>Miele, Camper Nab CCHA Awards
>Detroit, Mich. – For the second consecutive year, a Miami RedHawk has won the CCHA’s Player of the Year award. Last season, then sophomore Cody Reichard led Miami to a runaway CCHA regular season championship. This year, Detroit native and Miami senior assistant captain, Andy Miele pulled off his own sort of runaway.
Miele led the nation in scoring as he torched the NCAA for 21-44-65 and counting. Miele’s points total was the highest for a CCHA scoring champion since 1991-92 and he is the only scoring champion in CCHA history to have had more assists than anyone had points.
Senior captain Carter Camper won Miami’s first ever CCHA Scholar Athlete Award as he also had an outstanding final season in red and white notching 17-35-52. The native of Rocky River, Ohio, Camper will end his Miami career among the top three scorers in program history.
Congratulations to both young men. They are prime examples of what the Miami program stands for both on, and off, the ice.
- Miele and Camper were both named finalists for the Hobey Baker Award given to the nation’s top collegiate player
- In a stunner, Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson was awarded the CCHA’s Coach of the Year honor beating out Michigan’s Red Berenson and much more surprisingly, former Miami assistant and current Western Michigan head coach Jeff Blashill. Blashill has completely reinvigorated a dormant, declining program and gotten them to the CCHA’s Championship Weekend. How Blashill did not win this award is beyond me. Frankly, it’s a disgrace.