Empire Players/Coach of the Month Selectees, March 2007
Coach: Ryan Frew
Team: New Hampshire Junior Monarchs
Ryan Frew of the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs lead
his team to Nationals and went 4-1, losing only to power house St. Louis in the finals. His hard work, with that of his team, earned respect for his team and our league at the national level.
Player: Evan Gogonis
Team: Junior Bruins
Evan Gogonis anchored a defense that gave up a league low goals against average of .80 during their 8-0 playoff run. Gogonis also led all defensemen in scoring with 9 points en route to the league's playoff title. This '90 defensemen was a work horse often getting matched up with the other teams top line.
Player: Mark Schacker
Team: Apple Core
Mark Schacker Played in all 7 playoff games for Apple Core. He won 5 games with a 2.86 GAA and a .920 SA. His only two losses was to the Junior Bruins and New Hampshire Monarchs who will be representing the Empire League at the USA Junior B Nationals.
Player: Jay Pietrasiak
Team: NH Jr. Monarchs
Jay Pietrasiak had a 4 goal game, in a 5 to 4 victory against Apple Core, to put the Monarchs into the championship game and a berth at nationals. Was second in playoff scoring with 14 points.