INCH's 2009 All-America teams
Inside College Hockey is proud to announce its seventh annual INCH All-America teams. The selections were made by Inside College Hockey editors and staff, with input from media and coaches from around the country.
The INCH All-America teams are not affiliated with those of the American Hockey Coaches Association, which will release its East and West All-Americans next week.
We prefer to see college hockey as a national game -- thus our first-, second- and third-team All-Americans are not divided on regional lines.
INSIDE COLLEGE HOCKEY FIRST TEAM
|Brad Thiessen | Northeastern | Junior | Goalie|
Statistics: 25-12-4, 2.12 GAA, .931 save percentage
There's a reason a team that finishes in middle of the pack nationally wins 25 games, comes within a whisker of the Hockey East regular-season title and makes its first NCAA tournament appearance in 15 years. Thiessen is not the most flamboyant goalie in the country, just the most effective.
|Matt Gilroy | Boston University | Senior | Defenseman|
Statistics: 43 GP, 8 goals, 28 assists (36 points)
The heralded former walk-on entered the season with immense expectations and lived up to them, both individually and as the leader of the Terriers. He consistently excelled for a team that met every challenge to this point and quarterbacked BU's 22 percent power play.
|Jamie McBain | Wisconsin | Junior | Defenseman|
Statistics: 40 GP, 7 goals, 30 assists (37 points)
The WCHA Player of the Year was the Badgers' barometer. To wit: Between Nov. 1 and Feb. 7, Wisconsin was 16-5-2 and McBain had six goals and 24 assists. Prior to and following that span, Bucky was 5-11-2 and McBain had one goal and seven assists.
|Jacques Lamoureux | Air Force | Sophomore | Forward|
Statistics: 41 GP, 33 goals, 20 assists (53 points)
Anytime you score 33 goals in a season, you're doing something right. Lamoureux started the year with 11 goals in the Falcons' first eight games, then endured a seven-game goal drought. Once he got off the schneid on Dec. 6, he didn't have consecutive games without a goal the rest of the season.
|David McIntyre | Colgate | Junior | Forward|
Statistics: 37 GP, 21 goals, 22 assists (43 points)
This pick goes a little bit off the board but the bottom line is that David McIntyre deserves this recognition. He scored 21 goals and 43 points in 38 games, and also chipped in when it mattered. Colgate won five games in overtime -- McIntyre figured into the scoring in each of those winners.
|Colin Wilson | Boston University | Sophomore | Forward|
Statistics: 41 GP, 15 goals, 37 assists (52 points)
There isn't a more skilled player in the college game, but it's his steadiness that caught our eye -- he was held scoreless in back-to-back games on just two occasions this season, and none since early December. His numbers are impressive, but those of his linemates attest to his productivity. Senior forward Jason Lawrence entered the year with 21 career goals; he's scored 24 skating alongside Wilson this season.
INSIDE COLLEGE HOCKEY SECOND TEAM
|Pos. | Player||School||Year||Statistics|
|G | Zane Kalemba||Princeton||Junior||22-10-1, 1.82 GAA, .932 save pct.|
|D | Ian Cole||Notre Dame||Sophomore||38 GP, 6 goals, 20 assists|
|D | Matt Generous||St. Lawrence||Senior||35 GP, 8 goals, 9 assists|
|F | Brock Bradford||Boston College||Senior||37 GP, 25 goals, 17 assists|
|F | Viktor Stalberg||Vermont||Junior||38 GP, 24 goals, 21 assists|
|F | Ryan Stoa||Minnesota||Senior||36 GP, 24 goals, 22 assists|
INSIDE COLLEGE HOCKEY THIRD TEAM
|Pos. | Player||School||Year||Statistics|
|G | Chad Johnson||Alaska||Senior||14-16-5, 1.66 GAA, .940 save pct.|
|D | Cade Fairchild||Minnesota||Sophomore||35 GP, 9 goals, 24 assists|
|D | Greg Flynn||Air Force||Senior||41 GP, 7 goals, 35 assists|
|F | Sean Backman||Yale||Junior||32 GP, 20 goals, 13 assists|
|F | Ryan Duncan||North Dakota||Senior||43 GP, 20 goals, 19 assists|
|F | Aaron Palushaj||Michigan||Sophomore||39 GP, 13 goals, 37 assists|
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