John Pasquale
John Pasquale
Year: 1998
Team: Ice Hockey

John Pasquale was the College’s top netminder for all four years of his college career. His goaltending has been described as “challenging to shooters”, “possessing inner confidence” as well as “outstanding”. He played for the Mohawks from 1982-1986. During his tenure, coach and teammates honored him three seasons in a row with the James Ellingwood Memorial Award. This award is given to the Most Valuable Player on the Hockey team in honor of their former coach, James Ellingwood. John played under Coach Ellingwood’s leadership his freshman season. He was honored with the award his sophomore, junior, and senior year.

His senior year was especially rewarding when his team won the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference Championship outright, for the first time in school history. He was also selected to the All – MASCAC team that year.

Following his stellar college career, John was invited to the Minnesota North Stars Hockey Camp. Over thirty free agents were invited and John made the cut, down to the last five. Unfortunately, the North Stars had an abundance of goaltenders so John was sent to North Carolina to play with the North Carolina Thunderbirds of the Atlantic Coast League.