Men's Hockey Places Three on New England Hockey Writers' DII/III All-Star Team

Men's Hockey Places Three on New England Hockey Writers' DII/III All-Star Team

BOSTON, Mass.—Three men's hockey players earned spots on the New England Hockey Writers Association (NEWHA) Division II/III All-Star Team, the organization announced on March 31.

Senior Tyler Bishop (Ramsey, N.J.) and Colin Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) each earned the nod for a second-straight year, while freshman Ryan Cusin (Detroit, Mich.) was the lone freshman to be honored. 

UMass Boston's three selections were tied for second-most, behind only Division III National Champion Norwich University, who had four players selected.

Larkin and Bishop tied Travis Daniel ('14), Peter MacIntyre ('15) and Ryan Donovan ('10), as the only two-time honorees in program history.

Larkin led the Beacons with 20 goals, eight power-play goals, five game-winning tallies and a +12 +/- rating, while playing in all 26 games. The junior assistant captain finished tied for the league-lead with Cusin with 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists) in 18 conference games. For his strong play, Larkin became the first Beacon in program history to be named the New England Hockey Conference Player of the Year. 

Bishop finished up his stellar career with a career year as a senior. The first-line defenseman paced all Beacons' blue-liners with six goals, 23 assists and 29 points in 26 games. He set the program record for career points by a defenseman on January 20, when he recorded a goal and an assist in a win over host Skidmore College. He also tied the program record for career games played (107), when he appeared in the Beacons' NEHC Quarterfinal game at Babson College. Bishop became the first two-time All-American in program history after the season, as he earned spots on the USCHO.com and American Hockey Coaches Association All-American teams.   

Cusin had little trouble transitioning to the college game, as the freshman paced the Beacons with 24 assists and 40 points in 25 contests. He finished second in conference play with his 19 assists in 18 games and tied Larkin with his 30 overall points. Cusin was remarkably consistent, as he posted at least one point in a game 22 times, and multiple points on 10 occasions. He finished the season second in the nation amongst freshmen skaters with his 1.60 points per game and tied for second with his 40 points.

This year's banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass. The banquet will start at 6 p.m. All awards and All-Star teams will be presented at the gala. All coaches, student-athletes, family members and friends are encouraged to attend Tuesday's banquet. Please contact Geoff Dion at (781) 245-2122 or by email at intern@hockeyeastonline.com for information on attending this event. Cost is $40 per person.