Millan, Phillipich Capture AHCA Awards
CHN Staff Report
HAVERHILL, Mass. Boston University goaltender Kieran Millan was named American Hockey Coaches Association Rookie of the Year.
Millan is looking to become the second straight freshman to win a national title as starting goaltender, when he plays in the finals Saturday against Miami.
Millan is 28-2-3 so far this season, and was the third BU player in the last four years to be named Hockey East Rookie of the Year. The 19-year old was 15-1-3 during the Hockey East season with a 1.80 goals against average.
Millan, 19, hails from Edmonton, Alberta.
Meanwhile, Air Force's Mike Phillipich won the Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award. The award is named for a former Army player who was killed in Afghanistan in September 2006.
Phillipich, 24, is from Lansing, Mich. He was a two-year captain, and as a sophomore was named MVP of the Atlantic Hockey tournament. He helped lead the Falcons to three straight NCAA tournament berths, including a win this year in the First Round over Michigan.