The North American Hockey League announced today its All-Central, -North, -South and -West Division Teams for the 2008-09 season, as selected by the league’s coaches and general managers.
All-Central Division Team
Forward: Brandon Brodhag, North Iowa Outlaws
Forward: Jerry Freismuth, Alexandria Blizzard
Forward: Jack Paul, North Iowa Outlaws
Defenseman: John Clark, Bismarck Bobcats
Defenseman: Tim Smith, Owatonna Express
Goaltender: David Bosner, Bismarck Bobcats
All-North Division Team
Forward: Kyle Bonis, Traverse City North Stars
Forward: Chad Pietila, Marquette Rangers
Forward: Brandon Saad, Mahoning Valley Phantoms
Defenseman: Cullen Lundholm, Mahoning Valley Phantoms
Defenseman: Travis White, Traverse City North Stars
Goaltender: CJ Motte, Traverse City North Stars
All-South Division Team
Forward: Jon Gaffney, Springfield Jr. Blues
Forward: Jordan George, Topeka RoadRunners
Forward: Andrew Hamburg, St. Louis Bandits
Defenseman: Eric Artman, Topeka RoadRunners
Defenseman: Tyler Elbrecht, St. Louis Bandits
Goaltender: Keith Kinkaid, St. Louis Bandits
All-West Division Team
Forward: Austin Block, Fairbanks Ice Dogs
Forward: Ryan Lemke, Kenai River Brown Bears
Forward: Mike Voran, Wenatchee Wild
Defenseman: Drew Darwitz, Fairbanks Ice Dogs
Defenseman: Sean McNeely, Alaska Avalanche
Goaltender: Mathieu Dugas, Wenatchee Wild
The NAHL USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year Nominee Finalists, All-Rookie Team, Rookie of the Year, Academic Achievement Award, Community Service Award, Coach of the Year, General Manager of the Year and Organization of the Year will be announced in the coming weeks.
The All-NAHL Team, Goaltender of the Year, Defenseman of the Year, Forward of the Year and Most Valuable Player will be announced at the Robertson Cup Championship banquet on Monday, April 27.
The North American Hockey League, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II league boasting 19 teams from across the country, including the esteemed USA Hockey National Team Development Program, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey.