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Cusanelli Adds to Wildcat Hockey History!

By UA Hockey, 05/14/18, 4:00PM MDT


Freshman standout, Anthony Cusanelli, adds to the rich tradition of Wildcat hockey excellence after being named the first (1st team) ACHA All-American since Kevin Oztekin was honored in the 1995/96 season!

The most recent Wildcat hockey player to be honored nationally was Toppie Hogan, when he was selected the 2016/17 (2nd Team) ACHA All-American team. Cusanelli is the 8th Wildcat to be named to an All-American team in Wildcat Hockey history. The ACHA first began awarding All-American nominations at the conclusion of the 1994/95 season.

Here is an historical breakdown of ACHA All-Americans from the University of Arizona:

1st Team ACHA All-Americans:

  • Anthony Cusanelli (2017/18 - Forward)
  • Kevin Oztekin (1995/96 Forward)


2nd Team ACHA All-Americans:

  • Toppie Hogan (2016/17 -Forward)
  • Paul Dorn (1998/99 – Forward)
  • Brian Consolino (1996/97 – Forward)
  • Ricky Pope (1994-95 – Defensemen)


3rd Team ACHA All-Americans:

  • Andrew Murmes (2013/14 – Forward)
  • Mike Pelletier (2005/06 – Forward)

You can find the all time ACHA list of winners here:

The ACHA All-American announcement is the final award announcement, completing a very impressive freshman season for Anthony Cusanelli, taking home .

Here is a complete list of Anthony Cusanelli’s (9) 2017/18 awards:

  1. 1st Team ACHA All-American
  2. ACHA Rookie of the Year
  3. WCHL Most Valuable Player
  4. WCHL Rookie of the Year
  5. WCHL Sportsmanship Award
  6. WCHL 1st Team All-League
  7. WCHL 1st Team All-Rookie
  8. 2017/18 Wildcats Most Valuable Player
  9. 2017/18 Wildcats Rookie of the Year