Matt Climie named Honorable-Mention Pre-Season All-USCHO
Friday, October 7, 2005
Bemidji State sophomore earns second major pre-season honor

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Bemidji State sophomore goaltender Matt Climie (Leduc, Alberta) has been named Honorable Mention Pre-Season All-U.S. College Hockey Online, as announced today by that publication.

Climie’s spot on the All-USCHO Team is his second major pre-season honor in the last two weeks. On Aug. 30, he became the first sophomore in College Hockey America’s brief history to be voted CHA Pre-Season Player of the Year by the league’s coaches.

Climie used a remarkable second-half run last season to post a 1.80 goals-against average, the lowest at BSU in 40 years and the second-lowest by any goaltender in CHA history. He set a BSU single-season freshman record by posting four shutouts, and became the second goaltender in the history of the six current Division I conferences to post shutouts in both the semifinals and championship game of a conference tournament. Climie also established BSU Division I-era freshman records for victories (12) and consecutive scoreless minutes (177:41).

Climie is one of two CHA skaters to be honored on the Pre-Season All-USCHO Team. Ala.-Huntsville senior defenseman Jeremy Schreiber, who joined Climie on the Pre-Season All-CHA Team, was named to the third team.

The All-USCHO Team is voted on by members of the USCHO staff.

Bemidji State opens its 2005-06 season Friday, Oct. 7 when it opens a two-game non-conference series at Minn.-Duluth. Opening faceoff from the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center is slated for 7:07 p.m. Central time in Duluth, Minn.

All-USCHO First Team
F T.J. Hensick, Jr., Michigan / Marty Sertich, Sr., Colorado College / Brett Sterling, Sr., Colorado College
D Matt Carle, Jr., Denver / Andy Greene, Sr., Miami
G David McKee, Jr., Cornell

All-USCHO Second Team
F Gabe Gauthier, Sr., Denver / Matt Moulson, Sr., Cornell / Scott Parse, Jr., Nebraska-Omaha
D Reid Cashman, Jr., Quinnipiac / Brian Yandle, Sr., New Hampshire
G David Caruso, Sr., Ohio State

All-USCHO Third Team
F Elias Godoy, Sr., Massachusetts-Lowell / Ryan Potulny, Jr., Minnesota / T.J. Trevelyan, Sr., St. Lawrence
D Grant Lewis, Jr., Dartmouth / Jeremy Schreiber, Sr., Alabama-Huntsville
G Cory Schneider, So., Boston College

Honorable Mention:
Scott Champagne, Jr., Mercyhurst; Robbie Earl, Jr., Wisconsin ; Danny Irmen, Jr., Minnesota ; Rod Pelley, Sr., Ohio State; Jon Smyth, Sr., Colgate; Brent Walton, Sr., Western Michigan; Lars Helminen, Jr., Michigan Tech; Matt Hunwick, Jr., Michigan; Cleve Kinley, Jr., Massachusetts-Lowell; Bryan Schmidt, Sr., Merrimack; John Curry, Jr., Boston University; • Matt Climie, So., Bemidji State

All-USCHO Rookie Team
F Brock Bradford, Boston College / Phil Kessel, Minnesota / Jack Skille, Wisconsin / Jonathan Toews, North Dakota
D Jack Johnson, Michigan / Brian Lee, North Dakota
G Jeff Frazee, Minnesota