Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Brockport's Athletic Communications reports the following...

James Cody (Schwenksville, PA) was voted the 2010-11 Brian Cavanaugh Most Valuable Player award at The College at Brockport Hockey team's annual awards dinner held Saturday night at the Free Methodist Church in Brockport. Additionally, Cody was named as one of the assistant captains for the 20011-12 season as Adam Shoff (Port Dover, ONT) was voted the team captain for next year and defenseman Mike Hayward (Toronto, ONT) was also named an assistant captain.

The Most Valuable Player Award is named in honor of Brian Cavanaugh who is one of the top career goals and points producers in school history and was the top player on the first three varsity teams for Brockport when the team transitioned from club status to the varsity level.

Six seniors were honored at the dinner and presented their senior gifts. Seniors Justin Noble (Georgetown, ONT), Tom Galiani (Lindenhurst, NY), Ray Tremblay (Peachland, BC) Chris Berardini (Batavia, NY), Nick Sampson (Mississauga, ONT) and Jeremy Rossignolo (Rochester, NY) were each honored.

Berardini was announced as the Outstanding Scholar-Athlete for the team and Noble was given the Bob Pedersen Coaches Award. The Jimmy Mac Most Improved Player Award was given to Patrick Hayden (Springfield, PA) and Shoff was honored with the EJ McGuire 7th Player Award.

The Coaches Award is named in honor of Bob Pedersen who is known as the grandfather of Brockport hockey coaching the team through most of the club-level years and guiding the program to the varsity level. He remained head coach for several seasons as a varsity team.

The Jimmy Mac Most Improved Player award is named in memory of Jimmy MacCollum who was a player for the Golden Eagles and died as a result of a tragic car accident.

The 7th Player Award is named in honor of former player and coach for the Golden Eagles, EJ McGuire. The recent inductee to the Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame and NHL Vice President of the Central Scouting Bureau passed away early April.