BURLINGTON, VT -- The 2015-16 season was another step in the right direction for the Vermont Lumberjacks. Despite a sub-500 record, the Premier team was as tough of a matchup as there was in the league, just ask the champions, the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs. The Monarchs won three of the four matchups during the regular season, but each game was decided by two goals or less including the annual 'Battle of the Border' series which came down to a single goal.
The Lumberjacks' Elite team finished with a similar record and gave their league champion, the Boston Jr. Rangers, as much as they could handle over the course of the year. The Lumberjacks and Rangers split their six matchups during the regular season.
As we continue to highlight the key takeaways from this past season, the Lumberjacks' did bring home some hardware at the end of the year.
On the the Premier side, Markuss Komuls was named a First Team All-Star, as the 18-year-old collected 37 points during his rookie season with the Lumberjacks. While in the Elite Division, Nicholas Cramer was named to the All-Star team, and Jim Mosso won Coach of the Year Honors.
The Lumberjacks have also had seven of their players make their NCAA Commitments so far, and here are the schools they'll be heading to this Fall:
As the Lumberjacks close the books on last season, the focus shifts, and they will look for Jack Burkel to lead the way this Fall.
“He was the strongest kid on our team last season,” said Lumberjacks head coach Doc DelCastillo said. “He’s in great shape. He does what he’s supposed to do off the ice, like hit the weight room.”
Read the complete future story on the Vermont Lumberjacks, written by Joshua Boyd of the USA Junior Hockey Magazine.
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