Junior goalie Jeremy Swayman and head coach Red Gendron of the University of Maine have earned more postseason awards.
Swayman was named the most valuable player and Gendron was recognized as the coach of the year by the New England Hockey Writers Association.
Swayman was already recognized as the Hockey East Player of the Year and the recipient of the Mike Richter Award and the Walter Brown Award. The Richter Award is given to the nation’s top goalie and the Walter Brown Award goes to New England’s best American-born player.
The first-team East All-American was also one of the Hat Trick Finalists for the Hobey Baker Award that goes to the nation’s best player.
The native of Anchorage, Alaska, led the nation with a school-record 1,099 saves and his .939 save percentage ranked second in Division I and in school history. Swayman held teams to two goals or fewer 22 times in 34 games.
The 62-year-old Gendron, who concluded his seventh season behind the Black Bears bench, was the Hockey East Coach of the Year and a finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award as the national coach of the year.
Gendron led UMaine to a 18-11-5 record, the program’s best since the 2011-2012 campaign. UMaine went 12-9-3 in Hockey East play and earned the No. 4 seed for the league quarterfinals, which were cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Black Bears were 13-1-3 at Alfond Arena and went 10-3-2 over their last 15 games.