By Murray Gleffe, Correspondent
ASHWAUBENON-The Jaguars boys’ hockey team enjoyed their best season since 2010-11 in capturing 16 victories on the year.
They also finished 6-2 in FRCC action finishing second behind the Notre Dame Tritons.
During the season, the Jaguars had a stretch in which they didn’t lose a game from Dec. 24, 2017 all the way through Jan. 25, 2018.
For their work, the Jaguars were awarded a five seed at the WIAA Hockey Tournament, and also garnered eight conference awards at the end of the season.
Tyler Roethlisberger was a do-it-all player again for the team.
He finished his senior campaign with a team-high 43 points including 16 goals and 27 assists.
During the winning streak, Roethlisberger contributed an amazing 21 points to the team.
He was awarded the Co-Player of the Year by coaches, and athletic directors.
For his four career, Roethlisberger contributed over 70 points to the Jaguars hockey program!
Liam Golden is only a Junior in classroom terms but plays beyond his years on the rink.
He led the team with 24 goals and contributed 14 assists.
Many times, Golden was unstoppable in ‘open ice’ and was given Honorable Mention by the committee for his extreme talent.
Joe Deboth was the ‘unsung hero’ of the bunch quietly generating double-digit totals of goals and assists.
As a Senior, Deboth played on the front-line, anchored many scoring plays for the Jaguars, and was honored with a Honorable Mention medal.
Graham Manders, Matej Palfy, and Parker Dorn didn’t always get the recognition they deserve for playing defense.
However, this trio of defensemen not only protected Goalie Matt Piontkowski from giving up the net, they also stepped up on the offensive end as well.
For the season, they produced 20 goals and 50 assists, along with preserving a 2.84 goals against average for the Jaguars.
Manders was awarded first team honors, Palfy second team, and Dorn-Honorable Mention.
Other members amassing at least 10 points included Kaden Appleton (18), Joey Hamielec (11), Vojta Kucera (11), and Andre Stewart (10).
Jaguars Coach Matt Golden was awarded the coveted honor of ‘FRCC Coach of the Year’ by his fellow peers.
(FRCC 2017/18 All-Conference Hockey Teams)
Players of the Year:
Bryce Poshak-Notre Dame
Coach of the Year:
Bryce Poshak-Notre Dame -Forward -12
Tyler Roethlisberger-Ashwaubenon -Forward-12
Daniel Laatsch-Notre Dame-Defense-10
Brett Dutkowski-Green Bay-Goalie-11
Aaron Ribar-Bay Port-Forward-11
Brendan Poshak-Notre Dame-Forward-9
Grant Tritabaugh-De Pere-Forward-10
Matt Minch-Bay Port-Defense-12
Brody Van Den Heuvel-De Pere-Goalie-11
Carl Cano-Bay Port-Forward-9
Michael Thoreson-De Pere-Forward-11
Mason Paul-De Pere-Forward-10
Brian Dutkowski-Green Bay-Forward-12
Spencer Allen-Notre Dame-Forward-10
Jake Boxer-Bay Port-Defense-11
Cameron Leroy-Green Bay-Defense-12
Jacob Conrad-Notre Dame-Defense-10
Logan Braun-Notre Dame-Defense-12
Riley Baye-Bay Port-Goalie-11
Bo Buckley-Notre Dame-Goalie-10