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ROSEN RECEIVES DUFFETT AWARD

Bob Rosen has been a staple of hockey in WNY for 30 years

Saturday, 04.13.2013 / 5:13 PM / News
By Kevin Snow  - Sabres.com
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ROSEN RECEIVES DUFFETT AWARD
A staple of high school and youth hockey in the region for the past three decades, Bob Rosen was today named as the 28th recipient of the J. Michael Duffett Award, presented annually to the coach whose contributions to amateur hockey in Western New York \u201Cbest exemplifies the knowledge, teaching, love of the game and gentle humanity of Mike.\u201D

A staple of high school and youth hockey in the region for the past three decades, Bob Rosen was today named as the 28th recipient of the J. Michael Duffett Award, presented annually to the coach whose contributions to amateur hockey in Western New York “best exemplifies the knowledge, teaching, love of the game and gentle humanity of Mike.” Rosen was presented with the award prior to the Buffalo Sabres-Philadelphia Flyers game at First Niagara Center.

Rosen has been a valuable member of the Amherst Youth Hockey Association for 30 years, leading his teams to four national championships during this time. In 1987-88, Rosen’s Amherst Junior “B” squad went 40-0-0, posting USA Hockey’s first undefeated season at that level.

For the last 23 years, Rosen has also served as the head coach of the Williamsville North varsity team. Throughout his tenure, the Spartans have captured four state titles, including an undefeated season in 2011. A two-time NYS Coach of the Year winner, Rosen is the active leader for most wins by a high school coach in New York State.

Rosen also served as an assistant coach at Canisius College for five years, coached the New York State team at the 1988 Hockey USA Select-17 National Tournament, and has been involved in the annual the Bowman Cup Showcase event for seven of the past nine years

In 1984, the Buffalo Sabres established the J. Michael Duffett Award in his memory. Mike was a student of the game and a coach with the Buffalo Bisons and the Amherst Hockey Association. A standout player at Nichols School and Clarkson College, he was working in the Sabres hockey department under Scotty Bowman and Roger Neilson at the time of his death after a long battle with cancer.

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3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
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11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
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13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
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M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82