Two Bandits half-season U18 players were awarded the Boston Bruins MIAA sportsmanship award: Josh Dimond of Middleboro High School and Justin Cruickshank of Brockton High School have been defensive partners for the past three years, exemplifying what it means to be a Boston Bandits Hockey player.
For the 16th consecutive year, the MIAA and Boston Bruins have partnered to honor a student‐athlete from boys and girls high school ice hockey leagues across the state for best exemplifying a commitment to the ideals of sportsmanship throughout the season. These student‐athletes were selected by representatives of their league according to the following award criteria:
An exemplary record of complying, both in spirit and letter, with all league and MIAA rules and regulations during the season.
A demonstrated record of respectfully accepting the rulings of game officials.
A record of conduct, on and off the ice that brings honor to self, team, school, and community.
A commitment to teamwork by providing all members with recognition of their talents, an opportunity to contribute them to the team, and a spirit of camaraderie.
A demonstrated respect for opponents before, during, and after games.
The recipients of the 2018 Boston Bruins‐MIAA Sportsmanship Awards were honored on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the TD Garden during an intermission of the Boston Bruins game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.