Gustavus Adolphus junior forward David Martinson (St. Louis Park, Minn.) was recognized by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) as a 2009 RBK Hockey Division III All-America West First Team honoree at a banquet held Thursday evening in conjunction with this weekend’s NCAA Division III Men’s Hockey Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y. Martinson was one of five players named to the All-America teams competing in the NCAA Semifinal games.
Martinson is tied for second in Division III in goals scored at 25 and is 23rd in points per game at 1.43. He leads the Gusties in scoring with 25 goals and 15 assists for 40 points. The two-time All-MIAC honoree also leads the squad with seven power-play goals and five game-winning goals. Martinson has recorded at least one point in 23 of 28 games this season. In two seasons at Gustavus, he has tallied 46 goals and 35 assists for 81 points. He is the first Gustie to be named to the All-America Team since Jon Keseley was selected in 2006.
Martinson, an accounting major, is the son of Phil and Lynn Martinson of St. Louis Park and is a 2004 graduate of St. Louis Park High School.
The Gusties, who are 18-10-0, will face UW-Stout, which is 23-5-2, in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Men’s Hockey Championship in Lake Placid, N.Y. on Friday, March 20 at 3 p.m. Central Time (4 p.m. EST). Gustavus won its first MIAC Playoff Championship since 1993 to earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament where it defeated UW-Superior 2-0 in the quarterfinal round.
AMERICAN HOCKEY COACHES ASSOCIATION 2009 RBK MEN’S HOCKEY ALL-AMERICANS
All-America First Team West
Goalie- Chad Beiswenger, Sr., UW-Superior
Defense- Chris Berenguer, So., Hamline
Defense- Nick Tabisz, So., St. Norbert
Forward- Braden Desmet, Jr., UW-Superior
Forward- Derek Hanson, Jr., UW-Stout
Forward- David Martinson, Jr., Gustavus Adolphus
All-America Second Team West
Goalie- Steve Bounds, Sr., St. Scholastica
Defense- Adam Davis, Sr., St. Thomas
Defense- Jack Wolgemuth, Sr., UW-Stout
Forward- A.J. Gale, Jr., St. Norbert
Forward- Chris Johnson, Jr., Augsburg
Forward- A.J. Tucker, Sr., St. Scholastica
All-America First Team East
Goalie- Cole Anderson, So., Amherst
Defense- Jeff Landers, Sr., Amherst
Defense- Nick Rolls, Sr., Plattsburgh
Forward- Dylan Clarke, So., Plattsburgh
Forward- Nikita Kashirsky, Sr., Norwich
Forward- Chris Trafford, Sr., Manhattanville
All-America Second Team East
Goalie- Keith Longo, Sr., Hobart
Defense- Andy Brennan, Sr., Hobart
Defense- Karl Linden, So., Elmira
Forward- Jeff Hazelwood, Sr., Curry
Forward- Jamie McKenna, Sr., Middlebury
Forward- Joey Wilson, Sr., Plattsburgh