Colgate honors former player, current school administrator Decock with Silver Puck Award

Colgate and the Silver Puck Club honored Murray Decock with the Silver Puck Award on Feb. 27 at the Hall of Presidents on campus.

The Silver Puck Award is given by the club to a person or persons whose continued support and contributions to the Colgate program “warrant special recognition and applause,” according to a school-issued news release. The award is puck-sized and silver-plated, weighing three pounds and inscribed with the recipient’s name.

Decock has been closely associated with Colgate for nearly 40 years ever since his arrival on campus as a freshman in the fall of 1976.

A four-year member of the program, Decock appeared in 115 games for the Raiders, compiling 91 points on 40 goals and 51 assists. His best season came during his junior campaign of 1978-79 when he tallied 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) in 28 games.

“I cannot think of a more worthy recipient of the Silver Puck Award than Murray Decock,” Colgate coach Don Vaughan said in a statement. “Murray has a passion for Colgate that is second to none. His hard work and commitment to excellence have allowed not only the men’s hockey program, but also the entire Colgate community, to thrive and prosper. We are appreciative of all that he does to make Colgate such a special place.”

Decock served as vice president for the Office of Institutional Advancement at Colgate since 2002 and was promoted to senior vice president for External Relations, Advancement and Initiatives last July.