ESPNBoston.com High Schools recently named its first ever Mr. Hockey winner with the inaugural honor going to Colin Blackwell, the St. John’s Prep senior and captain. This award now makes Blackwell high school hockey’s top male player of the state.
The panel that chose the winner of the Mr. Hockey award comprised of experts who came from the staff of ESPNBoston.com, high school coaches (hockey) and correspondents. Colin will be receiving the award in coming days.
ESPN High Schools’s co-editor Scott Barboza said that that particular season, no other player from the state had contributed to their teams’ success as much as Blackwell. He also acknowledged that Blackwell’s supreme display of talent in Super Eight and said that his leadership qualities are unquestionable and he a perfect ideal for hockey players.
Blackwell, who is the captain of his team – the Eagles is a resident of North Andover was also named the Catholic Conference’s Most Valuable Player when he led his team to its first final of Super Eight tournament.
During the regular season, this Harvard commit has secured 26 goals, 24 assists for 50 points and was also a +42. In the Division 1A tournament, to lead all scorers, he added 7 goals and 9 assists for 16 points.
Coach Kristian Hanson of the Eagles acknowledges too that Colin’s motivational and leadership skills are what propelled them to the Super Eight finals. He adds that the Mr. Hockey winner is an important player not only on the ice, but off it as well.
Colin not only works his magic in the ice rink but also excels in the Eagles Lacrosse team; he is a midfielder who is highly regarded. The team is presently reigning champions of Massachusetts’ Division 1.
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