LeBlanc Headlines WCHA Postseason Awards

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LeBlanc Headlines WCHA Postseason Awards

March 14, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2013 at 7:40 PM CST

(NNCNOW.com) --- Hermantown, Minn. native Drew LeBlanc was the highlight of this year's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) postseason awards, becoming the first player to ever win player of the year and student-athlete of the year in the same season.

The St. Cloud State senior was also one of three forwards named to the all-WCHA first team, rounding out a hat trick of honors following the 2012-13 regular season.

Below are listed all the major award winners as well as the all-WCHA selections and the all-rookie team.

WCHA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Drew LeBlanc (St. Cloud State)

WCHA STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Drew LeBlanc (St. Cloud State)

WCHA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Nick Jensen (St. Cloud State)

WCHA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Stephon Williams (MSU-Mankato)

WCHA SCORING CHAMPION
Ryan Walters (Nebraska-Omaha)

WCHA GOALTENDING CHAMPION
Stephon Williams (MSU-Mankato)

WCHA COACH OF THE YEAR
Mike Hastings (MSU-Mankato)

ALL-WCHA FIRST TEAM
Ryan Walters (Nebraska-Omaha)
Drew LeBlanc (St. Cloud State)
Danny Kristo (North Dakota)
Nate Schmidt (Minnesota)
Nick Jensen (St. Cloud State)
Stephon Williams (MSU-Mankato)

ALL-WCHA SECOND TEAM
Corban Knight (North Dakota)
Erik Haula (Minnesota)
Rylan Schwartz (Colorado College)
Joey LaLeggia (Denver)
Mike Boivin (Colorado College)
Juho Olkinoura (Denver)

ALL-WCHA THIRD TEAM
Matt Leitner (MSU-Mankato)
Nick Bjugstad (Minnesota)
Eriah Hayes (MSU-Mankato)
Andrej Sustr (Nebraska-Omaha)
Jake McCabe (Wisconsin)
Adam Wilcox (Minnesota)

WCHA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Tony Camaranesi (Minnesota-Duluth)
Alex Petan (Michigan Tech)
Rocco Grimaldi (North Dakota)
Nolan Zajac (Denver)
Andy Welinski (Minnesota-Duluth)
Stephon Williams (MSU-Mankato)

Posted by Zach Schneider
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