Riese Gaber (North Dakota, DBQ 2018–2020) has earned himself a spot in Fighting Hawks lore. The 21-year-old freshman scored two goals and a gorgeous assist for North Dakota in the NCHC championship game against St. Cloud State. As a result, the dynamic frosh took a spot on the All-Tournament Team, and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
Jason Lammers (DBQ 2015–17) has that playoff magic touch. For the second time in three seasons, the Niagara University Purple Eagles have made it to the Atlantic Hockey semifinal round after knocking off the West's top seed, Robert Morris University, in a three-game series. The Purple Eagles defeated Mercyhurst in a decisive game three after falling behind 2-0. Jordan Wishman (Niagara, DBQ 2017–18) was part of a shot blocking parade. He blocked five shots during the series in which the team blocked over 60.
Bob Motzko (DBQ 1980–81) is up for Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading the University of Minnesota to a 20-6 finish during the regular season. The Golden Gophers captured the Big Ten championship in a victory over Wisconsin.
Mankato, with alternate captain Dallas Gerads (Minnesota State, DBQ 2015–17), earned themselves a spot in the WCHA semifinals after a sweep of the Ferris State Bulldogs in the first round. They will take on Northern Michigan in the second round.
Zach Solow (Northeastern, DBQ 2015–17) and Tyce Thompson (Providence, DBQ 2017–18) earned Hockey East Second Team All-Star honors. Alex Jefferies (Merrimack, DBQ Affiliate) earned All-Rookie honors to close out the regular season.
Riley Barber (DBQ 2010–11) continues to score at a torrid pace. His eight goals rank second in the AHL.
Johnny Gaudreau (DBQ 2010–11) sits just seven games away from hitting 500 games played in the National Hockey League, all with the Calgary Flames.