Chris Amsden Named To MIAC Men’s Hockey All-Rookie Team

Posted on March 7th, 2016 by

Chris Amsden

Chris Amsden

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its men’s hockey postseason awards Monday and Gustavus is represented by first-year goaltender Chris Amsden (St. Peter, Minn.) as a member of the All-Rookie Team.

Amsden completed his rookie campaign wearing the three-crowned sweater with 13 games played and 12 starts. He posted a 2.62 goals against average, .911 save percentage, and a 2-8-2 overall record – both his goals against average and save percentage ranked fourth in the MIAC. The local St. Peter product allowed 35 goals and made 358 saves after logging 801:36 between the pipes.

Amsden’s first collegiate victory came at MIAC champion Augsburg on Nov. 11. He allowed three goals and made 38 saves in a 4-3 overtime decision. Amsden set a season-high in saves at Saint Mary’s on Feb. 6, stopping 40 shots in a 5-2 victory. He also tallied one shutout, a 0-0 tie against UW-Stout on Nov. 7.

This is the third consecutive season Gustavus is represented on the All-Rookie Team as Jake Bushey (So., Duluth, Minn.) and Conor Deal (Anchorage, Alaska) made the squad last season, and Drew Aspinwall (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.) was honored after the 2013-14 season.

This season’s MIAC awards are highlighted by Hamline’s Charlie Adams as the Player-of-the-Year and Augsburg’s Chris Brown as Coach-of-the-Year. Colin Hernon (So., Bloomington, Minn.) was also recognized by the league as a member of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.

MIAC Release


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