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Courtesy: WMU

Haar and Slubowski Named to CCHA All-Rookie Team

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 03/05/2012
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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Western Michigan hockey's Frank Slubowski and Garrett Haar have been named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association All-Rookie Team on Monday, marking the second straight season the Broncos have had two student-athletes honored as All-Rookie.

Haar (Huntington Beach, Calif./Fargo Force, USHL) spent the season paired with Matt Tennyson on the blue line. He appeared in 31 games on the season with one goal and six assists for seven points. Haar, who is a seventh round draft pick of the Washington Capitals, finished the regular season with a +6 plus/minus rating, tying him for fifth best on the team. The 18-year-old logged heavy minutes to help the Broncos hold opponents to just 2.2 goals per game and 23.1 shots per game.

Slubowski started 27 games on the season between the pipes for the Broncos and his 2.03 goals against average will break the WMU single season record for lowest goals against average in program history. The 21-year-old rookie played a total of 1,624 minutes in net, earning a 13-10-4 record with three shutouts, including two over CCHA Regular Season Champions Ferris State. Slubowski finished with a .909 save percentage and was named CCHA Rookie of the Month for February, helping the Broncos secure a second-place finish in the league. Slubowski is the first goalie since Riley Gill (2006) to be named to the All-Rookie team and third in program history.

Slubowski, Haar and the rest of the Broncos will host Lake Superior State on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary) in the CCHA Quarterfinals. All games will be at 7 p.m.