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Brodzinski, McIntyre named to Preseason All-NCHC Team

McIntyre a unanimous selection to NCHC’s first ever
Preseason All-Conference Team.

St. Cloud State’s Jonny Brodzinski during a break in the action in the Huskies’ 4-1 loss to Minnesota in the North Star College Cup on Jan. 24 at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. (MHM Photo/Jeff Wegge) 

McIntyre a unanimous selection to NCHC’s first ever Preseason All-Conference Team.

On the eve of its second-annual media day, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference unveiled its first ever Preseason All-Conference Team on Wednesday (a team was not selected prior to the league’s inaugural season).

Five NCHC teams are represented on the six-man NCHC Preseason All-Conference Team including a pair of Minnesotans in St. Cloud State junior forward Jonny Brodzinski (Blaine) and North Dakota junior goaltender Zane McIntyre (Thief River Falls). They are joined on the team by Miami senior forward Austin Czarnik and junior forward Riley Barber up front along with Denver senior Joey LaLeggia and Colorado College sophomore Jaccob Slavin on defense.

The team was chosen via a poll of local media members from each school and select national media members.

Brodzinski was named NCHC Honorable Mention in 2013-14 while finishing fourth in the conference with 41 points, including 21 goals.

North Dakota G Zane McIntyre makes one of his 26 saves against Minnesota on April 11, 2014 at the Wells  Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

North Dakota G Zane McIntyre makes one of his 26 saves against Minnesota on April 11, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (MHM Photo / Jeff Wegge)

McIntyre, who garnered NCHC Honorable Mention as a sophomore, earns his first honor since legally changing his surname from Gothberg to his mother’s maiden name of McIntyre in the offseason. McIntyre compiled a conference-best 1.99 goals-against average a season ago, while posting a .926 save percentage and went 20-10-3 between the pipes with the 20 wins tying for the league lead.

 

NCHC Preseason All-Conference Team
F – Austin Czarnik, Miami, Sr. – 23 votes
F – Jonny Brodzinski, St. Cloud State, Jr. – 19 votes
F – Riley Barber, Miami, Jr. – 12 votes
D – Joey LaLeggia, Denver, Sr. – 19 votes
D – Jaccob Slavin, Colorado College, So. – 13 votes
G – Zane McIntyre, North Dakota, Jr. – 25 votes (unanimous)

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