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Four Seniors, One Junior & One Sophomore Highlight February’s Selections

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils High School Player of the Month Program continues this season.  Players named for February 2008 are:  senior forward Ryan Mara (St. Augustine Prep, Gordon Conference);  sophomore goaltender Matt Braun (Ramsey, Northern Conference/NBIAL);  senior forward Joe Della Serra (Cranford, Central Conference);  senior forward Tim Higgins (Manasquan, Southern/Shore Conference);  junior forward Matt Willows (Morristown-Beard, Morris County);  and senior defenseman Drew Scannella (Hopewell Valley, Mercer County).

From left to right: Matt Braun (Feb. 08 Player of the Month), Matt Redden (Jan. 08 Player of the Month) defenseman Sheldon Brookbank, Joe Della Serra (Feb. 08 Player of the Month).

From left to right: Matt Langer (Jan. 08 Player of the Month),  defenseman Paul Martin, Drew Scanella (Feb. 08 Player of the month), Tyler Novielli (Jan. 08 Player of the Month)

Each month, December through February, six student-athletes, one from each of six different conferences, are selected as recipients of the award.  Public and Non-Public All-Tournament Teams will be selected in March and an overall High School Player of the Year will be chosen at the conclusion of the season.

Rod Pelly and Ryan Mara
Winners are based on nominations received from varsity ice hockey coaches throughout the state and voted on by local media.  Award winners and their guests receive tickets to a Devils' game, a plaque presented by a Devils' player, and dinner compliments of the Devils.  This marks the 16th season that the Devils are honoring high school student-athletes.

For further information, please contact the Devils’ Communications Department at 973-757-6100.