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RIT men’s hockey forward Will Calverley named second-team All-American

RIT junior forward Will Calverley (Scarborough, Ontario) was named an AHCA/CCM Division I Men’s Hockey Second-Team All-American, announced Thursday during the Hobey Baker Announcement Ceremony in conjunction with the NCAA Frozen Four.

Calverley is the 26th All-American in program history and only the fourth in the Division I era. He is also the first Tiger All-American since Matt Garbowsky landed second-team recognition following the 2014-15 campaign.

Calverley was also voted the 2021 Atlantic Hockey-West Co-Player of the Year, the Best Defensive Forward and First-Team All-Conference last month after finishing the season ranked third in the nation with 1.50 points per game while ranking first in Atlantic Hockey with 24 points and tied for second with 11 goals.

Calverley notched his 30th career goal in RIT’s 3-2 win over Canisius (Jan. 30) after compiling his second hat-trick of the season in the 6-4 win over Mercyhurst (Jan. 28).

The Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month for December was credited with two assists in RIT’s 4-3 loss at Robert Morris (Jan. 3) after logging an assist in the 4-4 draw at Colgate (Dec. 29). Calverley was tabbed the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week on Dec. 16 after notching a goal and an assist in both of the Tigers’ games versus LIU.

Calverley also won the first Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week honor of the season (Dec. 1) after scoring his first collegiate hat-trick in the Tigers’ 8-5 victory over then No. 9 Clarkson (Nov. 27) in the season-opener.

RIT finished an abbreviated 2020-21 season with a 9-9-2 record while earn the third seed in the West pod for the Atlantic Hockey Tournament with a 7-5-1 conference mark. The Tigers fell at second-seeded Canisius in the quarterfinals.