CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior goaltender John Curry was named the RBK/CCM Hockey East Player of the Year on Thursday evening at the league's annual banquet at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, becoming the first Terrier in nine years to earn the honor. BU had a league-high three First Team All-Stars, as Curry was joined on the top squad by senior Sean Sullivan and sophomore Matt Gilroy. Junior Pete MacArthur was selected as a Second Team All-Star.
Curry becomes just the fourth player in program history to earn the league's top honor and the first since Chris Drury in 1998. He also is just the third goaltender in league history to win the award outright, joining Dwayne Roloson (1994) and Chris Terreri (1985).
Thanks to his league-best 1.85 goals against average during conference play, Curry was named the ITECH Goaltending Champion. He was also the recipient of the ITECH Three Stars Award after accumlating the most points through the post-game honor during the season.
Curry was named to the first team for the second time in as many years after earning second-team honors as a sophomore in 2005. Sullivan and Gilroy earned the first All-Star honors of their careers, helping BU stake claim to both defenseman spots on the first team. Sullivan also was named the league's Old Time Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman.
MacArthur was a second-team pick for the second consecutive season and senior Kenny Roche was an honorable mention. No other team had four players receive All-Star accolades.