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PRINCETON, N.J. – It was announced Thursday afternoon that Dartmouth sophomore forward Will Graber and senior goalie Devin Buffalo had earned spots on the 2017-18 All-Ivy League Second Team.

The two earned the honor after each led their team at different ends of the ice this past season.

Graber finished the regular season as the Big Green’s leading scorer with 22 points on eight goals and a team-leading 14 assists. Since being grouped with classmate Shane Sellar and freshman Quin Foreman on his wing during the team’s December trip to take on No. 2 Denver in the Mile High City, the trio has formed one of the most potent lines in the league.

The Broomfield, Colorado, native would tally points in 11 of Dartmouth’s final 18 games, amassing 19 points (7-12-19) in that stretch to help the Big Green move up into fifth in the ECAC hockey standings. As the center of that line, Graber has been the driving force in some of the most explosive offensive games in the second half. His natural hat trick at RPI on Feb. 9 was the first by a Dartmouth player in 15 seasons and was also part of a five-point night for him as he also dished out a pair of assists to Shane Sellar who finished with six points in the same game.

If Graber was doing his part to put pucks in the net at one end of the ice, it was Devin Buffalo doing his part to keep them out at the other end.

After missing five weeks due to injury, Buffalo returned to the Dartmouth crease for the Denver trip and never really looked back. Since his return to the crease on Dec. 15, Buffalo ranks second in the league in wins (10), only one back of Cornell’s Matthew Galajda. His 16 starts and games played are the most of any netminder in the conference during that stretch.

This season, Buffalo’s 12 wins are fourth in the ECAC and two more than he had in his entire career before his senior season. In a conference that has made a name for itself in recent years for the pedigree of goaltending it has produced, Buffalo has quietly gone about proving himself against some of the best college hockey has to other on a weekly basis.

Graber, Buffalo and the rest of the Big Green host St. Lawrence this weekend in a best-of-three first-round series at Thompson Arena beginning Friday night at 7 p.m.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Matthew Galajda, Cornell (Fr., G - Aurora, Ontario, Canada)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Matthew Galajda, Cornell (Fr., G - Aurora, Ontario, Canada)

COACH OF THE YEAR
Mike Schafer, Cornell

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY^
Ryan Donato, Harvard (Jr., F - Scituate, Mass.)
* Max Véronneau, Princeton (Jr., F - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
* Joe Snively, Yale (Jr., F - Herndon, Va.)
Yanni Kaldis, Cornell (So., D - Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Adam Fox, Harvard (So., D - Jericho, N.Y.)
Josh Teves, Princeton (Jr., D - Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
* Matthew Galajda, Cornell (Fr., G - Aurora, Ontario, Canada)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY^
Sam Lafferty, Brown (Sr., F - Hollidaysburg, Pa.)
Anthony Angello, Cornell (Jr., F - Manlius, N.Y.)
Will Graber, Dartmouth (So., F - Broomfield, Colo.)
Max Gottlieb, Brown (Jr., D - Old Bridge, N.J.)
Alec McCrea, Cornell (Jr., D - El Cajon, Calif.)
Devin Buffalo, Dartmouth (Sr., G - Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada)
Merrick Madsen, Harvard (Sr., G - Acton, Calif.)

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Mitch Vanderlaan, Cornell (Jr., F - Hanwell, New Brunswick, Canada)
David Hallisey, Princeton (Sr., F - Wethersfield, Conn.)
Ryan Kuffner, Princeton (Jr., F - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Ryan Hitchcock, Yale (Sr., F - Manhasset, N.Y.)

* Unanimous Selection
^ First and Second Teams Expanded Due To Ties In Voting