We did the 2nd teamers last week, and this week the best of the best get their time in the sun. The TCHB first team All-American team features two first round draft picks, a transfer, and a player who started his career as a forward.
G – Ben Scrivens, Sr. Cornell
All Scrivens did last year was finish 3rd in the country in GAA at 1.81. He had a .931 save percentage, a tick below Zane Kalemba’s .932 but Scrivens made almost 30 more saves than Kalemba. Scrivens led the Big Red to the final 8 last year and has the Big Red in position to get there again this year.
D – Ian Cole, Jr. Notre Dame
I could go on and on about Cole, but I’ll settle for this: He absolutely could play on St. Louis’s blue-line right now, but will have to settle for being the best defenseman in college hockey.
D – Chay Genoway, Sr. North Dakota
When Genoway came to Grand Forks he spent time playing both forward and defense, and showed an offensive acumen that suggested he should stay up front. Instead, he has turned himself into one of the best defensemen in college hockey and a real leader for the Sioux. He will serve as North Dakota’s captain this year, and deservedly so.
F – David McIntyre, Sr. Colgate
He ranked 16th in the country in points per game last year, but McIntyre (21-22–43) had to do so while drawing all of the defensive interest from Colgate’s opponents. The Senior is a good bet to be suiting up for the Dallas Stars next season.
F – Jordan Schroeder, Soph. Minnesota
Will he or won’t he? That was the question Gopher fans were asking themselves all summer in regards to whether Schroeder would be back for his Sophomore year or if he would sign with the Canucks. Fear not Minnesotans, Schroeder is back. He led all Freshmen in scoring last year and was 3rd nationally in points per game. He was also the most undervalued player on NHL draft day.
F – Jacques Lamoureux, Jr. Air Force
The reigning TCHB player of the year, Lamoureux led the country in goals with 33, and in goals per game at .8 GPG. Lamoureux led Air Force to the regular season and playoff Atlantic Hockey titles, and the Falcons were a couple plays away from making a Frozen Four appearance.