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April 2, 2009
NEW ENGLAND DIVISION I ALL-STARS AND AWARDS ANNOUNCED

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Brad Thiessen was named New England MVP
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The New England Hockey Writers All-Star teams and awards for Men's Division I have been released. The annual awards banquet will be held on Monday, April 13 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass. The All-Star teams and special award winners will be presented. Coaches, student-athletes, family members and friends should plan on attending this function. Contact John Gruppo at (617) 373-7409 for information on attending this event. Cost is $30 per person.

Northeastern University goaltender Brad Thiessen was named New England MVP and NU coach Greg Cronin was named Coach of the Year. Thiessen was in goal for every minute as Northeastern went 25-12-4, finished second in the Hockey East regular season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1994. NU's Joe Vitale was named Best Defensive Forward.

Boston University took home three awards ­ goaltender Kieran Millan was named Rookie of the Year, Colin Wilson was named Best Forward and Matt Gilroy was named Best Defenseman. The Terriers won Hockey East and will play in the NCAA Frozen Four starting April 9.

New England's other Frozen Four participant ­ Vermont ­ was represented by Viktor Stålberg, who was named Most Improved Player. He went from a 10-13-23 scoring line in 2007-08 to a 24-21-45 scoring line this season.

Matt Vokes was named New England's Unsung Hero after posting an 11-17-28 scoring line for the 5-23-5 Bears. Trinity's John Dunham received the Parker/York Award for Contribution to New England hockey. He coached the Bantams for 33 years.

For more complete listings of All-Stars and awards, including extensive archives, check http://www.newenglandallstars.com.

2008-09 New England Men's Div. I All-Stars & Awards

Goalies

Kieran Millan, Boston University
Brad Thiessen, Northeastern

Defense
Alex Biega, Harvard
Maury Edwards, UMass Lowell
Matt Gilroy, Boston University
Kevin Shattenkirk, Boston University

Forwards
Mark Arcobello, Yale
Brock Bradford, Boston College
James Marcou, Massachusetts
Viktor Stålberg, Vermont
Colin Wilson, Boston University
James van Riemsdyk, New Hampshire

Clark Hodder Award ­ Div. I Coach of the Year
Greg Cronin, Northeastern

Leonard Fowle Award ­ Most Valuable Player
Brad Thiessen, Northeastern

George C. Carens Award ­ Rookie of the Year

Kieran Millan, Boston University

Herb Gallagher Award ­ Best Forward

Colin Wilson, Boston University

Bob Monahan Award ­ Best Defenseman

Matt Gilroy, Boston University

Paul Hines Award ­ Most Improved Player

Viktor Stålberg, Vermont

Frank Jones Award ­ Best Defensive Forward

Joe Vitale, Northeastern

Joe Tomasello Award ­ Unsung Hero

Matt Vokes, Brown

Parker/York Award ­ Contribution to New England Hockey

John Dunham, Trinity
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