NCAA Roundup: Year-End Awards Edition

Photo credits: Mark Kuhlmann (Scheel), Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), SPX/Minnesota State Athletics (Hirose)

In Part 1 of our postseason NCAA roundup, we took a look at the All-Conference Teams for all six college hockey conferences. In Part 2, we now shift the focus to the individual year-end awards and the 12 BCHL alumni winners.

ECAC Hockey

Player of the Year

F Odeen Tufto – Senior – Quinnipiac University (Vernon Vipers)
27GP – 6G – 38A – 44PTS

Atlantic Hockey – West Pod

Co-Player of the Year

F Will Calverley – Junior – Rochester Institute of Technology (Chilliwack Chiefs)
18GP – 12G – 13A – 25PTS

Defensive Forward of the Year

Will Calverley – Junior – Rochester Institute of Technology (Chilliwack Chiefs)

Atlantic Hockey – East Pod

Defensive Forward of the Year

Chris Dodero – Senior – American International College (Nanaimo Clippers)
16GP – 6G – 10A – 16PTS

Big Ten

Goaltender of the Year

Jack LaFontaine – Senior – University of Minnesota (Penticton Vees)
27GP – 21-6-0 – .936 SV% – 1.74 GAA – 5 SO

Hockey East

Rookie of the Year

F Nikita Nesterenko – Freshman – Boston College (Chilliwack Chiefs)
23GP – 8G – 11A – 19PTS

Scoring Champion

F Jonny Evans – Junior – University of Connecticut (Powell River Kings)
23GP – 14G – 15A – 29PTS

Three Stars Award

F Jonny Evans – Junior – University of Connecticut (Powell River Kings)

NCHC

Goaltender of the Year

Adam Scheel – Junior – University of North Dakota (Penticton Vees)
24GP – 19-3-1 – .928 SV% – 1.81 GAA – 4 SO

Senior Scholar-Athlete Award

D Kale Bennett – Senior – Western Michigan University (Surrey/Nanaimo)
23GP – 1A – 1PT

WCHA

Rookie of the Year

D Akito Hirose – Freshman – Minnesota State University (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
24GP – 1G – 12A – 13PTS

Student Athlete of the Year

G Zach Driscoll – Senior – Bemidji State University (Penticton Vees)
25GP – 14-8-3 – .927 SV% – 2.20 GAA – 2 SO