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Pike's Peak Club Hosts 59th Annual Awards Banquet

Junior Nathan Gerbe earned the team's Most Valuable Player Award at the 59th Annual Pike's Peak Club banquet on Sunday in Waltham, Mass.

Junior Nathan Gerbe earned the team's Most Valuable Player Award at the 59th Annual Pike's Peak Club banquet on Sunday in Waltham, Mass.

April 20, 2008

The Boston College hockey team celebrated the 2007-08 season on Sunday afternoon with the 59th Pike's Peak Hockey Club Banquet at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Mass. The Pike's Peak Hockey Club, the program's booster organization, sponsored the event. BC also recognized the 25th anniversary team of 1982-83 and the 50th anniversary team of 1957-58.

Junior forward Nathan Gerbe earned the Norman F. Dailey Memorial Award as the team's most valuable player. Dailey was a goaltender on BC's 1949 national championship team.

Senior forward Matt Greene earned the John "Snooks" Kelley Memorial Award as the individual who best typifies Boston College hockey. Kelley was the legendary BC manager, player and coach.

Seniors Dan Bertram and Mike Brennan shared the William J. Flynn Coaches Award, decided upon by head coach Jerry York and his staff. Flynn was a former BC student-athlete, faculty member, coach and athletics director.

Senior Pat Gannon and sophomore Ben Smith shared the James E. Tiernan Award as the team's most improved players. Tiernan was the most valuable player in the 1956 Beanpot.

Freshmen goalie John Muse and freshman forward Joe Whitney shared the Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award, named in honor of the former BC goalie and long-time freshman coach.

Senior forward Joe Adams was presented with the Academic Excellence Award as the senior with the highest grade point average. Gannon Collected the Academic Award for Achievement.

Pike's Peak Club president Richard Schoenfeld '74 opened the program by making a special presentation to York, who has won 803 career games.

Boston College finished the 2007-08 season with a 25-11-8 record. The Eagles captured the Beanpot title, the Hockey East tournament title, advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four for the third consecutive season and captured the national championship.

Fr. Jack Harrington '79 delivered the invocation and Fr. Tony Penna delivered the benediction.

Presenting the awards were distinguished former players: Mike McCarthy '95, Barry Hynes '85 and Lee Blossom '83. Patrick Kelley McLaughlin, the grandson of the Eagle coaching legend Snooks Kelley, presented the Snooks Kelley Memorial Award.

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