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Lynch to Receive Bruins MIAA Sportsmanship Award

Milford High School hockey player Griffin Lynch, shown here playing for his team, will receive the Boston Bruins MIAA Sportsmanship Award for the Hockomock League at the March 31 Bruins game against the Panthers. Contributed photo

Milford High senior Griffin Lynch anchored the Scarlet Hawks' hockey team both on and off the ice this season. For his efforts, he'll be receiving the Boston Bruins MIAA Sportsmanship Award as the Hockomock League's representative.
"I found out a couple of weeks ago when coach (Michael) Balzarini called me," Lynch said. "I was thrilled when he told me a it caught me completely by surprise."
Lynch served as a co-captain of the Milford squad. He scored six goals and added 11 assists for a total of 17 points, the fourth highest total on the MHS roster.
"He's a quiet leader but he really leads by example," Milford head coach Michael Balzarini said. "Starting in September he organized our captains practices and all of the off-ice gatherings we had. He is a mentor for the younger kids coming up and despite being a senior captain he never views himself as being above anyone. He embraces everyone the same way to make sure they feel like they're part of the team."
After nominating Lynch, Balzarini wrote a letter to the MIAA explaining why he thought his player deserved the award. "Writing that letter made me realize even more what an asset he was to the team," the head coach said. "This is a prestigious honor. No MHS hockey player has ever been recognized in this capacity and for him to represent the school, the team, and the town is terrific."
Lynch will join the representatives from the other leagues around the state at the Bruins game on March 31 against the Panthers. After a pre-game reception, the entire group will be recognized during the game and acknowledged by the crowd.
"I am really excited," Lynch said, "This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
With Lynch's help, Milford captured its first postseason win in program history. His senior class helped engineer a turnaround from a team that didn't win a game the year before they arrived to a team that advanced in the sectional tournament this winter. Lynch said he did his best to help out his teammates in all aspects of the game. "I think I try to set a good example for the underclassmen and for my fellow seniors," he said. "I try to go about things the right way and try to play the game with class. This season was definitely a memorable one. To win that playoff game was awesome and a huge boost for our program."
Lynch will finish up his high school sports career with the Milford High baseball team this spring. He's expected to be one of the squad's starting pitchers. He will attend Michigan State University in the fall. Lynch has not decided whether he will participate in sports at the club level in college. He plans to focus on his studies and a major in marketing.
"I wanted a big school with big time school spirit," he said. "I went out to visit a couple of weeks ago and I really liked it. I just recently committed and I can't wait to get out there."




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