April 3, 2008
2007-08 INCH Freshman All-Americans

INCH Player of the Year
INCH Defenseman of the Year
INCH Goaltender of the Year
INCH Rookie of the Year
INCH Coach of the Year

INCH All-America Teams

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.


Richard Bachman
Colorado College

Statistics: 25-9-1, 1.85 GAA, .931 sv%.

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.

Cade Fairchild

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.

Jeff Petry
Michigan State

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.

Garrett Roe
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.

Joe Whitney
Boston College

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.

Carter Camper

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.