New England Writers Name D-II/III All-Stars

NCAA Division III national champion Norwich University led the way with four selections as the New England Hockey Writers Association named its Division II and III All-Star teams.

At the association’s annual awards banquet April 11, the writers named a “Division II” all-star team selected from the NESCAC and ECAC East, and a “Division III” team from the ECAC Northeast.

The two divisions represent the level in which the teams in the predecessors to the respective leagues played, prior to the NCAA dropping the Division II championship after the 1984 season.

Norwich coach Mike McShane was named Division II Coach of the Year. He led the Cadets to a 29-2-1 record and was earlier honored as this season’s AHCA College Division Coach of the Year.

Wentworth’s Bill Bowes received the award for Division III Coach of the Year. The 17-12-1 Leopards won the ECAC Northeast championship and made their first visit to the NCAAs, losing in the first round to eventual runner-up St. Thomas.

Men’s Division “II” (ECAC East and NESCAC)

David Haimson, Williams Lou Mastromarino, Salem State

Ben Barnett, Middlebury Brian Collum, Southern Maine
Mike Ludwar, Norwich Jim Smith, Amherst

Keith Aucoin, Norwich Marc Bellemare, Norwich
David Garofalo, New England Coll. John Giannacopoulos, Middlebury
Curt Goldman, Middlebury Jim Nagle, Norwich

Men’s Division “III” (ECAC Northeast)

Nick Gangemi, Fitchburg Jeff Reid, Wentworth

Mike Close, Stonehill Rob Hunt, Fitchburg
Dan Mahoney, Tufts Gary Whittier, Western New England

Tom Brown, UMass-Dartmouth Drew Carleton, Tufts
Evan Crockford, Suffolk Jeff DuRoss, Fitchburg
Jim Egan, UMass-Dartmouth Jamie Weiss, Wentworth