OXFORD, Ohio - As Miami Hockey begins the second half of its 32nd and final year in the CCHA, the time has come for fans to vote on Miami's All-Time CCHA Team. With four CCHA Players of the Year, 21 First-Team All-CCHA recognitions, 28 All-CCHA players, 10 All-Tournament Team honorees and 14 CCHA specialty award winners, narrowing the field to just 12 players is no easy task.
Over the past three months, Miami has given fans the opportunity to select an all-decade team for each of the three decades Miami has been in the CCHA, as part of the league's "Celebrate the Legacy" campaign in the CCHA's final season. With Miami's All-1980s, All-1990s and All-2000s CCHA Teams already selected, voting is now open for fans to choose Miami's All-Time CCHA Team. Voting for Miami's All-Time CCHA Team will run through Sunday, Jan. 27 with the first and second teams being revealed throughout February.
The ballot for Miami's All-Time CCHA Team consists of players chosen by the fans for each of the three all-decade teams (both first and second teams). 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.
Because both a first and second team will be announced, six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders should be selected from the ballot. One ballot per valid email address, please. Fans can vote for Miami's All-Time CCHA Team here. The first team will be the top three vote-getters at forward, the two defensemen who receive the most votes and the top goaltender. The second team will be the next three vote-getters at forward, the third and fourth defensemen to get the most votes and the second goaltender.
All players listed on the ballot played at least one year in the CCHA and were chosen for the original all-decade ballots based on fitting one of the following categories: award winner, team captain, annual statistical leader or member of the 100-point club. If a player played in two decades, they were eligible for the decade in which they played the majority of their career.
Be sure to check back on MURedHawks.com in February as the RedHawks "Celebrate the Legacy" by announcing Miami's All-Time CCHA Team throughout the month.