The nationally-ranked Tommie men's hockey team received several honors when the 2012 All-MIAC honors were released this week.
St. Thomas' second-year head coach Jeff Boeser was named MIAC Coach of the Year after he guided UST to a 13-2-1 MIAC record and a eight-point winning margin atop the standings. Boeser is the ninth different recipient of the award in the last nine seasons.
Junior forward Riley Horgan was a repeat All-MIAC honoree and was joined on the 20-player team by senior forward Robby Philipp and senior defenseman Robbie Vannelli.
UST had two of the six players named to the All-Rookie Team -- freshmen Alex Altenbernd and freshman defenseman Michael Krieg.
Six were among 18 named honorable mention All-MIAC -- goalies Drew Fielding and Tyrone Simcoe; defensemen Krieg and Anthony Moser; forwards Travis Baker and Altenbernd.
The No. 8-ranked Tommies recorded the program's 30th MIAC regular-season title; posted the program's 30th consecutive winning season; and reached the playoffs for the 28th time in the 28-year history of the format.
St. Thomas reached the NCAA playoffs for the eighth time in the last 14 seasons. It plays St. Norbert Wednesday night in the 2012 NCAA playoffs.
In 16-game MIAC stats, Horgan finished as the conference scoring leader with four goals and a whopping 20 assists for 24 points. He has 27 assists in 22 games and ranks third in the nation in assists per game.
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