Big day for Boston College hockey as three of its stars brought home distinguished Hockey East honors. After finishing first in Hockey East and ending the regular season with a nine-game Hockey East winning streak, it was inevitable that BC was going to be bringing home the silverware.
Johnny Gaudreau was honored first, as he was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. Johnny on the spot was named along with UMass-Lowell's Zack Kamrass and Scott Wilson. The All-Rookie Team rounded out as follows:
2011-12 Hockey East All-Rookie Team
F - Johnny Gaudreau (Boston College)
F - Ross Mauermann (Providence)
F - Ludwig Karlsson (Northeastern)
F - Kyle Reynolds (Vermont)
D - Alexx Privitera (Boston University)
D - Trevor van Riemsdvk (New Hampshire)
G - Casey DeSmith (New Hampshire)
Defensemen Brian Dumoulin brought home the Hockey East award for Best Defensemen:
Boston College will also be well represented, as junior Brian Dumoulin (Biddeford, Maine) will be the recipient of the Old Time Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman award for the second consecutive season. Dumoulin played in all 27 league games for the Eagles registering 21 points (4g,17a) with a +13 plus/minus rating in his third season at the Heights.
Love the name Old Time Hockey Award, though I really like the name Old Timey Hockey Award. And maybe they could put a picture of a 1950's defensemen with no teeth. But I digress.
Finally, Parker Milner the "question mark" for BC the entire season, brought home the Bauer Trophy for best goaltender.
Fellow teammate Parker Milner (Pittsburgh, Pa.) earned the Bauer Goaltending Champion. Milner led league play with a 1.85 GAA and a .928 save percentage to go along with a 16-3-0 record. The award is given to the player with the best combined goaltending statistics in conference games.
Take that haters. Congratulations to all our three stars on these awards, all are great honors. But I'm sure they would all trade them in for a National Title. Go Eagles!