LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Six Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men's ice hockey student-athletes were recognized among the 31 players selected by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) as CCM Hockey/AHCA All-Americans when the teams were announced this past weekend.
CCC Player of the Year Logan Day (Seminole, Fla.) from Endicott, CCC Goaltender of the Year Blake Wojtala (Trenton, Mich.) from Salve Regina, and Brady Fleurent (Biddeford, Maine) from the University of New England were all named to the All-America East First Team.
Sophomore Jack Billings (Oak Lawn, Ill.) also represented the Seahawks as he was named to the All-America East Second Team.
UNE's Ryan Burr (Toms River, N.J.) and Ryan Bloom (Northville, Mich.) were both All-America East Third Team selections.
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LOGAN DAY, ENDICOTT – ALL-AMERICA EAST FIRST TEAM
Day, who is currently playing professionally for the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League (AHL), is the first student-athlete in program history to earn All-America First Team accolades.
This past season (26 games), Day registered 38 points on 15 goals and 23 assists. Day currently ranks No. 2 in the country in points per game among all defensemen at 1.46 P/GM.
Over the course of his career with the Gulls (56 games, 2016-18), Day compiled 30 goals and dished out 48 assists for a total of 78 points to go along with 11 power play tallies, five short-handed goals, five game-winners, one hat-trick, and 83 blocked shots. Day is the program's No. 2 all-time leading scorer and ranks first in points among all defensemen in program history.
BRADY FLEURENT, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND – ALL AMERICA EAST FIRST TEAM
Fleurent earns his second straight AHCA All-America First Team honor after leading the nation in points per game (1.89) and finishing second in assists per game (1.3). Fleurent was a First Team All-Conference honoree scoring 16 goals and handing out 35 assists for 51 points.
BLAKE WOJTALA, SALVE REGINA – ALL-AMERICA EAST FIRST TEAM
Wojtala, the Seahawks all-time leader in wins (46) and shutouts (9), was named a First Team All-American. Wojtala has posted a 20-6-2 record in net this season, making 837 saves with a .937 save percentage. He led the CCC in almost every statistical category including wins (20), save percentage, and goals-against average (1.99) as was named the CCC Goaltender of the Year.
JACK BILLINGS, SALVE REGINA – ALL-AMERICA EAST SECOND TEAM
Billings, who broke the Seahawks single-season marks for points and assists, was named a Second Team All-American after posting 19 goals and 26 assists for 45 total points this season. He finished tied for first in the CCC in goals and ranked in the top five in the conference in assists (26), points (45), and plus-minus (+24). He also led the league with six game-winning goals. He was selected as a First Team All-CCC honoree.
RYAN BLOOM, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND – ALL-AMERICA EAST THIRD TEAM
Bloom was one of the top scorers in DIII this year ranking seventh nationally in points per game (1.62). He scored 19 goals this season and racked up 28 assists for a total of 47 points. His goal total ranked him tied for first in the conference. He was named to the All-CCC First Team for his efforts.
RYAN BURR, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND – ALL-AMERICA EAST THIRD TEAM
Burr was an All-CCC First Team selection this year, playing in all 29 of the Nor'easters' contests. He scored five goals and dished out 21 helpers for a total of 26 points.
Portions of this release are courtesy of the Endicott, Salve Regina, University of New England 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 four 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 administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.