Senior Ryan Bohrer and sophomore Stephen Miller of the Canisius College hockey team were both honored as Atlantic Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second time during their career, announced by the league on Monday.
Overall, a school-record 23 Griffs were recognized on the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team – four more than the previous school standard set during each of the last two seasons.
Both Boher and Miller posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average to collect the league’s top academic honor for the second time during their career. Bohrer also earned the accolade during the 2011-12 campaign, while Miller was named Scholar Athlete of the Year last season. It marks the sixth time in the last nine years that a Griff has collected the honor and the first time that a Canisius student-athlete has earned the accolade twice.
Bohrer and classmates Kyle Gibbons and Taylor Law were each named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team for the fourth time during their career.
Seniors Tony Capobianco and Patrick Sullivan and juniors Cody Freeman, Matthew Grazen, Doug Jessey, Carl Larsson, Mitch McCrank and Tyler Wiseman all collected the honor for the third time with Miller, senior Ben Danford, juniors Stephen Farrell, Logan Roe and Braeden Rigney and sophomores Adam Harris and Chris Rumble earning the accolade for a second time.
Sophomore Ralph Cuddemi and freshmen Shane Conacher, Geoff Fortman, Jack Hidi and Josh Kielich were named to the all-academic team for the first time.
To qualify for the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team, an individual must post a 3.0 grade point average or higher in each academic semester during the 2013-14 year.
The Griffs have advanced to the Atlantic Hockey Championship in each of the last two seasons, winning the program’s first title in 2013. Canisius is now set to enter a new era this season when it begins play at the HARBORCENTER – a $172 million multipurpose hockey and entertainment complex that sits directly across from the First Niagara Center.