March 25, 2011

Berenguer named Division III player-of-the-year, Arrigoni joins him as an All-American

Berenguer completed a career hat trick of All-American honors en route to winning the Sid Watson Award, named in honor of former Bowdoin College head coach Sid Watson.

Already the only multiple first team All-American in Hamline hockey history, Berenguer has also now swept the player-of-the-year awards available for the 2010-11 season after taking the honor at the conference level.

He led all MIAC defensemen with 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) this season. His five game-winning goals tied for the most in the MIAC this season, and he ranked in the top seven in the conference in points, goals, assists, power-play points and power-play goals.

Berenguer's All-Conference selection was his third in a row to go along with an All-Conference Honorable Mention honor and All-Rookie Team pick as a first-year.

Last week, Berenguer signed with the Trenton Devils of the ECHL, a minor league affiliate of the NHL's New Jersey Devils.

Hamline's offense was also honored by the ACHA, as Arrigoni earned his first All-American honor.

Arrigoni was the leader of the Piper attack and was a two-time MIAC player of the week this year. At the end of the season he was named an All-MIAC first team honoree.

He led the Pipers in scoring this year with 37 points (19 goals, 18 assists), 20 of those points in conference play.

Hamline finished the season with an overall record of 17-7-5, sweeping the MIAC regular season and tournament championships. The regular season title was their second in four years (2007-08). The tournament championship put the Pipers in the NCAA playoffs for the first time in school history, where they won their opening round game at UW-Superior in overtime, 3-2. Hamline ultimately fell to St. Norbert in the NCAA quarterfinals, 4-0.

For the ACHA release about Berenguer's Sid Watson Award win, click here.

For the ACHA release about the 2010-11 All-Americans, click here.