WATERLOO, Iowa — A trio of Waterloo Black Hawks have been selected by United States Hockey League coaches and general managers for the All-USHL first team, which was revealed Wednesday by the league.
Defenseman Ian McCoshen and forwards Taylor Cammarata and Justin Kloos were recognized. The awards mark the first time three Black Hawks have been chosen for the league’s honorary first team in the same season.
“Individually, Ian, Taylor, and Justin each had great years, and the organization is proud to have been part of their development,” said Waterloo head coach P.K. O’Handley. “I’m sure Taylor and Justin would agree that their personal success was aided greatly by their linemate, Zach Stepan, who had a remarkable year in his own right, as well.”
Cammarata, Kloos, and Stepan finished first, second, and third in league scoring, respectively.
Last week, Cammarata was awarded the league’s Player of the Year and Forward of the Year titles. His 93 points were the most by a Waterloo skater since Jason Blake reached 100 in 1993-1994.
Kloos will join his linemate at Minnesota next winter. During his lone full season with the Black Hawks, the former Minnesota High School Mr. Hockey Award winner led the USHL in assists with 58. Adding 29 goals, Kloos finished with 87 points.
McCoshen built a plus/minus rating of +35, which ranked sixth in the league. McCoshen’s 44 points made him the second-leading scorer among defensemen. He will play college hockey at Boston College next year.
FIRST TEAM – Goaltender: Kevin Lindskoug, Muskegon; Defense: Paul LaDue, Lincoln; Ian McCoshen, Waterloo; Forwards: Taylor Cammarata, Waterloo; Justin Kloos, Waterloo; Mike Szmatula, Dubuque
SECOND TEAM – Goaltender: Alex Lyon, Omaha; Defense: Michael Brodzinski, Muskegon; Niklas Nevalainen, Dubuque; Forwards: Austin Cangelosi, Youngstown; Jake Guentzel, Sioux City; Kyle Novak, Green Bay; Peter Quenneville, Dubuque; Dominic Toninato, Fargo.