Both Miami junior forward Reilly Smith and Michigan State junior defenseman Torey Krug have been selected to the CCHA All-Conference First Team for the second straight season.

Both Smith and Krug were unanimous selections to the First Team, each receiving ten first-place votes.

Smith led the league with 18 goals in conference play and 26 goals overall. Krug tied for the league lead in points with 29, making him the first defenseman to accomplish that feat since the 1986-87 season.

The teams were selected by a vote of the league’s head coaches and are based on performance in conference games only. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

CCHA All-Conference First Team

PlayerPositionSchoolVote Totals (First-Team Votes)
Reilly SmithFMiami50 (10)
Tyler GronFNorthern Michigan42 (7)
T.J. TynanFNotre Dame40 (5)
Torey KrugDMichigan State50 (10)
Chad BillinsDFerris State48 (9)
Taylor NelsonGFerris State34 (6)

CCHA All-Conference Second Team

PlayerPositionSchoolVote Totals (First-Team Votes)
Justin FlorekFNorthern Michigan34 (4)
Cody KunykFAlaska23 (2)
Jordie JohnstonFFerris State22 (3)
Dan DeKeyserDWestern Michigan20 (2)
Matt TennysonDWestern Michigan20 (0)
Shawn HunwickGMichigan24 (2)

Honorable Mention (next six point totals, regardless of position with first-team votes in parentheses): Connor Knapp, Sr., G, Miami, (1) 23; Lee Moffie, Jr., D, Michigan, (1) 17; Chris Brown, Jr., F, Michigan, (1) 15; Kevin Kapalka, So., G, Lake Superior State, (2) 13; Anders Lee, So., F, Notre Dame, (1) 10; Kyle Follmer, Jr., D, Northern Michigan, 10.

  • Alex


    Or Tyler Nelson is a better goalie according to the coaches in the league. Hunwick’s stats were better… but Michigan has much more talent in front of Hunwick than FSU does in front of Nelson.

    Also Nelson didn’t get tossed from any games this year. 

    • Hockeyfawn

      I can’t wait until Ferris gets bounced in the first round of the tourney

    • Trollinhard

       If by better stats you mean wins, then yes, he is statistically better by far.

  • Darb0114

    For those frustrated with Nelson beating Hunwick, there is more to the stats. If we wanted to go by stats alone, Connor Knapp from Miami should be the First Team pick, as he leads nearly every statistical category, both in conference play and overall play. Nelson and Hunwick nearly split the battle for 2nd.

    As it is decided by coaches, the decision probably had a lot to do with how the goalies directly affected the play of their team. With Miami not doing so well, Michigan doing exactly as expected, and Ferris doing extremely well, which was never expected, I think Nelson was a good choice.