The Franklin High School boys hockey team was recognized for their historic year with several HockomockSports.Com awards.
Player of the Year
Franklin senior Ryan Spillane has been chosen as the 2015 HockomockSports.com Hockey Player of the Year. Spillane is the third player that has been chosen for this award and first from either the Kelley-Rex Division or from the Panthers.
|Ryan Spillane - Player of the Year (HockomockSports.com photo)|
Spillane was also chosen as the Hockomock MVP by the league's coaches after leading the Panthers to a perfect 10-0 record and a league title. In addition, he led the Panthers to a 17-4-3 record and a history-making appearance in the Super 8 tournament highlighted by his dramatic overtime game-winning goal against Xaverian.
Goalie of the Year
Franklin senior Ryan Shea has been named the 2015 HockomockSports.com Goalie of the Year. Shea is the second player to receive the honor in its third season being awarded. Oliver Ames goalie Jimmy Tierney was the recipient each of the past two years.
|Ryan Shea - Goalie of the Year (HockomockSports.com photo)|
“Ryan could arguably have been the MVP this season with performances that he turned in, including a second period that had everybody wowed against Malden Catholic in the Super 8,” said Hockomock Sports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “Ryan showed that he could compete with some of the best teams in the state.”
|HockomockSports.Com boys hockey first team (HockomockSports.com photo)|
Kyle Filbert joined Ryan Spillane and Ryan Shea on the First Team. Alec Borkowski was named to the Second Team and Mason Saunders was named to the Third Team.
Coach of the Year
Franklin head coach Chris Spillane has been chosen as the 2015 HockomockSports.com Hockey Coach of the Year. Spillane is the second coach to receive this honor in the three years that it has been handed out. Canton coach Brian Shuman won the award each of the past two seasons.
Spillane guided the Panthers to a 17-4-3 overall record and a perfect 10-0 in the Hockomock League. In addition, Franklin became the first Hockomock team to be selected for the prestigious Super 8 tournament and reached the tournament proper after an overtime win against Xaverian in the play-in game.
You can find the complete listing and writeups for the Hockey awards here