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Hockey East names All-Rookie team, seven individual awards

Northeastern goaltender Clay Witt was named first star in seven Hockey East games this season, taking home the Three Stars Award (photo: Melissa Wade).

Hockey East announced its 2013-14 All-Rookie Team on Wednesday, in addition to a handful of year-end individual honors.

Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau was named the Squad Locker scoring champion after putting up 18 goals and 18 assists for 36 points – nine more than second-place Kevin Hayes, Gaudreau’s linemate.

Eagles’ freshman Thatcher Demko won the Stop It goaltending champion award with a 1.35 GAA and a .948 save percentage.

New Hampshire earned the Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award, averaging just 7.8 penalty minutes per game, while Ross Mauermann from Providence was named the Len Ceglarski Individual Sportsmanship Award winner with just four minor penalties in 20 Hockey East contests.

The Old Time Hockey best defensive defenseman honor went to Northeastern’s Josh Manson.

Mauermann and BC’s Bill Arnold shared the Gladiator best defensive forward award.

Northeastern goalie Clay Witt took home the Three Stars Award, having been named first star in seven of 19 league games.

2014 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team

Player's Name
Mike SzmatulaFNortheastern
Mario PuskarichFVermont
Vince HinostrozaFNotre Dame
Robbie BaillargeonFBoston University
Steve SantiniDBoston College
Michael KaplaDMassachusetts-Lowell
Thatcher DemkoGBoston College

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  • hockeyman41

    Clay Witt is a human highlight reel in net. I do not think Northeastern will get into the NCAA tournament, but if they do, Witt could steal two rounds and land them in the Frozen Four. It is remarkable that he is a Florida native, not exactly a hotbed of elite ice hockey goalies.

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