Hermantown Native LeBlanc Earns WCHA POY

By KBJR News 1

March 14, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2013 at 8:20 PM CDT

St. Cloud, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Hermantown, Minn. native and St. Cloud State University (SCSU) senior forward Drew LeBlanc has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) player of the year, it was announced on Thursday.

A captain of SCSU, LeBlanc finished with 12 goals and 34 assists this regular season in helping the Huskies earn a share of the WCHA championship, that program's first-ever claim to the McNaughton Cup.

The former Hawks standout returned this season for a fifth year with St. Cloud State after breaking his leg in two places and missing most of the 2011-12 year.

LeBlanc's 34 assists this regular season are tops in all of NCAA Division I, and his 48 points rank him first in the WCHA.

He was also named the WCHA student-athlete of the year, that after mantaining a 3.64 grade-point average as a math education major during his tenure at SCSU. He is the first player in league history to earn both major awards in the same season.

Rounding out his postseason awards, LeBlanc was one of three forwards named to the all-WCHA first team.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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