BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, N.Y.) and defenseman Eric Knodel (West Chester, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team were named to the New England Hockey Writers Division I All-Star Team, as announced on Wednesday by the New England Hockey Writers. The pair will be honored at the annual awards banquet held at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass. on April 16.
Goumas is coming off a stellar season with the Wildcats as he posted career marks in goals (19), assists (33) and points (52). On Nov. 2, he recorded his 100th career point to become just the 71st player in program history to enter the Century Club. On March 1, Goumas achieved yet another milestone as he notched his 100th career assist in a four point effort to help the Wildcats to home ice in the Hockey East quarterfinals. He is just the 16th student-athlete in program history to achieve the 100-assist plateau.
Goumas ended his Wildcat career ranked 29th on the all-time scoring list with 146 points from 44 goals and 102 assists. He was honored at the Hockey East Championship banquet as a Hockey East Second-Team All Star selection as a senior and was named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team. Most recently, Goumas was signed by the Adirondack Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Knodel skated in each of the 41 games UNH played in 2013-14, lighting the lamp seven times and dishing out 21 assists for a career-high 28 points. Five of his goals came during power plays. Knodel shined on the defensive end as well, blocking a total of 103 shots to lead the Hockey East Conference. At the Hockey East Championship banquet, Knodel was named a Hockey East Second-Team All Star selection. On March 25, Knodel signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 2014-15 season and is currently playing for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL for the remainder of this season.
Knodel finished his career with the Wildcats having played in 116 games. He registered 20 goals and 41 assists for 61 points from the blueline. He was also the 110th captain in the history of the men's hockey program at the University of New Hampshire.
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