Record Seven Men's Hockey Players Named To ECAC East All-Conference Teams

Record Seven Men's Hockey Players Named To ECAC East All-Conference Teams

CENTERVILLE, Mass.—A record seven UMass Boston men's hockey team members were named to the ECAC East All-Conference Teams, headlined by Rookie of the Year Peter MacIntyre (Norfolk, Mass.) and Coach of the Year Peter Belisle, the league office announced Friday evening.

Senior Rob Florentino (West Roxbury, Mass.) was named to the First Team, while junior forward Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) was recognized on the Second Team. Senior defenseman Steve Weston (Henniker, N.H.) earned the final spot on the All Conference teams, as one of four Honorable Mentions.

The entire Beacons second line was named to the All-Rookie Team, as MacIntyre was joined by forwards Kit Sitterley (Mooresville, N.C.) and Frankie DeAugustine (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

MacIntyre was unanimously voted the Rookie of the Year and is the first Beacon to be honored with the award. This season he led UMB with 19 goals in just 24 games. The freshman second-line winger is second in the nation amongst freshman with 1.29 points per game.

Belisle also earned a program-first, becoming the first UMB coach to earn the award in program history. The seventh-year head coach is enjoying his best season ever, with the Beacons heading into postseason play at 18-5-2 and ranked #11 in the Top 15 Poll.

Florentino became only the fifth player in program history to be named a First Team Conference All-Star, after tallying six goals, 21 assists and 27 points from the blue line. He is currently third in the nation amongst defenseman with 1.08 points per game and sits second on UMB's roster with 21 helpers. 

Daniel enjoyed the best season of his career in Beacons Blue, en route to earning his first All Conference recognition. The top-line forward leads the Beacons and is third in the nation with 1.04 assists per game and tops all players on the UMass Boston roster with 37 points. 

Weston is also a first-time honoree, after delivering the best season of his career. The top-line defenseman has been the Beacons best defensive defenseman all season long and has added seven points and two game-winning goals, both of which have come against ECAC East foes.

The three members of the second-line became the first trio of freshman to be named to an All Rookie Team in program history.

Sitterley has been one of the Beacons top skaters all season long, recording eight goals, 18 assists and 26 points. The second-line center has recorded points in 16 of 25 games this year, including tallying at least one point in each of his first seven contests.

DeAugustine has been just as good, recording nine goals, 16 assists and 25 points as a right-winger this year. The former Bismarck Bobcat leads UMB with a +17 +/- rating and has tallied two power-play goals.