BOSTON, Mass.—UMass Boston junior forward Nolan Redler (Winchester, Mass.) and sophomore defenseman Nick Albano (Beverly, Mass.) each earned their second All-American honors of the spring on Friday, when USCHO.com released their Division III All-American Teams.
Redler was named a Second Team All-American, while Albano picked up Third Team All-American honors.
The Beacons duo were the only two players from the New England Hockey Conference to earn spots on the USCHO.Com All-American Teams. Three NEHC freshman were named to the All-Rookie Team.
Redler picks up his second Second Team All-American honors of the spring and of his career. The Beacons leading scorer posted a team-best 15 goals, 19 assists, 34 points and six power-play goals during his junior campaign. He was named the NEHC Co-Player of the Year after leading the NEHC in conference play with 23 points and 1.28 points-per-game in 18 contests.
The former Trail Smoke Eater posted multiple goals in four contests and finished with multiple points in 11 of his 28 appearances. He helped the Beacons earn their second-best start in conference play in program history (8-0-0), by recording the game-winning goal in each of the Beacons first two conference games. Redler also played a key part in helping the Beacons win their third-ever regular-season title, when he scored four goals and two assists in their season-finale against rival Babson College. He became the 17th player in program history to reach 100 career points, when he scored a goal in the NEHC Quarterfinals against the University of Southern Maine.
Albano earns his third All-American honors in two seasons, after putting together a second-straight huge season on the Beacons blue line. The 2018 USCHO.com National Rookie of the Year picks up his first All-American honors from the website, after being recognized by the American Hockey Coaches Association in each of his first two seasons.
The sophomore defenseman led all NEHC defenseman in points (22) and points-per-game (0.81) and finished third in the conference with his 13 power-play points. For the season, Albano posted a line of six goals, 16 assists and 22 points in 27 contests. Albano started the season on a seven-game point streak that including three-multiple point games. He added a four-game point streak in January and then put together his best game of the season in the regular-season finale. Albano recorded two power-play goals and added two assists in the win over Babson College.