Lewiston, Maine – Gustavus Adolphus Corey Leivermann (North Mankato, Minn.) capped off his collegiate career with an honor from the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) in late-March. Leivermann, a senior forward head Head Coach Brett Petersen’s Gusties, was named to the 2014 CCM Division III Men’s Hockey All-America Team, earning second team distinction as a member of the West Region.
Of the 30 All-Americans, 17 are from the United States, 10 are from Canada, two are from Sweden and one is from Slovakia. The two leading sources are Massachusetts (6) and Ontario (5). The CCM Hockey All-America Teams are sponsored by CCM Hockey and chosen by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association. Leivermann is one of 12 players from the west and four players from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to garner All-America distinction this season.
Serving as team captain and playing in all 27 of Gustavus’s games, Leivermann was a proven leader both on and off the ice. He led the team in scoring with 30 points off a team-best 18 goals and 12 assists, becoming Gustavus’s first 30-point scorer since Ross Ring-Jarvi `12 tallied 33 points in the 2011-12 season. His 0.67 goal-scoring average overall ranked 12th in the nation.
Leivermann registered four power play goals, two short handed goals, and two game-winning goals, which both came late in the season against conference opponents. He recorded six multiple point games, scored two goals in a game three times, and finished the year with a plus/minus of +9.
Hailing from nearby North Mankato, the local product also made his first appearance on the All-Conference Team. It was against league foes that Leivermann put his scoring prowess and soft hands on display. Within league play, he scored a league-high 12 goals and added seven assists for a total of 19 points. Following the MIAC’s 16-game season, Corey finished in a four-way tie for first place in point-scoring – sharing the scoring title with St. Olaf’s Dan Cecka (10G, 9A), Concordia’s Andrew Deters (7G, 12A), and Augsburg’s Mack Ohnsted (5G, 14A). He was the first Gustie to lead the MIAC in scoring since David Martinson `10 scored 36 points (23G, 13A) during the 2009-10 season.
Since transferring to Gustavus from Minnesota State University, Mankato following the holiday break of the 2012-13 school year, Leivermann suited up in a Gustavus sweater a total of 40 times. He scored 40 points (20G, 20A) as a Gustie, and the team went 25-9-6 overall and 19-4-3 in the MIAC during his Black and Gold tenure.
Corey Leivermann becomes the 37th player in Gustavus men’s hockey history to earn All-America honors. Ross Ring-Jarvi was the last to earn such an accolade in the 2011-12 season.