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Bemidji State men's hockey: Read named to Reebok All-American team

BSU's Matt Read was named to the Reebok All-American team Friday. Pioneer File Photo/Eric Stromgren

Bemidji State men's hockey player Matt Read has been named Second Team Reebok All-America.

The announcement came from the American Hockey Coaches' Association on Friday as a part of the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four festivities in Detroit, Mich.

The Bemidji State junior became the 56th player in BSU history to garner all-America accolades, but is the first BSU Division I player to earn AHCA postseason recognition.

Read, the CHA player of the year, paced the Beavers in scoring for the third consecutive season in racking up 19 goals and 21 assists for 41 points to stand alone atop the Beavers' Division I-era single-season scoring list.

Read finished second in team goals, but led the team with four-game winners and in assists. With at least 40 points in each of the last two seasons, Read became the first BSU player since Bernie Adlys (1993-96) to post back-to-back 40-point campaigns.

His scoring efforts mark the first time in BSU's Division I history that a sophomore or junior has broken the 40-point plateau. He eclipsed the 100-point mark for his career in just his 102nd game in the green and white, becoming the second-fastest BSU Division I-era player to crack 100 career points.

In 2009-10, Read scored in 24 of the Beavers' 37 outings. In league play, the junior registered 12 goals to lead all CHA scorers and led a BSU offensive attack that paced the conference averaging 3.94 goals per game.

Read has seen time in each of BSU's games since stepping on campus in the fall of 2007. Playing 110 consecutive contests, he has accumulated 43 goals and 108 points.

Since joining the Beaver hockey program, the native of Ilderton, Ontario has led BSU to three consecutive CHA regular season titles, a CHA Tournament championship (2008), back-to-back berths into the NCAA Tournament (2008, 2009) and the program's first appearance in the Frozen Four (2009).

BSU finished the last season 23-10-4 overall, 14-3-1 in CHA play and reached the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team before losing to the University of Michigan in the Midwest Regional.

First Team


G Ben Scrivens, SR, Cornell

D Colby Cohen, JR, Boston University

D Brendon Nash, SR, Cornell

F Bobby Butler, SR, New Hampshire

F Gustav Nyquist, SO, Maine

F Chase Polacek, JR, Rensselaer


G Marc Cheverie, JR, Denver

D Brendan Smith, JR, Wisconsin

D Patrick Weircioch, SO, Denver

F Blake Geoffrion, SR, Wisconsin

F Mark Olver, JR , Northern Michigan

F Rhett Rakhshani, SR, Denver

Second Team


G Brian Foster, SR, New Hampshire

D Justin Braun, SR, Massachusetts

D Blake Kessel, SO, New Hampshire

F Sean Backman, SR, Yale

F Nick Johnson, SR, Sacred Heart

F Broc Little, JR, Yale


G Cody Reichard, SO, Miami

D Erik Gustafsson, JR, No. Michigan

D Jeff Petry, JR, Michigan State

F Jack Connolly, SO, Minn.-Duluth

F Zac Dalpe, SO, Ohio State

F Matt Read, JR, Bemidji State