MANSFIELD, Mass. – Graduate student Joe Collins (Mansfield, Mass.) of the Southern New Hampshire University ice hockey team was named the 2016-17 Northeast-10 Conference ice hockey Player of the Year on Friday, as the league announced its major award winners and All-Conference teams. Freshman Jared Goudreau (Manchester, N.H.) was also honored by the NE10, as he was named to the All-Rookie Team.
Collins earns the Northeast-10 Player of the Year distinction for the second time in his career after previously winning the award after the 2013-14 campaign. In his final season in a Penmen uniform, Collins registered a league-high 34 points on 11 goals and 23 assists in 27 games. He led the NE10 in points per game (1.26), game-winning goals (4), assists and was fourth in goals scored. Collins tallied at least one point in 16 contests, turned in 12 multipoint efforts and had at least three points on four occasions. He is the first two-time NE10 Player of the Year since Assumption College's Taylor Larsen in 2010-11 and 2011-12, and just the third in league history. Collins was also named First Team All-NE10 for the third time in his career and was an All-Conference choice in each of his four seasons at SNHU. Collins finishes his career with 136 points on 48 goals and 88 assists in 103 games, which is No. 11 all-time at Southern New Hampshire, and is the highest career scoring total by a Penmen ice hockey player since 2008.
Goudreau finished his first year at SNHU with 10 goals and five assists for 15 points in 18 games. He finished fourth in the NE10 in freshman scoring, No. 20 in overall scoring and led all rookies in points per game at 0.83 per contest. Goudreau notched a point in eight games this season, registered five multi-point contests and had three points in a game three times.
The Southern New Hampshire University ice hockey team closed out its 2016-17 season with an overall record of 13-14 and a 4-7 mark in the NE10.
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