czarnik) and 25th (Lee) leading scorers made the list. The coach’s voting is a joke!!!

  • Jess

    Rylan Schwartz should be at least a 2nd team All-American. I watched a lot of college hockey and he was one of the best without a doubt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.levine.92 Steve Levine

    So your saying that there was not one player form the AHA that deserved this honor….shame on all of you for being that snobbish

  • Kroger

    Is there a reason that the East gets 3 defensemen on the first team, and the West only gets 2?

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