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Four Cats All-BRC hockey

Forward Dylan Dock heads a list of four Wildcats named to the 2009-10 All-Big Rivers Conference hockey team.

Dock, a senior co-captain, was named to the All-BRC First Team while clasmate and co-captain Zach Lindquist was named to the second team as a defenseman. Junior goaltender Garrett Jensen and junior forward Karl Andersen each received honorable mention.

Dock led the Wildcats in scoring this season with 21 goals and 20 assists for 41 points. He tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals and scored one shorthanded goal.

Joining Dock on the six-player first team are goalie Aarin McLaughlin of Eau Claire Memorial, Alexander Dahl and Shane McLaughlin of Memorial, Jake Bruhn of Chippewa Falls and Scott Roscoe of Eau Claire North.

Lindquist earned second team honors after tallying five goals and dishing out 18 assists from his defenseman position. His 23 total points is tied for second on the Wildcat squad.

The rest of the second team includes Treysen Vavra and Drew Otto of Menomonie, Neil Klingensmith and Andrew Knickerbocker of Eau Claire Memorial, and Kody Novinska of Rice Lake.

Jensen played all but four minutes in goal for the Wildcats this season and finished with a goals against average of 2.35 and a save percentage of .907. He posted a record of 11-9-2 with three shutouts.

Andersen tied for second on the team in scoring with 23 points despite missing nine games due to injury. He scored 12 goals, including a team-leading five power-play goals and three game winners, while dishing out 11 assists.

Other honorable mention players included Jesse LaForest of Chippewa Falls, Ethan Blodgett of Eau Claire North, Brady Burzynski of Eau Claire Memorial and Tanner Dahl of Menomonie.

Shane McLaughlin was named the BRC Player of the Year while Old Abes' coach Mike Schwengler earned Coach of the Year honors.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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