Inside College Hockey is proud to announce
its sixth annual INCH Freshman All-America teams. The selections
were made by Inside College Hockey editors and staff, with
input from media and coaches from around the country.
The INCH All-America teams are not affiliated
with those of the American Hockey Coaches Association, which
will release its East and West All-Americans next week.
We prefer to see college hockey as a national
game — thus our Freshman All-American Team is not
divided on regional lines.
2007-08 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Statistics: 25-9-1, 1.85 GAA, .931
When CC started the season, goaltending was a question
mark. Bachman won eight of his first nine starts,
and the Tigers won the WCHA regular-season title.
Bachman was named as the league's Rookie and Player
of the Year.
Statistics: 40 GP, 2-13—15
The mobile Minnesota defenseman plays the game with
his head up and is a difference maker on the ice.
He missed four games during the season when he was
playing for the U.S. at the World Juniors, but still
ranked as their second-highest scoring defenseman.
Statistics: 42 GP, 3-21—24
A big, smart, mobile defender, Petry scored 24 points
for the Spartans during his rookie campaign. Chosen
by Edmonton in the 2006 entry draft, the Oilers believe
Petry has the potential to one day be a no. 1 or no.
2 defenseman in the NHL.
St. Cloud State
Statistics: 39 GP, 18-27—45
Some might say that his point totals are a reflection
of his linemates and those players he's on a power-play
unit with. Closer observers know that he helps them
as much as he benefits from their skill. He brings
tons of energy, talent, and flair to the ice, and
had 45 points.
Statistics: 42 GP, 10-40—50
Nathan Gerbe, Ben Smith, Dan Bertram, and Benn Ferriero
get the most attention, but Whitney racked up 40 assists
for the Frozen Four-bound Eagles. And he's not just
a setup man, as evidenced by his game-winning overtime
goal in the NCAA Regional final against Miami.
Statistics: 33 GP, 15-26—41
Despite missing eight games with an ankle injury,
Camper was second on the team to Hobey Baker Award
finalist Ryan Jones in scoring with 15 goals and 26
assists in 33 games. He had three point streaks of
six games or better, including a 10-game run during
which he compiled 16 points.