March 17, 2011

O'Neill, Miller, Cahill Named All-ECAC

3 Bulldogs Honored on Championship Weekend

 

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Three Yale men's skaters have been selected to the 2010-11 All-ECAC Hockey Team announced tonight at the conference championship banquet at Boardwalk Hall. Brian O'Neill (Yardley, Pa.) and Andrew Miller (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) were both first-team picks, while Chris Cahill (North Andover, Mass.) was a third-team selection.

The No. 3 ranked Bulldogs (25-6-1) are on the Jersey Shore to compete for the conference tournament championship, facing Colgate Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the first semifinal contest at Boardwalk Hall.

O'Neill, a junior forward, had 12 goals and 25 points in 22 conference outings. His goal total was second among ECAC players while he tied Chace Polacek of Rensselaer, the conference player of the year, for the points lead.  One of three finalists for the conference player of the year award, O'Neill had a hat trick at Clarkson and has had a point in all but four games overall this winter.

Miller, a sophomore on the same line as O'Neill, scored nine times and had 27 points in ECAC games.  His 1.23 points per game average and 18 assists were both tops in the conference.  He has had 11 multiple-point outings this winter including a four-assist contest against Union in December and a two-goal game against Cornell at New Haven.

Cahill also notched nine goals (24 points) in helping the Elis to a 17-4-1 ECAC mark, second-place in the regular season.  He had four multiple-goal nights and a trio of three-point games to help the Blue tie its school record for conference victories.

Captain Jimmy Martin also received recognition as one of three finalists for the Best Defensive Defenseman Award. He happens to be enjoying his best offensive campaign for the Bulldogs with seven goals overall. His 55 career points are ninth among Yale blueliners.

Yale, the top seed among the ECAC's final four, practiced from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. today to prepare for the fourth-seeded Raiders. That game can be seen live on CBS College Sports TV.

 

ALL-ECAC HOCKEY TEAMS

FIRST TEAM ALL-ECAC

Forward                       Chase Polacek                         Rensselaer

Forward                       Brian O'Neill                           Yale

Forward                       Andrew Miller                         Yale

Defense                       Nick Bailen                              Rensselaer

Defense                       Taylor Fedun                           Princeton

Goaltender                  Keith Kinkaid                           Union

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-ECAC

Forward                       Jack Maclellan                                    Brown

Forward                       Joe Devin                                 Cornell

Forward                       Kelly Zajac                               Union

Defense                       Brock Matheson                      Union

Defense                       Danny Biega                            Harvard

Goaltender                  James Mello                            Dartmouth

 

THIRD TEAM ALL-ECAC

Forward                       Andrew Calof                          Princeton

Forward                       Chris Cahill                              Yale

Forward                       Jeremy Welsh                         Union

Defense                       Mike Devin                              Cornell

Defense                       Joel Stejskal                             Dartmouth

Goaltender                  Allen York                                Rensselaer     

 

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Forward                       Andrew Calof                          Princeton

Forward                       Greg Carey                              St. Lawrence

Forward                       Dan Carr                                 Union

Defense                       Mat Bodie                               Union

Defense                       Dennis Robertson                    Brown

Goaltender                  Andy Iles                                  Cornell

 

 

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

 

PLAYER OF YEAR

Chase Polacek-Rensselaer (Winner)

James Mello-Dartmouth

Brian O'Neill-Yale

 

ROOKIE OF YEAR

Andrew Calof-Princeton (Winner)

Greg Carey-St. Lawrence

Mat Bodie-Union

 

Ken Dryden Award - GOALTENDER OF YEAR

Keith Kinkaid-Union (Winner)

James Mello-Dartmouth

Allen York-Rensselaer

 

Tim Taylor Award - COACH OF YEAR

Nate Leaman-Union (Winner)

Keith Allain–Yale

Guy Gadowsky-Princeton

Bob Gaudet-Dartmouth  

 

BEST DEFENSIVE FORWARD

Adam Presizniuk-Union (Winner)

Aaron Bogosian-St. Lawrence

Kelly Zajac-Union

 

BEST DEFENSIVE DEFENSEMAN

Brock Matheson-Union (Winner)

Jimmy Martin-Yale

Taylor Fedun, Princeton

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE OF YEAR

Stephane Boileau—Union (Winner)

Brian Day-Colgate

Cam Ritchie-Princeton

 
 

Filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director

Image (O'Neill, Miller, Cahill) by Steve Conn

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