1998-99 All-Americans Announced

Fourteen different Division I schools are represented, including all four Frozen Four participants, on the 1999 Titan University Division All-American teams, as announced today by The American Hockey Coaches Association.

Nine All-Americans are playing this weekend: Brian Gionta and Mike Mottau of Boston College; Steve Kariya and David Cullen of Maine; New Hampshire’s Jason Krog and Jayme Filipowicz; and Joe Blackburn, Mike York and Mike Weaver of Michigan State.

Hockey East, which has three teams in the Frozen Four, led all conferences with eight players recognized. The CCHA and WCHA are represented by six players each, while the ECAC has four.

All 10 Hobey Baker finalists were named to the All-American teams. The list includes 14 seniors, five juniors, and five sophomores. There are eight return selections from the 1997-98 squad, including Michigan State’s Mike York, who is the only returning first-team member.

This year’s College Division team, which is comprised of players from Division II and Division III institutions, was released last week. The women’s All-American teams, sponsored by USA Hockey, will be announced next week.


East First Team

G Eric Heffler, St. Lawrence, SR (Williamsville, NY)
D David Cullen, Maine, SR (St. Catherines, ONT)
D Mike Mottau, Boston College (Avon, MA)
F Brian Gionta, Boston College, SO (Rochester, NY)
F Steve Kariya, Maine, SR (North Vancouver, BC)
F Jason Krog, New Hampshire, SR (Fernie, BC)

West First Team

G Joe Blackburn, Michigan State, SO (Livonia, MI)
D Scott Swanson, Colorado College, SR (Cottage Grove, MN)
D Brad Williamson, North Dakota, SR (Thunder Bay, ONT)
F Jason Blake,North Dakota, SR (Moorhead, MN)
F Brian Swanson, Colorado College, SR (Eagle River, AK)
F Mike York, Michigan State, SR (Waterford, MI)

East Second Team

G Michel Larocque, Boston Univ., SR (Dieppe, NB)
D Jayme Filipowicz, N. Hampshire, JR (Arlington Heights, IL)
D Willie Mitchell, Clarkson, SO (Port McNeill, BC)
F Erik Cole, Clarkson, SO (Oswego , NY)
F Jeff Hamilton, Yale, JR (Englewood, OH)
F Rejean Stringer, Merrimack, SR (Gravelbourg, SASK)

West Second Team

G Jeff Maund, Ohio State, SO (Mississaugua, ONT)
D Benoit Cotnoir, Notre Dame, SR (Rouyn-Noranda, QUE)
D Mike Weaver, Michigan State, JR (Bramalea, ONT)
F Hugo Boisvert, Ohio State, JR (St. Eustache, QUE)
F Paul Comrie, Denver, SR (Edmonton, ALB)
F Jay Panzer, North Dakota, SR (Grand Forks, ND)