GLOUCESTER, Mass.—For a second-consecutive season, UMass Boston men's hockey placed a pair of players on the CCM Division II-III All-American Teams, the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) announced Thursday evening at the Frozen Four Banquet.
Junior assistant captain Colin Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) was named to the East First Team, while senior assistant captain Tyler Bishop (Ramsey, N.J.) carved out a slot on the East Second Team for a second-straight season. Bishop is the first player in program history to have been selected as an All-American by an outlet in multiple seasons.
The pair of All-Americans ties UMass Boston's record-setting total from last year's run to the Frozen Four. Last year Matt Lemire ('16) and Bishop were placed on the First and Second Team. UMass Boston was one of nine schools to have two honorees and the Beacons duo were two of the five New England Hockey Conference athletes to earn selections.
Larkin earned his first career All-American honors, after pacing one of the top scoring offenses in the nation. The first NEHC Player of the Year in program history paced the entire conference during the regular season with his 20 goals. He also tacked on 19 assists and 39 points, while his eight power-play goals and five game-winning markers both rank in the top in Division III.
In 26 games, the top-line foward racked up a +12 +/- rating and posted 130 shots and his first two collegiate hat tricks. He recorded at least one point in 21 contests, a goal in 13 games, and multiple points on 10 occasions. Larkin opened the season on a five-game, point-streak-which included his first collegiate hat trick, in a win over Castleton University. He tacked on four goals and an assist against Saint Anselm in January, before recording three assists at Fenway Park against rival Babson College. Larkin became the 16th member of the UMass Boston 100-Point Club on February 3 against Saint Michael's College and currently has 102 points in 84 career games.
Bishop puts himself in rare territory, by becoming the first men's hockey player, and the sixth UMass Boston male athlete to earn All-American honors in multiple years. The senior defenseman ranked second in the NEHC with his six goals, 23 assists and 29 points. Bishop also registered two power-play goals, one game-winning tally, and a +5 +/- rating, while playing in all 26 games.
He finished out his career as the program's all-time leading scorer for defenseman with 88 points (24 goals and 64 assists). Bishop also ranks tied for first with former teammate Frankie DeAugustine ('16) for career games played (107). He recorded at least one point in 18 contests and posted multiple points in nine games. Bishop put together one of his best performances of the season at Fenway Park, when he scored a goal to tie the program mark for career points and ended the night +5 against Babson.