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  Annual Award Winners Announced

Once again, SJIceHockey (formerly SJSports Online) is pleased to announce our annual award recipients. As in years past, some winners were obvious, while others were slightly more difficult. Listed below are the 2008 winners and all awards will be given out prior to the Tier 1 Championship Game on March 3rd at Voorhees.

Tier 1 Player of the Year - Matt McDonald, Shawnee: Once again Matt had a super year as he led the league in goals with 41, assists with 34 and total points with 74, far and away tops in his class.

Tier 2 Player of the Year - Sean Sowney, Delran: Sean led Tier 2 in scoring and led the league in assists, and tallying 10 points in one game against Cherry Hill West.

Tier 1 Defenseman of the Year - Sebastian Sundberg, Shawnee: This exchange student was strong on defense and also chipped in with 31 points, his speed and versatility were invaluable assets.

Tier 2 Defenseman of the Year - Jared Annarelli, Cherry Hill East: Switching from offense to defense is not only difficult but selfless and that’s just what Jared did. His move to defense added stability and he also chipped in with 15 goals.

Leadership Award - Dan Folkman, Cherry Hill East: There are quiet leaders, leaders by example and talkative leaders. Dan is a talkative leader and leads by example as his 51 points were tops on his team.

Coach of the Year - James Macchione, Washington Township: Coming off back to back championships, graduation took away all of Townships top players. And after starting the season 3-4-1, they won 8 out of the final 10 games to finish strong. Winning with less is always difficult and this year we honor Coach Macchione.

JVA Player of the Year - Kevin Roth, Cinnaminson: Just a sophomore, Kevin is 11-1-2 and has his team right near the top of the division. Second in the league for starters in goals against average, Cinnaminson should be strong in nets for a few years.

JVB Player of the Year - Kyle Young, Lenape: Just a freshman, Kyle led his team in scoring with 28 points and also in goals with eleven. Playing with mostly freshman and sophomores, Lenape was involved in six one goal games, winning three. As the team develops and grows, good things should be on the horizon for Lenape.

Breakout Player of the Year - Brett Liszewski, Timber Creek: Brett joined the team early in the season and this freshman scored 24 goals in just 15 games and was a key player in Timber Creek’s rise to the top.

We would like to congratulate all the recipients and you can show your appreciation at the finals when they receive their awards.