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Violin claims second LSSU Most Valuable Player Award

Matt Violin

April 20, 2003

SAULT STE. MARIE - Sophomore goaltender Matt Violin was named the Lake Superior State hockey team's most valuable player during the 21st annual Soo Blue Liners Banquet held Saturday at the Walker Cisler Center.

Violin, an eighth-round draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks, appeared in 30 games this season and posted a 3.66 goals-against average and .904 save percentage. He ranked seventh in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association in saves with 908 and third in saves per game at 29.29. He was also LSSU's Perani Cup points leader, finishing ninth in the CCHA. Violin is the Lakers' first back-to-back MVP award winner since Jim Dowd in 1990 and '91.

LSSU senior captain and scoring leader Jeremy Bachusz received the Soo Blue Liner leadership award and was named Outstanding Forward. Bachusz totaled eight goals and 10 assists this season. He compiled 32 goals and 46 assists in 157 games during his five seasons at LSSU. This spring he also played seven professional games with the Arkansas RiverBlades of the East Coach Hockey League.

Freshman defenseman Steve McJannet was named Most Improved Player, while sophomore defenseman Ryan Reid was named Outstanding Defenseman. Freshman forward Jon Booras, who led the Lakers in goals with nine and had five assists, was named Most Outstanding Freshman.

The Gay Blade Award went to sophomore forward Derek Seal. Freshman walk-on goaltender Will Ciccone received the Student Athlete Award.

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