Championship Contenders Lead All-Americans

All 10 Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalists, as well as 10 players competing in this weekend’s Frozen Four in Albany, N.Y., were among the 2000-2001 JOFA/AHCA All-Americans, as named Thursday by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

The All-Americans, chosen by the AHCA’s membership, include three players each from Michigan, North Dakota and Boston College, and two apiece from Providence and St. Lawrence.

BC forward Brian Gionta was named for the fourth year, including his third straight First-Team selection. Other repeaters included national scoring leader Jeff Panzer of UND, again a First-Teamer; Wisconsin sophomore Dany Heatley, who signed with the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers earlier in the week; Michigan defenseman Jeff Jillson; New Hampshire netminder Ty Conklin; and Yale forward Jeff Hamilton, making his third appearance.

Just two of the 13 West All-Americans were seniors, compared to eight of 12 on the East teams. A tie for the last forward position accounted for the extra West spot.

2000-2001 JOFA/AHCA All-Americans

       East First Team            Pos            West First Team
Ty Conklin, Sr., New Hampshire     G   Ryan Miller, So., Michigan State
Bobby Allen, Sr., Boston College   D   Jordan Leopold, Jr., Minnesota
Kent Huskins, Sr., Clarkson        D   Travis Roche, So., North Dakota
Erik Anderson, Sr., St. Lawrence   F   Dany Heatley, So., Wisconsin
Brian Gionta, Sr., Boston College  F   Andy Hilbert, So., Michigan
Jeff Hamilton, Sr., Yale           F   Jeff Panzer, Sr., North Dakota
       East Second Team           Pos            West Second Team
Nolan Schaefer, So., Providence    G   Scott Meyer, Sr., St. Cloud
Matt Desrosiers, Sr., St. Lawrence D   Jeff Jillson, Jr., Michigan
Ron Hainsey, So., UMass-Lowell     D   Greg Zanon, So., Nebraska-Omaha
Carl Corazzini, Sr. Boston U.      F   Mike Bishai, Jr. Western Michigan
Krys Kolanos, So., Boston College  F   Mike Cammalleri, So., Michigan
Devin Rask, So., Providence        F   Mark Cullen, Jr., Colorado Coll.
                                   F   Bryan Lundbohm, Jr, North Dakota

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