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Three Green Knights Skaters Named All-America

From Sports Information Director, March 24, 2011 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

MINNEAPOLIS -- St. Norbert College senior defenseman Nick Tabisz and senior goaltender B.J. O'Brien have been named first-team All-America selections by the American Hockey Coaches Association. Junior forward Johan Ryd was a second-team honoree.

Tabisz is a first-team All-American for the third-consecutive year, while this is O'Brien's second-straight first-team All-America honor. Ryd's selection is his first.

Entering Friday's NCAA Division III Frozen Four semifinal game against Norwich, Tabisz has scored eight goals with 11 assists for 19 points in 27 games. Five of his goals have come on the power play, and Tabisz has taken only six penalties this season.

O'Brien enters the weekend with a 20-2-1 record, posting a 1.55 goals against average and .933 save percentage in 23 games.

Ryd has a team-high 25 points in 23 games, scoring nine goals and 16 assists. Seven of his goals have gone for game-winning scores, which has clinched the Division III statistical championship in that category.

St. Norbert now has 23 hockey first-team All-America selections, and has had at least one for 14 consecutive years.

Hamline's Chris Berenguer won the Sid Watson Award, which goes to the NCAA Division III Player of the Year.