Black Bear Season in Review: Team Awards

With the season over, it’s now time for me to hand out my season awards for the players. I could only come up with five major awards, feel free to comment with any other awards to hand out.

Snow-Dunham Trophy

Garth Snow & Mike Dunham. Courtesy of Monty Rand photography

Garth Snow & Mike Dunham. Courtesy of Monty Rand photography

Martin Ouellette, Goaltender, Senior, #51

Marty

Marty

Named after the goaltending tandem that won Maine its first national championship, Martin Ouellette stood tall as the goalie for this Black Bear team as he was called upon time and time again. Playing in 34 of the Black Bears 37 games, Martin Ouellette collected at 15-15-4 record, 2.29 GAA, .925 SV% of 1,001 shots, and recorded three shutouts (11/15 vs BU, 12/28 vs Prin, & 3/8 vs Mer). In his second season as the starter Marty solidified his legacy as one of the all-time greats to defend between here in Orono. While his future is facing uncertainty, his time at Maine won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

Kariya Trophy

courtesy of Monty Rand photography

Paul Kariya. Courtesy of Monty Rand photography

Devin Shore, Forward, Sophomore, #94

Devin Shore

Devin Shore

The Kariya Trophy goes to the leading scorer on the Black Bear team. Paul Kariya registered a 25-75-100 stat line in 1992-93 season on way to winning the 1993 Hobey Baker trophy, hence why he bears the name for this award. In the 2013-14 season, Devin Shore was the leading scorer for the team this season as he collected a 14-29-43 stat line. This is the second year in a row Shore has been the leading scorer on this team.

Capuano Trophy

Jack Capuano. courtesy of thestar.com

Jack Capuano. courtesy of thestar.com

Ben Hutton, Defenseman, Sophomore, #10

The Jack Capuano Trophy is given out to the top defensemen on the Maine Black Bears. That goes to Ben Hutton who continued to make a name for himself a year as he shined among those that defended the point for the Black Bears this season. He was the number two leading scorer on the team with a 15-14-29 stat line and nationally was the leading goal scorer among defensemen. In the Hockey East quarterfinals, he set the single-season record for most goals scored by a defensemen by a Black Bear with 15 goals, surpassing the man whose name bears this award. He’ll look to continue to shine and repeat for this award next season.

Roy Trophy

Jean-Yves Roy. courtesy of tradingcardsdb.com

Jean-Yves Roy. courtesy of tradingcardsdb.com

Cam Brown, Forward, Freshman, #21

Cam Brown

Cam Brown

The Jean-Yves Roy Trophy is given to the best freshmen on Maine Black Bear team. Three months ago this was a tight race between line mates Cam Brown and Blaine Byron, but the home-stretch proved that Cam Brown earned the edge with a 4-15-19 stat line. While he statistically didn’t produce towards the end, he showed hustle and speed I didn’t see among the other freshmen, or anybody else for that matter at times the effort was lackluster from many. Cam Brown showed consistency over the 37 games and has earned his slot as one of the top centers on this squad.

Pellerin Trophy

Scott Pellerin. courtesy of CSTV.com

Scott Pellerin. courtesy of CSTV.com

Devin Shore, Forward, Sophomore, #94

Devin Shore

Devin Shore

The Scott Pellerin Trophy goes to the most valuable player on the Black Bear team. Without a doubt the most valuable player is the guy who has played every game this season (as well as last year) it’s Devin Shore. I don’t need to mention his stats once again as you can find it in the Kariya Trophy section of this article. Devin Shore is the heart and soul of this team and wore the A patch on his sweater well as he’s earned his way to the top captaincy for the upcoming season. His effort, skill, and passion for the game has been unmatched as he shows that he’s got a bright future in the game of hockey. My projection for Shore will be one more year at Maine, then he heads to the Dallas system afterwards.

Thanks for reading and continue to check-in for more offseason news

Alex Quirk

About Alex Quirk

Alex covers UMaine Hockey for WMEB Sports, the sports department at WMEB 91.9 FM, as the sideline reporter/live-tweeter during the games. .