The Princeton men's hockey team held its annual team banquet on Saturday, April 22 at the Hyatt in Princeton. The three seniors Marc Hagel, Derrick Pallis and Brodie Zuk were honored and five year-end awards were presented.
The first award presented on the night was the Vaughan Cup. It is awarded annually to that varsity player who best exemplifies perseverance and dedication to Princeton Hockey. The award was presented to senior Brodie Zuk, who suffered a series of injuries during his career. He finished his career playing in 76 games and scored five goals and 23 assists.
The Tucker Ironman Award, presented annually to that member of the Princeton Varsity Hockey Team who best exemplifies the Ironman spirit through his off-season preparation, commitment to conditioning and overall physical endurance. This year the award was given so junior Will MacDonald. MacDonald scored two goals and nine assists in 28 games played this season. His missed three games with an injury but rebounded following surgery to play in the final seven games of the season.
The Hobey Baker Trophy was presented to freshman Tyler Maugeri. The trophy is awarded annually to the team's freshman hockey player who, among his classmates, in play, sportsmanship and influence has contributed most to the sport, and has been handed out in each since 1950. Maugeri played in 26 games and finished with nine points on three goals and six assists. His first career goal was a memorable one, as he skated end-to-end to score the game-winning goal against Providence at the Denver Cup.
Princeton captain Marc Hagel was the recipient of the 1941 Championship Trophy and co-recipient of the the Blackwell Trophy. The 1941 Trophy is presented annually to that varsity player who best reflected the winning spirit of the 1941 championship team and in so doing was an inspiration to his teammates. The Blackwell Trophy is annually awarded to that member of the Princeton varsity hockey team who in play, sportsmanship and influence has contributed most to the sport. Hagel played in all 32 games and scored seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points. He played in 92 career games and scored 17 goals and 17 assists apiece.
The Blackwell Trophy was also given to sophomore Andrew Calof. Calof led Princeton in scoring with 31 points on 17 goals and 14 assists. He recorded 10 multiple-point games and tallied four game-winning goals. Calof was named second-team All-Ivy League this season.