Mass. College Hockey: UMB’s MacIntyre Named AHCA All-American
Courtesy of the UMass Boston sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release about Peter MacIntyre, who has been named an American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-American:
BOSTON, Mass.—A year after earning USCHO.com All-American honors as the national runner-up for Rookie of the Year award, sophomore forward Peter MacIntyre (Norfolk, Mass.) has been named an American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-American.
MacIntyre, who led the Beacons with 18 goals and 40 points, earned a spot on the Second Team for the Division III East Region. The Norfolk, Mass. native was one of five ECAC East players to be honored by the AHCA and joins former UMass Boston defenseman Rob Florentino (’13) and Bill Innocent (’92) as the only Beacons to be recognized in program history.
“It’s an incredible honor,” head coach Peter Belisle said. “I’m so happy for him, for our school and our program. It sheds light on what this hockey program is doing and he’s obviously a huge part of it, with this accolade he’s earned. He gives us some nice recognition-individually for him and as a group for us.”
“In my tenure, I know Rob [Florentino] was a Third Team last season and Peter as a sophomore is a Second. The sky is the limit for this young man.”
The sophomore forward was a leading force offensively for the Beacons all season long, leading the team to a 17-6-4 mark and a third-place finish in the ECAC East Conference Regular Season standings. He paced the Beacons with his 18 goals and 40 points, finished tied for first with his three game-winning tallies and second on the squad with his 22 assists.
“He can play it so many different ways,” said Belisle. “He’s a big man who can play physical, he’s very skilled and he’s got good speed. So he has the ability to dissect an opponent with his skill, with his speed, with his size or with his strength. He can impose his athleticism on another team and that’s what makes him so special.”
In the 26 contests he appeared in, MacIntyre registered at least one point in 17 games, at least two points in 12 contests and three or more points in nine different games. The former Boston Bandit finished the season fourth in the nation with his 1.54 points per game average, ninth in goals per game (.69) and tied for eighth in assists per game (.85).
He put together some of his best performances in the Beacons three tournaments, earning MVP honors in the P.A.L./Stovepipe Classic and 49th Annual Codfish Bowl Tournament, while adding two goals and two assists in the Beacons two ECAC East Tournament games. In total, MacIntyre recorded nine goals and three assists in the six tournament games UMass Boston played in.
MacIntyre played one of his best collegiate games under the lights at Fenway Park, recording two goals, including the game-winner in a 4-2 victory over Salem State as part of the Citi Frozen Fenway Series.