RIT defenseman Jerry Galway has been named the ECAC West Player of the Year, leading a sweep of the major awards for the Tigers.
The junior from Mississaugua, Ontario, tallied 12 goals and 33 assists for 45 points on the regular season, and is ranked sixth nationally in points per game (1.96) and third in assists per game (1.33). Galway was also named to the All-League First Team.
Joining Galway on the All-League First Team were four other RIT players — Mike Bournazakis, Peter Bournazakis, Derek Hahn and Tyler Euverman — and Elmira’s Mike Clarke.
Rounding out the sweep, Mike Tarantino (12-19–31) took Freshman of the Year honors; Tyler Euverman (.924 save pct, 2.15 GAA) garnered the Goaltender of the Year award; and RIT head coach Wayne Wilson was awarded Coach of the Year.
RIT finished the regular season with an undefeated 22-0-1 record, and is currently ranked a unanimous No. 1 in the USCHO.com D-III poll.
RIT led the way with 10 players on the All-Star teams. Elmira had four players on the teams, followed closely by Manhattanville (3) and Hobart (1).
ALL-LEAGUE FIRST TEAM
F Mike Bournazakis SO, RIT (Toronto, Ont.)
F Peter Bournazakis, SR, RIT (Toronto, Ont.)
F Derek Hahn, JR, RIT (Elmira, Ont.)
D Mike Clarke, SO, Elmira (Willowdale, Ont.)
D Jerry Galway, JR, RIT (Mississaugua, Ont.)
G Tyler Euverman, SO, RIT (Surrey, B.C.)
ALL LEAGUE SECOND TEAM
F Mike Hulbig, SR, Elmira (Wrentham, Mass.)
F Steve Kaye, JR, Elmira (Scarborough, Ont.)
F Chris Seifert, SO, Manhattanville (Fairfield, Conn.)
D Eric Christianson, SR, Hobart (Longmeadow, Mass.)
D Ryan Fairbarn, FR, RIT (Stroud, Ont.)
G Jon Pezcka, SO, Manhattanville (Ludlow, Mass.)
ALL ROOKIE TEAM
F Pierre Rivard, Elmira (New Liskeard, Ont.)
F Dave Schmalenberg, Manhattanville (Regina, Sask.)
F Mike Tarantino, RIT (Oakville, Ont.)
D Ryan Fairbarn, D, RIT (Stroud, Ont.)
D Matt Moore, D, RIT (Burlington, Ont.)
G Rob Boope, G, RIT (Palatine, Ill.)
ECAC/CCM PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jerry Galway, RIT
ECAC/CCM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Mike Tarantino, RIT
ECAC/HEATON GOALTENDER OF THE YEAR: Tyler Euverman, RIT
ECAC/KOHO COACH OF THE YEAR: Wayne Wilson, RIT