Four Green Knights Tabbed First-Team All-NCHA

From Sports Information Director, February 14, 2013 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College had four players earn first-team All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association honors to lead league post-season honoree.

Senior forwards Kyle Stroh and Cody Keefer, senior defenseman Carl Ekstrom and sophomore goaltender David Jacobson all received first-team All-NCHA mention. Junior forward Joe Perry was named honorable mention All-NCHA, while freshmen forwards Tyler Zepeda and Eric Cooper were named to the NCHA All-Rookie Team.

Jacobson was one of two first-team All-NCHA goaltenders, sharing the spots with UW-Eau Claire's Brandon Stephenson, who was named NCHA Player of the Year. In the regular season Jacobson posted a 16-5-1 record with a 1.66 goals against average and .928 save percentage. The first-team All-NCHA selection was the second for Jacobson.

Stroh finished the regular season with 17 goals and 20 assists for 37 points, while Keefer had 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points. Keefer was an honorable mention All-NCHA choice in 2012. Ekstrom earned his first All-NCHA nod by posting five goals and 13 assists for 18 points. Perry, who was named to the All-Rookie team in 2011, finished the regular season with 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points.

Zepeda led the NCHA's freshmen with nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points. Cooper had six goals and nine assists for 15 points.

UW-Eau Claire's Matt Loen was selected NCHA Coach of the Year. Loen was also Eau Claire's most recent NCHA Player of the Year honoree prior to Stephenson's selection, earning the award in 1995.