Date Posted:03/20/2006, 12:00PM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College seniors Jon Landry (Montreal, Que.) and George Papachristopoulos (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que.) have been named First-Team All-American selections by the American Hockey Coaches Association. Landry and Papachristopoulos are the first Bowdoin players since Mike Carosi '02 to earn First-Team status and it is the first time since 1995 that Bowdoin has had two players on the AHCA's First-Team (Paul Croteau '95 and Charlie Gaffney '95).
Bowdoin finished as the runners-up in the New England Small College Athletic Conference Tournament this winter, closing out their season with a record of 17-7-3. Papachristopoulos and Landry were just two NESCAC players who were named to the AHCA's First-Team All-American Team in the East. One of the strongest conferences in Division III hockey, the NESCAC placed five of the six members on the AHCA's All-American First-Team.
Papachristopoulos closes out his career as one of the best goaltenders in Bowdoin history, posting a .916 save percentage and 2.41 goals-against-average in 2005-06. A First-Team All-NESCAC selection, his five shutouts this season were a Bowdoin single-season record and his six career blank-sheets set the school's all-time mark. He finishes his career among the best netminders in Bowdoin history, posting the school's best-ever career goals-against-average (2.45), playing 3,720 minutes (fourth), with a .910 save percentage (seventh). In addition, his 39 career victories rank third all-time at Bowdoin.
Jon Landry proved to be one of Bowdoin's top point-scoring threats during his career, despite moving to a defensive position in the Polar Bear system this year. His 16 goals, 22 assists, 38 points, six powerplay tallies and three game-winners were all team-highs and his 121 career points rank him 16th on Bowdoin's prestigous all-time scoring list. He also was named a First-Team All-NESCAC selection this season.