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Atlantic Hockey unveiled its 2012 awards Thursday and Air Force defenseman Tim Kirby was named player of the year, as well as best defenseman.

The AHA also named three all-conference teams and its all-rookie team.

2012 AHA First Team All-Conference

PlayerPositionSchool
Kyle De LaurellFAir Force
Brett GenslerFBentley
Cole SchneiderFConnecticut
Tim KirbyDAir Force
Scott MathisDAir Force
Shane MadoloraGRIT

2012 AHA Second Team All-Conference

PlayerPositionSchool
Michael ColavecchiaFRIT
John KruseFAir Force
Adam SchmidtFHoly Cross
Alex GerkeDConnecticut
Chris HaltiginDRIT
Chris NoonanGNiagara

2012 AHA Third Team All-Conference

PlayerPositionSchool
Matt GingeraFSacred Heart
Adam PleskachFAmerican International
Cody CrichtonFRobert Morris
Trent BonnettDBentley
Nick JonesDMercyhurst
Branden KommGBentley

2012 AHA All-Rookie Team

PlayerPositionSchool
Alex GrieveFBentley
Dan BahntgeFMercyhurst
Brett SwitzerFBentley
Tyson WilsonDRobert Morris
Tyler ShiploDMercyhurst
Matt GinnGHoly Cross

2012 Atlantic Hockey Awards
Regular Season Scoring Trophy – Brett Gensler, Bentley
Regular Season Goaltending Trophy – Chris Noonan, Niagara
Team Sportsmanship Award – Air Force
Individual Sportsmanship Award – Mark Cornacchia, Rochester Institute of Technology
Best Defensive Forward – Nick Chiavetta, Robert Morris
Coach of the Year – Ryan Soderquist, Bentley
Rookie of the Year – Alex Grieve, Bentley
Best Defenseman – Tim Kirby, Air Force
Player of the Year – Tim Kirby, Air Force