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Anthony Ciurro Named WCHL M.V.P. & 1st Team All-Conference!

By UA Hockey, 03/17/20, 11:30AM MDT


Anthony Ciurro, from Peoria, AZ., is quickly climbing the ranks as one of the best goaltenders in Wildcat hockey history, drawing comparisons to Wildcat Alumnus, Don Carlson (1988-92).

Ciurro stormed onto the scene, earning the start in goal as a freshman during the 2017/18 ACHA National Tournament in Columbus, Ohio.  And he did NOT disappoint, as he was recognized on the ACHA All-Tournament Team Honorable Mention. The following season was his “breakout year,” where he was recognized as the conference’s best goaltender, being named on the WCHL 1st Team All-Conference. Now, at the conclusion of his junior year, he has repeated the same claim, however, this time he has further added to his resume as the WCHL M.V.P. 

**Note: The Arizona Wildcats have won the last 3 consecutive WCHL M.V.P awards: Anthony Ciurro, Bayley Marshall, and Anthony Cusanelli. 

“Ciurro is a gamer, plain and simple,” said coach Berman. “I have never been around a more engaged goaltender in my life. He is like another coach on the ice, constantly calling out what he sees and directing traffic. He really thinks the game well and is a leader on this team. What makes him so good is his competitive fire, he never gives up on pucks and has the ability to steal a game any time he is in the cage.”

Career Collegiate Awards:

  • 2019/20 – WCHL M.V.P.
  • 2019/20 – WCHL 1st Team All-Conference.
  • 2018/19 – WCHL 1st Team All-Conference.
  • 2017/18 – ACHA All-Rookie Team.
  • 2017/18 - ACHA All-Tournament Team Honorable Mention.
2017/18 ACHA University  of Arizona 15 N/A N/A N/A 2.78 0.904
2018/19 ACHA University of Arizona 25 25 5 6 1.91 0.937
2019/20 ACHA University of Arizona 19 15 3 2 2.04 0.927