posted March 17, 2013

Hope Senior is National Hockey Player of the Year

Chris Kunnen

Hope College senior Chris Kunnen of DesMoines, Iowa has been named the Player of the Year by the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).

He has also been named an ACHA All-American for a third year. Teammate Justin Glick, a junior from Fort Wayne, Ind., has also bee named an ACHA All-American. Kunnen is the second Hope player to receive the national Player of the Year honor joining Jeff Guy who was chosen in 2006-07.

The Flying Dutchmen advanced to the semi-finals of this year's ACHA tournament bowing to eventual national champion and MIAA rival Adrian. Kunnen was named to the All-Tournament team. Coach Chris Van Timmeren's Dutchmen posted a 29-6-1 record.