COLUMBUS, Ohio - Senior forward Sean Collins (Reading, Mass.) and junior defenseman Brian Yandle (Milton, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team were named CCM First and Second Team All-Americans respectively, as announced by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Thursday afternoon at the Frozen Four in Columbus, Ohio.
Collins finished his UNH career with a season-high and team-leading 56 points in his senior campaign. Collins led the team in assists with 37 assists and his 19 goals was fourth best on the Wildcats' roster. Collins leaves UNH with 173 career points (77g, 96a) playing in a school-record 164 career games. Collins ranked tied for seventh in the nation with 1.33 points per game in his final season at UNH and his 37 assists was second best among Div. I skaters. Collins was a Hockey East Second-Team All-Star and was a finalist for the Walter Brown Award, given annually to the top American born college player in New England. Collins was recently named the recipient of the Herb Gallagher Award, given to the Most Outstanding Forward in New England and he also was named to the All-New England Team for his efforts this season.
Yandle is the first Wildcat defenseman to earn All-America honors since Jayme Filipowicz in 1999. He was the sixth leading scorer on the Wildcat roster and was the leading point scorer among blueliners with a career-high 35 points (13g, 22a). His assist total was tied for fourth best on the team and his 13 goals ranked sixth on UNH's roster. His point total was the third best of any defenseman in Div. I hockey and his 13 goals was tied for first nationally among blueliners.
Yandle was also a Hockey East Second-Team All-Star, as well as a All-New England Team selection.