Canisius’ Conacher Named Atlantic Hockey’s Top Player

Canisius junior forward Cory Conacher was named player of the year in Atlantic Hockey at the league’s annual awards banquet Thursday.

The Burlington, Ontario, native led the league with 44 points, the second-highest regular season point total in AHA history. Overall, Conacher has 53 points to date (20 goals, 33 assists).

Joining Conacher on the first team are Air Force’s Jacques Lamoureux (forward) and Tim Kirby (defense), RIT’s Dan Ringwald (defense) and Jared DeMichiel (goalie), and Sacred Heart forward Nick Johnson.

RIT defenseman Chris Tanev was named rookie of the year. Tanev has 26 points and is a league-best plus-29.

Sacred Heart coach C.J. Marottolo was named coach of the year. In his first season behind the Pioneers bench, Marottolo guided Sacred Heart to a second-place finish after being picked to finish eighth in the coaches’ preseason poll.

All-AHA First Team
Cory Conacher, jr., F, Canisius
Nick Johnson, sr., F, Sacred Heart
Jacques Lamoureux, jr., F, Air Force
Tim Kirby, so., D, Air Force
Dan Ringwald, sr., D, RIT
Jared DeMichiel, sr. G, RIT

All-AHA Second Team
Brandon Coccimigilo, F, Mercyhurst
Andrew Favot, jr., F, RIT
Cody Omilusik, jr., F, Army
Marcel Alvarez, so., D, Army
Carl Hudson, sr., D, Canisius
Andrew Volkening, sr., G, Air Force

All-AHA Third Team
Cameron Burt, so., F, RIT
Dave Jarman, sr., F, Sacred Heart
Vincent Scarcella, jr., F, Canisius
Paul Ferraro, sr., D, Sacred Heart
Chris Tanev, fr., D, RIT
Ryan Zapolski, jr., G, Mercyhurst

All-Rookie Team
Joe Campanelli, F, Bentley
Eric Delong, F, Sacred Heart
Adam Pleskach, F, American International
Alex Greke, D, Connecticut
Chris Tanev, D, RIT
Steven Legato, G, Sacred Heart

Player of the Year: Cory Conacher, Canisius
Rookie of the Year: Chris Tanev, RIT
Coach of the Year: C.J. Marottolo, Sacred Heart
Best Defensive Forward: Dave Jarman, Sacred Heart
Best Defenseman: Dan Ringwald, RIT
Individual Sportsmanship Award:Chris Risi, Mercyhurst
Team Sportsmanship Award: Army
Regular-Season Scoring Trophy: Cory Conacher, Canisius
Regular-Season Goaltending Trophy: Jared DeMichiel, RIT
Regular-Season Champions: RIT

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