April 6, 2012
Two Boston College men's ice hockey players - junior defenseman Brian Dumoulin and senior forward Barry Almeida- have received American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-America East honors, according to an announcement made by the organization on Friday.
Dumoulin earned first-team honors for the second straight season, becoming the 10th player in program history and first since defenseman Andrew Alberts, to earn first-team All-America honors twice. Almeida captured second-team accolades.
Dumoulin has also been recognized as a 2012 Hobey Baker Award finalist, the recipient of the Bob Monahan Award - bestowed to the best defenseman in New England - the Best Defenseman in the Hockey East and was a first-team All-College Hockey News selection this year.
The Biddeford, Maine native competed in all 43 games and leads the team with a +26 plus/minus rating this season. Dumoulin has 26 points - six goals and 20 assists - on the year, posting a league-best 21 points among defensemen in Hockey East matchups.
Almeida was also a first-team Hockey East selection this season. The Springfield, Mass. resident established career-highs of 22 goals and 17 assists for the nation's fourth ranked offense (3.57 goals-per-game). The forward was second in the Hockey East with 17 goals in 27 league games and led the conference with nine power play goals.
Boston College competes against Ferris State for the 2012 NCAA Championship on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. The championship will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
Boston College Two-Time First-Team All-Americans
Tom "Red" Martin, D, 1960-61
John Cunniff, W, 1965-66
Tim Sheehy, C, 1969-70
Joe Mullen, W, 1978-79
Greg Brown, D, 1989-90
David Emma, C, 1990-91
Brian Gionta, F, 1999-2001
Mike Mottau, D, 1999-2000
Andrew Alberts, D, 2004-05
Brian Dumoulin, D, 2011-12