Nine WCHA Players NAMED to 2006-07 RBK Division 1 All-American Team

By pbadmin

Elliott, Carle, Potulny, Sterling Named to First Team; Goepfert, Gilbert, Backes, Pavelski, Stastny Named to Second Team

WCHA Press Release

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Nine players whose seasons extended to the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four in Milwaukee, Wisc., this weekend have been honored as RBK ALL-AMERICANS for 2005-06. Leading the way is Boston College, with three East First Team Selections and one on the Second Team. The University of Wisconsin has three honorees and the University of Maine has two. The only NCAA semifinalist not represented is the University of North Dakota.

Noteworthy among the selections:

The only players who repeated as First Team selections from 2005 were Denver defenseman Matt Carle and Colorado College forward Brett Sterling;

Two honorees were Second Team choices last year: First Team defenseman Andy Greene of Miami and repeat Second Team defenseman Brian Yandle of New Hampshire;

Half of the 24 selections are seniors; nine are juniors and three are sophomores;

The honorees hail from 11 states and four Canadian provinces. The leading sources are Massachusetts and Minnesota, each with four native sons.

The RBK ALL-AMERICAN ICE HOCKEY TEAMS are sponsored by RBK HOCKEY, an international leader in hockey equipment, and chosen by members of the AMERICAN HOCKEY COACHES ASSOCIATION.

West First Team

Goalie: Brian Elliott, JR, University of Wisconsin (Newmarket, ON)

Defense: Matt Carle, JR, University of Denver (Anchorage, AK)

Defense: Andy Greene, SR, Miami University (Trenton, MI)

Forward: Scott Parse, JR, University of Nebraska-Omaha (Portage, MI)

Forward: Ryan Potulny, JR, University of Minnesota (Grand Forks, ND)

Forward: Brett Sterling, SR, Colorado College (Pasadena, CA)

West Second Team

Goalie: Bobby Goepfert, JR, St. Cloud State University (Kings Park, NY)

Defense: Tom Gilbert, SR, University of Wisconsin (Bloomington, MN)

Defense: Nathan Oystrick, SR, Northern Michigan University (Regina, SK)

Forward: David Backes, JR, Minnesota State University (Blaine, MN)

Forward: Joe Pavelski, SO, University of Wisconsin (Plover, WI)

Forward: Paul Stastny, SO, University of Denver (St. Louis, MO)

East First Team

Goalie: Cory Schneider, SO, Boston College (Marblehead, MA)

Defense: Peter Harrold, SR, Boston College (Kirtland Hills, OH)

Defense: Dan Spang, SR, Boston University (Winchester, MA)

Forward: Chris Collins, SR, Boston College (Fairport, NY)

Forward: Greg Moore, SR, University of Maine (Lisbon, ME)

Forward: T.J. Trevelyan, SR, St. Lawrence University (Mississauga, ON)

East Second Team

Goalie: John Curry, JR, Boston University (Shorewood, MN)

Defense: Reid Cashman, JR, Quinnipiac University (Red Wing, MN)

Defense: Brian Yandle, SR, University of New Hampshire (Milton, MA)

Forward: Brian Boyle, JR, Boston College (Hingham, MA)

Forward: Michel Leveille, SR, University of Maine (Levis, PQ)

Forward: Mike Ouellette, SR, Dartmouth College (Kamloops, BC)