2 Bulldogs Semifinalists For Walter Brown Award

Andrew Miller. (photo by Jack Warhola)
Andrew Miller. (photo by Jack Warhola)

Miller, Agostino Among Best American Born Players in N.E.

BOSTON, Mass. – Two members of the Yale men's hockey team have been selected as semifinalists for America's oldest college hockey award. Senior Andrew Miller (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and junior Kenny Agostino (Flanders, NJ) are in the running for the Walter Brown Award, given to the best American born player in New England.  The annual award is handed out by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.

Miller, captain of the No. 9/10 Bulldogs, is one of the game's premier play makers and has been ranked among the top 10 players in Division I assists almost his entire career. Miller, who had an 11-game point streak this season, has 10 goals and 13 assists this winter. All but one of the forward's helpers was a primary assist.

His linemate is Yale's other candidate. Agostino, a Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick, leads the Blue with 12 goals and 27 points. Nationally, he ranks 14th with 1.23 points per game and 10th with .55 goals.

"We feel that we've got a superb roster of semifinalists for the Walter Brown Award this year," said Gridiron Club hockey awards committee chairman Tim Costello in a statement. "That said, there were many others in all three leagues whose play merited strong consideration. It's never a simple task to evaluate all nominees and make a cut to a manageable number."

The finalists and the winner of the award are announced in March with the formal award presentation slated for the New England College Hockey Writers' Dinner in April.