ZONE IV HOCKEY 2015/16 MAJOR AWARDS NOMINEES

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER NOMINEES

Nominees listed in alphabetical order.

Jayden Bergen--W.C. Miller Aces

The W.C. Miller Aces nomination for the Heavy Metal Designs MVP Award is Jayden Bergen. Jayden is a Grade 12 student who plays defense and is the team's captain. Jayden plays thirty plus minutes/game and is always matched up against the opposing team's top offensive line. He is very reliable defensively and plays a hard game, making it very difficult for opposing players to generate offensive chances. In addition to Jayden's defensive role on the team, he has provided much needed offence from the back end averaging a point per game.

Eli Carels--Prairie Mountain Mustangs

 

The mountain mustangs would like to nominate Eli Carels for the MVP for the 2015/2016 season . After 20 games this season Eli has tallied 33 goals and 35 assist for a total of 68 points this season. Not known for his voice in the dressing room Eli does all his talking on the ice! Before every game Eli "high fives" all of his teammates and encourages them all on having a good game. His work ethic, attitude and commitment in practices and games are the results of his great performance on the ice.

 

Griffin Dyck--Northlands Parkway Collegiate Nighthawks

 

Determination, excellence, preparation, athleticism, and leadership are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Griffin Dyck. Griffin has posted a .903 save percentage while facing upwards of 40 shots a night. Griffin has combined his natural athleticism with a technical aspect of the game that allows him to make saves that he has no business making. Griffin has leadership that is desired in every player on a team. He has a drive to be excellent when on the ice and competes from puck drop to buzzer no matter the score.

 

Tyson Dyck--P.C.I. Trojans

 

Tyson Dyck broke into Zone 4 with a splash scoring consistent goals since his rookie year and has grown into one of the league's best at his position, winning award's for both forward and defence. On the ice, he's is a terrific skater with a big shot and a flair for the dramatic; off the ice, he's one of hockey's most outgoing personalities, and he has shown he's a natural leader on and off the ice.

 

Quade Froese--Carman Collegiate

The Carman Cougars would like to nominate Quade Froese as their MVP. Quade is a grade 11 student and is playing in his 2nd year as a member of the Cougars. He is an Assistant Captain and leads our team in points this year. His strong work ethic, effort and positive attitude are always visible in practices and in games. He is well respected by his teammates and his coaches. Quade was selected to attend the All-Star game this year.

 

Cade Kowalski--Morden Thunder

Cade is a Grade 11 student athlete that has continued to show his offensive dominance in Zone 4. Cade having played 15 games is at a pace of 3.6 pts/game which is the second best pts/game total in Z4 all time. Cade currently has 53 points, is plus 28 and has 8 minutes in penalties in his 15 league games. Along with Cade's offensive prowess, he continues to become a determined leader and driving force behind the Thunders' successes during the 15/16 season. When our captain went down with an injury early in the year we looked for someone to take on this difficult leadership role. Cade was the player to accept this role without hesitation or the coach's provocation. He is truly a player to whom teammates look to for leadership and skill. Cade is a generous teammate and this shines through with 33 of his 53 points being assists. Cade is consistently a focal point of other teams in their game planning against the Thunder which makes his success all the more impressive while also highlighting his determination to succeed

 

Robi Lewarne--Cartwright/Nellie McClung/Pilot Mound Tigers

 

A MVP represents someone who will do whatever it takes to make his team successful. Robi switched from forward to defense sacrificing what could have been a big offensive year for him. In saying that he still managed to lead our team in goals and points.

 

Reid Mazinke--Morris Mavericks

Reid is a 4th year player. He entered into the league as a very small but determined athlete. Reid quickly grew into a two way player in his first two years. This season he has been a big part of the Mavs success by playing the power play and penalty kill. He also plays defense when called upon due to the many injuries of the Mavs this season. Reid was a unanimous choice as assistant captain chosen by his peers by being positive on and off the ice. He maintains a 90+% grade point average. He has developed into one of the top two way players in the league.

 

Levin Meier--Garden Valley Collegiate Zodiacs

Levin has anchored the defensive core for the Zodiacs this season. He was a workhorse, playing over 30 minutes a night, matched up against the opposition's top players. Levin played in all situations; he possess an uncanny knack for the puck and his tremendous skating skills make him difficult to contain. Levin's desire to compete is second to none.

 

TOP GOALTENDER NOMINEES

Nominees listed in alphabetical order.

Keegan Blehm--Cartwright/Nellie McClung/Pilot Mound Tigers

 

A Zone 4 All-Star selection Keegan's numbers may not represent how important he was to our team. A true leader on and off the ice, Keegan gave us a chance to win each game we played in. He had a modest 4.76 GAA but had a pretty stellar .890 save percentage on a team that only mustered 4 wins all year he collected 3 of them.

 

Dustin Bueckert--W.C. Miller Aces

The W.C. Miller Aces nomination for the Top Goaltender Award is Dustin Bueckert. Dustin is a Grade 12 student in his third year with the team. Dustin has had a great year posting a 7-7-1 record in league play and a goals against average of 3.96. Dustin competes hard and has taken a leadership role on a young hockey team.

Alex Clemis--Carman Cougars

 

The Carman Cougars would like to nominate Alex Clemis for the Top Goaltender Award. He is a 2nd year (grade 11) student athlete who has stepped into the role as a starting goalie for the Cougars this season. Alex has compiled a 8-13 record this season with a GAA (3.87) and save % (.880), and has faced over forty shots in many games this season.

Griffin Dyck--Northlands Parkway Collegiate Nighthawks

 

Determination, excellence, preparation, athleticism, and leadership are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Griffin Dyck. Griffin has posted a .903 save percentage while facing upwards of 40 shots a night. Griffin has combined his natural athleticism with a technical aspect of the game that allows him to make saves that he has no business making. Griffin has leadership that is desired in every player on a team. He has a drive to be excellent when on the ice and competes from puck drop to buzzer no matter the score.

 

Justin Jamault--Prairie Mountain Mustangs

 The mountain Mustangs would like to nominate Justin Jamault for the top goaltender award. Justin's wide stands in net make it very intimidating for opponents to score on him. Justin's ability to handle the puck makes the job of defenseman so much easier. With a GAA of under 2 Justin is ranked among the top in the league.

Brady Klassen--Garden Valley Collegiate Zodiacs

Brady has once again been a huge contributor for the Zodiacs. A team in rebuild mode at the start of the season was able to take it to the next level with the play of Brady in goal. Brady is a very determined goaltender, this is evident in both practice and game play.

Adam Lamblez--P.C.I. Trojans

All Adam Lamblez has done since joining the Trojans is continue to win. He surpassed all franchise record for wins during the 2014-15 season and has led the Trojans to the most wins with 17. Lamblez holds the franchise records for appearances, wins and shutouts, and he was voted to the All Star team in his Grade 12 year.

Luke Sheldon--Morden Thunder

Luke is a Grade 12 student athlete who has stepped into the role of "starter" for the Thunder this season after an injury to last years Top Goaltender--Jesse Ross. Luke has compiled a 12-2-0-0 record this season to lead the league in wins while also playing as one of the leagues top performers in GAA (2.98). Luke has given the team a chance to win every game with consistent, quiet, confident goaltending. A great locker-room presence and unique personality make Luke a wonderful young man and teammate.

Riley Stevenson--Morris Mavericks

 

Riley is a 3rd year player, grade 12 student who has worked very hard this year and last. Last year Riley put a lot of pressure on the starter to give the Mavs a great one-two combination. Riley has 1267 minutes played in 21 games for a .355 average. With the many injuries the Mavs have faced Riley has been called upon to make many saves night after night. He is one of our hardest working players in practice and has a 90+% grade point average.

 

LEW MUELLER TOP DEFENSEMAN AWARD

Nominees listed in alphabetical order.

Joey Baker--Morden Thunder

Joey's 3rd year in Zone 4 with the Thunder has highlighted his rapid ascension as a "premier talent' in the league. While showcasing his incredible skating ability, Joe has also developed into a true leader and foundation for any success the Thunder have had or hope to enjoy this season. Talent and competitive fire ooze from this player everytime he pulls on the Red + White jersey!

Jayden Bergen--W.C. Miller Aces

The W.C. Miller Aces nomination for the Lew Mueller Defenseman of the Year Award is Jayden Bergen. Jayden is a Grade 12 student who plays defense and is the team's captain. Jayden plays thirty plus minutes/game and is always matched up against the opposing team's top offensive line. He is the Aces most important player in all situations, pp, pk, and even strength. He is very reliable defensively and plays a hard game, making it very difficult for opposing players to generate offensive chances. In addition to Jayden's defensive role on the team, he has provided much needed offence from the back end averaging a point per game.

Nic Dalrymple--P.C.I. Trojans

The Trojans felt like they won 2013 Draft Lottery when Nic Dalrymple signed to play high school hockey. He wasted little time showing he belonged in the league anchoring the defence for the Trojans for three years and setting critical goal scoring opportunities. He's has been a centerpiece of the Trojans' revival and led them to their best finish ever in 2016.

Jeremie Goderis--Prairie Mountain Mustangs

The mountain Mustangs would like to nominate Jeremie Goderies for the top defenseman of the year. Being in his last year of High school hockey Jeremie leads all defenseman in total points this season. His ability to rush and move the puck are a big asset.Jeremie's biggest asset is the ability to recover in any situation in the defensive zone. Jeremie plays in all situations and is relied upon very heavily. Being the Captain of his team he has earned the respect of his teammates and of his coaches for being a team leader. While Jeremie is having a very successful season he has always put his teammates and coaches first.

 

Robi Lewarne--Cartwright/Nellie McClung/Pilot Mound Tigers

 

Robi is our nomination for Top Defensemen. Having never played defense before this season, Robi has stepped in and been our most reliable defensemen. Playing in all situations, as well as leading our team in goals and points. Robi has turned into one of this league's premier defensemen.

 

Levin Meier--Garden Valley Collegiate Zodiacs

Levin has anchored the defensive core for the Zodiacs this season. He was a workhorse, playing over 30 minutes a night, matched up against the opposition's top players. Levin played in all situations; he possess an uncanny knack for the puck and his tremendous skating skills make him difficult to contain. Levin's desire to compete is second to none.

Rylan Metcalf--Carman Cougars

The Carman Cougars would like to nominate Rylan Metcalf for the Lew Mueller Defenseman of the Year. Rylan is fourth on our team in scoring with 24 points. He logs a lot of time on the ice, through regular shifts, powerplay and penalty kill shifts. He is an assistant captain on the team, and is respected by his teammates. Rylan was selected to attend the All-Star Game this year.

Nic Poirier--Morris Mavericks

Nic is a 4 year player, grade 12 student who was chosen captain unanimously by the players and coaches. He plays over 30 minutes a game almost every game. He plays power play and kills penalties and averages only 1 minute in penalties per game. He makes very good decisions moving the puck or carrying it out of our zone. He has a great center of gravity and good vision as he is hard to knock off the puck. Nic has been a great leader for all our players on and off the ice. He also maintains an 85% grade point average which is an accomplishment in itself. He has 3 goals and 14 assists and 22 minutes in penalties in 22 games.

Jayden Wiebe--Northlands Parkway Collegiate Nighthawks

 

Jayden Wiebe has played a major role in NPC Nighthawks defense core this year. Having to play increased minutes throughout the majority of the year due to injuries Jayden has stepped up to the challenge. Any goalies nightmare with his powerful shot, anytime he has the puck on the blue line he is a threat to score. We have used Jayden in every situation during the season and his physical presence in the defensive zone creates space for his teammates all over the ice.

 

LLOYD C. ORCHARD MOST SPORTMANLIKE NOMINEES

Nominees listed in alphabetical order.

Jordan Blatz--Morden Thunder

Jordan has logged BIG minutes for the Thunder this season and is a catalyst for any success game in and game out. Jordan is presently 2nd in the league in Defenseman scoring with 26 pts thru 20 games. Jordan has consistently faced the oppositions top lines/players in a shut down capacity and despite this has kept his penalty minutes very limited. Were we able to name more than one player for Defenseman of the Year I'm sure the other Coaches in the league would agree, Jordan would truly be worthy.

 

Jeremy Driedger--W.C. Miller Aces

Jeremy is a Grade 12 student and an assistant captain on the team. Jeremy is a true leader by example. He has been the Aces most consistent player due to his tireless work ethic night in and night out. In 21 league games, Jeremy has tallied 13 goals and 13 assists and taken 3 minor penalties. Jeremy is the only Grade 12 forward on the Aces team and his leadership is a big reason why the Aces have had a successful season.

 

Tyson Fehr--Northlands Parkway Collegiate Nighthawks

 

Tyson Fehr has been a composed and exceptional defensemen all year long for the NPC Nighthawks. His great hockey instincts and puck handling abilities have made him the most effective defensemen in every situation of the game. He can play power-play, penalty kill and counted on as a key puck carrier in both the defensive and offensive zones. He is respectful to his teammates, competitors and his coaching staff and has displayed amazing sportsmanship all season long.

 

Tyler Grantham--P.C.I. Trojans

One particular athlete in our crew has grown leaps and bounds, beyond anything I've ever seen in any athlete. Tyler Grantham is down-to-Earth, the other athletes love him, they follow his direction. At the end of the season, they put him in the position of anchoring the defence with his D partner. On trips, he just makes everybody laugh and keeps everything on the easy side. He works hard on and off the ice and leads by example.

 

Kevin Grenier--Prairie Mountain Mustangs

The Mountain Mustangs would like to nominate Kevin Grenier for the most Sportsmanlike award. With only 2 minutes in penalties this season Kevin is a very unselfish player who will put his teammates first. Known for his great play making abilities, when needing a big goal we can count on Kevin to deliver. His ability to make great plays and kill penalties are his biggest assets.

 

Carter Janzen--Carman Cougars

The Carman Cougars would like to nominate Carter Janzen for the Most Sportsmanlike award. Carter is second in scoring on our team, and plays regular shifts as well as power play and penalty minute shifts. Carter has only logged 4 PIM in league play while logging a lot of ice time.

 

Robi Lewarne--Cartwright/Nellie McClung/Pilot Mound Tigers

Robi is our nomination for the Most Sportsmanlike. He managed only 5 minor penalties all year, while leading our team in goals and points.

 

 

Reid Mazinke--Morris Mavericks

 

Reid is in his 4th and final year with the Morris Mavericks High School Hockey Team. He was a unanimous pick as assistant captain chosen by players and coaches. He logs 30 minutes of ice time a game as he is called upon to kill penalties and lead the power play. With all his ice time he has only accumulated 4 minutes in penalties and maintains a 90+% grade point average. He made the All-Star game this year by working hard every shift never taking one off. Reid's qualities have shown our younger players what hard work will accomplish.

 

Bob Reimer--Garden Valley Collegiate Zodiacs

Bob played big minutes for the Zodiacs as a top line winger. Bob finished second on the team in goals scored and only took 4 minor penalties all season long. Bob has demonstrated tremendous respect towards the opposition, officials, his peers and coaches.

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