Hockey East Media Kicks-Off 2010-11 Season
Sept. 29, 2010
BOSTON - Members of the UMass hockey team took part in the festivities of Hockey East Media Day on Wednesday at the TD Garden in Boston kicking-off the 2010-11 season. Captain Paul Dainton, assistant captains Danny Hobbs, Michael Marcou and Danny Hobbs all met with the media alongside head coach Don "Toot" Cahoon. Color analyst Brock Hines was named the Joe Concannon Media Award Winner.
Massachusetts was selected in the ninth spot with 26 points. Senior goaltender Paul Dainton will be a key component for Massachusetts this year with the early signings of Matt Irwin, James Marcou and Casey Wellman. Junior forward T.J. Syner will be asked to take an increased role UMass offense, after coming off a 20-point sophomore campaign in Amherst.
UMASS' BROCK HINES NAMED RECIPIENT OF 2010 JOE CONCANNON AWARD
Past radio experience for Hines includes hockey color commentary and football sideline reporting for Greenfield High School from 1989-1992. He just completed a 26-year run of hosting a weekly radio show at Deerfield's WGAJ-FM, In addition to his hockey duties at UMass, Hines also provided color for the Minutewomen basketball team during the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 seasons. In his tenure, he has teamed to win the Massachusetts Broadcaster award and a MA/RI Associated Press award for Best Sports Broadcast.
Hines is the president of the Albert B. Allen Insurance Agency in Greenfield where he has been since 1983 and is past president of the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Franklin and Hampshire Counties. He and his wife Laurie reside in Montague, Mass.
Hines played and coached hockey for over 25 years. He graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1979 and with a finance degree from Babson College in 1983.
The award was renamed in memory of long-time Boston Globe Sportswriter Joe Concannon in 2001. Each recipient has demonstrated a superior body of work in covering and promoting Hockey East over an extended period.
The Hockey East Association is a 10-team Division I college men's hockey conference and an eight-team Division I women's league which began play in 2002-03. Founded in 1983, the men's league has won seven NCAA championships in the past 18 years.
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