Atlantic Hockey announced its major award winners for both the East and West pods and Lincoln Hatten was named Rookie of the Year for the East, while head Coach Brian Riley earned Coach of the Year honors.
Hatten spent his first season on Army's second line and posted 12 points on four goals and eight assists. Hatten tallied a game winner and is a plus-4 on the season. Hatten had a great stretch at the start of Army's unbeaten streak with a five-game point streak with two goals and five assists for seven points and he was named Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week on February 17after tallying six points, which led the Black Knights that week.
Hatten is the second Black Knight to earn Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Year honors, joining Tyler Pham, who was selected the top rookie in 2015.
Riley earned the postseason honor for the fourth time in his career after leading the Black Knights to second place in the league with a 10-4-1 mark in conference play and a 15-5-1 overall record. He guided Army to its current 13-game unbeaten streak, which is the longest since his father, Jack Riley, won 16-straight in 1983-84 with the Black Knights. The Black Knights cracked the top 20 this season and is making their fifth appearance in the Atlantic Hockey semifinals.
Army is set to take on Canisius in the second semifinal tomorrow with the scheduled puck drop set for 7pm at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA.