ZONE IV HOCKEY 2017/18 MAJOR AWARDS NOMINEES
TOP GOALTENDER NOMINEES
Nominees Listed in Alphabetical Order
Remy Bosc-Prairie Mountain Mustangs
Remy is in his Grade 10 season, his first as a member of the Mountain Mustangs. He has been heavily relied upon by his teammates this season. He has made countless enormous saves behind a young Mustangs defence corps all season long. Remy has an impressive ability to maintain a calm demeanor throughout each game, regardless of what happens in front of him. His competitive nature is clearly apparent in games, at practice, and in the locker room. Remy battles as hard as anyone on the team in an effort to produce wins. Remy is second in Wins in the Zone IV league with and a remarkable 13-3-0-1 record. The Mustangs are fortunate to have such a hardworking, selfless, and funny young man backstopping their team.
Alex Clemis-Carman Cougars
Alex is a 4th year Zone 4 goalie. This season Alex has had to be at his best in order for a young Cougar team to have success. Alex demonstrates his leadership on the ice and in the dressing room. He routinely provides the team with productive defensive zone coverage feedback as well as encouragement keeping a positive team environment. Alex keeps games close, losing 5 games by one goal, and gives the Cougars a chance to win each game.
Ryan Coulombe-Morris Mavericks
Ryan is nominated as for top goaltender. The Gr. 11 posted 10 wins in 13 games and 3,11 GAA.
Nathaniel DeGraeve-Cartwright/Nellie McClung/Manitou Tigers
The Pembina Tigers' nomination for top goaltender is Grade 12 player Nathaniel DeGraeve. His quiet confidence and respectful nature makes him very coachable and his positive attitude rubs off onto his teammates. He has shared the goaltending duties throughout the season and has kept the Tigers in the game on numerous occasions. This has him ranked 8th in league leaders and 4th in save percentage. Nathaniel brings a composed and level headed approach to the game.
Owen Domitruk-Morden Thunder
The Morden Thunder would like to nominate Owen Domitrukfor the Zone 4 Top Goaltender award. Owen is in his 2nd year playing for the Thunder and has developed into one of the top goaltenders in the league. Owen has upped his play the closer we have got to the playoffs and solidified his spot among the top goaltenders in the league. He boasts a record of 8 wins and 3 losses with 1 shut out. He has a GAA of 3.03 and a save percentage of 0.903 which are the best numbers for any goaltender who has played more than 10 games this year. He never stops competing until the final whistle blows and for these reasons we would like to nominate Owen Domitruk for the Zone 4 Top Goaltender award.
Declan Enns-W.C. Miller Aces
The W.C. Miller Aces nomination for the Top Goaltender Award isDeclan Enns. Declan is a Grade 12 student currently in his third year with the Aces. In league play Declan has compiled a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, posting a GAA of 3.15 and a save % of .886. Declan's athleticism and high level of compete have helped the Aces win tournaments in Neepawa, Morden, and Winkler this season.
Tyler Fehr-Northlands Parkway Collegiate Nighthawks
Being the only goalie at NPC this year, Tyler Fehr was a huge part of the Nighthawks success. He rose from being the team's backup last year while receiving very little action, to being a very reliable, durable and our only starting goaltender playing huge minutes for our team. His league stats read as follows: GP 21, 1275 minutes, 766 shots faced, Save % .889, GAA 4.00. He controls the crease with strength and confidence. He is very positive and encouraging of his teammates and very coach-able. His teammates chose him as the team's player of the game numerous times after superior performances in league and the tournament(4)play. Tyler Fehr deserves serious consideration for the Top Goaltender Award.
Nick Toews-Garden Valley Collegiate Zodiacs
Nick knew he had his work cut out for him on a nightly basis. Rather than look for excuses, Nick was always eager to take his spot between the pipes and compete every night for his teammates. Often facing 40+ shots you could always count on Nick to give his all from puck drop to the final buzzer.
No Selection-Portage Collegiate Institute Trojans
LEW MUELLER TOP DEFENSEMAN AWARD NOMINEES
Nominees Listed in Alphabetical Order
Tom Chanel-Prairie Mountain Mustangs
Tom is in his Grade 12 season, his third as a member of the Mountain Mustangs. Tom has elite offensive ability as a defenceman in the Zone IV league. He has amassed 8 goals and 26 points through 18 games from his position on the blueline this season. He is an effortless skater with sublime skills with the puck. In addition, Tom has made massive strides this season in his play away from the puck. He has become a very reliable defender in all situations of the game. He understands the importance of being an effective two way player and he embodies it night in and night out. Tom plays with a chip on his shoulder which allows him to compete with emotion and energy that can alter the course of a game. When he is at his best, the Mustangs are a difficult team to contain. Tom is a confident young man who consistently strives to improve his game and help his team win games.
Campbell Ens-Carman Cougars
Campbell is the Carman Cougars nominee for the Lew Mueller Top Defenceman. Campbell is a grade 11 defenseman that plays over half of each game providing a steady solid presence on the ice controlling the speed of the game through puck control, hard work and situational awareness. Campbell is among the league leaders in points amongst defensemen with 19 and is currently second in team scoring. He is a quiet leader that leads by example and is a team assistant captain.
C.J Lambkin-Garden Valley Collegiate Zodiacs
C.J. was the anchor of the Zodiacs blue line. CJ is a fierce competitor playing in all situations. CJ was able to play an aggressive style while only compiling 12 penalty minutes. With a hard shot from the point, big body presence, and a mind for the game, CJ is a defenseman that all teams would love to have.
Tanner Nedohin-Cartwright/Nellie McClung/Manitou Tigers
Assistant Captain Tanner Nedohin is the Pembina Tigers nomination for top defenseman. This is Tanner's 3rd season wearing a Tigers' jersey, in which he plays in both power play and penalty kill situations. He blocks numerous shots and successfully carries the puck up ice from deep in his own end, negating opposition pressure. Tanner is an all round team player who leads by quiet example.
Mitch Penner-Morden Thunder
The Morden Thunder would like to nominate Mitch Penner for the Zone 4 Top Defenseman award. Mitch leads our team in ice time each night and can be depended on no matter what situation we play him in. His size and strength have been an asset on the penalty kill and working in our defensive zone. His quick thinking and heavy shot have helped him to contribute with 5 goals and 11 assists for the Thunder this year. Mitch has been a real leader to our younger defenseman and it's for these reasons that the Thunder nominate him for the Zone 4 Top Defender award.
Rory Penner-W.C. Miller Aces
The W.C. Miller Aces nomination for the Lew Mueller Defenseman of the Year Award is Rory Penner. Rory is a Grade 12 student currently in his third year with the Aces. He plays defense and is one of the team's assistant captains. Rory plays thirty plus minutes/game and is always matched up against the opposing team's top offensive line. Rory's skating and puck moving skills complement his physicality to make him a very dynamic player on the back end for the Aces. He is very reliable defensively and plays a hard game, making it very difficult for opposing players to generate offensive chances.
Stanley Storck-Morris Mavericks
Stanley is a smooth skating, steady, defence man with a physical presence.The Gr. 11 student contributes on both offence and defence as he plays both power play and kills penalties.
Carter Wall-Northlands Parkway Collegiate Nighthawks
Carter is a very strong and skilled defenceman whose elite defensive skills are complimented by his superior offensive skills. He can break up a play, set up/score a goal or defend on a penalty kill. Carter sees the ice well and jumps on opportunities to rush and be part of the attack when the need arises. He is a strong skater and uses his body well to protect the puck. He's almost unbeatable 1 on 1 and has great hands. He can do it all. During league play he scored 10 goals and 13 helpers in 20 games. Carter averaged 35+ minutes each game while being matched against the strengths of opposing teams. Carter Wall is an elite defenceman who deserves strong consideration for the top Zone 4 Defenceman Award for 2017-18.
Ethan Woodward-Portage Collegiate Institute Trojans
The Captain of our ship, Ethan Woodward has been called upon this season regardless of the situation and will constantly perform above expectations. Ethans drive and determination to be successful both on and off the ice is something to marvel at. Constantly one can watch Ethan put his body on the line for his team, blocking shots, battling in corners for pucks and forcing his presence, ensuring that while he is on the ice, the puck will not be going anywhere near the Trojan goal. Offensively, you can almost always count on Woody to be involved in the offensive pressure tallying 3 goals and 5 assists in 20 games played in his grade 12 campaign. Ethan will give 100%, 100% of the time. Regardless of injury, illness or other factors in his life. Ethan is the backbone of the Trojans locker room.
LLOYD C. ORCHARD MOST SPORTMANLIKE NOMINEES
Nominees Listed in Alphabetical Order
Quentin Cobb-Cartwright/Nellie McClung/Manitou Tigers
Tigers' Captain Quentin Cobb is the nomination for Most Sportsmanlike Player. Quentin brings a hard work ethic and leadership to the ice and the dressing room for the Tigers. He plays both power play and penalty kill and is an impact player with his stature and even temperament on the ice. He has amassed 4 penalty minutes in 23 games while being a physical presence. Quentin exemplifies commitment and plays with respect for his team mates, the opposition, and the game.
Kyle Devos-Prairie Mountain Mustangs
Kyle Devos is in his Grade 12 season, his third as a member of the Mountain Mustangs. He is a leader for the team in all situations, both on and off the ice. Kyle has an uncanny knack for finding the back of the net on a consistent basis. The bigger the game, the better he plays. Kyle has the ability to take a game into his own hands when it is on the line. His 40 goals and 69 points through 22 games are a clear indication of the dominance Kyle displays on a night to night basis. In addition to his offensive prowess, Kyle has become an important 200 ft. player for the Mustangs. He is relied upon heavily on the Powerplay and Penalty Kill, as well as at even strength. Kyle plays a physical, aggressive game but manages to do so while not taking penalties. He has received only 7 minor penalties this season even though he plays an effective, rugged style of game. Kyle is an extremely worthy candidate for these awards. On top of his on ice performance, he has a humble, radiant personality and is loved and trusted by his coaches and teammates.
Tyler Fedak-Portage Collegiate Institute Trojans
Tyler is a prime example of exactly how to play a shutdown defender roll, clean and to the highest efficiency. Having only registered 2 penalty minutes in his three years in the league while posting monster minutes on the Trojans backend. Tyler is the true definition of class and respect that the Trojans are honored to have defending against the leagues absolute best since he first put on our sweater 3 seasons ago. This season Tyler has registered 7 points (1 goal and 6 assists) in 17 games played. Tyler has been an absolute pleasure to have in the Trojans locker room, always ensuring that everyone else in the room is motivated and ready to play night in and night out.
Daniel Isaak-Morris Mavericks
Daniel Isaak is a Gr. 10 student, he is solid two way player and is a fierce competitor. The multi sport athlete scored 17 goals, 15 assists for 32 pts. and was the only player in the top 50 scorers with 0 penalty minutes.
Dylan McLaren-Carman Cougars
Dylan is the Carman Cougars nominee for the Lloyd C Orchard Most Sportsmanlike Player. Dylan is a grade 11 defenseman that plays over half of each game and is a difficult player to play against. Dylan plays the game with intensity and passion and within the rules of competition leading our team in with 70 hits while accumulating only 8 minutes in penalties. Dylan is 5th in team scoring and a leader by example acting as an assistant captain of our team.
Arlen Peters-Garden Valley Collegiate Zodiacs
Arlen's first year in the league was a success on many levels. The smooth skating winger possesses many offensive traits. Arlen was able to rack up 22 points in 20 games all the while only being assessed 1 minor penalty.
Kyle Peters-Northlands Parkway Collegiate Nighthawks
Kyle is the strong, silent type, very effective defenceman who is a powerhouse during specialty team play. He approaches the game of hockey very logically and is very easy to coach and always eager to learn. He has a great attitude towards the game and his teammates. Coaches have not heard him be critical of any of his teammates, he is always positive and supportive. He averages 25+ minutes each game scoring 3 goals, 8 assist while accumulating only 4 penalty minutes. Kyle Peters is a excellent candidate for the Lloyd C. Orchard Most Sportsman Player Award.
Kirby Sawatzky-W.C. Miller Aces
The W.C. Miller Aces nomination for the Lloyd C. Orchard Most Sportsmanlike player is Kirby Sawatzky. Kirby is a Grade 12 student currently in his third year with the Aces. He plays forward and is one of the team's assistant captains. Kirby's work ethic and offensive numbers combined with his sportsmanlike play make him a true leader for the Aces. Through 23 league games Kirby currently ranks 3rd in league scoring with 30 goals and 35 assists and only 6 penalty minutes. Kirby's speed, skill, and leadership qualities are a big reason why the Aces have had a successful season.
Derek Wiebe-Morden Thunder
The Morden Thunder would like to nominate Derek Wiebe for the Zone 4 Most Sportsmanlike award. Derek is a great example to all his teammates when it comes to playing the game with honour and respect. Derek always works hard and competes every time his skates touch the ice. He has played in every game for the Thunder and has only been penalized twice. He would rather spend time on the ice than in the box and this is evident as he has racked up 31 points in 23 games for the Thunder. For these reasons we feel Derek would be a great candidate for the Zone 4 Most Sportsmanlike award.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER NOMINEES
Nominees Listed in Alphabetical Order
Lane Blight-Portage Collegiate Institute Trojans
When looking for a player that can dominate the ice on either side of the puck you don't have to look farther than this talented centre man. Lane can be best described as a 200-foot workhorse that the Trojans have had the privilege to have for the past two seasons. In his grade 12 year, Lane is very close to a point per game player, registering 9 goals and 11 assists in 22 regular season games. Defensively, Lane can be called upon time and time again to shut down the opposing teams most talented fire power. However, Lanes most important trait is his leadership and his work ethic. Lane is always a calming voice in the dressing room and always leads by example, rarely taking a shift off.
Kyle Devos-Prairie Mountain Mustangs
Kyle is in his Grade 12 season, his third as a member of the Mountain Mustangs. He is a leader for the team in all situations, both on and off the ice. Kyle has an uncanny knack for finding the back of the net on a consistent basis. The bigger the game, the better he plays. Kyle has the ability to take a game into his own hands when it is on the line. His 40 goals and 69 points through 22 games are a clear indication of the dominance Kyle displays on a night to night basis. In addition to his offensive prowess, Kyle has become an important 200 ft. player for the Mustangs. He is relied upon heavily on the Powerplay and Penalty Kill, as well as at even strength. Kyle plays a physical, aggressive game but manages to do so while not taking penalties. He has received only 7 minor penalties this season even though he plays an effective, rugged style of game. Kyle is an extremely worthy candidate for these awards. On top of his on ice performance, he has a humble, radiant personality and is loved and trusted by his coaches and teammates.
Owen Fijala-Cartwright/Nellie McClung/Manitou Tigers
The Pembina Tigers' nomination for MVP is Owen Fijala. Owen is a Grade 12 player who is a natural left winger but has also very capably played on the right side this season. Owen possesses explosive speed that has allowed him numerous breakaway opportunities throughout the season, and has him sitting 8th in league scoring. He plays in all game situations andcontributes to the team both on and off the ice. Owen is an assistant captain on the Tigers and leads with hard work and heart in both practices and games.
Colton Harder-W.C. Miller Aces
The W.C. Miller Aces nomination for the Heavy Metal Designs MVP Award is Colton Harder. Colton is a Grade 12 student in his third year with the Aces. He plays forward and is the team's captain. Colton possesses excellent speed and a very high level of skill which has led to his big offensive output again this year. Through 23 league games Colton has compiled a very impressive league leading 56 goals and 40 assists. Colton broke the Zone 4 High School Hockey single season scoring record of 78 points in just 19 games. With one game remaining in league play, he has eclipsed the record by 18 points. Earlier this year Colton also broke the career scoring record of 151 career points. Colton currently has 183 career points in league play. Colton has been the named the Zone 4 Player of the Week 5 times this season. Colton also takes pride in his defensive game and is often described by his coach as a 200 foot player.
Jordan Keck-Morris Mavericks
Jordan is the Morris Mavericks nominee for Zone lV M.V.P. The four year player, was Captain and only Gr. 12 player on his team. Jordan is a committed athlete and leads his team daily both on and off the ice. He is one of the most versatile two players in the league, he led the Mavericks with 26 goals and 40 points in 23 games. Jordan logs big minutes of ice time as he plays both Forward and Defence on Special Teams.
Eric Klassen-Carman Cougars
Eric is the Carman Cougars nominee for Zone 4 Most Valuable Player. Eric Klassen is a 3rd year Zone 4 player that has been both an integral defensive player and a consistent offensive contributor over his high school hockey career. Eric is a league top 10 scorer and has demonstrated his value by improving his points per game this season on a team that is second last in goals for, in comparison to last season's points per game with a team offensively near the top of the league. Eric sets the standard of how to play a complete hockey game in both ends of the ice and provides leadership, encouragement, and guidance to his teammates and is our team captain.
T.J Matuszewski-Garden Valley Collegiate Zodiacs
T.J. had another excellent season as captain of the Zodiacs. T.J compiled 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points. T.J's speed, creativity and agility with the puck were on display nightly which led to several highlight reel goals throughout the year. T.J's leadership helped the Zodiacs improve from recording 0 points in the standings last year to 15 this year.
Carter Wall-Northlands Parkway Collegiate Nighthawks
The backbone of the NPC Nighthawks, Carter always commands attention when he's on the ice. He plays at a very intense level at all times and carries the burden of being the captain of the team in a very calm quiet way. He encourages and mentors teammates in a positive manner off ice, during games and practices. Despite sustaining an injury mid-season that caused him to miss 4 games, Carter rebounded after an intensive 4 week rehab program to become the strength of the team again. His defensive effectiveness and strength in the defensive zone is unparalleled and is complimented by his superior offensive skills which he demonstrates as he leads end to end rushes, regroups quickly and is a power house during specialty team play. During league play he scored 10 goals and 13 helpers in 20 games played. Carter averaged 35+ minutes each game while being matched against the strengths of opposing teams. In the four years Carter has played with the team, he has grown as a player and become a real leader. Carter definitely deserves strong consideration for the Heavy Metals Design MVP Award.
Evan Wuerch-Morden Thunder
The Morden Thunder would like to nominate Evan Wuerch for the Zone 4 MVP. Evan is our team captain and drives the bus when the Thunder are successful. He leads the Thunder with 37 points in 23 games. He is very versatile and has played in all positions as a forward and also as a defenseman when we were struggling with injuries. Evan is a 3 year veteran of the league and has helped his teammates realize what it take to be successful at the Zone 4 level. For these reasons the Thunder would like to nominate Evan Wuerch as the Zone 4 MVP.