Gustavus Adolphus senior defenseman Mitch Carlson (St. Louis Park, Minn.) and junior forward Ross Ring-Jarvi (Anoka, Minn.) have been honored as All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference by a vote of the league’s coaches. Freshman forward Gustav Bengtson (Stockholm, Sweden) earned a spot on the All-Rookie team, while senior Brad Wieck (Shoreview, Minn.) is Gustavus’ representative on the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.
Senior Mitch Carlson, an All-Conference Honorable Mention honoree in 2008-09 and an All-Conference performer last season, was the top-scoring defenseman in the Gustavus lineup this season. Carlson recorded seven goals and seven assists for a total of 14 points in 27 games. He led the team in power play scoring with 10 points (4G, 6A), while also scoring one short handed goal and a game winner that came in a 5-4 overtime victory over Saint Mary’s in the season finale. Carlson finished the season on a high note, scoring six points (3G, 3A) in Gustavus’ last six games. The blueliner from St. Louis Park, Minn. played in 111 games over his four-year career, going +22 and registering 20 goals and 35 assists for a total of 55 points. Carlson is the first Gustavus defenseman since Jon Keseley in 2006 to score over 50 points in a career.
Junior Ross Ring-Jarvi, now a three-time All-MIAC performer, was Gustavus’ leading scorer this season. Ring-Jarvi tallied nine goals and 17 assists for a total of 26 points in 27 games this season. He led the team in assists, plus/minus (+12), and penalty minutes (14-39), while scoring two game-winning goals. Within conference play, Ring-Jarvi recorded seven goals (7th) and 12 assists (6th) for 19 points, ranking him eighth in the league. The Anoka, Minn. native was Gustavus’ most productive scorer down the backstretch of the season, registering 14 points (4G, 10A) and going +7 in the last 14 games. Ring-Jarvi has now played in 86 straight games in his three years at Gustavus, turning in a total of 97 points on 35 goals and 62 assists.
Freshman Gustav Bengtson is the first Gustie to make the All-Rookie team since Ring-Jarvi did it in 2009. Bengtson played in 25 games this season, turning in eight goals and eight assists for 16 points. The rookie forward led the team in shots with 106, recording a shot percentage of .075 and going +11 on the year. Bengtson finished the year ranked fifth overall (8-8-16) and seventh (4-5-9) within conference play in freshman scoring. The Stockholm, Sweden native tallied four multiple-point games this season, as the Gusties were 6-0-1 when he scored a goal.
Senior Brad Wieck was selected by both the coaching staff and his teammates to represent Gustavus on the 2011 All-MIAC Sportsmanship team. Wieck scored 16 points on three goals and 13 assists while playing in all 27 games this season. The veteran forward was one of the top faceoff specialists in the league, going 337-for-655 on the draw for a faceoff win percentage of .515. Wieck, a native of Shoreview, Minn., played in a total of 108 games in a Gustavus uniform, finishing +22 over his four years. He tallied 25 goals and 36 assists for 61 career points. This is the fifth annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team announced for men’s hockey. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the ice.