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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trio of Wildcats on CCHA First Team

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

The Central Collegiate Hockey Association today announced the 2009-10 Preseason All-Conference Team, as selected by the 12 head coaches.

Michigan junior forward Louie Caporusso and Miami junior forward Carter Camper were unanimously selected to the Preseason All-Conference First Team, each receiving the maximum 55 points. It is the first time on the Preseason All-Conference First Team for both players as Camper was selected to the Preseason All-Conference Second Team for 2008-09 and Caporusso did not receive any preseason honors entering his sophomore season.

The third forward on the Preseason All-Conference First Team is junior Mark Olver of Northern Michigan. Olver was a Preseason All-Conference Second Team selection in 2008-09 and was named to the CCHA All-Conference Second Team for 2008-09 as well. A pair of returning All-Americans headline the defense on the Preseason All-Conference First Team as Notre Dame junior Ian Cole (Ann Arbor) and Northern Michigan junior Erik Gustafsson each received eight first-team votes. A Wildcat occupies the goaltending position on the Preseason All-Conference First Team as well, with junior Brian Stewart (pictured) receiving five first-team votes.

Three members of defending CCHA champion Notre Dame were selected to the Preseason All-Conference Second Team. Junior Calle Ridderwall and sophomore Billy Maday are making their first appearence on the Preseason Conference All-Conference Team, while senior Kyle Lawson (New Hudson), the winner of the 2009 CCHA Best Defensive Defensman Award, was named to the 2008-09 Preseason All-Conference First Team.

John Albert of Ohio State rounds out the forwards on the Preseason All-Conference Second Team. Albert was the top vote-getter among players on the Preseason All-Conference Second Team with 37 points. Nebraska-Omaha senior defenseman Eddie DelGrosso is on the Preseason All-Conference Second Team after being named to the CCHA All-Conference Second Team for 2008-09. Michigan junior goaltender Bryan Hogan rounds out the Preseason All-Conference Second Team.

All told, six schools are represented on the Preseason All Conference Team, with Notre Dame leading the way with four honorees.

Voting was conducted among the 12 head coaches in the CCHA. Coaches could not vote for their own players.

Honorable Mention (next six point totals, regardless of position with first-team votes in parentheses): Ryan Thang, SR, F, Notre Dame, (1) 15; Zach Redmond, JR, D, Ferris State, (1) 15; Chris Summers, SR, D, Michigan, (1) 15; Greger Hanson, JR, F, Northern Michigan, 14; Tyler Ludwig, SR, D, Western Michigan, 14; Chris Wideman, SO, D, Miami, 14.

Photo courtesy Northern Michigan University

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