GLOUCESTER, MA-A member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team has earned All-American honors.
Senior forward Mike Owens (South Boston, MA/Winchendon School/Boston Jr. Bulldogs-AJHL) has been named to the CCM American Hockey Coaches is a finalist for the award, named in memory of the longtime Bowdoin head coach. It honors the NCAA Division III National College Player of the Year and is presented by the American Hockey Coaches Association.
In 27 games this season, Owens led UMass Dartmouth with 23 goals and 17 assists for 40 points. His career totals include 42 goals and 38 assists for 80 points in 101 games with the Corsairs.
Owens ranks fourth in Division III with 0.85 goals per game, and his 27 goals place him a single goal behind the national leaders. He also led the MASCAC in points and tied for the lead in goals, was a member of the Massachusetts Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team, was the MASCAC Player of the year and was first team All-Conference. Owens led UMass Dartmouth's annual community service project, a 9/11 Remembrance Service, and made the Dean's List at UMD six times in his eight semesters.
Owens is the third Corsair to earn All-America honors. Forward Eric Frank (Waltham, MA/Traverse City Enforcers) was honored at the conclusion of the 2004-05 season, and goaltender Jon Dryjowicz-Burek ((Ludlow, MA/Springfield Jr. Falcons) was honored in 2005-06.
"Mike Owens is a true hockey player's rags to riches story," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach John Rolli. "We were able to win the recruiting battle for him, and while it took him a few games as a freshman before cracking the lineup, .he had the intangibles we look for on our team. In his first two seasons, he played on the second and third lines and killed penalties, and through hard work he evolved into an All-American, the MASCAC Player of the Year and the league leader in goals and points. This is a fabulous honor for Mike Owens."
UMASS DARTMOUTH HOCKEY