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Jonny Evans becomes first UConn men’s hockey player named Hockey East First Team All-Star

Jachym Kondelik and Tomas Vomacka both made the third team as well.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn men’s hockey junior forward Jonny Evans made history on Friday, becoming the first Husky ever named a Hockey East First Team All-Star.

Evans, a Hobey Baker Award candidate who was also declared the conference’s leading scorer and a Three Stars Award winner, leads the conference with 14 goals and 28 points on the season.

Fellow juniors Jachym Kondelik and Tomas Vomacka were both named Third Team All-Stars as well. Kondelik finished the regular season with 18 assists, the top mark in the league, and was the conference co-player of the week after scoring three goals and adding one assist against Providence last Friday.

Vomacka played every minute in net for the Huskies and faced the most shots (682) of any goaltender in Hockey East. He earned the league’s defensive player of the year award three times and finished the regular season with a 2.70 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. Vomacka is the first UConn goaltender to be named a Hockey East All-Star.

Five Huskies have previously earned Hockey East All-Star selections with Wyatt Newpower (2020) and Max Letunov (2016, 2018) earning second-team honors while Karl El-Mir (2019) and Tage Thompson (2017) previously made the third team.

Hockey East will announce the finalists for Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year on Sunday with the winner for each award being revealed on Wednesday, March 17 at 1 p.m. Last season, UConn head coach Mike Cavanaugh was a finalist for Coach of the Year, which ultimately went to Maine’s Red Gendron.