FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Former UNO All-Americans Scott Parse and Greg Zanon were named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's All-Decade team for 2000-13 to honor the league's top performers from the past 13 years. Both were members of the second team.
The 12 players chosen were selected by a committee of coaches, administrators and media. Similar All-Decade teams have been selected covering the 1970s to the present.
All 12 playes selected were All-Americans, and six, including Parse and Zanon, were multiple All-Americans. The rosters of both the first and second teams is available in the link to the CCHA's release above.
Parse owns nearly every offensive record at UNO, the culmination of an outstanding four-year career. He is the Mavericks' career points leader, tallying 197 between 2003 and 2007. In that time, he scored a school record 79 goals and notched a school-best 118 assists. As a junior, he set the school mark for points in a season when he scored 20 goals and 41 assists for 61 points. That year, he became the first Maverick player nominated for the Hobey Baker Award. In his final year, he set the school record for career goals, finished the year with 52 points and was once again nominated for the Hobey Baker Award. He is one of six players to own the school record for points in a game (5) and one of ten to own the mark for assists in a game (4). The native of Portage, Mich. was not only talented but durable. He is one of three Mavericks to hold the school record with 159 games played.
Zanon earned four letters while at UNO from 1999 to 2003. The native of Burnaby, British Columbia scored 30 goals and 77 assists for 107 points in 154 career games for the Mavericks. As a freshman in 1999-2000, he finished third in team scoring with 29 points including a team-best 26 assists. As a sophomore, he finished third in team scoring again with 28 points and paced the team with eight powerplay goals. During his first All-American season as a junior, he had 25 points while tying for the team lead with four game-winning goals. During his senior campaign, he had 25 points and ranked second on the team with 19 assists. He finished his career as the top-scoring defenseman in UNO history and currently ranks second.
The CCHA, of which the Mavericks were members from 1999 to 2010, is celebrating its 42nd and final season this year. The league will disband amidst conference reallignment next season.