Monday, June 13, 2011GLENDALE, ARIZONA ---
USA Hockey announced last week that Hobey Baker winner and Coyotes prospect, Andy Miele was honored as the College Hockey Player of the Year, presented by Bauer Hockey.
The 5-foot-9, 180 pound Miele had an outstanding 2010-11 season helping lead Miami University (OH) as a team captain to its first-ever Central Collegiate Hockey Association championship, while becoming the first RedHawk to capture the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the nation's top collegiate player. Miele outpaced the college hockey field in both assists (47) and points (71) and led the nation with 1.82 points-per-game. His 71 points in just 39 games were 11 more than his next closest competitor and the most by a collegiate player since 2002-03.
The 22-year-old native of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan won the CCHA’s Player of the Year award after leading the league with 55 points in 28 league games, the most in 19 years of CCHA conference play. His 40 league assists were more than the number of points accumulated by the league’s second-highest scorer, a first in CCHA history. In 141 career NCAA games with Miami, Miele collected 60-100-160 and 134 penalty minutes. His RedHawks won 108 games and reached the NCAA tournament four times and advanced to the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four twice.
USA Hockey honored its service award recipients and players of the year on June 8 at an awards dinner tabbed “A Night of Tribute” at the 2011 Annual Congress in Colorado Springs, Colorado.