April 14, 2010

Men's Hockey Announces Team Awards

WORCESTER, Mass. The Holy Cross men's hockey team has announced its team awards for the 2009-2010 season. The awards were presented at the team's annual banquet on April 13. Senior forward Jordan Cyr (Winnipeg, Manitoba) was named the MVP, while sophomore defenseman Mike Daly (South Burlington, Vt.) was awarded the Glenn “Spike” Crane Memorial Award. Daly previously received the Michael P. Quinn Award given to the best defensive Holy Cross hockey player over the course of the season. Senior forward Rob Forshner (Sundre, Alberta) received the Dr. James M. Stewart Memorial Award, while freshman Rob Linsmayer (Winnetka, Ill.) earned the Seventh Player award.

Cyr, who is only the third two-time MVP since 1995, led the team with 14 goals and a career-best 16 assists for 30 points. He also earned this honor last season as he has won this award in both of his seasons as a Crusader. This season he was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week three times giving him this honor four times in his career. He was also last year's leading scorer with 19 goals and 13 assists for 32 points. His 19 goals were third all-time on the Holy Cross Division I list. For his career, he had 34 goals and 29 assists for 63 points in 77 games, including one goal for RPI in 11 contests in 2006-2007. This was Cyr's second and last season with the Crusaders as he transferred from RPI and had to sit out the 2007-2008 season athletically. Cyr is the first Holy Cross player from Manitoba.

The Glenn “Spike” Crane Memorial Award is given to the player who excels most in the little things and leads his teammates by example. Daly's career-best 10 assists this season tied for fifth on the team, while he also had a career-best three goals and a career-best 13 points. He was named to the All-Tournament team at the Ledyard National Bank Classic and was also named the AT&T Crusader of the Week, for competition from Dec. 28-Jan. 3. Daly scored his first collegiate game-winning goal and also had an assist in the 4-2 win at Dartmouth on Jan. 3. He assisted on Holy Cross' second goal of the game and then scored his first goal of the season to give the Crusaders a 3-1 lead. For his career, he has five goals and 15 assists for 20 points in 71 games.

The Seventh Player Award is given to the player who performed above expectations. Linsmayer posted 15 assists this season which were second on the team and his 19 points were third. His 15 assists were the most by a Holy Cross freshman since James Sixsmith recorded 18 in the 2003-2004 season. He had five games this season with two points.

The Dr. James M. Stewart Memorial Award is the Coaches Award given for commitment, leadership and performance. Forshner played in 120 contests which were the third most by any Crusader. He recorded 24 goals and 41 assists for 65 career points, including five game-winning goals. As a sophomore, Forshner posted a career-best 17 assists and 24 points, while as a junior he scored a career-best eight goals.