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Empire Players/Coach of the Month Selectees, February 2007

Chris Masters
Chris Masters
Boston Junior Bruins

8-1 record in February
1.87 GAA in February
6.00 Goals scored per game average in February

The team, the youngest in the league, had an unprecedented 81 point season and first overall seed for the second year in a row. The team had an 8-1 record during the month of February and their 2-1 win at Foxboro in the last game of the regular season gave the team its second 40 win season in the Empire League. No other team has hit the 40 win plateau in league history. The team also led the league in goals scored per game for the year with an average of 5.75 as well as leading the league in goals against average with a 1.93 GAA.




Joey DillonPlayer: Joey Dillon
Position: Defenseman
Team: Boston Junior Bruins

Team record in the month: 8-1
13 assists during the month

Dillon, a 1990 defensemen from Shrewsbury, MA led the Bruins defensemen in scoring for the month of February with 13 assists in 9 games. In those 9 games the Junior Bruins had an 8-1 record and clinched the Empire Jr. League's Regular Season title. Dillon also was a force in his own end helping to keep opponents to just 15 goals scored which is good for a 1.87 GAA. Dillon finished the season as the league's fourth highest leading scorer amongst defensemen.



Clay Witt
Player: Clay Witt
Position: Goalie
Team: Boston Junior Bruins
4-1 record
1.66 GAA
.940 Save Percentage

As one of the league's youngest goalies (1991 birth year), this Brandon, Florida native finished his rookie season with a great February positng a 4-1 record and being in net as the winnig goalie when the team clinched the regular season title. Witt is one of two Junior Bruins players invited to the NTDP Tryout Camp in March. Witt will be there along with teammate John Henrion.




Brian NehringPlayer: Brian Nehring
Position: Forward
Team: Fitchburg New England Junior Huskies

10 goals 7 helpers in 7 games team record for February 6-0-1


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