Seven members of the Montana Tech hockey team were selected to represent the Mountain West Collegiate Hockey League at the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II National All-Star Challenge in West Chester, Pennsylvania this weekend.
The All-Star Challenge is played every other year. Twelve leagues from all over the country will be sending their best players to compete against each other in a round robin tournament. Each team will play five games over three days.
The Diggers have more players selected to represent the MWCHL in the All-Star Challenge than any other team in the league. Representing Montana Tech will be Dunk Abbott, James Adamo, Blaine Bokenfohf, P.J. Lawler, Sam Mitchell, Ed Schmalz and Conrad Smith.
Abbott is a petroleum engineering major and Butte High graduate. He was a standout in football for the Bulldogs.
Adamo is an environmental engineering major from Butte.
Bekenfohr is a petroleum engineering student from Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada.
Lawler is a mining engineering major from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Mitchell is a petroleum engineering major from Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada.
Schmalz is a petroleum engineering major from Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Canada.
Smith is a petroleum engineering major from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is making his second appearance in the All-Star Challenge.