From the Bruins Website:
The Boston Bruins organization is proud to announce the 2012 recipients of the Boston Bruins Ice Hockey Sportsmanship Medal. These student-athletes were selected for best exemplifying a commitment to the ideals of sportsmanship throughout the season. These young men and women demonstrated a tremendous commitment to teamwork and exhibited respect both on and off the ice. For 10 years, the MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) and the Boston Bruins have partnered to honor one worthy student-athlete from every boys and girls ice hockey league statewide. Boston Bruins Hall of Famer and hockey legend John Bucyk will present each of these deserving athletes with their awards.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 27 during the second intermission of the Bruins/Lightning game beginning at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114 (on the Bruins bench)
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Hall of Famer and hockey legend John Bucyk
From the Rockport High School Website:
RHS junior Kyle Edmonds was named by the Commonwealth Athletic Conference the winner of the 2012 Boston Bruins – MIAA Sportsmanship Award winner! Congratulations Kyle. The award is given annually to one individual from each league who best exemplifies the highest standards of fair play and sportsmanship in high school ice hockey. Kyle will be presented his award on the ice on Tuesday, March 27th at the TD Garden during the 2nd intermission of the Boston Bruins game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Congratulations Kyle we are all very proud of you!
From the MIAA Website:
2012 BOSTON BRUINS-MIAA ICE HOCKEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
For the tenth consecutive year, the MIAA and Boston Bruins have partnered to honor a student-athlete from every boys and girls high school ice hockey league in the state for best exemplifying a commitment to the ideals of sportsmanship throughout the season. These student-athletes were selected by representatives of their league according to the following award criteria:
· An exemplary record of complying, both in spirit and letter, with all league and MIAA rules and regulations during the season.
· A demonstrated record of respectfully accepting the rulings of game officials during the season.
· A record of conduct, on and off the ice that brings honor to self, team, school, and community.
· An exhibited commitment to teamwork by providing all members with recognition of their talents, an opportunity to contribute them to the team, and a spirit of camaraderie.
· A demonstrated respect for opponents before, during, and after games.
These student-athletes were honored on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the TD Garden during the second intermission of the Boston Bruins game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kyle Edmonds (Gloucester, MA)
Rockport High School
Commonwealth Athletic Conference
A junior defenseman, Kyle served as a captain on the Rockport team that advanced to the semi-finals in the MIAA Division 3 North Tournament this season. Rockport Head Coach Derek Papalegis says, “He is adisciplined player. That’s why we put the ‘A’ on his jersey. He’s not a vocal leader but he leads by example. The way he plays is the right way, he always gives 110% and he does the little things. He makes smart passes, he will give up his body to make a play. You don’t necessarily have to be vocal to be an on ice leader, he does it by doing the right things.”
Woot! Kyle’s a great young man! Congrats!
Here’s Kyle with Joey Ciolino in the International Dories-
Bailing out the practice dories-