June 25, 2013
WAKEFIELD, Mass. -
The conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon (June 25) that six Providence College men’s hockey players were named to the 2013 Hockey East All-Academic Team. The Friars earning the honor include recent graduates Myles Harvey (Orlando, Fla.) and Kyle Murphy (Fairhaven, N.J.), junior Steven Shamanski (Carberry, Manitoba) as well as the freshman trio of Brooks Behling (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Steven McParland (Schreiber, Ontario) and Dylan Wells (Nashville, Tenn.).
To be named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better in each of the two academic periods during which he was actively competing. All told, 99 players were named to the 2013 Hockey East All-Academic Team.
Harvey, who also earned All-Academic Team honors following the 2011-12 season, served as an assistant captain and played in 33 games this past season. He scored a goal and added 11 assists for 12 points. He opened the season by registering at least one assist in Providence's first five games of the year (0-7-7), including two-assist games against Sacred Heart (10/12) and Maine (10/26). He graduated as a management major and posted a 3.29 GPA as a senior.
Murphy, who was named the 2013 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award winner by the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) at the 2013 Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Pa., earned All-Academic honors for the second consecutive season. A finance major who posted a 3.76 GPA his senior season, Murphy served as the team captain in 2012-13 and scored three goals and added eight assists for 11 points. Two of his three goals were game-winning tallies, including the deciding goal in PC’s 6-5 win at No. 3 UNH on Jan. 19 – Providence’s first win at the Whittemore Center since 2004. Murphy was also one of PC’s key face-off takers and penalty killers. He finished the year with 44 blocked shots to lead the team.
Shamanski, an accounting major with a 3.71 GPA as a junior, was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team for the third consecutive season. He played in all 38 games for the Friars in 2012-13, scoring two goals and adding 12 assists for 14 points. His 12 assists and 14 points were single-season career-high marks. He led all Friar defensemen in scoring and ranked tied for fifth in Hockey East with a +12 plus-minus rating in League play. He netted a short-handed, game-winning goal at Northeastern (2/23) to lift the Friars to a 3-2 win, marking his first career game-winning goal. In April, Shamanski was inducted into Providence College's Chi Alpha Sigma organization for maintaining at least a 3.4 grade-point average throughout his junior year while also earning a varsity letter.
McParland played in 23 games while scoring three goals and notching four assists for seven points. He was one of five Friars with a short-handed goal in 2012-13 and he made his Friar debut against Sacred Heart (10/12), recording an assist for his first career point. He recorded his first career multi-point game with two assists at fourth-ranked Miami (10/20). McParland scored his first career goal against Maine (10/26), notching the game winner in Providence's 3-2 victory. McParland posted a 3.17 GPA as a freshman.
Behling (3.62 GPA) and Wells (3.53 GPA) saw limited action during their freshmen seasons. Behling made his Friar debut at Minnesota State (1/5), while Wells did not appear in any games during his season with the Friars.