Each year, the ACHA, through a coaches' poll, selects outstanding players from each of its four regions (Northeast, Southeast, Central, and West) to two All-American Teams (1st and 2nd team). The coaches also nominate an All-American MVP and a National Coach of the Year. In addition, the coaches also nominate All-Region Teams (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) as well as an All-Region MVP and a Regional Coach of the Year.
Previous Years' Honorees
Year Recipient Honor
2010-2011 Jeff Sawhill 2nd Team All-American
2010-2011 Jeff Sawhill 1st Team All-West Region
2010-2011 Andy Dickerson 2nd Team All-West Region
2010-2011 Alessandro Mullane 3rd Team All-West Region
2009-2010 Jeff Sawhill 2nd Team All-American
2009-2010 Jeff Sawhill 1st Team All-West Region
2009-2010 Andy Dickerson 2nd Team All-West Region
2008-2009 Sean Scarbrough 3rd Team All-West Region
2007-2008 Sean Scarbrough 3rd Team All-West Region
2006-2007 Ryan Lowe 2nd Team All-West Region
2006-2007 Ian Fazzi 3rd Team All-West Region
2005-2006 Ron Glasow National Coach of the Year
2005-2006 Ryan Lowe 1st Team All-American
2005-2006 Ryan Lowe 1st Team All-West Region
2005-2006 Sean Scarbrough 3rd Team All-West Region
2004-2005 Ron Glasow West Region Coach of the Year
2004-2005 Ryan Lowe 1st Team All-West Region
2004-2005 Sean Scarbrough 2nd Team All-West Region
2003-2004 Ryan Richardson 2nd Team All-American
1994-1995 Mike Bruins 1st Team National All-Tournament Team
At the end of every season the SJSU Hockey family comes together and recognizes their members' most outstanding achievements by way of four prestigious team awards: The Gilbert Ip Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player), The Gordie Turner Award (Most Dedicated Player), The Steve Stich Award (Most Improved Player), and The Barney Award (Toughest & Most Disciplined).
2013-2014 Award Winners
Sam Cimino & Mario Retana
The Gilbert Ip Memorial Trophy

In a franchise first, the Gilbert Ip Memorial Trophy was shared by two equally valuable individuals: Sam Cimino and Mario Retana. Serving as team captain in his 5th and final season, Sam was a leader in every sense of the word. Far and away the team's most dangerous offensive threat, Sam shattered all-time leading scorer Sean Scarbrough's single-season goal scoring record (40) with 46 tallies in only 34 games and finished 2nd only to Scarbrough on the all-time scoring list with 291 points. He tied Andy Dickerson's single-season points record (74) and registered an astounding 6 hat tricks and 14 multi-goal games. His value can be most plainly seen in the team's record when he found the back of the net (18-7-0) versus when he failed to score (3-5-1).

Mario, meanwhile, was a rock between the Spartan pipes for the 2nd straight season. Starting 28 of 35 games, Mario finished with a 20-9-0 record and posted a career high 4 shutouts. His .913 save percentage was the highest since All-American Ryan Lowe patrolled the crease in the mid-2000's. Mario regularly faced a barrage of rubber (five games of 50+ shots, eleven games of 40+ shots), but was rarely fazed. The team leaned on him the most in their run to Nationals when he stopped 56 of 57 shots in 2 games at the West Regional Playoff to backstop the team to their first trip to Natty's since 2011.
Alex Azevedo
The Gordie Turner Award

In his 5th and final season, "Azzy" became one of the team's most reliable defenders and his tireless efforts on and off the ice earned him the respect of his teammates and the Gordie Turner Award as the squad's Most Dedicated Individual. Alex chipped in 2 goals and 7 assists at the offensive end and regularly stymied the opposing teams' top scorers with dogged pursuit in the defensive end, but where he really made his mark was on the penalty kill. While blocked shot totals weren't published publicly it was clear to anyone watching SJSU games that Alex blocked a ton of shots; easily earning the title of the most "black and blue" Spartan on the squad. Those selfless acts on a nightly basis were a big reason why Alex was deemed the Most Dedicated Spartan in 2013-14.
Keanu Deguchi
The Steve Stich Award

The Most Improved Player award went to a Spartan rookie for the second year in a row as Keanu Deguchi was honored for his efforts during the 2013-14 season. While he only contributed a goal and 2 assists at the offensive end of the ice, Keanu provided great contributions in many other areas. After struggling to find ice time early in the season, Keanu became a valued member of the Spartans' 4th "energy" line and often paired with veteran Vince Kilduff to help disrupt the opposing teams' top offensive stars. Keanu's role was expanded later in the year to include regular penalty killing and occasional power play duties.
Nicholas Matejovsky
The Barney Award

Four seasons in the books and four times Nick has been selected as the team's Barney Award winner in recognition of his place as its most physical Spartan warrior. With that kind of track record there is a good chance Nick will win the "Matejovsky" at the end of 2014-15. Nick succeeded Kyle Dutra as the top-line center and running mate of sniper Sam Cimino and he did not disappoint, leading the team in assists (35) while finishing second in goals (25) and points (60). His physical reputation was not only represented in the bone-crushing hits he levied on the forecheck, but also in his penalty minute total which exceeded the century mark (104) for the first time in his career.
Previous Years' Award Winners
The Gilbert Ip Memorial Trophy
Gilbert Ip was an original member of the SJSU Hockey team who tragically died in 1992. The MVP trophy is awarded annually to the player as voted by his teammates to have made the greatest on-ice contributions to the team throughout the year.
Year Recipient
1990-1991 Cody Smith
1991-1992 Elliot Chung
1992-1993 Martin Denis
1993-1994 Ian McKenzie
1994-1995 Joel Jenkins
1995-1996 Joel Jenkins
1996-1997 Danny Thibeau
1997-1998 Ryan Berry
1998-1999 Tyler Ham
1999-2000 Eric Lahrs
2000-2001 Scott Mittleman
2001-2002 Jason Marconcini
2002-2003 Aaron Scott
2003-2004 Mason Nave
2004-2005 Sean Scarbrough
2005-2006 Ryan Lowe
2006-2007 Ryan Lowe
2007-2008 Sean Scarbrough
2008-2009 Sean Scarbrough
2009-2010 Sam Cimino
2010-2011 Alessandro Mullane
2011-2012 Kyle Dutra
2012-2013 Kyle Dutra

The Steve Stich Award
The Steve Stich award is given annually to the player who demonstrates the most improvement in all aspects of the game over the course of the year. Steve was the founder of the SJSU Hockey club, its first president, its first leader, and a man whom all of us will forever be indebted to. In 1994 the MIP was fittingly re-christened the “Stich”.
Year Recipient
1991-1992 Steve Stich
1992-1993 Keith Holowicky
1993-1994 Keith Holowicky
1994-1995 Cory Nykoluk
1995-1996 Dan Dzacowic
1996-1997 Jeff Fucik
1997-1998 Peter Hayes
1998-1999 Brendan Bligh
1999-2000 Chris Sakai
2000-2001 Jim Hennessy
2001-2002 Tevia Arlidge
2002-2003 Kevin Von Raesfeld
2003-2004 Trevor Lee
2004-2005 Kelly Spain
2005-2006 Aaron Hernandez
2006-2007 Shawn Hickey
2007-2008 Walt Chu
2008-2009 Jeff Kuncaitis
2009-2010 Richie Norris & Mason Console
2010-2011 Adam Steadman
2011-2012 Richie Norris
2012-2013 Sam Shayesteh
The Gordie Turner Award
The Gordie Turner Award is presented to the Spartan player who best exemplifies the true meaning of commitment and dedication to the team. Gordie was a member of the team for four years, during which time he never missed a practice, never missed a game, and was a constant inspiration to his teammates. That selfless attitude is what SJSU Hockey prides itself on duplicating each and every year and hopes to generate in each and every player both on the ice and in all aspects of life.
Year Recipient
1991-1992 Gordie Turner
1992-1993 Gordie Turner
1993-1994 Gordie Turner
1994-1995 Lou Siville
1995-1996 Mike Bruins
1996-1997 Alex Hidas
1997-1998 Alex Hidas
1998-1999 Alex Hidas
1999-2000 Steve Junor
2000-2001 Chris Webber
2001-2002 Steve Junor
2002-2003 Chris Sakai
2003-2004 Ray Kellam
2004-2005 Ray Kellam
2005-2006 Ray Kellam
2006-2007 Max Ramsay
2007-2008 Robbie Vaughan
2008-2009 Andy Dickerson
2009-2010 Steven Stichler
2010-2011 Andy Dickerson
2011-2012 Walt Chu
2012-2013 Nicholas Matejovsky

The Barney Award
The Barney Award was instituted in 2005 in honor of graduating senior Jon Barney and has henceforth been awarded to the Spartan warrior who through his attitude and play has shown that he will do anything to ensure the success of his team.
Year Recipient
2004-2005 Jon Barney
2005-2006 Ian Fazzi
2006-2007 Ian Fazzi
2007-2008 Skyler Yu
2008-2009 Skyler Yu
2009-2010 Kyle Dutra
2010-2011 Nicholas Matejovsky
2011-2012 Nicholas Matejovsky
2012-2013 Nicholas Matejovsky
Since its inception in 2006, the Club Sports Department at San Jose State University has given out a plethora of end-of-year awards to its teams, including Coach of the Year, Alumni of the Year, Advisor of the Year, Player of the Year, Play of the Year, and Team of the Year. In 2010, the format changed slightly so that in addition to the cross-sport awards each team could hand out some individual awards, including Newcomer of the Year, Most Improved Player, and MVP.
Previous Years' Award Winners
Year Recipient Honor
2009-2010 Team Team of the Year
2009-2010 Andy Dickerson Most Valuable Player
2009-2010 Richie Norris Most Improved Player
2009-2010 Sam Cimino Newcomer of the Year
2008-2009 Kristin Appleton Alumni of the Year
2007-2008 Ron Glasow Coach of the Year
2007-2008 Kristin Appleton Alumni of the Year
2007-2008 Jason Goldstein Soul Award
2007-2008 Mickey Rhodes Play of the Year
2006-2007 Team Team of the Year