Two Wayne State University men's hockey players were honored Thursday evening at the College Hockey America tournament banquet for their outstanding performances on the ice during the 2004-05 season. Another five individuals were honored for their work in the classroom.
Freshman center Stavros Paskaris was selected CHA Rookie of the Year in voting of the league's head coaches and assistants. Paskaris was also named to the conference's all-rookie team.
The top-scoring newcomer in the CHA with 20 points on six goals and 14 assists in 20 games, Paskaris finished tied-for-eighth among all players in scoring. He tied-for-third in league assists (14) and tied-for-eighth in league power-play points (9). His four conference power-play goals was tied-for-fifth.
Junior goaltender Matt Kelly was voted to the All-CHA Second Team by conference coaches.
Kelly finished third in goals-against average against league foes with a 2.22 mark despite playing the third-most minutes. He was also third in save percentage (.934) despite playing on a team that has just one senior on the roster.
Also recognized at the banquet were CHA All-Academic team selections -- Matt Boldt, Taylor Donohoe, Adam Drescher, Will Hooper and Mark Nebus.
A complete list of CHA honorees follows:
All-CHA FIRST TEAM
F- Andrew Murray, Bemidji State
F- Jared Ross, Alabama-Huntsville
F- Barret Ehgoetz, Niagara
D- Peter Jonsson, Bemidji State
D- Jeremy Schreiber, Alabama-Huntsville
G- Scott Munroe, Alabama-Huntsville
All-CHA SECOND TEAM
F- Bruce Mulherin, Alabama-Huntsville
F- Brendan Cook, Bemidji State
F- Ryan Gale, Niagara
D- Brian Gineo, Air Force
D- Jeff Winchester, Alabama-Huntsville
G- Matt Kelly, Wayne State
CHA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
F- Eric Ehn, Air Force
F- Stavros Paskaris, Wayne State
F- Jace Buzek, Robert Morris
D- Chris Kaufman, Robert Morris
D- Matt Charbonneau, Air Force
G- Matt Climie, Bemidji State
CHA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Andrew Murray, Bemidji State
CHA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Stavros Paskaris, Wayne State