MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire men's hockey forward Ross Andersen (Sr.-River Falls, WI) and defenseman Jack Callahan (Sr.-Red Bank, NJ/Christian Brothers Academy) have been named American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA)/CCM All-Americans, it was announced by D3hockey.com at the NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Frozen Four Banquet.
Anderson and Callahan are the fifth and sixth Blugolds to earn AHCA All-American honors in the past three seasons. It is the second such honor for Callahan who was a First Team All-America recipient in 2012-13.
Earning First Team All-America honors, Anderson led the nation in short-handed goals (5), tied for second in game-winning goals (5), tied for fifth in goals per game (0.77) and tied for 26th in points per game (1.23). A First Team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) selection, Andersen lead the league in goals (20), short-hand points (6), short-hand goals (5) and game-winning goals (5). Andersen also ranked second in points (32) and 12th in assists (12). Andersen scored at least one point in 18 of 27 games this season including a stretch from January 31 to February 14 where he scored a goal in five straight games. Andersen was named WIAC Men's Hockey Athlete of the Week a league-best three times in 2014-15. This season Andersen tied the school record of five game-winning goals by Alex Hicks in 1989-90 and five short-handed goals also set by Hicks in 1991-92. In the Eau Claire record book Andersen finished his career tied for second in career game-winning goals (10) and fifth in short-handed goals (5). Andersen also ranks 13th for career goals (49), 19th in points (88) and tied for 21st in games played (106).