Prior to the start of his senior season, Ashland High ice hockey captain Casey Skolnik set two most ambitious goals: lead his team to a repeat championship in the Southern Oregon League and score 100 points.

Prior to the start of his senior season, Ashland High ice hockey captain Casey Skolnik set two most ambitious goals: lead his team to a repeat championship in the Southern Oregon League and score 100 points.

Skolnik accomplished the first while falling just shy of the second. But the Ashland center, who amassed 94 points in 19 games this season, was an overwhelming choice as the league's Player of the Year in a vote of the six head coaches.

The 6-foot-3 Skolnik, a four-year letterwinner who hopes to play either collegiately or in junior hockey next winter, proved equally dangerous whether shooting or passing, accomplishing the remarkable feat of leading the league in both goals (47) and assists (26) during the regular season. He scored in every game, getting at least two goals 17 different times. He either scored or assisted on 75 percent (73 of 97) of Ashland's goals during the regular season and 87 percent (21 of 24) during the playoffs.

"Casey's a special player," Ashland coach Tom Harrison said earlier in the season. "He's a bit of a man among boys out there at times. He's blessed with a significant amount of size, but he also has remarkable skills in his hands."

Skolnik's goals and point mark are thought to be league records, although statistics are difficult to compare because of the increase in number of games played each season. Ashland's Cody Schoonover, for example, scored 37 goals in a 10-game regular season in 2004-05. Skolnik had posted 65 points (35 G, 30 A) in a 12-game regular season en route to winning the Player of the Year award as a junior.

Skolnik was joined on the SOL first team by a pair of sophomore forwards: Churchill's Riley Klum (19 G, 8 A) and South Medford's Dane Irving (26 G, 5 A).

Skolnik's close friend and teammate Josh McLaughlin (18 G, 17 A), who split time between defense and forward, was named to the first team as a defenseman along with smooth skating 14-year-old freshman Keegan Healy (8 G, 10 A), also of Ashland.

"One of the reasons we're able to move Josh up to wing is because Keegan's able to carry the load like that," Harrison said.

Churchill goaltender Jessie D'Agosta was named the top net-minder after posting a 10-3-0 record with a league-best 2.28 goals against average and .923 save percentage.

Two other Ashland sophomores earned third-team honors: forward Trevor Perry (7 G, 10 A) and goalie Gabe Dean (9-1-0, 2.60 GAA, .875 save percentage). No other team had more than four players honored.

The biggest surprise on the list was the demotion of Crater's Jake Randol to third team. Randol was second to Skolnik in goals (35) and points (44), but also led the league in penalty minutes (84) and was suspended three times.