Sports | 12:55 pm | April 10, 2010 | By R.J. Rico

Backman, Little named All-American

Right winger Broc Little ’11 holds off a defenseman as he carries the puck behind the net during Yale’s 6-3 win over Harvard on Saturday at Ingalls Rink.
Right winger Broc Little ’11 holds off a defenseman as he carries the puck behind the net during Yale’s 6-3 win over Harvard on Saturday at Ingalls Rink. Photo by R.J. Rico.

M. HOCKEY | Yale hockey forwards Sean Backman ’10 and Broc Little ’11 were named to the Reebok All-American second team on Friday.

The top two goal scorers on the nation’s highest scoring offense, Backman and Little led the Bulldogs to their second consecutive regular season ECAC title. Although Backman missed the playoffs with an injury, the Elis still went on to win their first postseason game in 58 years with a 3–2 upset over North Dakota.

Sean Backman ’10 handles the puck during Yale’s 7–5 win over St. Lawrence on Feb. 17. Backman had a goal and an assist in his last game for the Elis before injuring his heel.
Sean Backman ’10 handles the puck during Yale’s 7–5 win over St. Lawrence on Feb. 17. Backman had a goal and an assist in his last game for the Elis before injuring his heel.

Backman, who recently signed with the Dallas Stars, had 21 goals this year. Little had 27 goals, leading the nation in goals per game with 0.79.

This is the first time that either player has been selected to an All-America team.

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