Kelly, Paciocco to represent Wolverines at ACHA All-Star game

The University of Michigan-Dearborn hockey team celebrates a goal against Colorado State. (Brianna Frisch/MJ)

The University of Michigan-Dearborn hockey team celebrates a goal against Colorado State. (Brianna Frisch/MJ)

By RICKY LINDSAY, Sports Editor

Jase Paciocco and Ryan Kelly will represent the University of Michigan-Dearborn hockey program in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division-I All-Star game, according to the university’s athletics website.

The seventh edition of the game will be held on Saturday, March 22 at Farmington Hills Ice Arena (Farmington, Michigan). According to the UM-Dearborn’s athletic website, the game will start around 7:35 p.m., with a skills competition preceding it.

Paciocco, a junior, and Kelly, a sophomore, led the Wolverines offensively this season. Kelly scored a team-high 27 goals, while Paciocco netted 26. Paciocco and Kelly were first and second on the team in points, fourth and fifth in the ACHA, respectively.

According to the UM-Dearborn athletics website, Paciocco was voted as the Wolverines’ MVP by his teammates at a team banquet. Kelly was selected as Best Offensive Player. Next season, Paciocco will serve as the team’s captain, replacing graduating senior Anthony Olson.

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