GLOUCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team was named as an America Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA)/CCM Hockey Division I All-America first team selection for the 2012-13 season. He becomes the first Wildcat blueliner to be named an All-America first team since Blake Kessel did so in 2011.
Skating in all 39 games, van Riemsdyk had a career year. A Hockey East first team honoree, he totaled 33 points on eight goals and 25 assists, recording 11 multiple-point games. He paced all Wildcat defensemen in assists as well as points. van Riemsdyk also ranked fourth in plus/minus (+8), tied for third in power-play goals (3), tied for second in game-winning goals (2), and fifth in shots (96) in team rankings. He ranked first in the Hockey East in defensemen scoring per game and third in the country in the same category (0.85).
Against Merrimack (Jan. 26) van Riemsdyk registered a career-high four points, stemming from four assists in UNH's 6-2 victory at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. At the same venue in the NCAA Northeastern Regional's (Mar. 30) against Denver he notched two points on a goal and an assist to help lift the Wildcats to the quarterfinals in the NCAA tournament and was named to the All-Tournament team.
The Wildcats finished the season last Saturday against first seeded and second ranked UMass Lowell in the Northeast Regional Final game in a 2-0 loss. UNH reached the NCAA's this year for the 11th time in the last 12 years. The team finished with a 20-12-7 overall record, and a mark of 13-8-6 in Hockey East.