Hockey Salutes Season at Team Banquet

Apr 15, 2020

Hockey Salutes Season at Team BanquetThe Army West Point Hockey team celebrated its promising 2019-20 season Tuesday evening with a virtual team banquet to honor the Black Knights' successes and to salute the senior class.

In addition to the team awards given out, the Black Knights announced John Zimmerman and Matt Berkovitz as the team captains for the 2020-21 season, while Cody Fleckenstein and Colin Bilek were voted alternate captains.

Henry "Hal" Beukema Award
Henry "Hal" Beukema (USMA '44) was the captain of the 1944 Army hockey team and the son of a distinguished department head at the Academy. Following his graduation from West Point, Beukema became an Air Force pilot and served overseas in Berlin as well as in the states at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. He died in a crash near Langley AFB in Virginia on Jan. 19, 1954, after achieving the rank of major.

The Beukema Award, which was initiated in 1955, is given each year in the memory of Maj. Beukema to the Army hockey team's most valuable player and is voted on by team members.

2019-20 recipient: Dominic Franco. Read more.


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