OFAs Hockey season could be best described as a roller coaster ride with dramatic highs and lows.
But Coaches Jon Frederick and Matt Morley were pleased that the low points were normally followed by upturns.
The final upturn came in the Blue Devils finale game when they lost at St. Lawrence Central 3-2 in overtime in the Section 10 Division II semi-finals just four days after losing to the Larries 7-0.
You dont know how much it meant to Coach Morley and I because of the way you guys showed up at St. Lawrence Central. You did everything we asked of you and we played well enough to win, said Frederick on Thursday at the teams awards banquet at the Ogdensburg Elks Lodge.
First Team All-NAC and Second Team All-State junior goaltender Dave Prudhomme was honored as the Outstanding Defensive Player and the Outstanding Offensive Player Award was shared by senior Jon Tayler and eighth grader Jared Barr.
Tayler, a five-year varsity player, finished with 31 career goals to stand fifth in scoring in the tenure Coaches Frederick and Morley. As an eighth grader Barr was cited for showing the potential to someday become one of the schools most prolific scorers.
Barr and fellow OFA eighth grader Broadie Woods both played on the St. Lawrence Thunder Bantam team which won the state championship over the weekend and qualified for the national tournament.
Junior defenseman Burke Comeau, who missed the banquet because he was playing in the New York State Midget Tournament with the Jefferson Jaguars, was honored with the Coaches Award.
Two seniors rounded out the award recipients.
Andrew Roddy received the Best Defensive Forward Award and Zach Barr received the Robert Hynes Memorial Award for dedication to the game.
The award is presented to honor the memory of Robert Hynes who was one of the founding fathers of Ogdensburg Minor Hockey.
The Blue Devils were also recognized for an outstanding grades which produced 10 NAC All-Academic Awards, an eight-player New York State Scholar-Athletic Award contingent which combined a 90.64 average and 12 other players who qualified for NYS Student-Athlete pins.
Earning NAC All-Academic Awards which is offered to sophmores, juniors and seniors were: Zach Barr, Burke Comeau, Dylan Jock, Josh Trathen, Jon Tayler, Nolan Rufa, Andrew Putman, Dave Prudhomme, Austin Morley-Sloan and Jordan Macauley.
The eight-man NYS Scholar-Athlete Team was composed of Eddie Swan (98.25), Burke Comeau (96.5), Andrew Roddy (95.6), Jared Berg (85.23), Austin Putman (89.7), Dave Middlemiss (89), Broadie Woods (87.43) and Dylan Jock (86).
Additional NYS Scholar-Athlete awards went to: Nolan Rufa (94.8), Austin Morley-Sloan (94.7), David Prudhomme (93.4), Jackson Troiano (93.25), Jon Tayler (92.4), Jack Kelly (92.27), Jared Barr (91.86), Andrew Putman (91.52), Zach Barr (90.15), Jordan Macauley (94.0), Josh Trathan (93.3) and Aiden Putman (95.36).