Monday, 05 February 2018 22:13

Swayman, Robbins earn high distinctions for UMaine

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ORONO - On the heels of a 1-1 weekend against Merrimack College, two Maine men's hockey players earned high honors.


Maine freshman goalie Jeremy Swayman was named one of 16 semifinalists for the Walter Brown Award, given to the top American-born hockey play in New England. Swayman has had a breakout year in Orono, and is considered to be one of the top young goaltenders in college hockey.


Meanwhile, junior Brendan Robbins earned his first career hat trick in Maine's 4-3 win over Merrimack in overtime Friday night, and it also earned him a Hockey East honor. Robbins was named the conference's Co-Player of the Week, the first time he has done so this season.

Jon Alba

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Jon Alba joined ABC 7 and FOX 22 in September of 2015 to serve as sports director and anchor. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he served as general manager of the school's television station Q30 Television for two years.

During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

In the past, Jon has worked at MLB Network, alongside MLB Advanced Media. Additionally, his work has been featured on AOL Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @JonAlba.