April 8, 2011

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Miami University senior forwards Carter Camper and Andy Miele were both named All-Americans Friday, as the American Hockey Coaches Association announced the AHCA/Old Time Hockey Division I All-American teams at the Xcel Energy Center as part of the NCAA’s Frozen Four weekend. Miele was named First-Team West All-America while Camper was placed on the West All-America Second Team.

The RedHawks have now had at least one All-American each of the last eight years while this marks the first time Miami has had two All-Americans since Ryan Jones and Alec Martinez in 2008 and is just the fourth time in school history the ‘Hawks have boasted a pair of All-Americans. Camper was also named Second-Team West All-America in 2009 while it is Miele’s first All-America honor.

Camper and Miele were two of just five players from the CCHA named All-America, as Ferris State also placed a pair of All-Americans on the West teams in goalie Pat Nagle (first team) and defenseman Zach Redmond (second team) while Michigan forward Carl Hagelin also was tabbed to the second team.

Miele (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.), who became the first player in Miami history to win the Hobey Baker Award Friday night, also earned CCHA Player of the Year, First-Team All-CCHA, All-CCHA Tournament Team and CCHA Tournament MVP honors after leading the RedHawks to their first Mason Cup in school history. He led the NCAA with 71 points, 47 assists and a 1.82 points per game average playing in all 39 games this year while his 24 goals tied for 10th in the country. His 71 points were 11 more than anyone in the nation this year and the most since Colorado College's Peter Sejna totaled 82 points in 2002-03. Miele ranked second on Miami's single-season assists list this year and handed out the most helpers since 1978-79 while tying for second in single-season points at Miami, also the most since 1978-79.

Miele, an assistant captain for the `Hawks in 2010-11, captured the CCHA scoring title in a landslide, recording 56 points in league play, the most by any player since 1991-92. His 40 assists in CCHA play were also first and more than anyone else had points (the first time in CCHA history that's happened), as well as the most since 1996-97. His 16 goals in the CCHA tied for second in the league.

Miele was twice named CCHA Player of the Month, earning it back-to-back in January and February, while also garnering Hockey Commissioners' Association National Player of the Month for February after a 4-8-12 scoring line in just six games. He was named CCHA Offensive Player of the Week three times during the season, the only player in the conference to do so, and won Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week Oct. 25 after a nine-point weekend against Northern Michigan.

Miele finished the year with 22 multi-point games and a point in 33 of 39 games, including a school-record-tying 17-game point streak from Jan. 8 to March 19. He notched six of his goals on the power play and one short-handed while posting a +22 rating and tallying a team-best four game-winning goals. In addition to his multi-point games, he had 15 multi-assist games after just nine his first three years combined while also logging four multi-goal games on the campaign. Of his 22 multi-point games, 10 were games of three or more points, including a career-high five points and four assists Oct. 23 against NMU. Miele notched at least four points five times, including three straight contests from Oct. 22-Oct. 29.

Carter Camper

Camper (Rocky River, Ohio) was one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award this year, the second time he's been named a finalist (2009), and was a First-Team All-CCHA selection for the second time in his career this year as well. Miami’s 2010-11 captain was named CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year in March and garnered Lowe’s Senior CLASS First-Team All-America honors Thursday, as he was one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

This past season, Camper put up career numbers, ranking fourth nationally with a career-best 57 points, playing in all 39 games, while ranking third in the country with 38 assists (tied for eighth in a single-season at Miami) and a 1.46 points per game average. He recorded a point in 32 of 39 games this year, including 16 multi-point games, while being named National Player of the Month for October after putting up 22 points (9-13-22) in eight games. Camper, along with Miele, helped lead Miami to its first Mason Cup this year while ranking second in CCHA play with 39 points and 28 assists. He was also named CCHA Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 18 after a four-point weekend.

Camper scored 19 goals on the year, including four multi-goal games. He tied for 19th nationally with nine power play goals this season while also notching a pair of short-handed goals and three game-winners. The 5-9 forward posted a +12 rating on the year and had six multi-assist games, including a career-best five Oct. 23 vs. Northern Michigan, which was also a career high for points.

Camper finished his career at Miami as the second leading scorer in school history with 183 points, totaling at least 40 points all four seasons in Oxford, and was the NCAA's career scoring leader over the last four years. He also closed his RedHawk career ranked second in assists with 114 and tied for seventh with 69 career goals, including 31 power-play goals and 11 game-winning goals, both of which rank third all-time at Miami.

Both players inked entry-level NHL contracts this week as Miele signed with the Phoenix Coyotes and Camper with the Boston Bruins.

First-Team West All-America
G Pat Nagle, Ferris State, Sr.
D Chay Genoway, North Dakota, Sr.
D Justin Schultz, Wisconsin, So.
F Jack Connolly, Minnesota-Duluth, Jr.
F Matt Frattin, North Dakota, Sr.
F Andy Miele, Miami, Sr.

Second-Team West All-America
G Aaron Dell, North Dakota, So.
D Jake Gardiner, Wisconsin, Jr.
D Zach Redmond, Ferris State, Sr.
F Carter Camper, Miami, Sr.
F Mike Connolly, Minnesota-Duluth, Jr.
F Carl Hagelin, Michigan, Sr.