ORONO, Maine — University of Maine men’s hockey standouts Ben Hutton and Devin Shore were named CCM Hockey Division I All-Americans on Friday.
Both were named to the 2013-14 AHCA/CCM Hockey Men’s Division I All-America Second Team. The UMaine sophomores are the first All-Americans on the men’s hockey team since Spencer Abbott earned the honor in 2012. It is the first time since 2006 that Maine has had two All-Americans.
Hutton scored a team-high 15 goals and added 14 assists for 29 points. His 15 goals set the school record for goals in a season by a defenseman. In addition, he became the first defenseman in Maine history to lead the team in goals scored.
He leads defenseman in the country in goals scored, ranks sixth in points per game by a defenseman (.83) and tied for 12th in power-play goals with nine.
Shore led the team in scoring with 14 goals and 29 assists for 43 points. He scored three power-play goals, three shorthanded tallies and a pair of game-winning goals. It is the second season in a row that Shore has led the team in scoring.
He has 20 career goals and 49 assists for 69 points in 73 career games, having never missed a game the past two years. After the season, Shore was selected captain of the 2014-15 team.
BC’s Gaudreau wins Hobey Baker award
Boston College junior left wing Johnny Gaudreau was named the winner of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given to college hockey’s best player, during a ceremony Friday night in Philadelphia, site of the Frozen Four.
Gaudreau led the nation in scoring this season with 36 goals and 44 assists while earning the Eagles a Frozen Four berth, where they were eliminated by Union in a national semifinal Thursday night.
Gaudreau is a fourth-round draft pick of the Calgary Flames and is expected to forego his senior season to begin a pro hockey career.
Gaudreau recorded 176 points in three seasons at BC and helped the team win the national title in 2012.
In 119 career college games over three years, Gaudreau put up 176 points. He won the national championship with Boston College as a freshman in 2012.
Maine’s O’Connor receives unsung hero award
University of Maine men’s ice hockey senior captain Brice O’Connor was named the recipient of the 2014 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award, named Friday at the Frozen Four in Philadelphia.
The award recognizes a leader and fan favorite who always places his team first while displaying sportsmanship, competitiveness and work ethic.
O’Connor played in 104 career games for the Black Bears, scoring five goals and dishing out 20 assists for 25 career points. As a senior, he saw action in 34 games with two goals and seven assists for nine point.