BUFFALO, N.Y. - April 6 - Nicholas Friol and Todd Lyness were both named first-team selections to the 2011 NJCAA All-America hockey team, announced by the NJCAA.
Friol, a sophomore forward from Orchard Park, N.Y., was also the most valuable player at the 2011 NJCAA Championships where ECC won its first-ever national title. Friol recorded 24 goals and a team-high 32 assists for 56 total points in 26 games. His 32 assists also led the NJCAA while he was fourth overall in points.
Lyness, a sophomore forward from North Tonawanda, N.Y., led ECC with 29 goals. He added 25 assists for 54 points in 26 games. Lyness was seventh in the nation in scoring while his 29 goals were the fourth-most in the NJCAA.
The Kats went 20-6 and won the national championship.