2019 St. John’s Athletes of the Year & Team of the Year Awarded
And The 2019 Winners Are…
Female Athlete of the Year – Margaret “Mag” Davis Award
MAGGIE CONNORS (HOCKEY)
Maggie Connors dressed for Canada’s national women’s development hockey team in a three-game exhibition series with the United States national development team in August in Lake Placid, N.Y.
In her first season of NCAA Division I hockey with the Princeton Tigers in 2018-19, Connors was second on the Tigers in scoring with a team-high 26 goals and 43 points. She was 10th in the NCAA in points per game (1.34), second in the U.S. in goals per game (0.81), first in the nation in power-play goals (10), fourth in the nation in game-winning goals (6), and third in the NCAA in points per game for a freshman (1.34).
Connors was a first-team All-Ivy League all-star and second-team All-ECAC Hockey all-star. In addition, she was named to the ECAC All-Rookie team.
Male Athlete of the Year – Tom “Dynamite” Dunne Award
ALEX NEWHOOK (HOCKEY)
Newhook, 19, a freshman at Boston College, closed out his Canadian junior career last season in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Victoria Grizzlies.
Newhook was the BCHL’s MVP and Brett Hull Trophy winner as the league’s scoring champ with 38 goals, 64 assists and 102 points in 53 games while captaining the Grizzlies.
On top of that, Newhook was also named the top forward in Canadian junior A hockey for 2018-19.
His junior career was capped off in June when the Colorado Avalanche made him the 16th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Despite his freshman status with Boston College, Newhook is one of the Eagles’ top scorers in U.S. NCAA hockey this season.
Internationally, Newhook starred for Canada last April at the world under-18 championship in Sweden where he was named one of Canada’s top three players at the tournament. He had five goals and five assists in 10 games.
Canada dropped a 5-2 decision to the United States in the bronze-medal game.
Team of the Year – Coors Light Award
ATLANTIC ROCK U19 (RUGBY)
The St. John’s-based Atlantic U-19 squad played host to the Canadian championship in August and thumped the heavily-favoured Ontario Blues 21-5 on The Rock’s home turf, the Swilers Rugby Complex in St. John’s.
Of the 25 players on the Atlantic regional team, 18 are from St. John’s, including captain Michael McCarthy, and co-captain Campbell Clarke.
Under heavy rain, the Rock steamrolled Ontario early on, scoring a pair of first-half tries by McCarthy and Connor McKinney for a 14-0 lead, with Laurie Baldwin making good on the conversions.
Alex Hickman scored a try early in the second half with another convert by Baldwin to push the score to 21-0. Ontario managed to score a try late in the game to make it a 21-5 final.
Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate Maggie Connors (Hockey) On Being Named The City of St. John’s 2019 Female Athlete of the Year And The Recipient Of The Margaret “Mag” Davis Award!
Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate Alex Newhook (Hockey) On Being Named The City of St. John’s 2019 Male Athlete of the Year And The Recipient Of The Tom “Dynamite” Dunne Award!
Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate The Atlantic Rock U19 (Rugby) On Being Named The City of St. John’s 2019 Team of the Year And The Recipient Of The Coors Light Award!
Congratulations Atlantic Rock U19!