Monday, February 15, 2010

3/4 Point In The Season All-WCHA Teams

I had put together my All WCHA teams at the 2/3 mark into the season. I've updated it now that we're down to only a few weeks of WCHA hockey left to play. We've played 22 out of 28 conference games in now so we have a pretty good idea at this point in the season. Obviously things are going to change but I figured this would be fun to get some opinions on.

First Team All WCHA:

F-Blake Geoffrion-Wisconsin
F-Justin Fontaine-Minnesota Duluth
F-Mike Connolly-Minnesota Duluth
D-Brendan Smith-Wisconsin
D-Patrick Wiercoich-Denver
G-Marc Cheverie-Denver

Second Team All WCHA:

F-Jack Connolly-Minnesota Duluth
F-Rhett Rakhshani-Denver
F-Michael Davies-Wisconsin
D-Gabe Guentzel-Colorado College
D-Ryan McDonagh-Wisconsin
G-Scott Gudmandson-Wisconsin

Third Team All WCHA:

F-Garrett Roe-St. Cloud State
F-Ryan Lasch-St. Cloud State
F-Brett Olson-Michigan Tech
D-Garrett Raboin-St. Cloud State
D-Nate Prosser-Colorado College
G-Kenny Reiter-Minnesota Duluth

All Freshman Team:

F-Craig Smith-Wisconsin
F-Danny Kristo-North Dakota
F-Rylan Schwartz-Colorado College
D-Matt Donovan-Denver
D-Steven Seigo-Michigan Tech
G-Mike Lee-St. Cloud State

Player of the year: Blake Geoffrion-Wisconsin/Marc Cheverie-Denver
Defenseman of the year: Brendan Smith-Wisconsin
Rookie of the year: Craig Smith-Wisconsin

I tried to be as objective as possible, even though it doesn't look like it with Wisconsin sweeping the 3 big awards. But realistically, it will be tough to beat out Geoffrion if he keeps up his 1.52 point per game pace for player of the year, Brendan Smith has already locked up defenseman of the year, and Craig Smith leads all rookies in points.