UMass takes two Hockey East awards as Makar chosen Player of the Year, Carvel Coach of the Year; BU’s Farabee wins Rookie of the Year

Greg Carvel led Massachusetts to a regular-season Hockey East championship this season (photo: Thom Kendall/UMass Athletics).

Hockey East announced Thursday night that Massachusetts sophomore defenseman Cale Makar has been named the Hockey East Player of the Year.

The award was presented as part of the 35th annual Hockey East championship awards banquet at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Mass.

Alongside Makar, Boston University freshman forward Joel Farabee was tabbed the Rookie of the Year for a season in which he led the Terriers in scoring with 13 goals and 18 assists for 31 points.

Additionally, UMass coach Greg Carvel collected his first Coach of the Year honor after guiding the Minutemen to the Hockey East regular-season crown and the top seed in the Hockey East tournament for the first time in program history.