Zone IV Hockey
Award Nominees 2019-20
Heavy Metal Designs Most Valuable Player Nominations
Carman - #2 Scott Atkins is in his final year of High School Hockey, and recently hit the 100-point mark
for his High School career. He is the captain of the team and has been a solid leader both on and off the
ice. His energy level and jump are a catalyst to our team’s improved success this year, and he is near the
top of our team’s point list for yet another season.
Morris - #17 Cody Clark is a Grade 12, Morris student and a dedicated leader to the young Maverick
hockey team. He is well represented throughout Zone IV for how hard he works and is very popular
amongst his teammates. The speedy right winger is one of the hardest hitters in the league and is
currently leads his team in scoring with 25 goals and 28 assists, while accumulating a mere 12 minutes in
penalties. Cody is committed to playing the right way and helping make his team better. Cody holds
himself to a standard every time he puts on the Maverick uniform.
Mountain - #11 Merek Degraeve is in his final year as a Mustang. He has committed himself to being
one of the best two-way players in the league. When he is on the ice, he is a true difference maker,
whether in the offensive zone, or defensively. Merek's acute hockey senses have him in the right place
at all the right times. When the puck is on his stick, great things happen. When he doesn't have the
puck, his grit and determination make him a great defensive player. Merek is currently leading
the league in points, and his 3.47 points per game is fourth highest in league history making him
an obvious choice for MVP. He consistently delivers at both ends of the ice, but his offensive
gifts shine through every time he is on the ice.
WC Miller - #9 Andrew Dyck leads by example on the Aces as a grade 12 student in his final season of
Zone 4 Hockey. He can play in any situation and brings all the elements of an effective hockey player to
the ice. He can beat players on the rush with speed and an accurate shot, can win physical battles
against much larger players in the corners and in front of the net, and will skate in front of an opposition
point shot any chance he gets; he does not take a shift off. He is a consistent performer on both the
powerplay, and penalty kill, registering 13 PPG and 3 SHG so far this season. Through 23 games, Andrew
has netted 50 goals and set up 21 others. He is currently sitting first overall in goals and points in Zone 4
Garden Valley - #30 Logan Enns. Goaltender Logan Enns was 4th in the league with 8 wins and 2nd in
saves (717). For goaltenders who played over 60 minutes Logan was 4th in goals against average (2.70).
Logan led the league in several major goaltending categories, minutes played (1200), save percentage
(.930) and recorded an impressive 6 shut outs. Logan’s superb goaltending technique was on display
each night he took the net often coming up with saves his teammates and fans would cheer. Along with
outstanding numbers, Logan was a leader for the Zodiacs, displaying outstanding sportsmanship and
Northlands Parkway - #24 Owen Goertzen leads our team in goal scoring and in points, is an assistant
captain, and is regularly used at the forward and defense position. His versatility, physicality, and
leadership have been instrumental for us this year. Owen is counted on in all situations and provides an
exemplary lead-by-example mentality.
Pembina - #11 Wyatt Livingstone is a grade 10 student from Cartwright who has been one of our most
consistent forwards this season. He displays hard work and determination every game and is becoming
one of our quiet leaders. Wyatt plays a good two-way game and possesses a great shot.
Portage - #4 Kyle Van Deynzes has shown that he is on the short-list of top players in the league this
year. His importance to our team was easily seen when he missed 5 league games this year, leading to 3
losses against teams close to us in the standings, two of them being shutouts. This absence also leads
his numbers to be deceiving, but numbers are not everything. Since his return after Christmas and his
move from defense to center, he has led us from 7th to currently 4th in the league, averaging close to
2.5 points per game and playing big minutes. His numbers mixed with his contribution to our recent
team success make him our MVP.
Morden - #22 Keston Worly, a grade 10 student was the catalyst of our offence. He is a natural goal
scorer, has an elite shot, and loves to go to the net. His skill and offensive attributes motivated the rest
of the team to play better.
Top Goaltender Nominations
Morden - #35 Dane Chapman is an elite competitor who loves to compete against the best in the
league. He is very athletic and a student of the position who strives to get better every day. Every time
he is in net, he gives us a chance to win.
Garden Valley - #30 Logan Enns was 4th in the league with 8 wins and 2nd in saves (717). For goaltenders
who played over 60 minutes Logan was 4th in goals against average (2.70). Logan led the league in
several major goaltending categories, minutes played (1200), save percentage (.930) and recorded an
impressive 6 shut outs. Logan’s superb goaltending technique was on display each night he took the net
often coming up with saves his teammates and fans would cheer. Along with outstanding numbers,
Logan was a leader for the Zodiacs, displaying outstanding sportsmanship and determination.
WC Miller - #35 Ryan Geirnaert is a third-year Zone 4 goaltender who has developed into one of the
league’s top netminders. He is one of the first guys at the rink on gameday and plays a significant
leadership role for the team, both on and off the ice. Ryan has appeared in 14 of 23 games for the Aces
this season, maintaining a .922 save percentage (2nd in Zone 4) and a goals-against-average of 2.76 (5th in
Zone 4). His 7 wins tie him for 6th among Zone 4 goaltenders. When the Aces need a clutch save, they
can count on Ryan to slam the door.
Carman - #30 Kaden Hiebert is a Grade 12 student in his third year with the team. Kaden gives the
Cougars a chance to win every time he starts. Kaden has posted a 3.36 GAA and .882 SV% to this point.
Kaden competes hard and has taken a leadership role on a young hockey team.
Pembina - #1 Griffin Hildebrand is a grade 10 student from PMCI who has been counted on to back stop
the Tigers in a lot of tough match ups this season. Griffin works hard every practice and game and will
be a valuable asset in the coming years with the Tigers.
Northlands Parkway - #30 Jaden Klassen has been a cornerstone of our team defense this year. Jaden's
incredible attitude and team-first mentality has garnered a lot of respect within the dressing room and
he has emerged as one of our core leaders. Jaden has faced the most shots of any goalie in Zone IV play
this year. He regularly keeps us in games while being heavily out-chanced and out-shot. His save
percentage is indicative of his strong play.
Portage #31 Jero Rossi has been one of our most consistent players down the stretch. He has a 9-6-1
record, multiple 50 save nights, a .916 save % (3rd in the league) and has had two timely shutouts
against teams we’ve been battling with for playoff positioning. His consistency down the stretch and
ability to always come up huge for us in big games makes Jero crucial to us and should put him into the
conversation as one of the top goalies in Zone 4.
Lloyd C. Orchard Most Sportsmanlike Player Nominations
Morris - #19 Jeremy Collette is a second-year skilled forward that is very quiet and unassuming. Jeremy
plays in all situations; he is a point per game player with only 4 minutes in penalties. Jeremy takes pride
in playing a shutdown role.
Pembina - #5 Zach DeGraeve is a grade 12 student from Treherne who is playing his 3rd season for the
Tigers. Zach is a hardworking forward who is one of our best forecheckers and penalty killers. He is a
great team player and shows his leadership to our younger players by his positive comments on the
bench and in the dressing room and sportsmanlike play on the ice.
Morden – #11 Ethan Doell only had 8 penalty minutes this year. He is a top line player who is also a
huge part of our team. He can play in all situations; he loves to compete, and he is a positive leader on
and off the bench.
Garden Valley - #2 Luc Ens is a 2-way forward for the Zodiacs who takes pride in all aspects of his game.
Luc’s agility and strength with the puck allow him to defend at a high level as well as create offence
which was evident as he finished in the top 10 for goals scored. Through out the year Luc saw time at
both forward and defence. Using his elite skill set, Luc was able to balance offensive and defensive
responsibilities all while only recording 5 minor penalties.
Mountain - #6 Liam Foster is a true example of a sportsmanlike player. He is called upon to play in all
situations including power play and penalty killing, as well as playing hard minutes against the
opposition's top lines. He plays a very hard checking physical style of hockey, and because of his strong
work ethic and determination it makes him hard to line up against. He has been able to be over a point
per game player while also only recording two penalty minutes to this point of the season. He is an
assistant captain and is a leader on and off the ice. Liam is in his 4th and final year with the
Northlands Parkway - #24 Owen Goertzen is one of our top players offensively, defensively and as a
leader this year. Throughout the course of the season, Owen has accumulated only 14 penalty minutes
while still being a strong physical presence on the ice. Owen is our top goal-scorer and has made the
transition from defense to forward seamlessly. This unique skill set has helped our team in many
different situations. Owen is someone we count on being on the ice when we need offense or a
WC Miller - #21 Bryson Loewen. The Aces captain leads by example every time he touches the ice
during a game. Bryson has the ability to take over a game offensively, while simultaneously playing a
defensively responsible game in all zones of the ice. He also brings a physical element to the game, using
speed, strength, and smarts to win most battles with opponents. Through 23 games this season, Bryson
has potted 14 goals and set up 47 for his teammates, showcasing his unselfish play. During this span, he
has only accumulated a single minor penalty. He shows a love and respect for the game night in and
night out and handles himself with class at the rink, at school, and in the community.
Carman - #21 Gavin McCallum is a grade 10 and playing his first year of High School Hockey. He is a top
six forward who plays a regular shift on both the power play and penalty kill. His discipline on the ice
has resulted in him scoring 12 regular season goals and a total of 17 point in 19 games, while receiving
no penalty minutes this year. Gavin’s solid play has resulted in him having a +13 after 19 games of play.
Portage - #16 Andy Young is a silent leader on and off the ice. He has drawn some of the tougher line
matchups this year and does it with a smile and no complaints. Even when we decided to move him
down the line up, we heard no complaints and did not see a drop in effort. Andy has shown through his
3 years in the league that he is an example teammate on and off the ice and has consistently shown
exemplary sportsmanship without ever having to be reminded or asked to do so.
Lew Mueller Defenseman of the Year Nominations
Mountain - #23 Ian Delichte is in his third and final year as a Mustang. Ian is a workhorse and a great
mentor to the younger players on the blue line. He is called upon in all situations and plays big minutes
every night against the league's best. Ian is a key penalty killer and uses his booming shot on the power
play. All of this together and being one of the most consistent players every game makes him an
obvious choice for defenseman of the year. He is an alternate captain, but the way he holds
himself to a high level on and off the ice as well makes Ian the true leader that he is.
WC Miller – #22 Ethan Franz is a grade 11 student who plays a strong two-way game for the Aces; an
asset on both offense and defense for the team. He uses his speed effectively in all areas of the ice and
is always a threat to score with a booming shot from the point or slick moves to create chances. He is
reliable in all situations as a mainstay on both the powerplay and penalty kill units. Ethan competes hard
night in and night out, always battling until the final whistle.
Northlands Parkway - #10 Aidan Harder is our captain and has been one of our strongest leaders on and
off the ice all season. He exudes positivity in all situations and has been a strong role model for our
rookies and players new to competitive hockey. Aidan plays in all situations for us, 5-on-5, powerplay,
penalty kill, last minutes of the game. His strong positional play is counted on time and time again.
Garden Valley - #3 Michael Heppner is a smooth skating defenceman who played in all situations for the
Zodiacs. Michael uses his high hockey IQ and elite skill set each shift. Michael prides himself in his
ability to jump up into the rush to help create offence all while keeping his defensives responsibilities in
check and ensuring he is one of the first players back to defend. Michael was among the league leaders
in defenceman scoring with 6 goals and 16 assists for 22 points. Michael’s high-end talent is just one
aspect of the Zodiac’s captain’s game. His leadership, worth ethic, sportsmanship and dedication is
what makes Michael an elite defenceman.
Morden - #8 Carter Hynes is an elite skating defenseman. He is consistently playing against other team’s
best players. While a solid defensive player he is force when carrying the puck up with his speed and
finesse. He plays in all situations and at certain points in the year he would easily play 30+ minutes a
Carman - #7 Oliver Lotscher is in Grade 12 and a third-year player. Oliver has played in all situations and
logged close to 30 minute of ice time every game. His skating ability and excellent shot allows him to
join the rush and become a threat in the offensive zone. Oliver is not only talented offensively but also
logged most of his minutes against our opponents’ top lines and has battled hard in his own end. Oliver
is one of our captains and has showed leadership on and off the ice.
Portage - #17 Carter Moorhouse is used as our shutdown guy and is a vocal leader on and off the ice.
He sees big minutes against the top lines in this league and as the year has gone on, has had increased
success against them. Leading to him being instrumental in our recent success. He is willing to do what it
takes for team success, whether that be blocking a shot or taking a hit to make a pass. As a grade 10,
not only has he quietly had one of the best rookie seasons, but also one of the top seasons for a
defenseman in Zone IV this year.
Pembina - #10 Kelby Sprung is a grade 12 student from Manitou who is one of our most consistent
defensemen. He possesses a great shot and is one of the smoothest skating defensemen in the Zone 4
league. Kelby logs a pile of ice time and is our top power play and penalty killing defenseman.
Morris - #20 Eric Tetrault is a highly competitive defenceman who works hard every night and brings a
steadying influence on the Maverick blueline. Although the Grade 12 St. Jean student would be
described as a more stay at home type of defenceman, Eric plays a huge role on the penalty kill and
contributes to the powerplay with 14 points.