The end of the hockey season brings with it award winners and new jobs. Here's a roundup of this week's happenings:
Pags to Colgate: Former Niagara goaltender Juliano Pagliero was hired as an assistant coach at Colgate after spending the last two seasons in a similar position at Holy Cross. Pagliero worked with Holy Cross goalie Matt Ginn, who finished his career as the program’s career leader in saves (3,857), save percentage (.917), shutouts (8), minutes (7760:46) and games played (129) by a goaltender. An All-Atlantic Hockey First-Team selection in 2014-15, Ginn was also a nominee for the Mike Richter Award after establishing school marks for save percentage (.931), shutouts (4) and goals against average (2.10) during his senior campaign. Pagliero graduated from Niagara in 2010 and backstopped the Purple Eagles in the ir 2008 run to the NCAA tournament.
Asmundson MVP: Set your face to stunned -- senior goalie Keegan Asmundson was named the Canisius Golden Griffins' most valuable player. Asmundson set school records with a 1.96 goals against average and a .930 save percentage. Other team award winners -- junior Ralph Cuddemi earned Top Forward honors, junior (and now departed for a pro career) Chris Rumble was Top Defenseman and freshman Ryan Schmelzer (Buffalo) was Rookie of the Year.
Sophomore defender Geoff Fortman received the Most Improved Player and Community Outreach Awards. Senior captain Doug Jessey earned the Dr. David B. Dietz Award, presented to a player for his dedication in both athletics and academics. Seniors Braeden Rigney and Logan Roe were honored with the Tom Chapman Memorial Award as the team's unsung heroess