Gilroy wins Hobey as BU rules hockey awards

April, 10, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Boston University continued its dominance of this Frozen Four weekend by hauling away a stockpile of awards Friday night at the Verizon Center.

First and foremost, senior defenseman Matt Gilroy was named the recipient of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. He edged out BU sophomore forward Colin Wilson and Northeastern junior goalie Brad Thiessen to become the second player from BU to win the Hobey. Chris Drury won in 1998.

The 2008-09 Reebok All-America teams were also announced Friday night. The Terriers led the way with three players, including two on the first team. Michigan and Notre Dame each had two honorees on the teams.

Some notes from the selections:

• Boston University freshman goaltender Kieran Millan was named the National College Hockey Rookie of the Year, as determined by the Hockey Commissioners' Association.

• Air Force senior forward Mike Phillipich was named the Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award, also determined by the Hockey Commissioners' Association.

• Fifteen of the All-Americans are from the United States, seven from Canada and two from Sweden.

• All 10 Hobey Baker finalists were named to the All-America teams.

First team

G: Brad Thiessen, Jr., Northeastern
D: Matt Gilroy, Sr., Boston University
D: Zach Miskovic, Sr., St. Lawrence
F: David McIntyre, Jr., Colgate
F: Viktor Stalberg, Jr., Vermont
F: Colin Wilson, Soph., Boston University

G: Alex Stalock, Jr., Minnesota-Duluth
D: Ian Cole, Soph., Notre Dame
D: Jamie McBain, Jr., Wisconsin
F: Louie Caporusso, Soph., Michigan
F: Aaron Palushaj, Soph., Michigan
F: Ryan Stoa, Jr., Minnesota

Second team

G: Zane Kalemba, Jr., Princeton
D: Maury Edwards, Soph., UMass Lowell
D: Kevin Shattenkirk, Soph., Boston University
F: Mark Arcobello, Jr., Yale
F: Jacques Lamoureux, Soph., Air Force
F: James Marcou, Soph., UMass Amherst

G: Chad Johnson, Sr., Alaska
D: Chay Genoway, Jr., North Dakota
D: Erik Gustafsson, Soph., Northern Michigan
F: Carter Camper, Soph., Miami University
F: Erik Condra, Sr., Notre Dame
F: Chad Rau, Sr., Colorado College

Other awards

• Northeastern women's senior forward Missy Elumba was named the recipient of Hockey Humanitarian Award.

• Michigan State senior goalie Jeff Lerg was named the recipient of the Lowe's Senior Class Award.


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