April 1, 2012
The Providence College men's hockey team announced its annual awards on Sunday, April 1 during the team's 2012 Awards Banquet held at Biltmore Hotel in downtown Providence.
Senior goaltender Alex Beaudry (Cumberland, Ont.) received the Lou Lamoriello Most Valuable Player Award, while classmate Andy Balysky (Randolph, N.J.) earned the Thomas Eccleston Jr. Unsung Hero Award and the John Ferguson Team Academic Award. Freshman Ross Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) took home the Rev. Herman Schneider, O.P. Most Valuable Freshman Award and the Gates Orlando Award for most points. Senior Daniel New (White Plains, N.Y.) received the Ron Wilson Best Defensive Player Award, junior Tim Schaller (Merrimack, N.H.) collected the Rob Gaudreau Award for most goals and senior Matt Bergland (Faribault, Minn.) garnered the Mike Boback Award for most assists.
Beaudry played in 37 of 38 games in goal for the Friars. He tied a Providence College single-season record with three shutouts, including a 1-0 victory in game three of the Hockey East Quarterfinals at UMass Lowell. Beaudry also set two other PC career goalie records this season. He finished his career with a school-best 3,158 saves and 117 games played.
Balysky, who currently has a 3.65 cumulative grade point average, played in all 38 games as a co-captain. Balysky totaled career-highs in goals (7), assists (7) and points (14). He scored two short-handed goals and had one game winner.
Mauermann led Providence with 25 points (10 goals and 15 assists) and became the first Friar freshman to lead the team in points since 2008-09 when Matt Bergland did it with 27 points. He scored a team-high three short-handed goals and tallied two game-winning goals, including the winner in game three of the Hockey East Quarterfinals at UMass Lowell on March 11. Mauermann, who was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, became the first Friar to earn all-rookie team honors since Mark Fayne in 2007.
New served as co-captain of the Friars and recorded a career-high 14 points and 12 assists. His 12 assists and two power-play goals ranked tied for fourth on the team. In addition, 12 of his 14 points came in Hockey East action.
Schaller, who totaled seven goals in his first two seasons (67 games) at Providence, finished with a team-high 14 goals in 26 games as he battled through injuries. He ranked third on the team with a career-high 21 points. In addition, he was named one of 21 semifinalists for the 60th Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.
Bergland finished second on the team with 23 points and totaled 16 assists to lead the team. He recorded career highs three assists and four points in a win at then No. 1 Merrimack on December 3. In addition, he scored twice in a victory over then No. 12 Maine on February 10.
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