Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hockey East First Half Award Winners

These awards are based purely on the first half of the season and how the teams have played to date. This is not a projection of what the awards will look like at the end of the season. The majority of the first half winners will look the same as the year end award winners. However, there are sure to be players who step up and some players who regress in the second half.

The player and coach of the first half were no brainers. Johnny Gaudreau is clearly the most dynamic player in the league and is the catalyst for the best first line in the nation. Dick Umile has turned around a team that struggled last season, leading the boys from Durham to the top ranking in college hockey for a week.

Hockey East Player of the First Half

Johnny Gaudreau, Sophomore forward, Boston College

Hockey East Coach of the First Half

Dick Umile, New Hampshire

Hockey East Rookie of the First Half:

Jon Gillies, Goaltender, Providence College

All-Hockey East First Team

Forward: Johnny Gaudreau, Sophomore, Boston College
Forward: Pat Mullane, Senior, Boston College
Forward: Mike Collins, Junior, Merrimack
Defense: Trevor van Riemsdyk, Sophomore, New Hampshire
Defense: Alex Velischek, Senior, Providence
Goalie: Casey DeSmith, Sophomore, New Hampshire

All-Hockey East Second Team

Forward: Steven Whitney, Senior, Boston College
Forward: Kevin Goumas, Junior, New Hampshire
Forward: Wade Megan, Senior, Boston University
Defense: Garrett Noonan, Junior, Boston University
Defense: Conor Allen, Junior, UMass-Amherst
Goalie: Jon Gillies, Freshman, Providence

Honorable Mention: Scott Wilson, UML, Cason Hohmann, BU, Michael Matheson, BC, Jordan Heywood, MC, Connor Hardowa, UNH, Parker Milner, BC

All-Hockey East Rookie Team

Forward: Kevin Roy, Northeastern
Forward: Danny O'Regan, Boston University
Forward: Devin Shore, Maine
Defense: Matt Grzelcyk, Boston University
Goalie: Jon Gillies, Providence