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Union leads the way with four Division I All-Americans

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Union’s Mat Bodie is a first-team All-American (photo: Melissa Wade).

National finalist Union had four players tabbed All-Americans with the selections announced Friday afternoon.

Minnesota, who Union will play Saturday night for the NCAA championship, had three players chosen, while semifinalist Boston College also had a trio of players.

The fourth team in the Frozen Four, North Dakota, did not have an All-American this season.

The teams are broken up into two East teams and two West teams.

First Team – East

Player's Name
Position
Class
School
Kevin HayesFSr.Boston College
Johnny GaudreauFJr.Boston College
Greg CareyFSr.St. Lawrence
Mat BodieDSr.Union
Shayne GostisbehereDJr.Union
Connor HellebuyckGSo.Massachusetts-Lowell

First Team – West

Player's Name
Position
Class
School
Ryan DzingelFJr.Ohio State
Nic DowdFSr.St. Cloud State
Josh ArchibaldFJr.Nebraska-Omaha
Jake McCabeDJr.Wisconsin
Mike ReillyDSo.Minnesota
Sam BrittainGSr.Denver

Second Team – East

Player's Name
Position
Class
School
Devin ShoreFSo.Maine
Ryan HaggertyFJr.Rensselaer
Daniel CarrFSr.Union
Ben HuttonDSo.Maine
Michael MathesonDSo.Boston College
Colin StevensGJr.Union

Second Team – West

Player's Name
Position
Class
School
Kyle RauFJr.Minnesota
Michael MerschFSr.Wisconsin
Cody KunykFSr.Alaska
Austin CzarnikFJr.Miami
Joey LaLeggiaDJr.Denver
Colton ParaykoDSo.Alaska
Adam WilcoxGSo.Minnesota

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  • Guest

    First Wilcox is passed over for the Mike Richter award. Connor Hellebuyck
    is an excellent goalie, but it is debatable that he has had a better
    year than Wilcox. The fact that Sam Brittan was given 1st team West
    All-American over Wilcox is nothing short of a slap in the face.

    • TylerDurdenMaine

      it might just be a matter of vote splitting. Western voters might have split between Britain and WIlcox?

      • Brian

        If that was the case, then the voters are idiots.

  • Guest

    First
    Wilcox is passed over for the Mike Richter award. Connor Hallebuyck
    is an excellent goalie, but it is debatable that he has had a better
    year than Wilcox. The fact that Sam Brittan was given 1st team West
    All-American over Wilcox is nothing short of a slap in the face.

    • patrickolson

      spot on.

  • TheQatarian

    Wilcox: more wins, better GAA and save %, led his team to a conference title and overall NCAA #1 seed against the country’s toughest schedule, and pretty much single-handedly carried his team to the NCAA title game.

    Brittain: led his team all the way to 4th place in its conference, didn’t reach 20 wins, and got pulled in the first game of the NCAA tournament.

    In what universe is Brittain more deserving than Wilcox?

    • Brian

      Besides Wilcox, I would have had Joel Rumpel, CJ Motte, and Cole Huggins ahead of Brittain.

    • William Blake

      Well, Brittain’s name is longer than Wilcox or those other solid goalies. As far as I can tell, that might have been his only edge across any comparisons.

  • Dylan Johnson

    Dillon Simpson isn’t even on the second team you have to be kidding me after he led the nation in blocked shots

  • John Rohlf

    How old are the Union players? Only 3 guys on the whole team are from high school, rest are from various leagues. I thought this was “college” hockey?

    • TylerDurdenMaine

      you are asking this, of course, because EXACTLY three of the MInnesota players are also from High Schools, while the rest are “from various leagues”? right

      • Nd

        Ha! Perfect… Response to a wild. Considering Union has been recruiting like this since it’s inception into Div 1 hockey, one didn’t seem to have a problem with it when we were below .500. Give me a break, all of college hockey is the same way. But if any of those blue chip seniors in high school want to come to Union without a scholarship I’m sure we would oblige.

        • Brian

          Ok, wise guy. Let’s see how Union would do without recruiting Canadians.

          • Nd

            I’m not sure how or why that makes any sense. Union and every other school recruits from Canada and US. Whether they offer scholarships or not most Union hockey players come from a Junior Team but not all. Also, Union has kids from FL, a few from CT, NY and others. Why would any D-1 school not recruit from Canada?

          • Brian

            The exception would be the Gophers who do not recruit from Canada. You can count on one hand how many Canadians have played for the Gophers over the last 40 years.

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