April 16, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's hockey team has announced its team awards for the 2007-08 season. The awards were presented at the team's annual banquet. Freshman goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) was named the Team MVP, while senior forward Dale Reinhardt (Livingston, N.J.) received the Dr. James M. Stewart Memorial Award. Senior defenseman Matt Burke (Milton, Mass.) and junior defenseman Marty Dams (Manotick, Ontario) were awarded the Glenn "Spike" Crane Memorial Award, while freshman forward Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) received the Seventh Player Award. Sal and Marie Trovato received an honorary spirit award for their dedication to supporting the team over the last four years. Burke previously received the Michael P. Quinn Award given to the best defensive Holy Cross hockey player over the course of the season.
Roy was outstanding in net as he made 771 saves on the season which were the most for a Holy Cross freshman goalie in a single season in the history of the program. He finished the season ranked second on the Holy Cross Division I single-season saves list. The record is 840 by Tony Quesada in the 2005-06 season. Roy was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week twice and the Goalie of the Week once during the year.
The Dr. James M. Stewart Memorial Award is the Coaches Award given for commitment, leadership and performance. Reinhardt finished his Holy Cross career with 46 goals and 72 assists for 118 points in 138 career games. His 138 games are tied for fourth on the Holy Cross all-time career games played list. He is ranked seventh on the all-time Holy Cross Division I assists list, while he is eighth in points and goals. As a senior assistant captain, Reinhardt was second on the team in assists with 18 and points with 26, while he was fourth in goals with eight. After the season, Reinhardt signed with the ECHL's Bakersfield Condors.
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 year that Burke has received this honor. He has also played in 138 games which are tied for fourth on the Holy Cross all-time career games played list. For his career, Burke had 15 goals and 50 assists for 65 points. As a senior captain, Burke was named to the 2007-08 Atlantic Hockey All-Conference Third Team. As sophomore, Burke had the assist on the game-winning overtime goal in the 4-3 victory over Minnesota in the NCAA West Regional Semifinals on March 24, 2006, while as a freshman he received the team's Seventh Player Award. After the season, Burke signed with the East Coast Hockey League's Phoenix RoadRunners, an affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks and the AHL's Worcester Sharks.
Dams has two goals and 15 assists for 17 points in 87 career games. This season he recorded a career best seven assists in a career best 34 games played. As a sophomore he had one goal and five assists for six points in 25 games, while as a freshman he had one goal and three assists for four points in 28 games.
The Seventh Player Award is given to the player who performed above expectations. Sheen led the team in goals with 15 and was tied for seventh in the nation by rookies. He also had nine assists for 24 points as he ranked third on the team in points. His 15 goals were second in Atlantic Hockey by freshmen and tied for seventh overall in the conference. His 24 points were tied for fourth in the conference by freshmen. Sheen was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week three times during the season, while he was also named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for December.