Five Falcons recognized on All-WCHA teams

By March 8, 2018Other News
Alec Rauhauser plays the puck earlier this season against Lake Superior. Rauhauser was the lone Falcon named to the All-WCHA First Team on Thursday (Photo by Todd Pavlack/
A cast of Falcons were recognized by the WCHA on the 2017-2018 All-WCHA teams. The teams are voted on by the coaches of the league, and coaches are not permitted to vote for their own players.

Those players voted on the First Team are eligible for their respective Player of the Year awards (Offensive and Defensive). Those on the All-Rookie Team are eligible for the Rookie of the Year award. Those awards will be announced next week.

All-WCHA First Team

F: C.J. Suess (MSU)
F: Marc Michaelis (MSU)
F: Troy Loggins (NMU)

D: Zach Frye (UAF)
D: Alec Rauhauser (BGSU)

G: Atte Tolvanen (NMU)

All-WCHA Second Team

F: Mitch McLain (BGSU)
F: Adam Rockwood (NMU)
F: Josh Kestner (UAH)

D: Daniel Brickley (MSU)
D: Philip Beaulieu (NMU)

G: Michael Bitzer (BSU)

All-WCHA Third Team

F: Zeb Knutson (MSU)
F: Darien Craighead (NMU)
F: Robbie Payne (NMU)

D: Ian Scheid (MSU)
D: Ryker Killins (FSU) – TIE
D: Mitch Reinke (MTU) – TIE

G: Connor LaCouvee (MSU)

All-WCHA Rookie Team

F: Jake Jaremko (MSU)
F: Brandon Kruse (BGSU)
F: Steven Jandric (UAF) – TIE
F: Max Johnson (BGSU) – TIE
F: Reggie Lutz (MSU) – TIE

D: Connor Mackey (MSU)
D: Eric Sinclair (UAA)

G: Eric Dop (BGSU)

In addition to on-ice honors, 13 Bowling Green players were named to the WCHA All-Academic Team. Those players have at minimum a 3.0 GPA for the previous two semesters or have at minimum a 3.0 GPA for all terms at their current institution.

WCHA All-Academic Falcons

  • Shane Bednard (Junior)
  • Niko Coffman (Sophomore)
  • Lukas Craggs (Sophomore)
  • Jacob Dalton (Sophomore)
  • Frederic Letourneau (Sophomore)
  • Casey Linkenheld (Sophomore)
  • Mitch McLain (Senior)
  • Matt Meier (Junior)
  • Chris Pohlkamp (Junior)
  • Alec Rauhauser (Sophomore)
  • Jakob Reichert (Senior)
  • John Schilling (Junior)
  • Adam Smith (Junior)
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