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Four Seniors & Two Juniors Highlight January’s Selections

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils High School Player of the Month Program continues this season.  Players named for January 2009 are:  junior defenseman Tom Pesce (Delbarton School, Gordon Conference);  junior forward Colin MacDonald (West Milford, Northern Conference/NBIAL);  senior defenseman Tripp Garinger (Montgomery, Central Conference);  senior forward Corey Lunney (Red Bank, Southern/Shore Conference);  senior goaltender Troy Herman (Mendham, Morris County);  and senior forward Tim Kinsley (Notre Dame, Mercer County).

Tripp Garinger with Dainius Zubrus

Colin MacDonald with Niclas Havelid

Troy Herman with Bryce Salvador

Corey Lunney with Niclas Havelid

Tim Kinsley (left) with Johnny Oduya and December winner Mark Constantine

Each month, December through February, six student-athletes, one from each of six different conferences, are selected as recipients of the award.  Public A, Public B 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.

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 17th season that the Devils are honoring high school student-athletes.

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