May 23, 2008
May 6, 2008
Aston, Pa. - The Neumann College men's ice hockey team held their end of season banquet where the team's 2007-08 award winners were announced.
Senior Goaltender Mike Collichio took the honor of being named the Knights' Most Valuable Player. Collichio enjoyed a good season with the Knights appearing in and 25 games and earning a 15-9-0 record. He ended the season with a 2.92 GAA and a .903 save percentage. He was also named ECAC West Player of the Week for week ending Dec. 9. He shut out the opposition twice this season, once against No. 1 Elmira College and seven days later against Utica College combining for 61 saves in the two games.
Second Team All - American senior forward Neil Trimm and junior forward Mike Hedden both were awarded Offensive Player of the Year. Trimm led the team this year with 45 points in just 23 games. Trimm has had an outstanding career as a Knight taking First Team All -American honors in 2007 and has been a four time All-ECAC West hockey league selection. Trimm finished his career with 61 goals and 114 assists in 85 games. Hedden had a great year as well, as he recorded 30 goals and 12 assist this season including five consecutive hat tricks and 18 goals in just 6 games. Hedden was named to the Second Team All-Conference team this season and was a dominant presence on the ice for the Knights.
Second Team All-ECAC West conference player Mike Gooch was awarded Defensive Player of the Year. The Mantua, New Jersey native finished the season with 32 points. Gooch was the captain for the Knights each year of his career and was a Second Team All-American in 2007.
This year's Most Improved Player award was shared by sophomore David Gooch and junior forward Erik Stoyanovich. David who is also from Mantua, New Jersey had a great affect on the blue line for the Knights this year. With his physical play and great work ethic on and off the ice, he has showed a lot of promise. Stoyanovich who is from London, Ontario had 16 points this season, including 12 goals and 4 assists. He had 11 of those goals in conference play. He was a great leader on the team and was among the top conference goal scoring leaders.
The Academic Knight this year was awarded to freshman defenseman Sean Bianchini. Sean excelled on and off the ice this season as he carried a 4.0 in his first season with the Knights. His strong work ethic on the ice carried into the classroom as he set an example of a great student athlete. Sean appeared in 12 games for the Knights recording 2 assists.
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