Biega Honored by ECAC Hockey for Third Straight Year

ECAC Hockey Announces Annual Awards

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Junior defenseman Alex Biega of the Harvard men’s hockey team has been named to the All-ECAC Hockey third team for the second straight season in the league’s announcement of its annual award winners Tuesday.

It was the third straight annual honor from the league for Biega, who was an all-rookie selection as a freshman. It is the fifth straight season that a Crimson defenseman has earned all-league honors. Biega was also a second-team All-Ivy selection, Hobey Baker Award voting candidate and preseason All-ECAC pick this season.

Biega led the Crimson with 16 assists and ranked second on the team with 20 points this season. He served as an assistant captain and skated on the team’s top defensive pair, as well as on the power play and penalty kill. Harvard had the top power play in the ECAC Hockey regular season, converting at a 19.2-percent rate.

The Montreal native tied for second in league scoring by defensemen with 16 points on three goals and 13 assists in ECAC games. Biega had a goal and eight assists and was a team-high +6 in the Crimson’s one-loss run through the final nine game of league play. He led Harvard at +8 for the season in ECAC Hockey play.