Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ice's Smirnov, Shoup named to All-Rookie Team

Indiana Ice forward Denis Smirnov and defenseman Timothy Shoup were named to the USHL's All-Rookie Team on Wednesday.

Smirnov, a left wing from Dunmore, Penn., had 15 goals and 26 assists in 47 games for the Ice, despite being one of the younger players in the league at age 16. He was also a plus-20 on the season.

Shoup, a 6-0, 180-pound defenseman from Pittsburgh, had 16 points in 52 games and a plus-17 rating.

The rest of the team was comprised of Chicago forward Robby Jackson (also the USHL Forward of the Year), Waterloo forward Tyler Sheehy, Cedar Rapids defenseman Charlie Curti, Waterloo defenseman Hayden Shaw, and Omaha goaltender Hayden Hawkey (also the USHL Goaltender of the Year). The USHL's other announced individual awards -- Defenseman of the Year and Player of the Year -- went to Brandon Montour of Waterloo.

The Ice and Waterloo Black Hawks meet for Games 3 and 4 of the Clark Cup Final this weekend at Pan Am Pavilion, with games being played at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday night.

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