Thursday, March 18, 2010

WCHA All-Conference Teams Announced

The WCHA held their awards ceremony this afternoon before the Thursday night play in game between North Dakota and Minnesota-Duluth. Wisconsin as expected was well represented today. Blake Geoffrion and Brendan Smith were named to the first team. Ryan McDonagh named to the second team. Michael Davies named to the third team. Craig Smith and Justin Schultz named to the All-Rookie team.

In a shock to pretty much everyone I would assume, North Dakota defenseman Chay Genoway was named to the third team. If you aren't familiar with Genoway, he only played in nine games this season due to injury. Crazy.

Thanks to Grand Forks Herald beat writer Brad Elliott Schlossman for posting the picks.

Player of the year -- Marc Cheverie, G, Denver
Rookie of the year -- Danny Kristo, F, UND
Coach of the year -- George Gwozdecky, Denver
Defensive player of the year -- Brendan Smith, Wisconsin
Student-athlete of the year -- Eli Vlaisavljevich, Michigan Tech

First team

F -- Blake Geoffrion, Wisconsin
F -- Rhett Rakhshani, Denver
F -- Jack Connolly, Duluth
D -- Brendan Smith, Wisconsin
D -- Patrick Wiercioch, Denver
G -- Marc Cheverie, Denver

Second team

F -- Justin Fontaine, Duluth
F -- Ryan Lasch, St. Cloud State
F -- Tyler Ruegsegger, Denver
D -- Ryan McDonagh, Wisconsin
D -- Nate Prosser, Colorado College
G -- Brad Eidsness, UND

Third team

F -- Michael Davies, Wisconsin
F -- Joe Colborne, Denver
F -- Garrett Roe, St. Cloud State
D -- Chay Genoway, UND
D -- Garrett Raboin, St. Cloud State
G -- Dan Dunn, St. Cloud State

Rookie team

F -- Danny Kristo, UND
F -- Craig Smith, Wisconsin
F -- Rylan Schwartz, Colorado College
D -- Matt Donovan, Denver
D -- Justin Schultz, Wisconsin
G -- Joe Howe, Colorado College