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Tripicchio, Haskins All-State hockey

Senior James Fall shakes off a River Falls defender. Bob Burrows file photo1 / 3
Raider senior forward Dylan Haskins was named to the 2012 All-Big Rivers Conference second team and earned honorable mention to the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association All-State team after leading the Raiders in scoring this season with 41 points. File photo by Bob Burrows2 / 3
Junior defenseman Daniel Tripicchio earned a spot on the six player All-Big Rivers Conference first team and received honorable mention to the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association All-State team this season. File photo by Bob Burrows3 / 3

Raider senior Dylan Haskins and junior Daniel Tripicchio have earned honorable mention to the 2012 Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association All-State team while both players, along with Raider senior James Fall, were named to All-Big Rivers Conference teams by the league coaches.

Tripicchio was named to the All-BRC first team and Haskins earned a spot on the All-BRC second team while Fall received honorable mention.

The trio was the top three scorers for the Raiders this season and helped the team to a record of 12-9-1 and a regional championship. Hudson finished with a mark of 8-4-0 and in third place in BRC play.

Haskins, a 6-foot, 175-pound senior, scored a team-high 29 goals and dished out 15 assists to lead the team in scoring with 44 points. His nine power play goals and two shorthanded goals were both tops on the team and he averaged just over two points per game.

Tripicchio, a 6-foot, 180-pound defenseman, finished second on the team in scoring with 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points from his blue line position. He helped the Raiders' defense allow an average of just 2.2 goals per game in conference play this season, second only to regular season champion Eau Claire Memorial.

Fall, a 6-foot, 175-pound forward, was the Raiders' third leading scorer with 8 goals and 25 assists for 33 points. His 25 assists were a team-high.

Joining Tripicchio on the All-BRC first team this season were Rice Lake senior Kody Novinska, Menomonie senior Drew Otto and Chippewa Falls senior Logan Murphy at forward, Eau Claire Memorial junior Michael Kapla at defense, and Eau Claire Memorial's Dan Hanna in goal.

Kapla was named the BRC Player of the Year while Old Abe coach Mike Schwengler was voted Coach of the Year.

The Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association named Novinska its 2012 Player of the Year.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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