2018-19 Standard-Times Boys Hockey
Player of the Year: Jacob ‘Spicy’ Lopes, GNB Voc-Tech
GNBVT’s #17, Jacob “Spicey” Lopes, has been a real stand-out on the ice throughout his entire season. Southcoast Today wrote a fantastic article about Spicy’s journey from his playing hockey as a child to The GNBVT family is proud of his accomplishments and the recognition that he has received as the Standard-Times Boys Hockey Player of Year.
“That’s why Bobby Orr was my guy — I always wanted to score,” he said. “One day I made a pass to a winger and he didn’t catch my pass, but I caught up to my pass and I scored. Then I moved up to center …” And he proceeded to craft an excellent career as a two-way centerman with the ability to lead all MIAA players in points with 72 (47 goals, 26 assists) and leading to his being named the 2018-19 Standard-Times Boys Hockey Player of the Year. “He plays all three zones every single shift he’s out there. To me he’s just as important without the puck as he is with it,” said Voc-Tech coach Mike Frey, who will also lose a highly respected captain. “He’s so respectful of the teammates, the officials. He’s just so down to Earth. It’s been a great ride, it’s been a pleasure.”