Manson gets individual awards
Daily Herald Staff
Former Prince Albert Minto captain Josh Manson has capped his most successful collegiate season by claiming a pair of individual honours.
Manson, who is in his third year at Northeastern University in Massachusetts, was named the Old-Time Hockey Best Defensive Defenceman along with gaining a spot on the Hockey East second team all-star squad.
Manson played in 30 games with the Huskies this year scoring three goals and collecting seven assists while also posting a plus-12 rating in the plus/minus category. His output this year equalled what he accumulated in 66 games over the previous two seasons at Northeastern.
Prior to going to Northeastern, Manson played two years with the Mintos before heading west for a pair of seasons with Salmon Arm of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League. A sixth-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks in 2011, Manson helped the Huskies post a 19-14-4 record in the regular season before they were eliminated in a hard-fought deciding game of a best-of-three quarter-final series against New Hampshire last week.
Manson, who has one more year of NCAA eligibility, will return to Northeastern next year where he will complete his studies in criminal justice.