Lamoureux named second-team East All-American by American Hockey Coaches Association
April 10, 2009
Air Force sophomore center Jacques Lamoureux was named to the American Hockey Coaches Association/Reebok East All-American second team as and announced tonight at the NCAA Frozen Four in Washington, D.C.
Lamoureux is the second player in Air Force hockey history to earn AHCA/RBK All-American honors. Eric Ehn was a second-team East All-American in 2007. Lamoureux's selection marks the third straight year that an Atlantic Hockey Association player, and a service academy player, has earned All-American honors by the coaches. Following Ehn, Army goaltender Josh Kassel was a second-team selection in 2008. Along with his selection to the coaches' All-American team, Lamoureux was also a first-team InsideCollegeHockey.com (INCH) All-American, the Atlantic Hockey Association player of the year, first-team all-AHA and a member of the NCAA East Regional all-tournament team. He was also one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
Lamoureux, from Grand Forks, N.D., led the nation with 33 goals, 15 power-play goals and nine game-winning goals. He is second in the nation with 1.29 points per game (33-20-53) and 53 points. In 28 league games, he led the Atlantic Hockey Association with 38 points, 23 goals, 12 power play goals and five game winners. He finished the season strong as he tied his season high with four points (2-2-4) in Air Force's 8-1 win over Sacred Heart in the AHA Quarterfinals to send the Falcons to the AHA Final Four. He scored the first goal, and eventual game-winner, in the 2-0 win over Mercyhurst in the AHA championship game, March 21. Six days later, he scored AFA's second goal in the 2-0 win over third-ranked Michigan in the NCAA East Regional and was named to the NCAA East Regional all-tournament team.