Dakota Bohn Named DOY

by Brooks Hill

BINGHAMTON - The Federal Prospect's Hockey League has named Dakota Bohn the Defenseman of the Year.  The rookie from Saginaw, Michigan is the third Black Bear player to receive this honor. (Powell '22 & Schultz '23)  

Bohn appeared in 44 games this season for Binghamton.  He has recorded 16 goals and 35 assists, averaging over a point per game.  12 of his 16 goals have occurred on special teams, he tied the team-high 10 power play goals, and accounts for two of the team's short-handed tallies.  The young defender has recorded eight, three-point games, including a hat trick against the Motor City Rockers on February 9th.    

He has been a staple on the blue line this season, paired up with rookie all-star, Dan Stone, both products of Adrian College.  The pair consistently led the defensemen in ice-time.  With a +23 rating, there is no doubt the Black Bears will lean on Bohn in upcoming Commissioner's Cup Playoffs.    

"Honestly, It's pretty cool that me and (Dan) Stone got recognized for awards.  I'm so glad that Coach Sherwood allowed us to play together all season long.  I know I can bump up to offense knowing Stone has me covered.  This season has been amazing and I know all of the guys are looking forward to playoffs." -Dakota Bohn  

The Black Bears take on the Watertown Wolves in the first round of the Commissioner's Cup Playoffs. Game One will take place Friday inside the Watertown Municipal Arena at 7:30 p.m. Game Two is set for 7 p.m. inside the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton on Saturday. If Game Three is needed, it will also be played in Binghamton on Sunday at 6 p.m. 

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