LAKE PLACID, N.Y.--Three Adrian College men's hockey student-athletes--seniors Mathew Thompson and Taylor McCloy and junior Cory Dunn--were named on Thursday to the CCM/AHCA All-America Team during the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship banquet. Dunn and Thompson made the first team while McCloy was selected to the third unit, as these awards were voted by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association.
Dunn (Trenton, Mich. / Austin Bruins, NAHL) is a three-time AHCA All-American, repeating his 2017 first-team recognition after being named to the second team after his 2016 freshman season. An assistant team captain, Dunn was the Bulldogs' top playmaker with 27 assists--tied for second by Division III defensemen--among 30 points. He needs three points to join the 100-point club for a career. He becomes the first Bulldog to garner three All-America certificates from the AHCA.
McCloy (Keswick, Ontario / Aurora Tigers, OJHL) led the Bulldogs with career highs of 24 goals and 38 total points. Overall, the forward had six game-winning goals, six power-play goals and three short-handed goals, which are first, tied for fourth and first in the NCHA. He scored nine goals and four assists during Adrian's five postseason games to give him 51 goals and 59 assists for 110 points in his 99-game career.
Thompson (Bolton, Ontario / Trenton Golden Hawks, OJHL), the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year and Adrian captain, amassed 34 points on 16 goals and 18 assists in 30 games played this season, including eight points in five postseason contests. Four of his goals had been game-winning goals and five of his assists came on game-winning goals, including twice in the postseason. The two-year team captain has been particularly effective on the power play, having scored eight times with the man-advantage--good for first in the conference in that category. The center surpassed 100-milestones for both total points (128) and games played (105) earlier this season.
Adrian College tied University of New England and St. Norbert College for the most All-Americans from one school. Dunn, McCloy and Thompson all made All-NCHA, while McCloy and Thompson are first-time All-America honorees.
The trio brings to 15 the number of Bulldogs who have been accorded AHCA All-America status a total of 19 times--all since the program's founding in 2007-08.
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