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Kunyk, Daniels Take Top WCHA Honors

CHN Staff Report

MADISON, Wis. — Alaska forward Cody Kunyk was selected WCHA Player of the Year, while Ferris State's Bob Daniels was named the league's Coach of the Year.

Kunyk, a senior, finished the regular season with a league-high 34 points in 28 conference games, with 17 goals. Also named to the All-WCHA First Team and WCHA All-Academic Team, Kunyk had a four-goal game last week against Alaska-Anchorage, one of only four players nationally to achieve that. His seven game-winning goals also leads the nation.

Alaska teammate Colton Parayko, a sophomore, was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year. He blocked a nation’s second-best 2.65 blocks per game (90) and owns a standout plus-17 rating.

Lake Superior State forward Alex Globke is Rookie of the Year after putting up 12 goals and 31 points. He currently sits tied for seventh nationally in rookie scoring, while also finishing eighth in overall conference scoring.

Daniels led the Bulldogs to the regular-season title as first-year league members. In the midst of his 22nd season at the helm and a two-time National Coach of the Year Award recipient, Daniels led the Bulldogs to their second conference championship in the last three years. During the season, the Bulldogs established a new school record under Daniels with a nation-leading 16-game unbeaten streak, which lasted from late October until early January.

2013-14 WCHA Award Winners

WCHA Player of the Year
Cody Kunyk — Forward, Senior, Alaska

WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year
Chad Brears — Forward, Sophomore, Alabama-Huntsville

WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
Colton Parayko — Defenseman, Sophomore, Alaska

WCHA Rookie of the Year
Alex Globke — Forward, Freshman, Lake Superior State

WCHA Scoring Champion
Cody Kunyk — Forward, Senior, Alaska

WCHA Goaltending Champion
Cole Huggins — Freshman, Goaltender, Minnesota State

WCHA Coach of the Year
Bob Daniels — Ferris State University

2013-14 All-WCHA First Team
F Cody Kunyk, Sr., Alaska
F Matt Bailey, Sr., Alaska-Anchorage
F Matt Leitner, Jr., Minnesota State
D Colton Parayko, So., Alaska
D Zach Palmquist, Jr., Minnesota State
G C.J. Motte, Jr., Ferris State

2013-14 All-WCHA Second Team
F Jean-Paul Lafontaine, Jr., Minnesota State
F Colton Beck, Sr., Alaska
F Garrett Thompson, Sr., Ferris State
D Scott Czarnowczan, Sr., Ferris State
D Kevin Czuczman, Jr., Lake Superior State
G Cole Huggins, Fr., Minnesota State

2013-14 All-WCHA Third Team
F Tyler Morley, So., Alaska
F Zach Lehrke, Sr., Minnesota State
F Johnny McInnis, Sr., Minnesota State
D Matt Prapavessis, Jr., Bemidji State
D Jason Binkley, Jr., Ferris State
G Kevin Kapalka, Sr., Lake Superior State

2013-14 All-WCHA Rookie Team
F Alex Globke, Lake Superior State
F Marcus Basara, Alaska
F Kyle Schempp, Ferris State
D Shane Hanna, Michigan Tech
D Ruslan Pedan, Bemidji State
D Sean Flanagan, Minnesota State
G Cole Huggins, Minnesota State

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