March 9, 2011

Redmond and Nagle Earn CCHA First-Team Distinction

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The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) will feature a pair of Ferris State University men's ice hockey team seniors on its 2010-11 All-Conference First Team as defenseman Zach Redmond (Traverse City) and goaltender Pat Nagle (Bloomfield) have earned such recognition as announced this Wednesday (March 9) by the league office.

Both have played integral roles in Ferris State leading the nation to date this season in penalty-kill efficiency (89.2%) and ranking third in scoring defense (2.14 gpg.).  Redmond was the only defenseman in the CCHA to lead his team in scoring while Nagle holds the second-best goals-against average nationally at 1.97 and leads the league with a .924 save percentage.

The All-CCHA teams were selected by a vote the league's 11 head coaches and are based on the individual's performance in conference games.  Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

Redmond, who attained All-CCHA Second-Team laurels a season ago, has generated a team-leading 20 points on a career season-high seven goals with a squad-best 13 assists in 26 contests.  A 2010-11 Inside College Hockey.com Preseason All-America Third-Team selection, Redmond's 20 points ranks tied for 42nd-place among the CCHA's overall points leaders and tied for fifth for the league's top scoring defensemen with a 0.77 points per game average.  The 2010-11 Bulldog team captain is averaging a sixth-place tying 0.78 points an outing for CCHA contests only in defenseman scoring .  

This campaign, Redmond has tallied three game-winning goals to go with four power-play tallies while registering a team-best five multiple-point game performances and has produced at least a point in 15 contests.  The 2010-11 Hobey Baker Memorial Award candidate has tallied five power-play goals and scored a national 32nd-place tying three game-winning lamplighters this season to date.   

Redmond, a 2008 seventh-round draft pick of the National Hockey League's Atlanta Thrashers, was honored as the CCHA Defenseman of the Week this season (Jan. 10).

For his career, Redmond has accumulated 22 goals and 68 assists for 90 points in 141 games.  He presently ranks tied for 24th place on FSU's all-time scoring leaders chart in assists and is 37th in points.  Among the Bulldogs' all-time defensemen, Redmond is sixth in assists, seventh in points, tied for seventh in goals, and 15th in games played. 

Nagle, a 2010-11 Hobey Baker Memorial Award candidate, has registered a 17-12-5 record to go with a 1.97 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage as a 34-game starter this season.  The FSU netminder, who was chosen as the CCHA Goaltender of the Week earlier this campaign (Nov. 8), presently ranks third among the nation's statistical leaders in goals-against average while being listed 10th in save percentage and 30th in winning percentage (.574).  Nagle, who along with Redmond was named to Inside College Hockey.com's 2010-11 First-Half All-CCHA Team, has totaled 30 or more saves in a game on eight occasions this season to date.  His 17 victories this season ties for the second most in the program's history.

Nagle has posted a current 44-40-11 career mark while having a 2.31 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage as a starter in 96 of 98 appearances.  He presently ranks tied for first place on Ferris State's career leaders chart in save percentage,  second in both victories and lowest goals-against average, fourth in saves (2,366) and minutes played (5,619), and fifth in both games played and shutouts (five).      

With their selections, Redmond and Nagle represent the 24th and 25th times in which a Ferris State skater has achieved either CCHA first or second-team accolades.

Ferris State currently has compiled a 17-14-5 overall record and placed fifth in the CCHA regular-season standings with a 12-12-4-3 mark.  The Bulldogs, who are presently listed among other teams receiving votes in this week's (March 7) U.S. College Hockey Online.com poll, visit nationally 15th-ranked Western Michigan Broncos this weekend (March 11-13) in a best-of-three CCHA Tournament Quarterfinal-Round series at Kalamazoo, Mich. 

*2010-11 All-CCHA Teams Release*

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