CASTLETON-The New England Hockey Writers Division II/III All-Star teams and awards Josh Harrishave been finalized after tallying votes from Division II and III coaches along with respective media outlets throughout New England. Josh Harris of Castleton earned the Division II/III New England MVP thanks to an impressive sophomore season.
Harris was tied for first in the nation in points (50 and assists (34) and also lit the lamp 16 times. He was named to the Division III All-America First Team on March 25 and he also earned ECAC East Player of the Year honors.
The New England MVP was coached by the New England Coach of the Year, as Castleton head coach Alex Todd reaped the honor. He guided the Spartans to a 22-4-1 overall record, including a 15-3-1 record in the ECAC East. The 22 wins are the most in program history and the four losses are the fewest in program history.
Jim Logue, an assistant coach with Boston College for 18 years, was bestowed with the Parker/York award for Contribution to New England hockey. Logue starred in net for BC from 1959-61 and has also coached at Merrimack and Salem State.
For more complete listings of All-Stars and awards, including extensive archives, check www.newenglandallstars.com. This year's banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 13 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass. The banquet will start at 6 p.m. All awards and All-Star teams will be presented at the gala. All coaches, student-athletes, family members and friends are encouraged to attend Tuesday's banquet. Contact Pete Souris at (781) 245-2122 for information on attending this event. Cost is $35 per person.
2010-11 New England Men's
Division II & III All-Stars:
Ryan Purdy, Jr. (Williams)
Erick Cinotti, Fr. (Castleton)
Wesley Vesprini, Sr. (Trinity)
Kyle Shearer-Hardy, Sr. (Bowdoin)
Greg Eskedjian, Sr. (Norwich)
Ryan Warsofsky, Sr. (Curry)
Domenic Recchia, Jr. (Johnson & Wales)
Paul Conter, Sr. (Southern Maine)
Billy Pescolido, Sr. (Fitchburg State)
Josh Harris, So. (Castleton)
Dan Weiniger, So. (Bowdoin)
Jeremiah Ketts, Jr. (Johnson & Wales)
Stuart Stefan, So. (Castleton)
Scott Schroeder, So. (Norwich)
Tom Derosa, Sr. (Tufts)
Skylur Jameson, Jr. (Wentworth)
Giancarlo Capodanno, Jr. (Salem State)
Dennis Zak, Sr. (Westfield State)
2010-11 New England Hockey Awards:
Division II/III Coach of the Year
Alex Todd (Castleton)
Division II/III Most Valuable Player
Josh Harris, So., F (Castleton)
Parker/York Award - Contribution to New England Hockey
Jim Logue (Boston College)