Mike Owens is One of 10 Finalists for the Sid Watson Memorial Award

Senior forward Mike Owens
Senior forward Mike Owens

BABSON PARK, MA-A member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's hockey team is a finalist for the prestigious Sid Watson Memorial Award.

Senior forward Mike Owens (South Boston, MA/Winchendon School/Boston Jr. Bulldogs-AJHL) is a finalist for the award, named in memory of the longtime Bowdoin head coach. It honors the NCAA Division III National College Player of the Year and is presented by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

In 27 games this season, Owens led UMass Dartmouth with 23 goals and 17 assists for 40 points. His career totals include 42 goals and 38 assists for 80 points in 101 games with the Corsairs.

Owens ranks fourth in Division III with 0.85 goals per game, and his 27 goals place him a single goal behind the national leaders. He also led the MASCAC in points and tied for the lead in goals, was a member of the Massachusetts Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team, was the MASCAC Player of the year and was first team All-Conference. Owens led UMass Dartmouth's annual community service project, a 9/11 Remembrance Service, and made the Dean's List at UMD six times in his eight semesters.

"Mike Owens is a most outstanding captain, and it's a credit to him that he is one of the 10 finalists for the Sid Watson Memorial Award as the national player of the year," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach John Rolli. "His statistics speak volumes for his value on the ice, and he has done a great job off the ice as well."