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PHILADELPHIA -- Three Gophers have been named to the American Hockey Coaches Association's West All-America team.
Sophomore defenseman Mike Reilly is on the first team. Junior co-captain forward Kyle Rau was named to the second team along with sophomore goaltender Adam Wilcox.
The complete teams are here.
Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, who led the nation in goals and assists, won the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's top player.
Wilcox was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award and inaugural Mike Richter Award honoring the top goaltender. UMass-Lowell goaltender Connor Hellebuyck was selected at the Mike Richter Award winner Friday afternoon.