Hockey East’s top student-athletes

The Hockey East conference has announced its All-Academic Team for the 2015-16 season and 21 BCHL alums made the grade.

Players needed to achieve a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on the 4.0 scale in each of the previous two semesters to earn the recognition.

Jace Hennig, who played for Coquitlam and Prince George from 2011 to 2014, received the additional recognition of being a Hockey East Top Scholar-Athlete by recording a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

The complete list of BCHL alums on the list is as follows (asterisks indicate the number of years the player has earned this honour):

Vermont:
Drew Best (Surrey Eagles)
**Travis Blanleil (West Kelowna Warriors, Penticton Vees)
Mitch Ferguson (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Providence:
Josh Monk (Salmon Arm Silverbacks, West Kelowna Warriors)

New Hampshire:
Dylan Chanter (Merritt Centennials, Vernon Vipers)
**Adam Clark (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
**Cameron Marks (Coquitlam Express)
Michael McNicholas (Nanaimo Clippers, Vernon Vipers)

Notre Dame:
**Steven Fogarty (Penticton Vees)
***Chad Katunar (Penticton Vees)

Merrimack:
****Matt Cronin (West Kelowna Warriors, Surrey Eagles, Langley Chiefs) – Distinguished Scholar as four-time winner
**Jace Hennig (Coquitlam Express, Prince George Spruce Kings)
**Mathieu Tibbet (Chilliwack Chiefs)

UMass-Lowell:
Chris Forney (Langley Rivermen)

Massachusetts:
Carmine Buono (Powell River Kings)
**Marc Hetnik (Vernon Vipers)
***Evan Stack (Merritt Centennials)

Maine:
**Mark Hamilton (Vernon Vipers)
Justin Rai (Prince George Spruce Kings)

Connecticut:
Jesse Schwartz (Victoria Grizzlies)
**Jeff Wight (Merritt Centennials)

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