April 18, 2005
Worcester, Mass. - Head Coach Paul Pearl and the rest of the Holy Cross hockey staff announced next season's captains and handed out the team awards at the 2005 Hockey Banquet held Sunday afternoon at Leo's Restaurant.
Forwards Pierre Napert-Frenette (Bathurst, N.B.) and Tyler McGregor (Ajax, Ont.) were named co-captains for the 2005-06 season. Napert-Frenette, who served as assistant captain this past season, led the team and ranked third in conference with 38 points (13 goals and 25 assists). Named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Conference second-team, Napert-Frenette netted his first career-hat trick on Oct. 30, 2004 against Air Force. For his performance against the Falcons, he was named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 1, 2004.
In addition to being named co-captain, McGregor was the recipient of the 2004-05 Most Valuable Player Award as voted upon by his teammates. A first-team Atlantic Hockey All-Conference member, he led the league with 21 goals and added 13 assists for a total of 24 points. The forward netted two goals six-times and tallied three game-winners.
Senior assistant captain Tony Coskren (Walpole, Mass.) received the Dr. James M. Steward Memorial Award, which symbolizes "Commitment, Leadership and Performance". A semi-finalist for the Walter Brown Award, Coskren was one of the top blue liners in the league as he registered 15 points (three goals and 12 assists). After not producing any goals during the 2003-04 season, Coskren scored three goals and added an assist the weekend of Nov. 6, 2004 and was named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week on Nov. 8, 2004. Back in March, he was awarded the Michael P. Quinn Award, which is given to the best defensive player over the course of the season.
Sophomore forward Tanner Fogarty (McMurray, Pa.) received the Glen "Spike" Crane Memorial Award, which is given to the player who excels most in the little things and leads his team by example. An important component of the Crusader penalty killing unit, Fogarty leads the team in blocked shots. He scored one goal and added eight helpers for a total of nine points this season.
Newcomer Matt Burke (Milton, Mass.) received the Seventh Player Award, which is given to the player who performed above expectations as voted by his teammates. He led the freshman blue liners and was second in his class overall with 11 points. He made an impact immediately to the line-up, posting his first career-point, an assist in the Crusaders first game of the season. A valuable member of the power play unit, Burke scored five of his six goals while on the man-up advantage.