April 8, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's hockey program held their annual end of the season team banquet on Saturday, April 5th at the Alumni Center on the Storrs campus.
The annual event featured both a photo slide show and video highlight presentation recap the 2013-14 season. The event also featured the presentation of the team's annual awards as well as recognition of this year's senior class, Matt Grogan, Brant Harris, Billy Latta and Jordan Sims.
Thomas J. Jacquard Award
Thomas Jacquard was a UConn hockey freshman in 1989 when he was involved in a fatal car accident while on his way home for Thanksgiving break. This award was created in his honor to recognize the freshmen athlete who has performed exceptionally well on the ice and has exemplified UConn Hockey off the ice. This year's recipient of the Thomas Jacquard award is Brent Norris.
Seventh Player Award
The Seventh Player is the man that every player would like to have by his side on the ice. He is voted on by his teammates as the athlete who has consistently performed above and beyond the call of duty. The winner of the 2013-14 Seventh Player Award is sophomore Patrick Kirtland.
Silver Bowl Award
Each year the Silver Bowl is awarded to the senior athlete who has exemplified what it means to be a Husky on and off the ice for his four years here. This year's winner is the epitome of UConn Hockey, as voted on by his teammates. Senior captain Billy Latta as this year's Silver Bowl winner.
The Most Valuable Player recognized the player who has provided the most for his team this season. This player's career as a Husky has amounted to 52 goals and 60 assists for a total of 112 points and he will leave a historic mark on UConn Hockey as he leaves as the all-time Division I leading scorer. This year's recipient was not able to attend the banquet because he recentley signed with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The 2013-2014 MVP is senior Brant Harris.
Coach John Chapman Award
The Coach John Chapman award is given to the player who has demonstrated what it means to be a leader. He is a player who continually made sacrifices for the team; always putting them first. This player is one who has consistently risen to any challenge, and has graciously accepted any task asked of him. The winner is chosen by the coaching staff and the 2014 recipient of the Coach John Chapman award is Jordan Sims.