Tabor hockey player wins Boston Bruins award

Apr 2, 2018

A Tabor Academy senior has received an award from the Boston Bruins for combining "exceptional hockey skills with academic success."

Kelly Browne, of Burlington, received the John Carlton Memorial Trophy live on NESN during the second intermission of the March 29 Bruins game in Boston.

The Boston Bruins present the John Carlton Memorial Trophy annually to the "best male and female hockey players in eastern Massachusetts," who have also demonstrated proven academic success.

Browne's last season at Tabor included 27 goals and 13 assists (40 points in 22 games), earning her team’s Most Valuable Player Award. She is a three-year veteran of the team and served as one of the varsity captains this year.

In addition to Browne's leadership at Tabor, she was recognized as the New England Preparatory School Division I Player of the Year. She was also named the Most Valuable Player in the Independent School League.

Browne was a member of the Under-18 Women’s National Team which won gold at the Women’s World Championship in Dmitrov, Russia this winter. In the semi-finals, Browne scored a goal that tied the score and forced the game into overtime, where Team USA eventually won in a shootout, opening the door to the gold medal.

According to the Bruins, past winners of the Carlton Trophies include Ryan Donato of the Bruins, Ryan Fitzgerald of the Providence Bruins, and Jillian Dempsey and Mary Parker of the Boston Pride.

Browne will attend Boston College in the fall.