Minnesota State has two first-team members on WCHA’s all-conference teams

Marc Michaelis has 36 points in 36 games this season for Minnesota State (photo: Shelley M. Szwast).
Minnesota State had two players on the first team as the WCHA announced all-league selections on Thursday.Freshman forward Marc Michaelis and sophomore defenseman Daniel Brickley were among the six players on the first team.Michaelis is the first freshman to make the WCHA’s first team since realignment in 2013.Ferris State’s Gerald Mayhew, Bowling Green’s Mitch McLain, Michigan Tech’s Matt Roy and Bemidji State’s Michael Bitzer also made the first team.The full all-conference teams:

First team

F Gerald Mayhew, sr., Ferris StateF Mitch McLain, jr., Bowling GreenF Marc Michaelis, fr., Minnesota StateD Daniel Brickley, so., Minnesota StateD Matt Roy, jr., Michigan TechG Michael Bitzer, jr., Bemidji State

Second team

F C.J. Franklin, jr., Minnesota StateF Mitch Hults, so., Lake Superior StateF Phillip Marinaccio, sr., Bemidji StateF Corey Mackin, so., Ferris StateD Shane Hanna, sr., Michigan TechD Sean Walker, sr., Bowling GreenG Atte Tolvanen, so., Northern Michigan

Third team

F Brad McClure, jr., Minnesota StateF Dominik Shine, sr., Northern MichiganF Gerry Fitzgerald, jr., Bemidji StateD Mark Friedman, jr., Bowling GreenD Kurt Gosselin, so., Alabama HuntsvilleG Justin Kapelmaster, fr., Ferris State

All-rookie team

F Marc Michaelis, Minnesota StateF Darien Craighead, Northern MichiganF Max Humitz, Lake Superior StateD Ian Scheid, Minnesota StateD Alec Rauhauser, Bowling GreenD Mitch Reinke, Michigan TechD Zach Whitecloud, Bemidji StateG Angus Redmond, Michigan Tech