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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.

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