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PPH players of the year: Jeromey Rancourt, Lewiston

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:09 am

PPH players of the year: Boys’ hockey: Jeromey Rancourt, Lewiston
The best athletes are recognized in three winter sports.

Boys’ hockey: Jeromey Rancourt, Lewiston
The senior forward capped his career with back-to-back Class A titles and won the Travis Roy Award.

... A captain the last two years, Rancourt tied for the team lead in scoring during the regular season with 44 points (18 goals, 26 assists) and had a goal and five assists in three playoff games. He also scored the winner in last year’s state championship game, which snapped a 13-year title drought for the program.

“His skill and performance on the ice and his character off it was obviously a huge factor in bringing our team together,” Belleau said. “He takes his role as a leader seriously. He’s always looking out for the players. We became a family.”

It didn’t take long for Belleau to recognize Rancourt’s potential. By his sophomore year, Rancourt was getting a regular shift and was an “All-State caliber player,” said Belleau.

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Re: PPH players of the year: Jeromey Rancourt, Lewiston

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:23 am

SJ Boys' Hockey Player of the Year: Rancourt a steady force on rink for Lewiston

..."A lot of that ability to see the ice and move the ice, you can talk about it all you want, but a lot of that is just natural," Lewiston coach Jamie Belleau said. "Jeromey obviously has good vision on the ice, sees the ice well, understands the importance of utilizing his teammates."

Besides getting in better shape, Belleau said Rancourt's biggest improvement came away from the opponent's net, where he was already prolific.

"As strong as our team was offensively and in every facet of the game, we would take a lot of pride in kids being able to play on the defensive side of things. And Jeromey's really contributed, like a lot of our other players, on the defensive side of things just as much as he did offensively," Belleau said. "He's taken really huge steps to round out his game. He's always been a really skilled player, and I really saw a huge difference in his ability to play in every facet of the game."

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