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COLUMBUS, OHIO — John Albert, a sophomore forward on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, was an honorable mention selection to the All-CCHA team, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Wednesday. The 12 league coaches voted for first, second and honorable mention selections, with coaches not allowed to vote for their own teams and selections based on performance in league play.

Albert led the Buckeyes and ranked fourth in the league with 29 points in conference play while seeing action in all 28 games. He tied for sixth in the league in assists (20), fifth in gamewinning goals (30) and 10th (tied) in plus/minus. In all games Albert is second for Ohio State with a career-best 39 points, including a team-best 28 assists. He is tied for fifth in the conference in points and ranks second (tied) in assists. 

Albert is the first Buckeye to earn league all-conference honorable mention honors since Sean Collins and Dave Caruso in 2006.

The No. 14-ranked Buckeyes return to action this weekend when they travel to Fairbanks, Alaska, for a CCHA tournament quarterfinal best-of-three series. The teams will meet at 11:05 p.m. ET Friday and Saturday, with game three at 10:05 p.m. ET Sunday if necessary.