BC, BU Dominate Hockey East Awards

By pbadmin

BC’s Collins edges BU’s Curry as Player of the Year

Hockey East Press Release

With successful regular seasons tucked away, Boston College and Boston University players make a steady line to the podium at tonight’s Hockey East championship awards banquet.

BC’s Chris Collins emerged from the relative obscurity of his first three seasons to win the Hockey East scoring race by six points and now tacks on RBK / CCM Player of the Year honors, finishing just ahead of BU goaltender John Curry, who was runner-up for the second straight season. Collins totalled 18 goals and 21 assists over 27 league games, at one point having a hand in 21 of his team’s 34 goals during a nine-game point streak.

BU rookie Brandon Yip was similarly consistent, anchoring an all-freshman line that often caught opponents off guard. He finished with 19 points in league competition and was selected as the Superskills Hockey Rookie of the Year.

BU head coach Jack Parker becomes the first individual to ever win the Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award in successive seasons, as he repeats the honor he won for the fourth time last year. Among all the individual honorees and All-Stars, Parker was the only unanimous selection, as he led his team back from a eight-point deficit in January to its first outright regular season title since the 1999-2000 season.

RBK / CCM Player of the Year
Chris Collins, Boston College
(Sr. F; Fairport, NY)
Runner-up: John Curry, Boston University
Superskills Hockey Rookie of the Year
Brandon Yip, Boston University
(Fr. F; Maple Ridge, BC)
Runner-up: Cody Wild, Providence College
RBK / CCM BOB KULLEN Coach of the Year
Jack Parker, Boston University
Runner-up: Tim Army, Providence College
Hockey East Scoring Champion
Chris Collins, Boston College (39 points)
(Sr. F; Fairport, NY)
Runner-up: Brian Boyle, Boston College (33 pts.)
ITECH Goaltending Champion
Cory Schneider, Boston College (1.96 GAA)
(So.; Marblehead, MA)
Runner-up: John Curry, Boston Univ. (2.12 GAA)
ITECH “Three Stars” Award
Chris Collins, Boston College
(Sr. F; Fairport, NY)
Cory Schneider, Boston College
(So. G; Marblehead, MA)
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award
Danny O’Brien, UMass Lowell
(Sr. F; South Boston, MA)
Runner-up: Stephen Werner, Massachusetts
Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award
University of Vermont
Runner-up: Providence College
Best Defensive Forward
Brad Zancanaro, Boston University
(Sr. F; Trenton, MI)
Runner-up: Greg Moore, Maine
Old Time Hockey
Best Defensive Defenseman

Peter Harrold, Boston College
(Sr. D; Kirtland Hill, OH)
Runner-up: Dan Spang, Boston University