Maine Hockey Journal

Nyquist, Dimmen and Flynn Receive Hockey East Honors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– The University of Maine men’s ice hockey team had three players honored on Thursday night at the annual Hockey East Banquet in Cambridge, Mass, held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Sophomore Gustav Nyquist (Malmo, Sweden) wasa unanimous selection to the Hockey East First Team. Junior defenseman Jeff Dimmen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was named tothe Hockey East Second Team, while sophomore forward Brian Flynn (Lynnfield, Mass.) was named an honorable mention.

Nyquist, who was also named one of the 10 finalists for the 2010 Hobey Baker Award on Thursday night, leads the nation inscoring with 18 goals and 41 assists for 59 points. His 41 assists are tied for the national lead. He tied with New Hampshire’sBobby Butler as the league’s co-scoring champion. Nyquist was the only unanimous selection on the first team.
Nyquist, who was named Hockey East Player of the Month in December, has scored at least one point in 31 of Maine’s 37 gamesthis season. He has seven power play goals and four game-winners. Nyquist is a key member of Maine’s first power play unit,which lead the nation, scoring at a 27.9 percent clip.

Dimmen has 12 goals and 17 assists for 29 points from the blueline this season. His 12 goals are one shy of tying the school record for goals in a season by a defenseman. Dimmen, an assistant captain of the Black Bears, has six power play goals on the season. He had a five-game goal scoring streak during the season and a 10-game points scoring streak.

Flynn was named a Hockey East Honorable Mention. He ranks second on the team in scoring with 18 goals and 25 assists for42 points. Flynn had a record-setting night against UMass Lowell on Feb. 19 when he scored five goals and added two assists for seven points. The five goals tied a school record and the seven points set a new school record. Flynn was named the Hockey East Player of the Week, Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week and also received Hockey East Player of the Month honors in February. During the month, Flynn scored 10 goals and added five assists for 15 points.

The Black Bears return to action on Friday, March 19 when they face Boston University in the Hockey East semifinals. Puck
drop is scheduled for 8 pm, following the Boston College vs. Vermont game.

Courtesy of the University of Maine

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