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Black, Campbell, Froese Named First-Team All-Americans

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, March 22, 2018 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - St. Norbert College junior goaltender T.J. Black, senior defenseman Sean Campbell and senior forward Tanner Froese were honored as All-Americans on the Division II-III CCM American Hockey Coaches Association All-America Team, announced at the Frozen Four's pre-tournament banquet.

All three were first-team All-America selections. Black was named a first-team All-American for the second consecutive year. Campbell is a first-team choice after being a second-team pick a year ago. The All-America honor is the first for Froese.

St. Norbert is the first team in Division III to have three first-team AHCA All-America selections in one seasons since UW-Eau Claire in 2013. St. Norbert now has 34 first-team AHCA All-America selections, and has had at least one first-team All-America honoree for 21 consecutive years - extending its Division III record.

Black, a Wheaton, Ill,. native, was a first-team All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association selection and the MVP of the NCHA Harris Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season. Black is second in NCAA Division III in goals against average at 1.37 and is third in save percentage at .941. He owns a 25-3-1 record this season, matching Kyle Jones’ school record for wins in a season.

Campbell, a Holt, Mich., native, was also a first-team All-NCHA selection for the second consecutive year. Campbell is third on the Green Knights in assists and has two goals and 15 assists for 17 points.

Froese, an Estevan, Saskatchewan native, was a first-team All-NCHA choice. Froese currently leads the Green Knights in scoring with 29 points, posting 12 goals and 17 assists.

At the banquet, St. Norbert junior defenseman Clay Van Diest was the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award for Division III men's ice hockey. Van Diest, who has the highest grade point average of the student-athletes competing at the Frozen Four, holds a 3.95 grade point average while majoring in English education.

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