Daniels named CIS Second Team All-Canadian
SASKATOON (March 14, 2013) - Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men's hockey goaltender Ryan Daniels of Pickering, Ont., was named a CIS Second Team All-Canadian on Wednesday night as the major award winners and All-Canadians were announced at the SaskTel Awards Presentation at TCU Place in Saskatoon.
The fourth year netminder becomes the first Laurier player to earn national honours since Jean-Michel Rizk of Dunham, Que., and Mark Voakes of St. Thomas, Ont., were both named All-Canadians back in the 2008-09 season. He is also the first Golden Hawks goaltender to be named an All-Canadian since current Kitchener Rangers Chief Operating Officer Steve Bienkowski was honoured 29 year ago, in the 1983-84 season.
This season Daniels was instrumental in leading Laurier to 14-12-2 record. The fourth year business major saw action in 27 games, seeing nearly 1,600 minutes of ice time. He led the country in saves with 894 while posting the seventh-best save percentage at a sparkling 0.920. His 13 wins were tenth best in the CIS while his two shutouts matched his personal single-season record.
Daniels was also influential in the Golden Hawks late-season surge to claim fifth place in the OUA West, despite being out of a playoff position in late November. Daniels was also named the OUA West Most Valuable Player, Top Goaltender, and became an OUA all-star for the third time, begin named to the first team this year after second team honours last year and a first team nod in 2010-11.
2012-2013 CIS MEN'S HOCKEY AWARDS & ALL-CANADIANS
Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy (player of the year): Lucas Bloodoff, Saint Mary's
Defenceman of the year: Pierre-Luc Lessard, UQTR
Goaltender of the year: Kurtis Mucha, Alberta
Clare Drake Award (rookie of the year): Mitch Porowski, Carleton
R.W. Pugh Award (most sportsmanlike player): Jordan Hickmott, Alberta
Father George Kehoe Memorial Award (coach of the year): Trevor Stienburg, Saint Mary's
Dr. Randy Gregg Award (hockey, academics & community service): Jordan Knox, UPEI
Pos. - Athlete - University - Year - Hometown - Faculty
G Kurtis Mucha Alberta 3 Sherwood Park, Alta. Science
D Pierre-Luc Lessard UQTR 4 Thetford Mines, Que. Administration
D Michael DOrazio Saint Mary's 2 Richmond Hill, Ont. Commerce
F Lucas Bloodoff Saint Mary's 3 Castlegar, B.C. Commerce
F Flix Petit UQTR 3 Jonquire, Que. Administration
F Blair Macaulay Manitoba 4 Winnipeg, Man. Business
G Ryan Daniels Laurier 4 Pickering, Ont. Business
D Jesse Craige Alberta 3 Edmonton, Alta. PE & Recreation
D Christopher Owens Acadia 3 St. Johns, Nfld. Business Admin.
F Justin Larson Waterloo 2 Buckhorn, Ont. Legal Studies
F Andrew Clark Acadia 4 Brandon, Man. Kinesiology
F Kyle Bortis Saskatchewan 4 Saskatoon, Sask. Agri. & Bioresources
G Bryce OHagan UOIT 1 Burlington, Ont. Criminology
D Neil Manning UBC 1 Nanaimo, B.C. Commerce
D Lane Werbowski Toronto 1 Winnipeg, Man. Arts and Science
F Mitch Porowski Carleton 1 Ottawa, Ont. Arts
F Mike Cazzola Acadia 1 Guelph, Ont. Kinesiology
F James Henry Manitoba 1 Winnipeg, Man. University 1