All Americans

Throughout the course of Laker history, there have been several players named All Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA).  Many of those selections came from during the “glory years” of Laker hockey.  There are, however, selections from throughout the existence of the team.

Many Lakers from the early years are listed as NAIA All Americans.  Due to the difficulty of finding reliable data from that time, they will not be included here until verification of their achievements can be made.

 

1971-72 College Division – Don Muio and Jim Wiley

The first recipients of All American honors from Lake Superior were forward Jim Wiley and goaltender Don Muio.  Both were honored for their performance in the 1971-72 season (the year the Lakers first won the NAIA National Championship).

Muio, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, was named team MVP the following season.  From 2007-08 to 2010-11, he served as goaltender coach for the Lakers.  The season saw Muio collect 17 wins in 22 games, sport a 3.59 goals against average and make 619 saves.

Wiley became the first Laker to appear in the NHL when he played 4 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1972-73 season.  He played 62 games over four seasons with the Penguins and Vancouver Canucks.  His stat line in 1971-72 read 22 goals and 34 assists for 56 points (highest on the team in each category).

1971-72 College Division All Americans

East
West
P.J. Flaherty – Massachusetts
GOALIE
Don Muio – Lake Superior
Brian Sullivan – Massachusetts
DEFENSE
Jim Miller – Gustavus Adolphus
Ted Yeates – University of Vermont
DEFENSE
Mike Smith – Lake Forest
Pat Keenan – Massachusetts
FORWARD
Bob Elsen – St. Thomas
Steve Self – Colby College
FORWARD
George Roberts – Gustavus Adolphus
Pat Wright – University of Vermont
FORWARD
Jim Wiley – Lake Superior

1987-88 Men’s University Division 1st Team – Mark Vermette

Mark Vermette became the first Laker to be named an All American since the team joined the NCAA in 1974-75.  He became the first Laker to be a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist, as well as the first named the CCHA Player of the Year.  Vermette potted an incredible 45 goals on the year, including perhaps the most famous goal in the history of Laker Hockey – the overtime winner in the 1988 National Championship game against St. Lawrence.  Vermette was drafted by the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques and played parts of four seasons with Les Nordiques.

1987-88 Men’s University Division All-Americans

East
1st Team
West
Bruce Racine – Northeastern University
GOALIE
Robb Stauber – Minnesota
Jack Capuano – University of Maine
DEFENSE
Scott Paluch – Bowling Green
Brian McColgan – St. Lawrence University
DEFENSE
Paul Stanton – University of Wisconsin
Rejean Boivin – Colgate University
FORWARD
Steve Johnson – North Dakota
Dave Capuano – University of Maine
FORWARD
Paul Ranheim – University of Wisconsin
Peter Lappin – St. Lawrence University
FORWARD
Mark Vermette – Lake Superior

1988-89 Men’s University Division 1st Team – Bruce Hoffort and Kord Cernich

Bruce Hoffort may be best remembered as the goaltender who backstopped Lake Superior State to its first NCAA title in 1988.  In the championship game against St. Lawrence, Hoffort made 49 saves — the 7th most by a Laker netminder in a single game.  He was named CCHA player of the year for his performance in a season that saw him earn 27 wins, make 983 saves and put together a 2.71 goals against average.  For his efforts, he was named CCHA Player of the Year.  In 2016, Hoffort was inducted into the LSSU Sports Hall of Fame as an individual (the 1987-88 team was inducted in 2005.)

Kord Cernich was the first blue liner from the Lakers named to an All American team.  The native of Ketchikan, Alaska, played from 1986-87 to 1989-90 with the Lakers, appearing in 177 of a possible 178 games.  In 1988-89, Cernich had 7 goals and 31 assists.

East
1st Team
West
Michael O’Neill-Yale University
GOALIE
Bruce Hoffort – Lake Superior
Gregory Brown – Boston College
DEFENSE
Kord Cernich – Lake Superior
Mike Hurlbut – St. Lawrence University
DEFENSE
Myles O’Connor – Michigan
Dave Capuano – University of Maine
FORWARD
Kip Miller – Michigan State
Lane MacDonald – Harvard University
FORWARD
Greg Parks – Bowling Green
Kyle McDonough – University of Vermont
FORWARD
Bobby Reynolds – Michigan State

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1989-90 Men’s Unversity Division 2nd Team – Kord Cernich and Jim Dowd

Serving as an alternate captain in his senior season, Kord Cernich wrapped up a spectacular career with the anchor on his chest with a 11 goal and 25 assist season for coach Frank Anzalone.  Following his time in Sault Ste. Marie, Cernich played several years in the AHL and IHL (a direct competitor to the AHL) before spending his final seven professional seasons with the Anchorage Aces in the West Coast Hockey League before retiring in 2001.

Jim Dowd is one of five Laker players to have his name engraved on Lord Stanley’s Cup.  The native of Brick, New Jersey, won the Cup in 1995 with the New Jersey Devils, the team who drafted him in the 8th round in 1987.  During the 1989-90 season, Dowd had 25 goals and an incredible 67 assists for 92 points — the most by any Laker player in a single season — which helped him earn All CCHA Second Team honors for the season.  In 2010, Dowd was inducted into the LSSU Sports Hall of Fame as an individual (the 1987-88 team, of which he was a member, was inducted in 2005.)

East
2nd Team
West
Chris Harvey – Brown University
GOALIE
Jason Muzzatti – Michigan State
Keith Carney – University of Maine
DEFENSE
Kord Cernich – Lake Superior
Dan Ratushny – Cornell University
DEFENSE
Kip Noble – Michigan Tech
Joel Gardner – Colgate University
FORWARD
Lee Davidson – North Dakota
Jean-Yves Roy – University of Maine
FORWARD
Jim Dowd – Lake Superior
C.J. Young – Harvard University
FORWARD
David Shields – University of Denver

 

 

 

 

1990-91 Men’s University Division 1st Team – Darrin Madeley and Jim Dowd

1990-91 Men’s University Division 2nd Team – Karl Johnston and Doug Weight

Jim Dowd earned CCHA 1st team honors and was name CCHA player of the year.  In addition, he was a member of the CCHA All Decade team for the 1990’s.  Dowd followed up his 92 point campaign from a year prior by accumulating 75 this season.

Darrin Madeley  was also a CCHA 1st team member.  He was inducted into the LSSU Sports Hall of Fame as a player in 2018 (the 1991-92 team is also in the Hall, joining in 2012).  During the 1990-91 campaign, he set the school record for wins with 29.  The 75 wins he accumulated throughout his Laker career are the most for a goaltender in school history.  This season also saw him win 13 consecutive games and go on a 24 game unbeaten streak (21-0-3).

Karl Johnston, a CCHA 1st team member (noticing a pattern yet?)  His 45 points in 1990-91 are tied for 5th all time for a defenseman in a single season.  Despite the lofty point total, Johnston was recognized by the CCHA as the Best Defensive Defensman.  Johnston donned an “A” during his senior season.

Weight – Like the other All Americans in 1990-91, Weight was a member of the All CCHA 1st Team.  In his second (and final) season with the Lakers, Weight amassed 75 points, which is tied for 3rd most in a single season with Mark Vermette (1987-88).  Following his time in The Soo, Weight went on to a productive NHL career which saw him win the Stanley Cup in 2006, and have a 100 point season (he had 104 in 1995-96 with the Oilers).  Drafted 34th overall by the New York Rangers in 1990, Weight played for six teams in 20 seasons.  In addition, Weight represented the United States in the Olympics three times (1998, 2002 and 2006).  Midway thru the 2016-17 season, Weight was named head coach of the New York Islanders, a title he held for 1½ seasons.

East
1st Team
West
Les Kuntar – St. Lawrence University
GOALIE
Darrin Madeley – Lake Superior
Keith Carney – University of Maine
DEFENSE
Brad Werenka – Northern Michigan
Dan Ratushny – Cornell University
DEFENSE
Jason Woolley – Michigan State
David Emma – Boston College
FORWARD
Scott Beattie – Northern Michigan
Shawn McEachern – Boston University
FORWARD
Jim Dowd – Lake Superior
Jean-Yves Roy – University of Maine
FORWARD
Greg Johnson – North Dakota

 

East
 Team
West
Jeff Levy – University of New Hampshire
GOALIE
Bill Pye – Northern Michigan
Peter Ahola – Boston University
DEFENSE
Sean Hill – University of Wisconsin
Ted Crowley – Boston College
DEFENSE
Karl Johnston – Lake Superior
Peter Ciavaglia – Harvard University
FORWARD
Denny Felsner – Michigan
Joe Juneau – Rensslare Polytechnic Institute
FORWARD
David Roberts – Michigan
Jim Montgomery – University of Maine
FORWARD
Doug Weight – Lake Superior

 

 

1991-92 Men’s University Division 1st Team – Darrin Madeley and Mark Astley

In his junior season, Darrin Madeley led Lake Superior State to its second NCAA title.  He had 25 wins, came up with 816 saves and sported a 2.07 GAA — the 2nd lowest in team history.  For his efforts in the CCHA Tournament, Madeley was crowned Tournament MVP.  Following his time in a Laker uniform, he was a member of the Ottawa Senators during their inaugural season.  He spent many years playing professionally in the AHL and IHL.

A senior, Mark Astley earned a 1st team All American selection.  A 10th round pick (194th overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in 1989, Astley served as team captain in 1991-92.  His 37 assists in 1991-92 are the most ever for a Laker defenseman.  The 49 points accumulated that season rank 6th all time for a defender and helped him be named the CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman.  In addition, he represented Team Canada in the 1994 Olympics.

East
1st Team
West
Parris Duffus – Cornell University
GOALIE
Darrin Madeley – Lake Superior
Mike Brewer – Brown University
DEFENSE
Mark Astley – Lake Superior
Dan Laperriere – St. Lawrence University
DEFENSE
Joby Messier – Michigan State
Scott Pellerin – University of Maine
FORWARD
Dallas Drake – Northern Michigan
Dave Sacco – Boston University
FORWARD
Denny Felsner – Michigan
Jean-Yves Roy – University of Maine
FORWARD
Dwayne Norris – Michigan State

 

 

 

1992-93 Men’s University Division 2nd Team – Brian Rolston and Michael Smith

East
2nd Team
West
Neil Little – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
GOALIE
Steve Shields – Michigan
Aaron Miller – University of Vermont
DEFENSE
Bob Marshall – Miami
Kaj Linna – Boston University
DEFENSE
Michael Smith – Lake Superior
Cal ingraham – University of Maine
FORWARD
Fred Knipscheer – St. Cloud State
Jim Montgomery – University of Maine
FORWARD
Brian Rolston – Lake Superior
Mark Kaufmann – Yale University
FORWARD
Brian Savage – Miami

 

 

1993-94 Men’s University Division 2nd Team – Clayton Beddoes

East
2nd Team
West
J.P. McKersie – Boston University
GOALIE
Steve Shields – Michigan
Rich Brennan – Boston University
DEFENSE
Jeff Wells – Bowling Green
Derek Maguire – Harvard University
DEFENSE
Chris McAlpine – Minnesota
Jacques Joubert – Boston University
FORWARD
Dean Fedorchuck – Alaska-Fairbanks
Shane Henry – Massachusetts-Lowell
FORWARD
Clayton Beddoes – Lake Superior
Chad Quenneville – Providence College
FORWARD
Steve Guolla – Michigan State

 

 

1994-95 Men’s University Division 2nd Team – Keith Aldridge

East
2nd Team
West
Tim Thomas – University of Vermont
GOALIE
Ryan Bach – Colorado College
Kaj Linna – Boston University
DEFENSE
Kent Fearns – Colorado College
Jeff Troy – University of Maine
DEFENSE
Keith Aldridge – Lake Superior
Chris O’Sullivan – Boston University
FORWARD
Jay McNeill – Colorado College
Marko Tuomainen – Clarkson University
FORWARD
Mike Knuble – Michigan
Chad Quenneville – Providence College
FORWARD
Anson Carter – Michigan State

 

 

 

1995-96 Men’s University Division 1st Team – Keith Aldridge

1995-96 Men’s University Division 2nd Team – Sean Tallaire

East
1st Team
West
Tim Thomas -University of Vermont
GOALIE
Ryan Bach – Colorado College
Jeff Tory – University of Maine
DEFENSE
Keith Aldridge – Lake Superior
Dan McGillis – Northeastern University
DEFENSE
Mike Crowley – Minnesota
Jay Pandolfo – Boston University
FORWARD
Peter Geronazzo – Colorado College
Eric Perrin – University of Vermont
FORWARD
Brendan Morrison – Michigan
Martin St. Louis – University of Vermont
FORWARD
Brian Bonin – Minnesota

 

East
2nd Team
West
Dan Murphy – Clarkson University
GOALIE
Marc Magliarditi – Western Michigan
Jon Coleman – Boston University
DEFENSE
Andy Roach – Ferris State
Brad Dexter – Colgate University
DEFENSE
Dan Trebil – Minnesota
Chris Drury – Boston University
FORWARD
Sean Tallaire – Lake Superior
Todd White – Clarkson University
FORWARD
Kevin Hilton – Michigan
Burke Murphy – St. Lawrence University
FORWARD
Teeder Wynne – North Dakota

 

 

1999-2000 Men’s University Division 2nd Team – Jayme Platt

East
2nd Team
West
Ty Conklin, University of New Hampshire
GOALIE
Jayme Platt, Lake Superior
Chris Dyment, Boston University
DEFENSE
Mike Pudlick, St. Cloud State
Brian Pothier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
DEFENSE
Mike Weaver, Michigan State
Brandon Dietrich, St. Lawrence University
FORWARD
Mike Comrie, Michigan
Cory Larose, University of Maine
FORWARD
Lee Goren, North Dakota
Brad Tapper, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
FORWARD
Dany Heatley, Wisconsin