Cornell Wins Big At ECACHL Awards

The ECACHL handed out its league awards Thursday, and the Cornell Big Red was the big winners. Goaltender David McKee picked up Player of the Year, the Dryden Award and First-Team ECAC honors, while Mike Schafer was named Coach of the Year.

McKee is 24-4-3 this season, with a 1.24 goals against average and a .945 save percentage. He pitched nine shutouts this season and was named a Hobey Baker Finalist Thursday as well. McKee also broke Ken Dryden’s Cornell record for shutouts in a career this past weekend in the ECACHL quarterfinals.

Schafer was named the Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons, after gaining the honor in 2003.

Vermont picked up two awards with Jaime Sifers winning the Defensive Defenseman Award and Joe Fallon picking up Rookie of the Year.

Defensive Forward of the Year went to Harvard’s Tom Cavanagh.

Cornell also placed two players on the All-ECAC First-Team and one on the Second Team. The Big Red also had one on the All-Rookie Team.

The All-ECAC First Team consisted of McKee and Matt Moulson from Cornell, T.J. Trevelyan of St. Lawrence, Lee Stempniak from Dartmouth, Harvard’s Noah Welch and Luc Paquin of Princeton.

The All-ECAC Second Team was comprimsed of Sifers and Scott Mifsud of Vermont, Cornell’s Charlie Cook, Cavanagh and Dov Grumet-Morris of Harvard, and Dustin Sproat from Princeton.

The All-Rookie Team included Sasha Pokulok of Cornell and Sean Hurley of Brown on defense, Fallon in goal, and Colgate’s Tyler Burton, Nick Johnson of Dartmouth and Torrey Mitchell of Vermont at forwards.

Defensive Forward of the Year – Tom Cavanagh, Harvard
Defensive Defenseman of the Year – Jaime Sifers, Vermont
Rookie of the Year – Joe Fallon, Vermont
Coach of the Year – Mike Schafer, Cornell
Dryden Award – David McKee, Cornell
Player of the Year – David McKee, Cornell

All-ECAC First Team
F Matt Moulson, Cornell
F Lee Stempniak, Dartmouth
F T.J. Trevelyan, St. Lawrence
D Luc Paquin, Princeton
D Noah Welch, Harvard
G David McKee, Cornell

All-ECAC Second Team
F Tom Cavanagh, Harvard
F Scott Mifsud, Vermont
F Dustin Sproat, Princeton
D Charlie Cook, Cornell
D Jaime Sifers, Vermont
G Dov Grumet-Morris, Harvard

All-Rookie Team
F Tyler Burton, Colgate
F Nick Johnson, Dartmouth
F Torrey Mitchell, Vermont
D Sean Hurley, Brown
D Sasha Pokulok, Cornell
G Joe Fallon, Vermont