March 15, 2007

Hurley and Prough Earn 2007 ECACHL Second Team All-League Honors

March 15, 2007

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown juniors Sean Hurley (Rutland, VT) and Jeff Prough (Farmington Hills, MI) have been named 2007 ECACHL Second Team All-League in a vote by the 12 League coaches. This is the first ECACHL post-season honor for Prough, while Hurley is earning his second recognition after earning a spot on the 2005 All-Rookie Team. The duo finished as the Bears' top two scorers this season, while logging significant minutes in all situations, even-strength, man-up, and man-down. In addition, they were named acting captains at the beginning of February when injuries forced Brown's senior captain Sean Dersch (Edmonton, ALB) and assistant captain Antonin Roux (Danville, QUE) out of the lineup for an extended period of time.

The Bears' leading scorer for the second year in a row, Prough notched a career-high 33 points this season (16g, 17a), averaging just over a point per game. He ranked 12th in the ECACHL in scoring, seventh in goals, and 12th in power-play points (7g, 9a). In League games only, Prough's 27 points (13g, 14a) was third in the League, while his 13 goals also ranked third and his 14 assists ranked seventh. Prough was also third in power-play points (5-8-13) in ECACHL contests. In 96 career games, Prough has 83 points (42g, 41a), which is the most since Ryan Mulhern '96 finished his junior season with 93 points in 1995.

Hurley excelled for the Bears at both ends of the ice and was consistently one of Brown's best defensemen. He ranked near the top of the League in several scoring categories, including power-play points, 12th with 16 (7g, 9a), short-handed points, fourth with three (1g, 2a), and defensemen scoring, fourth with 24 points (10g, 14a). In ECACHL games only, Hurley was second in defensemen scoring with 18 points (8g, 10a), just four fewer than the League leader. With one season left to play, Hurley has already etched his name in the Brown record books in several scoring categories among defensemen. His 10 goals this season ranks ninth all-time at Brown for goals scored in a season by a defenseman, while his 19 career goals ranks eighth all-time at Brown for goals scored in a career by a defenseman. He will likely enter both the career assists by a defenseman and career points by a defenseman as he currently has 41 assists, two shy of 10th all-time, and 60 career points, five shy of 10th all-time.

First-Team All-League
G - David Leggio, Clarkson
D - Reid Cashman, Quinnipiac
D - Drew Bagnall, St. Lawrence*
F - David Jones, Dartmouth*
F - Kyle Rank, St. Lawrence
F - Nick Dodge, Clarkson

Second-Team All-League
G - Mark Dekanich, Colgate
G - Alex Petizian, St. Lawrence
D - Sean Hurley, Brown
D - Dylan Reese, Harvard
F - Tyler Burton, Colgate
F - Jeff Prough, Brown
F - Jesse Winchester, Colgate

Third-Team All-League
D - Ben Lovejoy, Dartmouth
D - Jake Luthi, Rensselaer
F - Sean Backman, Yale
F - Byron Bitz, Cornell
F - Brandon Wong, Quinnipiac

All-Rookie Team
G - Alex Petizian, St. Lawrence*
D - Alex Biega, Harvard
D - Brendon Nash, Cornell
F - Sean Backman, Yale*
F - T.J. Galiardi, Dartmouth
F - Brandon Wong, Quinnipiac

* Unanimous selection