March 20, 2013
Three Boston College hockey players - defensemen Patrick Wey and Michael Matheson and forward Johnny Gaudreau - each earned All-Hockey East Association honors, the league announced on Wednesday.
Wey was honored as the league's Best Defensive Defenseman while Matheson was a unanimous selection to the All-Hockey East Rookie Team and Gaudreau was formally crowned the league's scoring champion.
Wey is the sixth Boston College defenseman to earn the honor, joining Mike Mottau (2000), Bobby Allen (2001), Andrew Alberts (2004), Peter Harrold (2006) and two-time honoree Brian Dumoulin (2011 and 2012). The 6-foot-3, 207-pound product of Pittsburgh, Pa., recorded nine points - one goal and eight assists - in 26 conference games and ranked seventh in plus-minus (+15) in Hockey East.
Matheson registered 17 points - six goals and 11 assists - in 25 conference games. The Pointe-Claire, Quebec, resident tied for third in the conference in power-play points (14) and power-play goals (six).
A 6-foot-2, 189-pound defenseman, Matheson recorded eight goals and 17 assists in 34 games this season. His 25 points rank him second among Hockey East defenseman and fourth among all freshman in conference scoring.
Gaudreau recorded 36 points - 12 goals and 24 assists - in 27 conference games. In 33 games in 2012-13, the Carney's Point, N.J., resident has recorded career highs in assists (29) and points (49). He leads the nation in points per game (1.48).
Boston College (22-10-4), the No. 2 seed in the 29th Hockey East Tournament, will face No. 2 seed Boston University (20-15-2) in the semifinals of the league championship on Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m. at TD Garden. No. 1 seed UMass-Lowell (24-10-2) and No. 4 seed Providence College (17-13-7) will lead in semifinal competition on Friday at 5 p.m.
The 29th annual Hockey East Tournament championship game will be on Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. All three games will be televised by the New England Sports Network as well as the NBC Sports Network.