Tuesday, March 10, 2015


The State University of New York Athletic Conference is proud to announce the Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and All-Conference Teams for the 2014-15 men's ice hockey season. All the awards were voted on by the head coaches in the conference.

The MVP Herb Hammond award was given to Oswego's Shawn Hulshof (Stouffville, Ont). Rookie of the Year went to Cortland's Dan Broderick (White Plains, N.Y.). Plattsburgh's Bob Emery was named Coach of the Year.

Oswego's Shawn Hulshof was named this year's SUNYAC Player of the Year. The sophomore forward led his team with 40 points (19 goals and 21 assists), helping the Lakers to an 18-3-4 overall and 12-2-2 regular season conference record and a second place finish in the SUNYAC tournament. Oswego received an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III tournament where they will play Hobart College on Saturday.

Cortland's Dan Broderick took the SUNYAC Rookie of the Year honors. The White Plains native tallied 40 points on the year in 25 games, with 17 goals and 23 assists. Broderick notched 26 points in conference play, placing him fourth in the conference, with 14 goals and 12 assists in his freshman campaign.

The Coach of the Year went to Plattsburgh's Bob Emery. In his 26th season at the helm of the Plattsburgh program, he led the Cardinals to a 13-2-1 conference record and the SUNYAC tournament championship crown, its first since 2012. The SUNYAC title was the program's 22nd in its history. This is the seventh time Emery has been honored as the SUNYAC Coach of the Year. The Caridnals will head into the NCAA Division III tournament with an automatic bid.

The 2014-15 SUNYAC Ice Hockey All-Conference Teams are listed below.

2014-15 SUNYAC Ice Hockey All-Conference Teams (PDF)
First Team
Name School Position Year Height Weight Hometown
Chase Nieuwendyk Brockport F Jr. 6--0 180 Georgetown, Ont
Nick Zappia Cortland F Sr. 5--11 185 Manlius, NY
Shawn Hulshof Oswego F So. 6--2 195 Stouffville, Ont
Chris Luker Brockport D Jr. 6--4 190 New Hartford, NY
Bobby Gertsakis Oswego D Sr. 5--10 175 Pickering, Ont
Jon Hall Potsdam G Jr. 6--4 205 Dexter, NY
Second Team
Name School Position Year Height Weight Hometown
Alex Botten Oswego F So. 5--10 185 Newmarket, Ont
Michael Cassidy Plattsburgh F Sr. 5--11 177 West Seneca, NY
Connor Toomey Plattsburgh F Sr. 5--10 160 Billerica, MA
Brandon Beadow Plattsburgh D Sr. 6--1 220 Kapuskasing, Ont
Anthony Calabrese Plattsburgh D Jr. 5--10 185 Bridgeton, NJ
Matt Zawadzki Oswego G So. 6--0 180 Fort Mill, SC
Third Team
Name School Position Year Height Weight Hometown
Tyler Bricker Geneseo F Sr. 6--0 190     Riverwoods, Ill.
Mike Montagna Oswego F Sr. 5--11 185 Fulton, NY
Kevin Emmerling Plattsburgh F Jr. 5--9 179 Northbridge, MA
Ben Kramer Buffalo State D Jr. 5--9 165 Great Neck, NY
Jack Caradonna Geneseo D Sr. 5--11 180 Markham, Ontario
Nick Horrigan Geneseo G Jr. 6--3 170 Mount Forest, Ontario
Player of the Year MVP Herb Hammond Award Shawn Hulshof, Oswego
Rookie of the Year Rookie of the Year Dan Broderick, Cortland
Coach of the Year Coach of the Year Bob Emery, Plattsburgh