Kozlowski, Bilek Named Second Team All-Americans
The nation's top 24 college hockey players from 14 different institutions were announced tonight on the Hobey Baker Announcement program carried by the NHL Network.
“This is an unbelievable day for the Army hockey program,” head coach Brian Riley said. “For us to have not one but two players receive All-American status, it is one of the highlights of my coaching career. Both of these men had outstanding seasons and the thing that makes all of us here at West Point so proud is the type of young men that they are and the leaders they are going to become when they graduate from West Point.”
Kozlowski went 14-4-1 overall this season for the Black Knights, including a 15-game unbeaten streak in 2021. Kozlowski's .763 winning percentage was sixth in the nation and he finished ninth in country in goals against average at 1.91, which was an Army single-season record. He led an Army defense that ranked 11th in the nation in scoring defense allowing 2.18 goals per game.
“It's a great honor for myself, but also for the Army Hockey program as well,” Kozlowski said. “It is nice for Colin and me to be recognized on the national level for our hard work and effort this past year, but none of this could have been done without the help of my teammates and coaching staff. It is a great honor.”
Bilek, who was a Hobey Baker Award nominee, finished the season ranked second in total goals with 18 on the season and second in goals per game at 0.82. He ended up behind two skaters that played nine more games than the Black Knights. Bilek scored eight times on the power play and that finished in a tie for second in the nation.
“Very honored to even be part of a conversation in something like this,” Bilek said. “No words can describe how thankful I am to this program, my teammates and my family. I am just very blessed to be named an All-American.” Read more.