UTICA, N.Y – Four Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men’s ice hockey players were named CCM Division II-III Men’s Ice Hockey All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches’ Association (AHCA) during last night’s student-athlete banquet in Utica, N.Y. – the site of the 2017 NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.
CCC Player of the Year, Brady Fleurent (Biddeford, Maine) from the University of New England, was named to the All-America East First Team. Endicott sophomore defenseman Logan Day (Seminole, Fla.) was an All-America East Second Team Selection. The Gulls’ Tommy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) and the Nor’easters Trevor Fleurent (Biddeford, Maine) were both named to the Third Team.
Brady Fleurent set a UNE single-season record with 53 points (18 goals, 35 assists). He leads the nation in points per game (2.04), as well as assists per game (1.35). Brady was one of seven finalists for the Sid Watson Award, given annually to the best NCAA Divison III men's ice hockey player in the country. He was also the winner of the Joe Concannon Award, which is given to the best American-born collegiate hockey player in New England at the NCAA Division II/III level by The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.
Day compiled 40 points on 15 goals and 25 assists in 30 games played for the Gulls in his first season with the program after transferring from Northeastern University. Day currently ranks No. 1 overall among NCAA Division III defensemen in points per game at 1.33, and No. 27 overall among all DIII skaters in points per game. His 40 points in 2016-17 ranks first overall among all defensemen in program history, and second among all skaters.
Besinger earned Third Team honors behind a 49-point season, which included 18 goals and 31 assists. Besinger currently ranks No. 6 overall in DIII in points per game at 1.63, No. 33 in goals per game (0.60), No. 8 in assists per game (1.03), tied for No. 19 in power play goals (7), and tied for No. 11 in game-winning goals (4). His 49-point season in 2016-17 established a new program record, while his 31 helpers also ranks first in program history for a single-season.
Trevor Fleurent concluded his career as UNE's leader in goals (50), assists (66) and points (116). For the 2016-17 season, he totaled 20 goals and 25 assists as the Nor'easters advanced to the CCC Championship game before dropping a heartbreaking 5-4 decision to Endicott. He was a First Team All-Conference selection and recently signed a professional contract with the Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League, where he has two goals in his first two games.
Portions of this release are courtesy of the University of New England and Endicott Sports Information Departments.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and three associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference currently administers championships in 16 intercollegiate sports with that number set to increase next year with the addition of football.