Apr 5, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Boston College Eagles defensive man Brian Dumoulin (2) steals the puck from Minnesota Gophers left wing Kyle Rau (7) in the third period during the semifinals of the 2012 Frozen Four at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Boston College won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Congrats to BC's Brian Dumoulin and Barry Almeida who received 2011-12 American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-America East honors.
It's the second straight year Dumoulin has earned first-team honors. Dumo joins some pretty select company in Tom "Red" Martin ('61), John Cunniff ('66), Tim Sheehy ('70), Joe Mullen ('79), Greg Brown ('90), David Emma ('91), Brian Gionta ('01), Mike Mottau ('00) and Andrew Alberts ('05) as the only Eagles to earn first-team All-American honors twice.
This year, Dumoulin was also named a Hobey Baker finalist and won the Bob Monahan Award (best defenseman in New England) as well as being named the Best Defenseman in Hockey East. Dumoulin has skated in all 43 games for the Eagles and amassed 27 points (7g,20a) leading his team to the NCAA Championship Game in Tampa. His +26 plus/minus rating ranks first among Hockey East players and tied for fifth nationall among Divsion I players.
Barry Almeida earned second-team accolades. The senior has scored 22 goals and 17 assists this season for the Eagles, both career highs. He finished second in Hockey East with 17 goals and lead the conference with nine PPGs.
Maine's Spencer Abbott and Merrimack's Joe Cannata were the other two Hockey East representatives to earn All-American honors.
Congratulations to Dumoulin and Almeida. Both extremely well deserved honors.
Now go bring home a trophy!