March 22, 2013

League Announces Postseason Awards

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey announced the recipients of the league’s annual postseason awards at its reception held at Trump Plaza as part of the 2013 ECAC Men's Hockey Championship weekend in Atlantic City, NJ.

Quinnipiac, the league’s regular-season champion, earned three individual awards, as well as the Tim Taylor Coach of the Year Award on the evening.

Bobcats senior Eric Hartzell became the first netminder since the 2008-09 season to earn both the league’s Player of the Year and Ken Dryden Goaltender of the Year awards in the same single. In 22 conference starts Hartzell earned a league-high 17 wins; was second in the league in goals-against average; and third in save percentage.

Teammate senior Zach Davies earned the Best Defensive Defenseman award. He led Quinnipiac in blocks this season with 1.47 per game. He was a staple on the on Bobcats defense which showcased the league’s top penalty kill unit.

Cornell senior forward Greg Miller was voted as the league’s Best Defensive Forward. The senior from Toronto, Ont. led the Big Red with a plus/minus rating of 12 and was the team leader in faceoffs winning 59% of his draws in league contests.

Jason Kasdorf from Rensselaer was named the league’s Rookie of the Year award. Kasdorf finished with a conference-best 1.39 goals-against average while logging nearly 1000 minutes in net. He ranked second in both save percentage (.945) and winning percentage (.812).

Rand Pecknold, who guided the Bobcats to their first-ever regular-season title posting a 17-2-3 record, earned the league’s Tim Taylor Coach of the Year award. Under Pecknold the Bobcats reached several program firsts as including their most wins ever in ECAC Hockey; first-ever No. 1 ranking; and longest unbeaten streak (21).

Below is a complete list of 2012-13 honors:

FIRST TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward        Greg Carey, St. Lawrence
Forward        Kyle Flanagan, St. Lawrence        
Forward        Andrew Miller, Yale    
Defense        Nick Bailen, Rensselaer        
Defense        George Hughes, St. Lawrence    
Goaltender    Eric Hartzell, Quinnipiac

SECOND TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward        Kenny Agostino, Yale    
Forward        Andrew Calof, Princeton    
Forward        Matt Lorito, Brown    
Defense        Mike Keenan, Dartmouth    
Defense        Shayne Gostisbehere, Union    
Goaltender    Jason Kasdorf, Rensselaer   

THIRD TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward        Daniel Carr, Union        
Forward        Jeremy Langlois, Quinnipiac    
Forward        Greg Miller, Cornell    
Defense        Mat Bodie, Union    
Defense        Zach Davies, Quinnipiac        
Goaltender    Anthony Borelli, Brown    

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Forward        Kyle Baun, Colgate    
Forward        Tylor Spink, Colgate    
Forward        Jimmy Vesey, Harvard    
Defense        Paul Geiger, Clarkson        
Defense        Ryan Obuchowski, Yale    
Goaltender    Jason Kasdorf, Rensselaer    

COACH OF YEAR
Rand Pecknold, Quinnipiac

BEST DEFENSIVE DEFENSEMAN
Zach Davies, Quinnipiac

BEST DEFENSIVE FORWARD
Greg Miller, Cornell

ROOKIE OF YEAR
Jason Kasdorf, Rensselaer

GOALTENDER OF YEAR
Eric Hartzell, Quinnipiac

PLAYER OF YEAR
Eric Hartzell, Quinnipiac

STUDENT-ATHLETE OF YEAR
Matt Zarbo, Clarkson

TURFER ATHLETIC TROPHY
Dartmouth