Men's ice hockey hands out postseason awards

The 2011-12 Hamilton College men's ice hockey team.
The 2011-12 Hamilton College men's ice hockey team.

The Hamilton College men's hockey team held their annual awards banquet at the Skenandoa Club in Clinton on the evening of April 16.

Mike DiMare '14 was selected the 2012 Most Valuable Player. The forward made the NESCAC all-conference first team after he finished second in the conference with 33 points, third with 16 goals and tied for fifth with 17 assists.

Evan Haney '14 received the Albert I. Prettyman Award. The award is presented in memory of Albert Prettyman, who was the founder of Hamilton hockey and the College's first hockey coach from 1918 to 1943. He was also the U.S. Olympic Coach in 1936. This award is presented to the player who demonstrated outstanding dedication, determination and desire. His attitude has proven to be not only an asset to his team, but an inspiration to his teammates and coaches.

Joe Quattrocchi '14 received the Coaches Award, which is given to the player who the coaching staff believed had a strong season and impacted the game in a positive and significant manner. The goalie posted a 3.23 goals against average in more than 1,200 minutes, a .905 save percentage and two shutouts in 19 starts.

Bennett Schneider '14 received the Most Improved Player Award, which is given to the player who showed great dedication to improve his game throughout the season or from the previous season. The defenseman was credited with three assists and played in all 25 games.

Bryan Kelly '12 received the Michael S. White Award, which is given to a graduating senior in recognition of team spirit, leadership and integrity, and whose enthusiasm for the game makes it a great experience for all players. Kelly finished his 98-game career with 28 goals and 23 assists for 51 points.

Sam Choate '12 received the Sellers Award. The award is presented to the player who, in the judgment of his teammates and coaches, has contributed greatly to the success of the program through his effort and performance both on and off the ice. The forward appeared in 77 games during his college career. Choate was also one of the top hitters in Hamilton baseball history.

Pat Curtis '15 received Rookie of the Year honors. This award is given to the freshman who made the most impact to the success of the team in his first season. The forward scored seven goals and added nine assists in 25 games. Curtis ranked third on the team with 16 points.

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