Volpatti Named Third Team All-ECAC Hockey

ALBANY, NY - Brown senior tri-captain Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) has been named Third Team All-ECAC Hockey in a vote by the League's 12 head coaches. Volpatti joins 17 other student-athletes in earning All-League recognition in the announcement made Tuesday afternoon.

A dominant player in all situations, Volpatti has played in all 29 games this season and enters Brown's First Round series at RPI ranked third on the team with 23 points (11g, 12a). All three of those numbers are new career-highs for the senior, passing his previous career-high for goals by five, his previous career-high for assists by five, and his previous career-high for points by 10. A top special teams player for the Bears, Volpatti also leads the team with five power play goals and two short-handed goals, in addition to leading the team with two game-winning goals. Volpatti is an aggressive player and currently leads the team with 29 penalties for 91 minutes, a mark that ranks fourth all-time at Brown. For his career, Volpatti has 53 points (26g, 27a), including nine power play goals, three short-handed goals, and three game-winning goals, in 115 games, a team-high. In addition, his 212 penalty minutes (74 penalties) is a mark that ranks 7th all-time at Brown.

Volpatti and the rest of the team return to action this Friday when they being a best-of-three First Round series at RPI. The Bears finished in 11th place during the regular season and will face the sixth-place Engineers on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday if necessary. All games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for the series are available through the Brown ticket office until Thursday at noon. Prices are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for children and students.

2009-10 ECAC Hockey All-League
First Team All-League

Forward - Chase Polacek, RPI
Forward - Broc Little, Yale
Forward - Sean Backman, Yale
Defense - Mike Schreiber, Union
Defense - Brendon Nash, Cornell
Goalie - Ben Scrivens, Cornell

Second Team All-League
Forward - Mario Valery-Trabucco, Union
Forward - David McIntyre, Colgate
Forward - Colin Greening, Cornell
Defense - Tom Dignard, Yale
Defense - Taylor Fedun, Princeton
Goalie - Allen York, Rensselaer

Third Team All-League
Forward - Riley Nash, Cornell
Forward - Aaron Volpatti, Brown
Forward - Travis Vermeulen, St. Lawrence
Defense - Derek Keller, St. Lawrence
Defense - Evan Stephens, Dartmouth
Goalie - Keith Kinkaid, Union

All-Rookie Team
Forward - Jerry D'Amigo, RPI
Forward - Brandon Pirri, RPI
Forward - Louis Leblanc, Harvard
Defense - George Hughes, St. Lawrence
Defense - Nick Dagostino, Cornell
Goalie - Keith Kinkaid, Union