GLOUCESTER, Mass. - For a second straight year, Marian University men's hockey has had a skater named an All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA).
Hunter Stewart (Calgary, Alta.) was named a second team All-American for the West region announced the AHCA making him the third Sabre to earn All-American status after Dakota Dubetz earned the award in 2011 and Gianni Mangone last season. Stewart closed out his career as a Sabre strong leading the team in scoring with 12 goals and 24 assists for 36 points in 29 games. The Sabre forward ranked third in the NCHA for total points and was second in the conference for assists and closed out his career tied for second in program history with 80 assists. Stewart was named the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week and earned a spot on the D3Hockey.com Team of the Week once this season. This season he also had nine games where he recorded multiple points with a pair of multi-goal games. Stewart adds this All-American accolade after being named All-NCHA for the first time in his career and earning a spot on the All-NCHA Academic team for the second time.
Stewart recently signed with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) becoming the fourth Sabre in the past three seasons to play professionally. In his first professional game, Stewart completed the rare feat of netting a hat trick in his professional debut against the Mississippi Riverkings, an accomplishment that has only been accomplished in the National Hockey League five times.
The full Division III men's hockey All-American teams and release from the AHCA can be viewed at http://ahcahockey.com/news/1718/0322d3aa.php.