Men's Hockey Lands 12 on Hockey East All-Academic Team
WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- The Hockey East Association announced that the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team placed 12 student-athletes on the 100-player Hockey East All-Academic team.
Receiving the distinction for the third time in their careers were Matt Di Girolamo (Ambler, Pa.), Damon Kipp (Salmon Arm, British Columbia) and Scott Pavelski (Plover, Wis.). Jeff Wyer (Reading, Mass.) was the lone second-time honoree.
Receiving their first All-Academic Team accolade were Austin Block (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Mike Borisenok (Watervliet, N.Y.), Jay Camper (Rocky River, Ohio), Ryan Randall (Durham, N.H.), Jeff Silengo (Madison, Conn.), Casey Thrush (Easton, Md.), Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) and Matt Willows (Congers, N.Y.).
The Hockey East Association is a 10-team Division I college men's hockey conference founded in 1984 and an eight-team Division I women's league which began play in 2002-03. The men's league has won eight NCAA championships in the past 20 years. Since 1999, Hockey East has won six NCAA Championships and have placed 20 teams in the Frozen Four, along with 53 teams in the NCAA Tournament.
2011-12 Hockey East All-Academic Team
Matt Di Girolamo (Sr. / G)
Damon Kipp (Sr. / D)
Scott Pavelski (Jr. / F)
Jeff Wyer (So. / G)
Austin Block (Jr. / F)
Mike Borisenok (Sr. / F)
Jay Camper (Fr. / F)
Ryan Randall (Fr. / D)
Jeff Silengo (So. / F)
Casey Thrush (Fr. / F)
Trevor van Riemsdyk (Fr. / D)
Matt Willows (Fr. / F)