Thursday, March 9, 2017

Five Mavericks make All-WCHA

Minnesota State players were selected for the 2016-17 All-WCHA teams, including forward Marc Michaelis and defenseman Daniel Brickley, who were First Team picks.

Michaelis, a freshman, is the WCHA’s top overall scorer with 36 points and was second in conference play with 28 this season. He was also chosen for the WCHA's Rookie Team. Brickely, a sophomore, leads all league defensemen in scoring with 30 points.

Mavericks junior forwards C.J. Franklin and Brad McClure earned spots on the Second Team and Third Team, respectively. They have 31 and 28 points, respectively, which rank sixth and 10th in the conference. Ian Scheid, the top-scoring freshman defenseman in the WCHA with 23 points, joined Michaelis on the Rookie Team.

Here are the All-WCHA teams:

First Team: Forwards—Gerald Mayhew, Ferris State; Mitch McLain, Bowling Green; Marc Michaelis, Minnesota State. Defensemen—Daniel Brickley, Minnesota State; Matt Roy, Michigan Tech. Goaltender—Michael Bitzer, Bemidji State.

Second Team: Forwards—C.J. Franklin, Minnesota State; Mitch Hults, Lake Superior State; Phillip Marinaccio, Bemidji State; Corey Mackin, Ferris State. Defensemen—Shane Hanna, Michigan Tech; Sean Walker, Bowling Green. Goaltender—Atte Tolvanen, Northern Michigan.

Third Team: Forwards—Brad McClure, Minnesota State; Dominik Shine, Northern Michigan; Gerry Fitzgerald, Bemidji State. Defensemen—Mark Friedman, Bowling Green; Kurt Gosselin, Alabama Huntsville. Goaltender: Justin Kapelmaster, Ferris State.

Rookie Team: Forwards—Marc Michaelis, Minnesota State; Darien Craighead, Northern Michigan; Max Humitz, Lake Superior State. Defensemen: Ian Scheid, Minnesota State; Alec Rauhauser, Bowling Green; Mitch Reinke, Michigan Tech; Zach Whitecloud, Bemidji State. Goaltender—Angus Redmond, Michigan Tech.

The WCHA’s individual award winners will be announced next week.

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