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High School Ice Hockey:
2001-2002 Hockey Awards Winners Announced

Thursday, February 21, 2002

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

South Jersey Sports Online is pleased to announce its third annual ice hockey awards presented to those who we felt stood out this year. This was a banner year for the SJHSIHL with over forty teams spread out in Tier 1 through JVB. The league continues to grow and the competition level has improved tremendously. The difficult task of scheduling and maintaining order has been handled with remarkable ease once again by league President John Andrews and the "Jack of all trades" Jack Anderson.

Here are this year's 2001-2002 SJSports Online Award Winners:

Tier 1 Player of the Year- Pat Henderson, Cherokee. Pat led his team in scoring and led the league with twenty-five goals and finished second overall in scoring while leading his team to a tie for first place.

Tier 2 Player of the Year- Chris Frynkewicz, Moorestown. Chris was third in the Tier 2 division in scoring and netted 36 goals this year while leading Moorestown in its inaugural season, to a 10-4-4 record.

JVA Player of the Year- Mike Sullivan, Clearview. Mike led his JVA team and the league in scoring with twenty-four goals and was instrumental in his team finishing tied for first.

JVB Player of the Year- Jesse Creek, Cherry Hill West. Jesse helped his team finish tied for first and he led the league with a 9-1-2 record and a goals against average of 2.00 and an impressive 90% save percentage.

Best Defenseman- David Gooch, Clearview. David utilizes his speed and desire to excel on the ice and also can play some offense as he scored 11 goals in 12 games.

Best Goalie- Chris Sabol, Cherokee. Chris went 11-3 this year and was a major reason for Cherokee finishing tied with Township for first place. This is also Chris' second award as he won the JVB award two years ago.

Leadership Award- Anthony Mottola, Cinnaminson. Anthony led Cinnaminson in scoring and his style of play and determination helped a young Cinnaminson team to a five hundred record.

Coach of the Year- Chuck Ketchell, Cherokee. Coach Ketchell led Cherokee to its best record ever and a tie for first in Tier 1. His in control style works well and his team should contend for the title.

Congratulations to all the recipients !!

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