OXFORD, Ohio - In conjunction with the final season of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and its "Celebrate the Legacy" campaign, Miami has been recognizing some of its greatest players to have ever played in the league throughout the 2012-13 season by naming All-Decade Teams. With the final CCHA Championship set for this weekend, Miami revealed its All-Time CCHA Second Team Wednesday, as fans voted throughout January on their top players from Miami's entire tenure in the CCHA (1981-2013).
The ballot for Miami's All-Time CCHA Team consisted of players chosen by the fans for each of the three all-decade teams (both first and second teams), which were announced throughout the year. Miami's All-1980s CCHA Team can be seen here, the All-1990s Miami Team can be viewed here and Miami's All-2000s CCHA Team can be seen here. Miami has been a member of the CCHA from 1981 through 2013 and the CCHA is the only conference Miami has ever called home.
After counting up all the ballots, Miami’s All-Time CCHA Second Team includes forwards Carter Camper, Steve Morris and Kevyn Adams, defensemen Bobby Marshall and Alec Martinez and goaltender Cody Reichard. Camper received the most votes of any Second-Team player with 90 while Morris finished in a close second with 84 votes. Marshall ended up as the first defenseman among second-teamers with 86 votes. Reichard was second among all goalies with 90 votes while Adams and Martinez rounded out the bunch with 67 votes and 62 votes, respectively.
Camper (2007-11) was a four-year letterwinner at Miami where he compiled 183 career points in 156 games. His 183 points rank second all-time at Miami behind Morris, as do his 114 career assists, while Camper's 69 goals tie for seventh all-time at Miami. A two-time Second-Team All-American as a sophomore and senior, Camper was a Hobey Baker Finalist in his final year in Oxford. A team captain as a senior, he was also a two-time First-Team All-CCHA honoree in 2009 and 2011 and garnered Honorable Mention All-CCHA as a junior. Camper was successful in the classroom as well, earning CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior. He led Miami to the NCAA Tournament all four years he donned the red and white, including helping the RedHawks make their first two Frozen Four appearances and win their first Mason Cup.
Morris (1979-83), who earned four letters at Miami, appeared in 145 games while recording 202 points, as he still stands as Miami's all-time leading point-scorer. He also is Miami's all-time leading assist man with 138 career helpers, while scoring 64 goals as a Redskin. Morris was a two-time team captain in his final two years at Miami while he was the team's leader in points and assists in three of his four years. He was named team MVP as a sophomore in 1980-81 and was elected into Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.
Adams (1992-96), a four-year letterwinner for the Redskins, played in 133 career games, scoring 69 goals and adding 103 assists for 172 career points, which currently rank fourth in school history and was third at his time of graduation. A captain as a senior, he earned team MVP honors the same season, while garnering Second-Team All-CCHA in 1994-95. Adams led Miami in points his final three seasons in Oxford while his 103 career assists tie for fourth in school history and were second at the end of his career. He was inducted into Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011 after winning a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006.
Marshall (1990-94) was a four-year letterwinner for the Redskins, racking up 115 points, including 102 career assists, in 155 career games. His 115 points still tie for 33rd in program history while he twice led the team in assists, including his 43 in 1992-93, which ties with Dan Boyle for the most by a Miami defenseman in a season. Marshall's 102 career assists are still sixth in school history while his 155 games played were the most ever by a Redskin at the time of his graduation. The blueliner was Miami's first All-American, along with Brian Savage, as he earned Second-Team honors in 1993 as a junior. Marshall was a two-time Second-Team All-CCHA honoree, earning the accolade his final two years, and also garnered CCHA Best Defensive Defensemen as a junior, as well as All-CCHA Tournament Team honors. He was a team captain as a senior and was inducted into Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.
Martinez (2005-08) was a three-year letterwinner at Miami before turning pro, suiting up for 123 games while compiling 87 points on 21 goals and 46 assists. He was a Second-Team All-American in his final year as a RedHawk, when he also earned CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman honors. Martinez garnered First-Team All-CCHA honors as a junior, as well, also taking home the team's Outstanding Defensive Player award. He helped Miami make the NCAA Tournament all three years he was on the team, including the RedHawks' first two wins in NCAA Tournament history in the 2007 and 2008 regional semifinals. Martinez captured a CCHA regular-season championship as a freshman and helped Miami set the school record for wins in 2007-08 with 33, including scoring the game-winner in overtime in the CCHA Semifinals as he was named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team. He became the third Miamian to win a Stanley Cup this past June with the Los Angeles Kings.
Reichard (2008-12) started 87 games between the pipes in his career while ranking fifth at Miami with 92 career games played in goal. He posted a 53-24-9 record, with the 53 wins third all-time at Miami, while his 12 career shutouts trail only classmate Connor Knapp. Reichard compiled a 2.10 GAA and .912 save percentage as a RedHawk, both of which are third in program history. He was named a Second-Team All-American as a sophomore in 2010, when he was also named CCHA Player of the Year, a Hobey Baker Finalist, First-Team All-CCHA and CCHA Best Goaltender. Reichard earned CCHA All-Tournament Team honors as a junior and received the Ilitch Humanitarian Award as a senior for his work in the community.
Honorable Mention for Miami’s All-Time CCHA Team include forwards Enrico Blasi, Rick Kuraly and Tommy Wingels, defensemen Chris Wideman and Kevin Beaton and goaltenders Connor Knapp and Richard Shulmistra.
Blasi (1990-94), the current head coach of Miami, earned four letters playing in 151 career games, while totaling 123 points on 55 goals and 68 assists. A two-time captain, Blasi ranks tied for 23rd in school history with his 123 points. Kuraly (1979-83) earned four letters at Miami where he played in 145 games while racking up 179 points, which still ranks third in school history. He is Miami's all-time leading goal-scorer with 101. Wingels (2007-10) played three years at Miami, appearing in 127 games while accumulating 99 points on 43 goals and 56 assists. The lone captain as a junior, he earned Second-Team All-CCHA in his final season at Miami when he also garnered CCHA Best Defensive Forward.
On the defensive end, Beaton (1979-83), a four-year letterwinner, logged 150 points in 142 career games with the 150 points the most by a Miami defensemen in a career while he currently ranks ninth all-time in points at Miami. Wideman (2008-12) played in 163 games in his four-year career, which ranks third in school history, while totaling 95 points on 83 assists and 12 goals. He was tabbed Second-Team All-CCHA as a junior and earned CCHA All-Rookie Team honors as a freshman.
In between the pipes, Knapp (2008-12) started 78 games, appearing in 84, while posting a 46-22-11 record, including a school-record 13 shutouts. He also set the school record with his 1.94 career GAA while his .918 save percentage is second all-time at Miami. Knapp's 46 wins are fourth at Miami. Shulmistra (1990-94) appeared in 99 games, which is fourth in school history among goalies, compiling a 3.54 GAA with an .874 save percentage while going 40-35-9 in his career. His 40 wins rank fifth all-time at Miami currently and were first at the time his career ended.
Miami’s All-Time Second Team consists of the fourth, fifth and sixth-highest vote-getters at forward, the third and fourth defensemen to get the most votes and the second goaltender. Miami’s All-Time First Team will be revealed on Thursday.
Miami's All-Time Second Team (votes)
F - Carter Camper (90)
F – Steve Morris (84)
F – Kevyn Adams (67)
D – Bobby Marshall (86)
D – Alec Martinez (62)
G – Cody Reichard (90)
Miami’s Honorable Mention All-Time Team (votes)
F – Enrico Blasi (60)
F – Rick Kuraly (59)
F – Tommy Wingels (46)
D – Kevin Beaton (60)
D – Chris Wideman (56)
G – Connor Knapp (47)
G – Richard Shulmistra (42)