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Flanagan, Hughes, Carey all named All-Americans

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CANTON — The accolades continue to accumulate for the St. Lawrence University men’s hockey team.

Three Saints have been honored as first-team All-Americans — seniors Kyle Flanagan and George Hughes and junior Greg Carey — selected by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

The trio, all first-team All ECAC selections, are the first Saint players to earn All-America honors since Zach Miskovic in 2009.

Flanagan earned first team honors while Carey and Hughes were named to the second team for this season.

This is just the second time three St. Lawrence players garnered All-American status in one season as Pete Lappin, Scott Yearwood and Hank Lammens all earned second-team honors in 1986-87.

Saints Pete Lappin, Scott Yearwood and Hank Lammens all earned second-team All America honors in 1986-87.

Flanagan, a Canton native, finished ninth in the nation in points (47), tied for third in assists (33) and third in power-play points (25) in 35 games this season.

A top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award and completed his collegiate career with 46 goals, 101 assists and 147 points in 134. Flanagan, who signed a minor-league contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, He stands seventh all-time at St. Lawrence’ in assists and 13th in points.

Carey, also Hobey Baker Award top 10 finalist, will finish as the Saints’ first national goal-scoring leader. He also tops the country in goals per game (0.74) and power-play goals (14) and is tied for fourth in points (51) after appearing in all 38 games this season.

His 51 points are the most since Mike Gellard led the ECAC with 57 in 2000-01 and his 28 goals are the most for a St. Lawrence player since Burke Murphy netted 33 in 34 games in 1995-96.

Carey, a Hamilton, Ontario native, has scored 66 goals and has 128 points in three seasons and finished as the Saints’ leading scorer in each of his three years, the first to lead the team in scoring in three straight seasons since Rich Peverley from 2001-2004.

Hughes, who also didn’t miss game this season, will finish as the nation’s top scoring defensemen as he leads all blue liners in points (37) and assists (32).

He finished his collegiate career with 18 goals and 87 assists for 105 points, becoming the fourth defenseman in school history to top the 100-point mark over four seasons.

Joining Flanagan as first-team All-Americans are Quinnipiac goalie Eric Hartzell, RPI defenseman Nick Bailen, UMass-Lowell defenseman Chad Ruhwedel, New Hampshire defenseman Trevor van Reimsdyk and Boston College forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Steven Whitney.

In addition to Hughes and Carey, Yale forward Andrew Miller, Union defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, Providence goalie Jon Gillies and Merrimack forward Mike Collins rounded out the second team.

Only four other ECAC teams had three All-America players in the same season in addition to the Saints, Cornell and RPI — Yale (1997-98), Clarkson (1996-97), Harvard (1985-86) and Vermont, which had three first-teamers in Martin St. Louis, Eric Perrin and Tim Thomas in 1995-96.

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