March 7, 2007
Notre Dame, Ind. – The list of postseason awards has started for Notre Dame goaltender David Brown (Sr., Stoney Creek, Ont.) as the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s (CCHA) coaches have selected him as a first team all-CCHA choice for the 2006-07 season.
The talented goaltender becomes just the second Notre Dame player ever selected as a first team all-CCHA, joining defenseman Benoit Cotnoir `99, who was selected following the 1998-99 season. Seven other Irish players have been selected second team with Aaron Gill `04, Rob Globke `04 and Brett Lebda `04 being the last Notre Dame players selected all-CCHA in 2003-04.
Brown has had a remarkable season for the Irish in his senior year. He goes into this weekend’s second round of the CCHA playoffs against Alaska with a 25-5-3 overall record to go with a 1.68 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage plus five shutouts.
In 27 conference games, the management consulting major is 20-4-3 with a 1.77 goals against and a .922 save percentage. Four of his five shutouts have come in league play.
Brown received seven first-place votes and 47 points while Jeff Jakaitis of Lake Superior received four first-place votes and 41 points to take second-team honors. Miami’s Jeff Zatkoff received the only other first-place vote among goaltenders.
While no other Notre Dame player was selected to the all-CCHA team, two players received honorable mention – sophomore right wing Erik Condra (Livonia, Mich.) and senior defenseman Noah Babin (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.). Both received one first-place vote with Condra getting 17 points and Babin 12. Freshman defenseman Kyle Lawson (New Hudson, Mich.), an all-CCHA rookie team selection earlier this week, also received votes.
2006-07 CCHA All-Conference Teams
First TeamPos. Name (Yr.) School First TotalsForward T.J. Hensick (Sr.) Michigan 9 51Forward Mike Santorelli (Jr.) No. Michigan 9 51Forward Scott Parse (Sr.) Neb.-Omaha 7 47Defense Jack Johnson (So.) Michigan 10 53Defense Matt Hunwick (Sr.) Michigan 6 45Goal David Brown (Sr.) Notre Dame 7 47
Second TeamPosition Name (Yr.) School First TotalsForward Nathan Davis (Jr.) Miami 6 43Forward Kevin Porter (Jr.) Michigan 3 32Forward Ryan Jones (Jr.) Miami 1 24Defense Sean Collins (Sr.) Ohio State 4 31Defense Derek A. Smith (Sr.) Lake Superior 2 27Goal Jeff Jakaitis (Sr.) Lake Superior 4 41
Vote Values: 1st place = 5, 2nd place = 3, 3rd place = 1
Honorable Mention (next six point totals, regardless of position with first team votes in parentheses): Alec Martinez, So., D, Miami, (1) 22; Erik Condra, So., F, Notre Dame, (1) 17; Kyle Greentree, Jr., F, Alaska, 17; Andrew Cogliano, So., F, Michigan, 15; Jeff Zatkoff, So., G, Miami (1) 13; Noah Babin, Sr., D, Notre Dame (1) 12.
Others receiving votes: Forwards — Mark Letestu, Fr., Western Michigan, 8; Paul Szczechura, Sr., Western Michigan, 8; Bryan Lerg, Jr., Michigan State, 6; Curtis Fraser, Sr., Alaska, 2; Jonathan Matsumoto, Jr., Bowling Green, 2; Justin Abdelkader, So., Michigan State, 1. Defense — Mitch Ganzak, Jr., Miami, 8; Kyle Lawson, Fr., Notre Dame, 5; Tyler Eckford, So., Alaska, 4; Ryan Mahrle, Sr., Western Michigan, 3; Jason DeSantis, Jr., Ohio State, 2; Juha Uotila, So., Nebraska-Omaha, 2; Darcy Campbell, Jr., Alaska, 1; Daniel Vukovic, Jr., Michigan State, 1. Goaltenders — Jeff Lerg, So., Michigan State, 7.