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Greenwich Hockey Star Garners Honor

Greenwich native and Boston College junior Cam Atkinson has been named Greenwich Sports Person of the Year by the Fairfield County Sports Commission . Last winter, the 5-foot-8, 175-pound forward had a superb sophomore season and was a key player in leading Boston College to the NCAA hockey championship.

Atkinson scored two goals to lead the Eagles to their 5-0 victory over Wisconsin in the Frozen Four national championship game April 10 at Ford Field. Atkinson, who netted a goal in BC's 7-1 victory over Miami in the earlier semifinal game, earned All-Tournament recognition.

Atkinson led the nation in goal scoring with 30, while racking up a team-high 53 points, adding 23 assists and playing all 42 games. He won the Norman F. Dailey Award for the program's Most Valuable Player. Atkinson was the NCAA Northeast Regional Most Outstanding Player after leading the Eagles to victories over Alaska and Yale.

Atkinson was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the sixth round (157th overall pick) of the 2008 NHL entry draft his freshman year. He scored seven goals and had 12 assists in 36 games and earned the Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award.

Atkinson enrolled at BC after a superb prep school career at Avon Old Farms. He is the only player in school history to win three New England Division I Prep School championships.

Atkinson will be honored along with award-winners from every other Fairfield County town Monday at the annual SportsNight dinner. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Limited tickets remain and can be purchased at the FCSC website . For further information, contact Tom Chiappetta by email or at 203-251-8481.

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