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Kilar Earns AHCA All-American Honors

Friday, March 24th
Kilar Earns AHCA All-American Honors

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New Norfolk Admirals netminder Brett Kilar received a collegiate award on Thursday night, being named a CCM Second Team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association (ACHA).  Below is the full release from New England College.

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UTICA, N.Y.—Senior Brett Kilar (Coto de Caza, Calif.) was named a CCM Second Team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association (ACHA), as announced on Thursday evening at the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship banquet.

Kilar, who was voted as the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) Goaltender of the Year, led the Pilgrims to their first league championship appearance in 10 years with an 18-8-0 record. Kilar ranked second in Division III in shutouts with five and ranked third nationally in save percentage (.941).

He played in a league-leading 1,544 minutes this season and possessed a 1.98 goals-against record. In 26 appearances, Kilar had five games with 40 or more saves, including a 43-save performance in NEC's 4-3 overtime win against Babson in the NEHC semifinals.

This year's Division II-III CCM All-American squad also feature players from fellow NEHC schools Norwich and UMass Boston.

Kilar becomes the 15th All-American in NEC history and the fifth men's ice hockey player, joining the ranks of Ed Galiani '82, Ralph Aiello '01, Travis Banga '04, and Jeremy Koning '06.

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