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Fox Headlines Five All-ECAC Hockey Selections For Men's Ice Hockey

Fox Headlines Five All-ECAC Hockey Selections For Men's Ice Hockey

Five members of Harvard men's ice hockey earned all-conference honors from ECAC Hockey.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Junior defenseman Adam Fox earned All-ECAC Hockey First Team honors to headline five Harvard men's ice hockey players on ECAC Hockey All-League teams, the conference announced today (March 18). 

Sophomore defenseman Reilly Walsh earned All-ECAC Hockey Third Team honors, and first years Casey Dornbach, Jack Drury, and Jack Rathbone all earned spots on the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team

Fox (nine goals, 37 assists), the Ivy League Player of the Year, is having a historically great season as one of the top blue liners in the nation. He is the top scoring player and defenseman (per game) in the country with 1.48 points per game. He leads ECAC Hockey with a plus-24 rating. This past weekend Fox tied the school record for points by a Harvard defenseman in one season, set by Mark Fusco '83, who had 46 points (13-33-46) in 1982-83. He has a chance to become the first defenseman in Division 1 college hockey to reach 50 points since Brendan Smith (Wisconsin) had 52 points in 2009-10. A native of Jericho, N.Y., Fox became the fourth defenseman in Harvard history to reach 100 career points, joining Fusco (135 points), Mark Benning '87 (111 points), and Randy Taylor '87 (102 points). He is the first junior defenseman in college hockey to reach 100 points since Justin Schultz (Wisconsin) in 2011-12.

Walsh (12 goals, 19 assists) is also enjoying a breakout season as a key part of Harvard's defensive corps. He is seventh in the nation among defensemen in scoring, averaging a point per game. A native of Andover, New Hampshire, Walsh has been a key part of the Crimson's top ranked power play unit (29.4 %), leading the team with nine power play goals (No. 2 among NCAA defensemen).

Dornbach (seven goals, 22 assists) is one of the top-scoring freshmen in the nation, fourth in the country among first-years in per game scoring (.94 points per game). In ECAC Hockey contests, he was the top scoring freshman, with 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) in 22 conference games. A native of Edina, Minn., Dornbach was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year last week.

Drury (nine goals, 15 assists) was one of the team's top two-way players all season long, fourth on Harvard with a plus/minus rating of +11. He placed third in ECAC Hockey contests only in freshman scoring with 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 21 league games. A native of Winnetka, Ill., Drury is also one of the nation's top faceoff men, with a 59.6% win rate (355-for-596) in the faceoff circle (No. 10 NCAA).

Rathbone (six goals, 15 assists) was on Harvard's top defensive pair along with Fox, and is second on the team with a plus/minus rating of plus-13. A native of West Roxbury, Mass., Rathbone was excellent in conference play, finishing second among all league first-year players with 18 points (six goals, 18 assists) in 22 games.

Harvard will take on Clarkson on Friday night (March 22, 7:30 pm) in a ECAC Hockey semifinal contest at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. 

First-Team:
Goaltender: Matthew Galajda (Cornell)
Defense: Adam Fox (Harvard)
Defense: Chase Priskie (Quinnipiac)
Forward: Nico Sturm (Clarkson)
Forward: Ryan Kuffner (Princeton)
Forward: Morgan Barron (Cornell)
Forward: Joe Snively (Yale) 

Second-Team:
Goaltender: Jake Kielly (Clarkson)
Defense: Yanni Kaldis (Cornell)
Defense: Aaron Thow (Clarkson)
Forward: Max Veronneau (Princeton)
Forward: Haralds Egle (Clarkson)
Forward: Odeen Tufto (Quinnipiac) 

Third-Team:

Goaltender: Matthew Galajda (Cornell)
Defense: Reilly Walsh (Harvard)
Defense: Josh Teves (Princeton)
Forward: Cole Maier (Union)
Forward: Bobby McMann (Colgate)
Forward: Cam Donaldson (Cornell)

All-Rookie:

Goaltender: Owen Savory (RPI)
Defense: Peter DiLiberatore (Quinnipiac)
Defense: Jack Rathbone (Harvard)
Forward: Casey Dornbach (Harvard)
Forward: Wyatt Bongiovanni (Quinnipiac)
Forward: Jack Drury (Harvard)

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