The Swan Valley Stampeders officially wrapped up their season by handing out some awards.
Playoff MVP: Swan River's Carter Cockburn
Cockburn had five goals in just three games as the Stampeders had a 2-1 lead on Waywayseecappo. Foucher had a sparkling .954 save percentage and a 1.35 G.A.A in three games.
Regular season MVP: Josh Maucieri and Mikael Foucher
Were the co-winners of this award. Foucher went 24-13-2 this season with a .917 save percentage and a 2.80 G.A.A. Maucieri, meanwhile, was second in team scoring with 55 points (16G).
Jay Sullivan Memorial: Jamie Valentino
He chalked up two goals and eight assists this season. This is what Barry Wolff had to say on Valentino.
"Being the youngest player on the team, juggling hockey and school every day, Valentino’s perseverance and dedication were second to none," said Wolff. "We cannot wait to see what the future holds."
Coaches Award: Swan River's Lane Kirk
He was 13th in team scoring with two goals and 20 assists.
Barry Wolff added that he was a leader out on the ice and dressing room. His desire to win was exactly what we needed.
Heart Trophy: Leyson Coleman
Brother Cordell played for the Dauphin Kings) Leyson was 10th in scoring with 11 goals and 13 assists.
"Coleman’s dedication to the team was unbelievable. He was a leader both on and off the ice," said Barry Wolff. "He was the first to community events. He was our leader and made an impact in whatever environment he was in."
Fan Favourite: Tommy Cardinal
Tommy added up 22 goals and 30 assists in 60 games with Swan Valley this year.
"Tommy is a hard-working player, that on many nights, lead the team in hits, some very big hits, huge goals, and has a likable personality," said Wolff. "There is no better choice for this year's Fan Favourite."
Hardest Worker: Austen McIvor
In his rookie season, McIvor from Winnipeg scored once and added three assists.
"McIvor is another young man who brings his lunch bucket and work boots every day," continued Wolff he is such a great competitor and workhorse."
Unsung Hero: Nathan Carl
Was a regular on the stat sheet as he compiled 23 goals and 23 assists.
"He came to work every night, playing up and down the lineup," continued Wolff. "He played in all situations, doing a lot of things that helped the team win, many times going unnoticed."
Top Defenceman: Lane Kirk and John Jebamani
Kirk also won the Coaches Award. He had two goals and 20 assists. John Jebamani notched five goals and 26 assists.
"Kirk and Jebamani both were steady all season, and solid at both ends of the ice," said Wolff on the duo. "Especially on the defensive part of the game where they played big minutes and were a huge part of our success."
Most Improved: Carter Cockburn and Jackson Betcher
The Swan River native also won the Playoff MVP award alongside Mikael Foucher. After a 12-point campaign last year, Cockburn had 23 this year. In the playoffs, he already had five goals in three games.
Betcher, meanwhile, had 21 points this season. Last year, he had just five.
"These two local players wear the Stampeder jersey with so much pride," said Wolff. They both had a great seasons and we know there are more good things to come from these two young men."
Top Scorer and Rookie of the Year: Luke Beerman
He led the team this season with 57 points in the regular season. In the playoffs, he added another two goals and one assist in three games.