Hobart’s Olson, Gamache, Taylor cop top honors in ECAC West

Hobart senior Mac Olson played in all 25 games during the regular season and averaged nearly a point per game for the Statesmen (photo: Angelo Lisuzzo).

The ECAC West named its year-end award-winners on Wednesday, in addition to two All-ECAC West Teams, a team of honorable mentions and the All-Rookie Team.

Hobart took three of the four individual honors, as Mac Olson was named player of the year, Ben Gamache took home defensive player of the year honors and Mark Tyalor bagged coach of the year laurels.

Olson tallied 13 goals and 24 points in 25 games, while Gamache posted seven goals and 25 points over 21 contests.

Taylor led the Statesmen to a 19-4-2 overall mark, including 12-3-0 in the conference to finish atop the ECAC West in 2015-16.

Utica freshman Hayden Dawes was named rookie of the year after a 17-point season with the Pioneers and leading the team in scoring.

2015-16 All-ECAC West First Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Mike DavisFSo.Neumann
Brad RobbinsFSr.Hobart
Mac OlsonFSr.Hobart
Scott DawsonDSr.Nazareth
Carl BelizarioDJr.Hobart
Lino ChimientiGSr.Hobart

2015-16 All-ECAC West Second Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Carter ShinkarukFSr.Elmira
Stephen GaulFSo.Manhattanville
Brian DeppFSr.Elmira
Jon NealDJr.Hobart
Anthony RagoneDSo.Manhattanville
Michael FredrickGFr.Utica

2015-16 ECAC West Honorable Mention

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Ben GamacheFSr.Hobart
Nolan MarshallFJr.Manhattanville
Scott AndlerFSr.Nazareth
Jake DavidsonDSo.Neumann
Steve LowDSr.Neumann
Ed ZdolshekGSr.Nazareth

2015-16 ECAC West All-Rookie Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
Hayden DawesFUtica
Cory AndersonFManhattanville
Matt LippaFManhattanville
Tanner ShawDHobart
J.R. WojciechowskiDNazareth
Michael FredrickGUtica