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Minnesota State's Silye, Livingstone among players named to all-CCHA teams

CCHA to name individual awards later this week.

Minnesota State defenseman Jake Livingstone and Minnesota forward Matthew Knies battled for position during the Mavericks 3-2 win over the Gophers on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato, Minn.
Mansoor Ahmad / MSU Athletics

Two players from MacNaughton Cup champion and Mason Cup finalist Minnesota State join four other players on the All-CCHA first team, the league announced.

  • David Silye (F, Minnesota State) recorded 29 points on 19 goals and 10 assists. He had the only hat trick in CCHA play this season.
  • Ryland Mosley (F, Michigan Tech) scored nine goals with 10 assists for 19 points. His two shorthanded tallies led the conference and he ranked third in shots.
  • Austen Swankler (F, Bowling Green) led the CCHA in points (32) and assists (19), while scoring 13 goals in 26 conference games for Bowling Green. Notching at least one point in 22 contests, he amassed a nation-best 19-game points streak across all competitions.
  • Jake Livingstone (D, Minnesota State) paced all CCHA blueliners in points (22) and assists (17), while netting five goals. He had one power-play tally and 28 blocks.
  • Elias Rosen (D, Bemidji State) was second among CCHA defensemen in scoring with 21 points on four goals and 17 assists, tying for the league lead in blueliner helpers. He was one of five players and only two defensemen to notch a four-point game this season.
  • Blake Pietila (G, Michigan Tech) went 14-7-3 with a 2.02 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage. He led the league in wins, save percentage and shutouts (6), while finishing second in goals-against average and minutes played (1425:48). A Mike Richter Award finalist.
The finish conjured memories of the 2019 WCHA title game in which MSU came back against Bowling Green, scoring two extra-attacker goals in the final 1:44 before winning 97 seconds into overtime.
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Pietila has a nation-leading 10 shutouts this year as Tech awaits NCAA at-large berth.
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The top-seeded Mavericks scored two quick goals in a span of 30 seconds at the end of the first period to get the sellout crowd back into the game and didn’t look back.
Wildcats will play for playoff championship and an automatic berth into NCAA tournament next weekend.
For a team that made the leap from Division III to D-I a year ago, Year 2 is highlighted by improved play and news of a new arena for the Tommies.
The Bulldogs, the sixth-seeded team in the Mason Cup playoffs, face the defending champion Mavericks on Saturday.
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  • Louis Boudon (F, Lake Superior State) recorded six goals and 10 assists for 16 points. He won 50.1% of his faceoffs on the year, including a league-high 334 draws.
  • Nathan Burke (F, Bowling Green) scored 15 goals with nine assists for 24 points. Second in the league in goals and goals per game (0.58).
  • Andre Ghantous (F, Northern Michigan) closed out the regular season on a tear, finishing with nine goals and 17 assists.
  • Akito Hirose (D, Minnesota State) recorded two goals and 15 assists for 17 points. He put together two four-game point streaks throughout the season.
  • Brett Thorne (D, Michigan Tech) totaled 14 assists for 14 points and was a league-best plus-13. He was one of only five players to record four points in a game during CCHA play.
  • Mattias Sholl (G, Bemidji State) posted a 10-10-3 record, with a 2.21 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. He surrendered two or fewer goals in 15 contests.


  • Kyle Kukkonen (F, Northern Michigan) lead all rookies with 14 goals and was third with 18 points.
  • Joey Larson (F, Northern Michigan) recorded 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points.
  • Lleyton Roed (F, Bemidji State) was third in the league in scoring with 26 points on 12 goals and 14 assists.
  • Dalton Norris (D, Bowling Green) scored one goal with seven assists for eight points. Was a plus-4.
  • Josh Zinger (D, Northern Michigan) recorded two goals and eight assists for 10 points. Was a minus-4.
  • Beni Halasz (G, Northern Michigan) went 13-10-0 with a 2.53 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage.

Rob Beer is the digital content manager for Forum Communications. A journalist with Forum Communications since 1991, he is the editor of The Rink Live and helps cover the CCHA. He also assists with other content produced by Forum Communications.
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