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SBN College Hockey's NCHC All-League Awards

The league champion Huskies put four players the on SBN College Hockey's All-League team

St. Cloud's Kevin Gravel and Miami's Austin Czarnik both crack the second team
St. Cloud's Kevin Gravel and Miami's Austin Czarnik both crack the second team
Matt Christians

With the NCHC season regular season, it's time to cast votes for individual and all-league honors. We don't get an official vote in the NCHC post-season awards, but we'll post our own ballot anyway, since it makes for a good topic of discussion.

Here's a look at the best in the NCHC this season:

First Team

F-Jonny Brodzinski, St. Cloud

F-Josh Archibald, Nebraska-Omaha

F-Chase Balisy, Western Michigan

D-Dillon Simpson, North Dakota

D-Andrew Prochno, St. Cloud

G-Sam Brittain, Denver

No real surprises here. Prochno is the only one that wasn't necessarily a statistical leader, but there was no doubt he was SCSU's top defenseman and he had a great year.

Second Team

F-Nic Dowd, St. Cloud

F-Rocco Grimaldi, North Dakota

F-Austin Czarnik, Miami

D-Andy Welinski, Minnesota-Duluth

D-Kevin Gravel, St. Cloud

G-Zane Gothberg, North Dakota

The second team is a little more based on overall play rather than just points scored. These guys were all extremely effective players, even if they weren't at the top of the scoring charts.


F-Trevor Moore, Denver

F-Jake Guentzel, Nebraska-Omaha

F-Kyle Osterberg, Minnesota-Duluth

D-Paul LaDue, North Dakota

D-Jaccob Slavin, Colorado College

G-No rookie played 33% of his team's minutes in conference play.

This group was pretty clear above the rest of the league rookies. An argument could be made for Slavin and Guentzel on the All-League teams. LaDue, Osterberg, and Moore were all extremely impressive too.

Individual Awards

Player of the Year- Josh Archibald, Nebraska-Omaha

Coach of the Year- Bob Motzko, St. Cloud

Rookie of the Year- Jaccob Slavin, Colorado College

Archibald and Slavin were both incredible this year. Slavin may have been a snub from the all-league teams. Mtozko deserves a lot of credit for taking a team that lost a Hobey Baker winner, a defenseman of the year, and a great senior scorer, and repeating as league champion.