All-WCHA Team Announced

Three UND players were named all-WCHA today. Danny Kristo is first-team all-WCHA; Corban Knight is second-team all-WCHA and Rocco Grimaldi is a member of the all-rookie team.

Player of the year: Drew LeBlanc, SCSU
Rookie of the year: Stephon Williams, MSU-Mankato
Coach of the year: Mike Hastings, MSU-Mankato

First team

F Ryan Walters, Omaha
F Drew LeBlanc, SCSU
F Danny Kristo, North Dakota
D Nick Jensen, SCSU
D Nate Schmidt, Minnesota
G Stephon Williams, MSU-Mankato

Second team

F Corban Knight, North Dakota
F Erik Haula, Minnesota
F Rylan Schwartz, Colorado College
D Joey LaLeggia, Denver
D Mike Boivin, Colorado College
G Juho Olkinuora, Denver

Third team

F Matt Leitner, MSU-Mankato
F Nick Bjugstad, Minnesota
F Eriah Hayes, MSU-Mankato
D Andrej Sustr, Omaha
D Jake McCabe, Wisconsin
G Adam Wilcox, Minnesota

Rookie team

F Tony Cameranesi, Duluth
F Alex Petan, Michigan Tech
F Rocco Grimaldi, North Dakota 
D Nolan Zajac, Denver
D Andy Welinski, Duluth
G Stephon Williams, MSU-Mankato

6 Responses

  1. John

    Congrats to the boys. Looking forward to watching the Final 5 next week and seeing them hoist the Broadmoor Trophy !!

  2. Mike

    Simmer or Mac could have been third team, but other than that we don’t really have any arguments. However, Walters should have been player of the year, and clearly Motzko should have been coach of the year.

  3. Oly Olafson

    I can’t believe Corban isn’t 1st team center! One of the most accomplished hockey players to play at UND in many years, a four year starter, a four year star, rock solid and a really nick young man. My vote would have went for him, if I had a vote.

    1. Kroger

      No offense to Knight, he’s a great player and person, but which of the 3 would you replace? Kristo is more electric than Knight and has more points, Walters has more points than Knight, and LeBlanc tied Knight in points, but led his team to a WCHA championship. It kills me to say, but Haula is probably more deserving than Knight. I guess that’s just how it does when you play ok the best conference in the NCAA.

  4. Beaz

    Lots of difficult choices for forward, as usual. I love Cor-ban but not sure how you can place him over any if those three either. But, knowing that young man, he doesn’t care about that crap anyway. He has one goal and its number 8 in Pittsburgh. The only thing that matters. Go SIOUX!

  5. Sioux Fan

    Well said Beaz! Let’s Go SIOUX “The name on the front means a heck of a lot more than the one on the back” ~Herbie

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