LAKE PLACID, NY (Blugolds.com) – Former University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire goaltender Tyler Green (Sr. – Noblesville, IN) and forward Adam Knochenmus (Jr. – Roseau, MN) were named 2016 American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA)/CCM Division III All-Americans on Thursday evening. The awards were announced as part of the championship banquet at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid.
Green was named to the First Team after earning the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Conference (WIAC) Player of the Year honors this season. He ranked second in the conference with a 1.83 goals-against-average and 536 saves, while placing third with 10 victories. He owns a pair of shutouts – against Lawrence University (Wis.) on Nov. 27 and UW-Stout on Dec. 3. Green had 30-plus saves in 11 of 18 games, including a season-high 45 saves against UW-Stout on Jan. 28. He also received first team All-WIAC recognition in 2014.
In his career with the Blugolds, Green finished tied for most career shutouts (9), tied for second in goals against percentage (2.06) and fourth in save percentage (.933). He was also part of the 2012-13 NCAA III championship team and accumulated a 2.79 GAA and 0.912 SAV% in 73 regular season games in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).
Recently Green also signed a contract with the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League), an affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers.
Knochenmus was named to the Second Team after being an offensive powerhouse for UW-Eau Claire this season and led the Blugolds in points (39), goals (22), power-play goals (8) and game-winning goals (4). He was second in assists with 17. In WIAC play, the junior was first in points (16), goals per game (1.12) and tied for second in assists per game (.88) and power-play goals (3). Knochenmus also recorded two hat-tricks on the season and shocked the conference with his five-goal performance against UW-Stout that will go down in UW-Eau Claire Hockey history.