Men's Hockey Announces 2016-2017 Team Awards
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men's hockey team has announced its team awards for the 2016-2017 season. The awards were presented at the team's annual banquet at the Hogan Campus Center on Friday, May 5. The Crusaders also honored their three seniors Logan Smith, Brett McKinnon and Mike Barrett.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Senior assistant captain Mike Barrett earned the team's MVP Award. He appeared in all 36 games and posted 11 goals and 16 assists for a career-best 27 points. He was third on the team in goal scoring and second in point scoring. He also tied for second on the team with five power play goals. Through the duration of his career, Barrett played in 147 games which are sixth all-time in the history of the program. He finished his time as a Crusader with an impressive 44 goals and 55 assists for 99 points.
THE GLENN "SPIKE" CRANE MEMORIAL AWARD
SEVENTH PLAYER AWARD
Junior forward Ryan Ferrill received the Glenn "Spike" Crane Memorial Award and the Seventh Player Award. The Crane Award is given to the player who excels most in the little things and leads his teammates by example. The Seventh Player Award is given to the unsung hero of the team. In 2016-2017, he appeared in all 36 games, posting six goals and nine assists for 15 points. Over the course of his career, Ferrill has played in 102 games, scoring 22 goals and 23 assists for 45 points.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Freshman defenseman Charlie Barrow was named the Rookie of the Year. He appeared in 33 games while posting one goal and 14 assists for 15 points. His 15 points led all freshman on the team and were third most amongst defensemen. His 14 assists were fourth most on the team.
MICHAEL P. QUINN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Junior assistant captain Tommy Muratore and sophomore defenseman Spencer Trapp were awarded the Michael P. Quinn Defensive Player of the Year Award. Muratore appeared in all 36 games for the Crusaders, posting two goals and nine assists for 11 points. On November 11, Muratore netted the game winning goal against Mercyhurst in path to a 3-2 Crusaders win. Trapp also appeared in all 36 games for the Crusaders. His three goals and 17 assists were sixth most on the team and the most amongst defensemen on the team. His 17 assists led the team were tied for fifth amongst Atlantic Hockey defenders. Trapp was named third team All-Atlantic Hockey.
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
Sophomore forward Peter Crinella won the Most Improved Player Award. He appeared in 33 games and posted six goals and four assists for 10 points. For his career he has played in 58 games, posting eight goals and seven assists for 15 points.
DR. JAMES M. STEWART MEMORIAL COACH'S AWARD
Junior captain Brett Mulcahy won the Dr. James M. Stewart Coach's Award. The award is given for commitment, leadership and performance. Mulcahy played in all 36 games posting five goals and five assists for 10 points. He scored two very important goals, including the game winner, against nationally ranked Union. Mulcahy is a veteran leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He was last year's recipient of the Glenn “Spike” Crane Memorial Award.
ACADEMIC ACHEIVEMENT AWARD
Sophomore forward Mitch Collett earned the Academic Achievement Award. Collett appeared in all 36 games this season, posting seven goals and seven assists for 14 points. He notched a game winning goal against Robert Morris en route to a 4-3 Crusader win. Collett currently has a 3.92 GPA.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD
George Ross (Class of '92) won the Making a Difference Award for his work in support of the program.
The Crusaders also recognized their four captains Mulcahy, Barrett, Muratore and junior T.J. Moore.
The Crusaders finished 14-15-7 this season and posted a 11-10-7 record in conference action. The team finished an impressive 3-1-1 against NCAA Tournament teams during the 2016-2017 season. As a team, the Crusaders won the Atlantic Hockey Team Sportsmanship Award for having the fewest amount of penalty minutes among the teams in its conference. This year marks the first time the Crusaders have won the award in nine years.