Mass. College Hockey: Babson’s Murray, Vollmin Collect AHCA/CCM All-America East Honors
On Thursday evening, two members of the Babson College men’s ice hockey program were selected to the America Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA)/CCM All-America East team. And courtesy of the Babson Athletics’ Communication Office, here is the release highlighting the honors received by Jamie Murray and Mike Vollmin:
MINNEAPOLIS—The Babson College men’s ice hockey program had a pair of players named to the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA)/CCM All-America East team on Thursday night as junior Jamie Murray (Scituate, Mass.) repeated as a first-team honoree, while classmate Mike Vollmin (Wilmington, N.C.) was selected to the second team.
After going 21 years without having multiple All-Americans, the Beavers have now earned five All-America honors by four different players over the last two seasons.
Murray, who won the Joe Concannon Award on Wednesday, became the fourth goaltender in program history to earn multiple All-America honors, and the first to repeat as a first-team selection, after posting a 1.68 goals against average and a .940 save percentage to go along with six shutouts in 28 starts. He posted an overall record of 19-6-3, led the country in minutes played (1680:33) and tied for the Division III lead by breaking his own single-season shutout mark. Murray also tied for third nationally in save percentage, was fourth in the country in saves (732), and finished fifth in goals against average after allowing one goal or less on 15 occasions this winter.
Vollmin is the sixth defenseman in school history, and just the third since 1996, to garner AHCA/CCM All-America recognition. He started 27 games scoring four goals, including one game winner, while setting new career highs in assists (19) and points (23) to finish second on the team in scoring. Vollmin ranked fifth among Division III defenseman with 23 points, and was one of the leaders of a defense that posted the nation’s second-lowest goals against average (1.73).
Babson finished the season at 19-6-3, and advanced to the ECAC East championship game for the ninth time in the last 12 years.