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#1 smelly

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 05:41 PM

Ramsey's Jim Hunt Named Recipient of
2003 Dr. John J. McMullen Service to NJ Hockey Award

East Rutherford, NJ – Jim Hunt of Ramsey, NJ was today named the recipient of the 2003 Dr. John J. McMullen Service to New Jersey Hockey Award. The award is presented annually by the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils to those who have supported amateur hockey throughout the state.

Hunt, 37, is currently in his third season as head coach of Fairfield University (MAAC). He joined the Stags in 2000-01 after spending the 1997-00 seasons as assistant coach and assistant director of player personnel for the United States National Team development program. While with the national team, Hunt’s responsibilities included training the U.S. National under-17 and under-18 teams for both domestic and international competition. He served as assistant coach for the national team evaluation camps (1997-00), and as assistant coach for both the 1994 and 2000 under-17 squads. The 1994 team earned a Silver Medal at the World U-17 Challenge.

Hunt’s coaching career began as assistant coach with his alma mater, St. Mary’s University (MN) in 1985. In 1987, he became head coach at Paramus Catholic High School (NJ) where he served through 1992. From 1992-97, Hunt was general manager/head coach of the New Jersey Junior Devils, leading the team to two Metropolitan Junior League championships, and three national championship appearances.

Hunt has served as director of player development for USA Hockey’s Atlantic District since 1996, and is responsible for implementing the process of identification, training, and developing players from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Jim was born in Fort Lee, NJ, and currently serves his hometown as a detective. He and his wife, Traci, reside in Ramsey, NJ with their two sons, James and Vincent.

Dr. John J. McMullen Service to New Jersey Hockey Award

Season Recipient Season Recipient
1983-84 Les Dodson 1993-94 Harvey Cohen
1984-85 Jim Measday 1994-95 Bob Auriemma
1985-86 Glenn Resch 1995-96 John Warchol
1986-87 Butch Fortunato 1996-97 Mike Nardello
1987-88 Paul McInnis 1997-98 Vin Godleski
1988-89 Max McNab 1998-99 Joan & Tony Mariconda
1989-90 Ken Gesner 1999-00 Lou Lamoriello
1990-91 Dick Trimble 2000-01 Mike Reynolds
1991-92 John J. McMullen 2001-02 Nancy Hughes
1992-93 No Winner 2002-03 Jim Hunt
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#2 Nieuwy25

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 07:38 PM

Thanks, smelly!
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Winner of the 2004 Lady Byng Award and the 2003 and 2004 Joe Nieuwendyk award.
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#3 sammyk

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 09:09 PM

Hehe, it was nice of the Devils to email us about that! :D
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