(ISN) – University of Victoria forward Matthew Bell was named to the Second All-Star Team when the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s annual wards were announced Tuesday.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – Ben Van Lare, Simon Fraser University
Van Lare re-wrote the BCIHL record books this season, establishing new league marks for goals and points in a season with 28 and 57 respectively in 24 games played. The former WHL and CIS forward was a model of consistency, picking up points in 23 of SFU’s 24 games — including 16 multi-point nights.
TOP DEFENCEMAN – Dave Mann, Okanagan College
Mann becomes the first back-to-back winner of the league’s Top Defenceman award following a season where he captained the Coyotes to a school-best record of 16-4-4. The 25-year old led all BCIHL blueliners with 29 points whil eproviding a key shut-down presence defensively.
TOP GOALTENDER – Tim Zwiers, Trinity Western University
The second-year Zwiers had a 3.86 goals against average and a .896 save percentage as he faced 577 shots, the third most in the league, and stopped 517. In 18 games played, he recorded one shutout, which came in a 0-0 tie with Eastern Washington Jan. 20. Despite the Spartans missing the playoffs and Zwiers posting a 2-10-3 record, the Trinity Western goalie was the team’s backbone throughout the season and in seven games that finished as losses or ties, he allowed three goals or fewer.
MOST SPORTSMANLIKE PLAYER – Christopher Hoe, Simon Fraser University
Hoe captained the Clan to a league-best record of 17-2-5 while collecting just 10 minutes in penalties in his first full BCIHL season. The 22-year old often flew under the radar offensively due to big years from linemates Ben Van Lare and Jono Ceci, but he finished second in the BCIHL with 28 assists.
COACH OF THE YEAR – Kim Barnstable, Okanagan College
Barnstable oversaw a Coyotes squad that took a big step forward in its third BCIHL season, guiding the team to a 16-4-4 record despite a 2-2-2 start. Okanagan was the league’s top team down the stretch with a 7-1-2 record in their last 10 games and picked up seven of 10 points in games against SFU and TRU in 2012.
BCIHL FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM
Forward: Ben Van Lare, Simon Fraser University
Forward: Jordan Wood, Selkirk College
Forward: Aaron Buat, Okanagan College
Defence: Dave Mann, Okanagan College
Defence: Shane Oatway, Thompson Rivers University
Goaltender: Tim Zwiers, Trinity Western University
BCIHL SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
Forward: Matthew Bell, University of Victoria
Forward: Andrew Fisher, Thompson Rivers University
Forward: Jono Ceci, Simon Fraser University
Defence: Justin Crosby, Eastern Washington University
Defence: Taylor Swaffield, Simon Fraser University
Goaltender: Sunny Gill, Okanagan College