Men's ice hockey player a first team All-American
Contact: Jim Taylor (315) 859-4685
March 28, 2011
Hamilton College defenseman Joe Houk '13 (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock HS South) has been selected a 2011 Division III Reebok men's ice hockey All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association.
Houk was voted to the first team in the East Region. Eighteen players from the East and 12 more from the West were honored by the coaches. Houk is the first Hamilton men's ice hockey All-American since two-time first team honoree Gus Katsuras '06 in 2006. Houk is the seventh All-American in program history.
Houk finished the season with 17 goals and 16 assists for 33 points in 25 games. He ranked second in NCAA Division III in points per game for a defenseman with 1.32 per game. His 33 points were the most by any Hamilton player since Katsuras had 38 in 2005-06.
Houk was the first sophomore named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) player of the year when the conference announced its end-of-season award winners in early March. He tied for third in the NESCAC in points and goals, and helped the Continentals rank second in the conference in scoring offense with 3.72 goals per game.
Houk led Hamilton to a 14-7-4 overall record, including 11-4-4 in the NESCAC. The Continentals finished the regular season with the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC championship for the first time in the event's 12-year history. Hamilton posted a 6-0-2 record in its last eight regular season games.
AHCA Division III men's ice hockey All-America team