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Three Earn All-NCHA Men's Hockey Honors
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - UW-Eau Claire men's hockey forward Sean Garrity (Sr. -North St. Paul, Minn./North), defenseman Greg Petersen (Sr. -Maple Grove, Minn./Totino-Grace) and goalie Tyler Brigl (Jr. -Eagan, Minn.) have been selected to this season's All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) team, league sports information director Brian Monahan announced today.
Both Petersen and Garrity were first team selections, while Brigl received honorable mention recognition.
This is the third year in a row Petersen has earned first team All-NCHA honors. Petersen is currently fourth on the team with 13 assists on the season. He also has four goals for 17 points overall. Petersen is part of a defense that has allowed only 609 shots in 25 games while the Blugolds have 899.
Garrity has also been a member of the All-NCHA team the previous two seasons, earning first team honors in 2007 and honorable mention recognition last season. Garrity leads Eau Claire this season with 26 points. He is tied for second on the team with 14 assists and is second on the team with 12 goals.
Brigl has started 22 games for Eau Claire this season, playing almost 1,300 minutes between the pipes. He has a 2.40 goals against average and has 491 saves, accumulating a .904 save percentage. Including his three shutouts this season, combined with his five previous shutouts, he is the Blugolds' all-time leader for shutouts in a career. Brigl was also an honorable mention selection last season.
The Blugolds will be in action tomorrow for an NCHA Quarterfinal match at UW-Stout. Eau Claire earned a No. 7 seed in the NCHA playoffs after finishing the conference season with a 3-10-1 record. However, the Blugolds ended the regular season with a 13-11-1 overall record, picking up the most wins in a season since 2004-05. The Blugolds have only won more than 13 games once in the last 13 years.
- KM -