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MEN’S HOCKEY: Elias Rosén, Owen Sillinger named to all-CCHA teams

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team landed two players on conference all-star teams, the league announced on Tuesday.

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Bemidji State junior Elias Rosén (28) skates with Michigan Tech's Trenton Bliss on his hip in the first period against Michigan Tech in the CCHA semifinals on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in Houghton, Mich.
Courtesy / Michigan Tech Athletics

DEEP HAVEN – The Bemidji State men’s hockey team landed two players on conference all-star teams, the league announced on Tuesday.

Defenseman Elias Rosén was named to the All-Central Collegiate Hockey Association First Team, while forward Owen Sillinger’s special season continued with a Second Team nod.

Rosén led all CCHA defensemen with 20 points in conference play, including four game-winning goals. He tied for the team lead with five power-play scores and was named CCHA Defenseman of the Week three times, in addition to a Defenseman of the Month award for January.

Rosén joins Minnesota State forward Nathan Smith, forward Julian Napravnik, defenseman Jake Livingstone and goaltender Dryden McKay as well as Michigan Tech forward Brian Halonen on the first team.

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Bemidji State senior Owen Sillinger (12) scores an empty-net goal in the third period against Bowling Green in a CCHA quarterfinal game on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at the Sanford Center.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer

Sillinger posted 32 points in conference play this year, including 10 goals and 22 assists, over 26 league games. He led all skaters in regular-season assists, as well as face-off wins (441).


Sillinger also finished top 10 in the league in points per game, assists per game and goals per game. He was named CCHA Forward of the Week twice.

Having already reset the BSU single-season Division I points record, Sillinger added to it last weekend against Michigan Tech with two points in the CCHA semifinal. He now has 47 points this season and is tied for fourth in the Beavers’ D-I history with 115 career points, matching Andrew Murray.

Sillinger joins Lake Superior State forward Louis Boudon and defenseman Jacob Bengtsson, Michigan Tech forward Trenton Bliss, defenseman Colin Swoyer and goaltender Blake Pietila as well as Northern Michigan forward AJ Vanderbeck on the second team.

The eight head coaches from the league vote on the All-CCHA Teams and CCHA Players/Coach of the Year awards. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players or themselves.

On Wednesday, March 16, the CCHA will crown its Rookie of the Year, Defenseman of the Year, Forward of the Year and Goalie of the Year. On Thursday, March 17, the league will name its Coach of the Year and Player of the Year.

The Beavers have advanced to the Mason Cup Championship and will face No. 1 Minnesota State at 6:07 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, in Mankato for the CCHA title.

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