Men's Ice Hockey Has Seventeen Players Named To 2008-09 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team placed 17 student-athletes on the 2008-09 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team. Student-athletes eligible for the All-Academic team must earn a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00, on a 4.00 scale, or have a GPA over 3.00 over the past three semesters.

"I'm very proud of our student-athletes for their academic accomplishments," head coach Rand Pecknold said. "Our student-athletes work incredibly hard in the classroom and I'm very pleased to have so many included on the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team for the third straight year."

Of the 17 Bobcat players named to the team, nine have received the honor before. Three-time
recipients include assistant captains Matt Sorteberg (Anoka, Minn.), with a 3.44 grade-point average, Jean-Marc Beaudoin (St. Paul, Alberta) at 3.41, Andrew Meyers (St. Louis, Mo.) at 3.13 and Mark Nelson (Prince George, British Columbia) at 3.09. Senior Bud Fisher (Peterborough, Ontario.),who turned in a 3.10 GPA, and junior Sami Liimatainen (Riverside, Ill.), with a 3.30, were also named to the all-academic team for the third consecutive year.

Sophomores Zach Hansen (White Bear Lake, Minn.) at 3.13, Patrick McGann (Evergreen Park, Ill.) at 3.33 and Jake Bauer (Dayton, Minn.) at 3.37, were named to the team for the second consecutive year.

First-time recipients include sophomores Brett Dickinson (Furlong, Pa.) at 3.02 and Sean Coughlin (Winthrop, Mass.) at 3.26. Freshmen honorees turned in the four highest GPA's on the team as Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Quebec) had a team-high 3.75, Mike Glaicar (Kamloops, British Columbia)finished at 3.70, David Arduin (Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia) turned in a 3.68 and Kevin Bui (Edmonton, Alberta) had a 3.50. Classmates Mile Winter (Ambler, Pa.) turned in a 3.37 while Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ontario) finished the year with a 3.06.