The American Hockey Coaches Association announced the Men’s Division III Ice Hockey CCM All-American Teams on Friday, March 18. Gustavus junior defenseman Keith Detlefsen (Lakeville, Minn.) was named to the Second Team All-America in the West Region (In Division III, All-America teams are selected in both the East and West Regions). Detlefsen became the 14th player in school history to be named All-American since Gustavus changed to from NAIA to NCAA Division III in 1980. The CCM All-American Ice Hockey Teams are sponsored by CCM, an international leader in hockey equipment, and chosen by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association.
Detlefsen was the top scoring defenseman in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and led his team in scoring with 38 points. For the season, Detlefsen recorded 13 goals and 25 assists for 38 points. The junior led NCAA Division in points per game by a defenseman with an average of 1.52. The Lakeville native averaged 1.52 goals per game and 1.00 assists per game, which ranked him 15th and ninth in Division III, respectively.
The Gustavus men’s hockey team ended the 2004-05 season with an overall record of 10-15-1 and 7-8-1 in the MIAC. The Gusties made their fourth consecutive appearance in the MIAC post-season tournament. Coach Brett Petersen’s squad entered the tournament as the number five seed and traveled to Northfield to play the number four seed St. Olaf. The season ended for Gustavus with a 3-2 loss to St. Olaf in the first round of the conference tournament.