MARLBORO, MA -The Junior Bruins are proud to announce that 2002 Junior Bruins AAA team defensemen Ian Moore and family are the recipients of the 2015 Thomas C. Federico Memorial Award.
The Federico Memorial Award goes to the player and family who best represent on ice success as well as the character, perspective and attitude that the Federico family had.
Moore has been a mainstay with the B's 2002 AAA team since its inception in 2010. That first year the team played in tournaments in Toronto, Montreal and at B's headquarters in Marlboro. Two years later, Moore was on the B's Brick team that traveled to Edmonton for the prestigious event. The team only lost one game that year in Edmonton but lost on a tie breaker to advance to the playoff round. The '02 Brick team was led by its stingy defense and goaltending and Moore was a big part of that success. He has been with the team each of the last six seasons.
"Ian is a coach’s dream," Chris Masters commented. "He just shows up, works hard, puts the team first and earns everything he gets. He plays at a high level, is a difference maker in games and plays his best against top teams." His attitude and style of play are reminiscent of Danny Federico. Tough to play against, great defender, great attitude and a great teammate.
Ian's parents, Mike and Stephanie, have equally earned this prestigious award. The bar that Tom and Mary Federico set is a high one. The same way that the Federico’s represented themselves and the Junior Bruins-with class, loyalty, gratitude and appreciation-is matched by the Moore family. The Federico’s always had a smile on their face and rooted for and was thrilled with the success that Danny’s peers had. Mike and Stephane are no different. Whether it is Mike on the bench (he helped coach the '02 Brick team and in years since Edmonton) working with a player and going out of his way to help him or it's Stephanie cheering the loudest for everyone except her son. Ian's borther Nolan, an accomplished player in his own right who played on the 2000 Minuteman Flames who won the Quebec International Pee Wee tournament, is no different than Danny's brother Tim and sister Kathleen. The support that Nolan provides Ian has been invaluable to Ian's development on and off the ice.
“I wish there were more families and players like the Moore's and Ian,” Masters continued. “They are everything that is “right” about youth hockey parents. Great attitude, never looking for any guarantee’s or promises…just thankful to be a part of the team and know their son will earn the ice time he gets and he will be appreciative of the experience. We are proud to have them as part of the Junior Bruins family”
Congrats to Ian ad the Moore family!
Federico Memorial Award Recipients
2015-Ian Moore and family
2014-Jack Williams and family
2013-Robert Radochia and family
2012-Sam Colangelo and family
Moore at the Brick tournament in 2012