March 15, 2012
Seven Honorees Ready To Compete for a National Championship

DULUTH, MN — Seven players competing for an NCAA Women's National Collegiate Ice Hockey Championship in Duluth, Minnesota, this weekend have been honored as 2012 CCM DIVISION I WOMEN'S HOCKEY ALL-AMERICANS, it was announced today by the American Hockey Coaches Association. NCAA semifinalist Cornell leads the way with three selections, followed by two each from North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, the latter two schools also competing this weekend.

Noteworthy among the selections:

• Seven players have been previously honored, including Cornell's junior defenseman Laura Fortino, who was named a First Team selection for the third year in a row.

• Six players come from the United States; four come from Canada; and two come from Europe (Switzerland and Slovakia), both of those being goaltenders.

• There are five seniors, six juniors and one sophomore.

• The first sisters to be honored are Jocelyne Lamoureux and Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, both juniors at the University of North Dakota.

• Eight selections came from the WCHA, three from the ECAC and one from Hockey East.

The CCM HOCKEY ALL-AMERICAN ICE HOCKEY TEAMS are sponsored by CCM HOCKEY and chosen by members of the AMERICAN HOCKEY COACHES ASSOCIATION. CCM is the legendary hockey brand dedicated to the endless pursuit of performance by delivering game-changing, head-to-toe innovative hockey equipment to players worldwide.

First Team
Second Team
Florence Schelling, SR, Northeastern #
(Oberengstringen, Switzerland)
Zuzana Tomcikova, SR, Bemidji State
(Bratislava, Slovakia)
Megan Bozek, JR, Minnesota
(Buffalo Grove, IL)
Monique Lamoureux-Kolls,JR,North Dakota%
(Grand Forks, ND)
Laura Fortino, JR, Cornell *&
(Hamilton, ON)
Lauriane Rougeau, JR, Cornell @#
(Beaconsfield, PQ)
Brianna Decker, JR, Wisconsin@
(Dousman, WI)
Amanda Kessel, SO, Minnesota
(Madison, WI)
Rebecca Johnston, SR, Cornell @%
(Sudbury, ON)
Hilary Knight, SR, Wisconsin*$
(Sun Valley, ID)
Jocelyne Lamoureux, JR, North Dakota
(Grand Forks, ND)
Natalie Spooner, SR, Ohio State
(Scarborough, ON)
*First Team in 2011; @ Second Team in 2011; & First Team in 2010; # Second Team in 2010; $ First Team in 2009; % Second Team in 2009