Men's Hockey Announces Team Awards
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men's hockey team has announced its team awards for the 2010-2011 season. The awards were presented at the team's annual banquet on May 3. Senior captain Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) was named the MVP, while junior defenseman Mike Daly (South Burlington, Vt.) was awarded the Glenn "Spike" Crane Memorial Award. Senior goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) received the Dr. James M. Stewart Memorial Award, while sophomore forward Kyle Fletcher (Kanata, Ontario) earned the Seventh Player Award. Senior Mark Znutas (Emerson, N.J.) previously received the Michael P. Quinn Award.
Sheen, who won the Seventh Player Award as a freshman in 2008, led the team this season with a career-best 17 goals, while he was second with a career-best 35 points and was third with a career-best 18 assists. He also led the team with a career-best seven power play goals which were tied for 10th all-time for a season on the Holy Cross Division I list. He was also tied for the team-lead with a career-best four game-winning goals. His 17 goals are tied for fifth for a Division I season at the school. For his career, Sheen had 52 goals and 52 assists for 104 points in 149 games. He is the 39th Crusader to record 100 points and is the ninth player to reach 100 points in the Division I era. He is sixth on the school's all-time Division I list for career goals, while he is ninth in points. Sheen is also ninth all-time on the Division I list with 17 career power play goals. He is first in the history of the program for games played as he appeared in every game that the Crusaders played during his career. This season, he was on the Hobey Baker fan ballot for the fourth time. He was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week twice for his career. As a freshman he was named to the AHA All-Rookie team, earned AHA Rookie of the Week honors three times and was named the AHA Rookie of the Month. He is a two-time member of the AHA All-Academic team.
The Glenn "Spike" Crane Memorial Award is given to the player who excels most in the little things and leads his teammates by example. This is the second straight season that Daly has earned this honor. This season he won the Joe Tomasello Unsung Hero Award given by the New England Hockey Writers. This award is voted on by all Division I coaches and respective media outlets throughout New England. This season he recorded a career-best 15 assists and 18 points, while he also tallied three goals. As a sophomore he was named to the Ledyard National Bank Classic All-Tournament team and earned AT&T Crusader of the Week accolades, as he scored his first collegiate game-winning goal and had one assist for two points against Dartmouth as the team won 4-2. He received the Michael P. Quinn Award also in 2009-2010. Daly is a two-time member of the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team. For his career he has recorded eight goals and 30 assists for 38 points in 109 games.
The Dr. James M. Stewart Memorial Award is the Coaches Award given for commitment, leadership and performance. Roy, who won the team MVP award as a freshman in 2008, played in 23 games with 21 starts this season as he recorded a 2.59 goals against average, 533 saves, .903 save percentage and an 11-8-3 record. He played all 12 games as the Crusaders set a new school record with 12 straight games without a loss, as the team went 9-0-3 between Jan. 22-March 11. His goals against average was second in the league as he was named the AHA Goalie of the Month and Goalie of the Week. His freshman year he was named the AHA Rookie of the Month once and Rookie of the Week twice. He is second all-time on the HC Division I list with 1,910 career saves and 25 career victories, while his 2.98 career goals against average is fourth and his 74 games played in net and .899 save percentage is tied for fifth. He is a three-time member of AHA All-Academic team.
The Seventh Player Award is given to the player who performed above expectations. Fletcher was named the AHA Player of the Week twice this season. He led the team with a career-best 38 points, while he was tied for first with a career-best 22 assists and was second with a career-best 16 goals. His 16 goals are tied for eighth all-time for a season on the Holy Cross Division I list. For his career he has 16 goals and 26 assists for 42 points.
The Michael P. Quinn Award is given to the best defensive Holy Cross hockey player over the course of the season. This season, Znutas recorded five goals and seven assists for 12 points. For his career he totaled 15 goals and 40 assists for 55 points. Znutas played in 145 career games which are third all-time in program history. As a freshman he was named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Rookie Team. He is also a three-time member of the AHA All-Academic team.