DANBURY, Conn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast Hockey League announced its major award winners and all-conference teams on Friday, as voted by the league’s head coaches.
Tyler Beasley from Nichols College garnered the award for Player of the Year after averaging over a point per game in 2015-16. In their first year as a varsity program, the Endicott College Gulls collected two of the three remaining major awards. R.J. Tolan was voted as Coach of the Year by his peers after leading Endicott to a regular-season title, while freshman netminder Kevin Aldridge garnered the Goaltender of the Year award. Additionally, Curry College’s Mack Heisinger was selected as the league’s Rookie of the Year after a stellar season on the blueline for the Colonels.
Heisinger receives the award for Rookie of the Year after serving as both an offensive and defensive cornerstone for the Colonels in 2015-16. The first-year defenseman appeared in all 25 games for Curry this season, compiling a team-high 19 points on six goals and 13 assists overall. The blueliner’s 19 points, which included 14 points on five goals and nine assists in conference play, also stood as the most among all ECAC Northeast defensemen.