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Marcou & Pock Named To Hockey East All-Decade Teams

Thomas Pock

Thomas Pock

March 22, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. - At the Hockey East Championships held this past Friday and Saturday at the TD Garden, the league's All-Decade Team and All-Decade Fan Favorites Team were announced. Thomas Pock was named to the Hockey East All-Decade Team as one of six defensemen, while James Marcou was named to the Hockey East All-Decade Fan Favorite Team.

Pock entered the UMass Hockey program as a highly-regarded forward and left as one of the country's top defenseman. Pock rewrote the record book, setting every defenseman scoring record to date, while accomplishing these feats in only two years. In his final two years at UMass, Pock led the Minutemen to a 38-29-7 record and two appearances at the Fleetcenter for the Hockey East Championships.

He was UMass' first ever Hobey Baker finalist and was named's National Defenseman of the Year following his senior season. For his career, Pock tallied 44 goals and 58 assists in 130 games, tied for sixth in career points at UMass. In 2004, he was named UMass' first All-American since 1972. Three days following his senior season, Pock signed a free agent contract with the New York Rangers and scored a goal in his first game, the same day he signed the contract. Pock was also a member of the 2002 Olympic Team for Austria (one of four UMass hockey Olympians).

Earlier this season, Pock was named to the UMass All-Decade Team, while last season he was honored as a member of the UMass Hockey East All-25th Anniversary Team and as a member of the Hockey East Top 25 Defensive Players.

Marcou led UMass in scoring for the third straight season after posting 11 goals and a school single-season record 40 assists. His 51 points were the fourth most in program history for a season, while his 96 career assists is a new UMass record.

He finished the season tied for fourth nationally in points per game and first in assists per game. In Hockey East, Marcou ranked second in points, second in assists and first in power play points (4-22-26)



In 111 career games, the native of Kings Park, New York scored 34 goals and added 96 assists.

For much of the year, Marcou led the nation in points and assists and was a front-runner for the Hobey Baker Award. The assistant captain was a two-time nominee for the award and a three-time nominee for the Walter Brown Award.

In 2008-09, he was named to the AHCA Reebok All-America Second-Team, the New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team, the Hockey East All-Star First Team, the Hockey East All-Academic Team, and was named UMass Co-MVP with Braun. He became the first-ever UMass player to finish the year as the Hockey East scoring champion alongside Colin Wilson of Boston University. Marcou was also named to the UMass All-Decade Team and the UMass Hockey East All-25th Anniversary Team.

Complete Hockey East All-Decade Team Release

Jimmy Howard - Maine (2002-2005)
Brad Thiessen - Northeastern (2006-2009)
John Curry - Boston U. (2003-2007)

Matt Gilroy - Boston U. (2005-2009)
Mike Mottau - Boston College (1997-2000)
Andrew Alberts - Boston College (2001-2005)
Thomas Pöck - Massachusetts (2000-2004)
Jim Fahey - Northeastern (1998-2002)
Ron Hainsey - UMass-Lowell (1999-2001)

Brian Gionta - Boston College (1997-2001)
Nathan Gerbe - Boston College (2005-2008)
Patrick Eaves - Boston College (2002-2005)
Niko Dimitrakos - Maine (1998-2002)
Brian Boyle - Boston College (2003-2007)
Darren Haydar- New Hampshire (1998-2002)
Ben Eaves- Boston College (2000-2004)
Colin Wilson- Boston U. (2007-2009)
Michel Léveillé - Maine (2003-2007)
Greg Moore- Maine (2002-2006)
Viktor Stalberg- Vermont (2006-2009)
Steve Saviano- New Hampshire (2000-2004)

Brian Gionta- BC (1997-2001)
Matt Gilroy - BU (2005-2009)
Jimmy Howard - Maine (2002-2005)
James Marcou - UMass (2007-present)
Kory Falite - UML (2006-2010)
Joe Exter - Merrimack (2000-2003)
Darren Haydar - UNH (1998-2002)
Brad Thiessen - NU (2006-2009)
Devin Rask- PC (1999-2003)
Peter Lenes- Vermont (2005-2009)


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