March 01, 2010

Pipers land eight on All-MIAC lists

Heading up the list of all-conference honorees is the team's leading scorer, forward Brian Arrigoni (So., Saint Paul, Minn.). Arrigoni had 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) to lead the Pipers in overall play and had 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in MIAC play.

Arrigoni finished tied with teammate Kyle Kurr (Sr., Elk River, Minn.) for fourth in MIAC scoring. He led the MIAC in short-handed goals with two. Arrigoni was sixth in the conference in MIAC assists and was second in MIAC power play points per game at 0.56.

Kurr was also named to the All-MIAC list, tying for third on the team in scoring with 27 total points (14 goals, 13 assists). His 21 points in MIAC play came from 10 goals and 11 assists. The 10 goals tied for third in conference goal scoring.

He averaged 0.67 power play points per game and 0.47 power play goals per game (seven total), which topped the MIAC on both lists.  

Defenseman Chris Berenguer (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) was second on the team in scoring with 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) and had 17 points (three goals, 14 assists) in MIAC play to lead all conference defensemen in scoring.

Berenguer finished third in the conference in assists in MIAC play. He and Arrigoni had two points apiece in short-handed scoring in MIAC play, tying for the top of the conference list in that category.

Another defenseman, Jared Hummel (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) made the list, scoring 14 total points (two goals and 12 assists), with 11 (one goal, 10 assists) of them coming in conference play. Hummel tied for fifth in the MIAC in defensemen scoring.

Goalie Beau Christian (So., Moorhead, Minn.) was the final Piper on the All-MIAC list. Christian played 25 games for 1485:08 minutes in goal this year, 16 of those games for 930:21 minutes coming in conference play. He posted a save percentage of .908 in MIAC play and had a goals against average of 2.26 in conference play. His GAA was second and his save percentage was fourth in the MIAC.

Earning All-MIAC honorable mention status were junior forwards Spencer Anderson (Chicago, Ill.) and Kelly Plude (Elk River, Minn.). Anderson, who joined the team after the holiday break in January, was fifth on the team in overall scoring with 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) and had 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in MIAC play.

Anderson tied for seventh in the conference in assist scoring and power play points (seven total).

Plude tied for third on the team in scoring with 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists), and had 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in conference play.

Defenseman Taylor Vichorek (Fy., Moose Lake, Minn.) rounded out the Piper honorees as he was named to the All-Rookie team. Vichorek tallied 13 points on six goals and seven assists, with nine points (four goals, five assists) coming in MIAC play. He tied for ninth in the conference in defensemen scoring and fifth in first-year scoring.

As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the fourth annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for men's hockey. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition. Defenseman Cory Krogen (Sr., Marshall, Minn.) was named the Hamline representative to the team.