PORT McNEILL—A pair of high-scoring forwards and a rookie goalie were honoured with MVP trophies last Wednesday as the North Island Eagles Hockey program hosted its annual awards night and general meeting at Sunset Elementary School.
Chad Bell claimed MVP honours for the midget club, which came within a single playoff win of qualifying for a berth in this year’s Tier 3 provincial championships.
David Charlie Jr., who had a breakout season with the Eagles peewees, won that club’s MVP Eagle Trophy.
And Kayden Jones, who went from novice rec to play every game as the lone goalie for the atom development squad, earned the atoms’ MVP.
Due to low turnout at tryouts last fall, no bantam team was fielded by the Eagles during the past season, but the association hopes to field teams at all four levels in the 2013-14 season.
In addition to the MVP awards, Eagle trophies were awarded at each age level to most sportsmanlike and most improved players. The club also presented medallions, sponsored by Esso, to the most improved, most dedicated and most sportsmanlike player in each division.
Vadim Stavrakov was returned to the club president post by acclimation during the officers election that kicked off the night, and he will be joined by returning executive members Carolyn Shade (secretary), Lito Pineda (treasurer), Tanya Kellar (registrar), Leighann Ruel (equipment manager), referee assigner (John Bramham) and Tammy Bono, Sonya Strang and Ruel (directors).
Carrie Harilstad is the only newcomer, as a director, but the association is asking for parents or other volunteers to step up and help fill the roles of vice-president, head coach and ice scheduler, which were left vacant when no nominations were advanced last week.
The club recognized the contributions of Mike Bell, who stepped down after serving as both head coach and coach of the midget team; and of Kim Dutcyvich, who served as ice scheduler.
Notice was also given to the efforts of Pineda, who served despite having no child in the Eagles program during the past year, and Shade, who served as secretary of both the Eagles and Port McNeill Minor associations.
Port McNeill Minor Hockey Awards and AGM
At Sunset Elem. School
Player of the Year — Thomas Symons
Coach of the Year — Sonya Strang
Tristan Jones Memorial Award — Marilyn May
Margaret Muzik Sportsmanship Award — Trent Beek
Referee of the Year — Conrad Browne
Hockey Parents of the Year — Doug and Cyndy Grant
Esso medallions — Most sportsmanlike: Sophia Downey. Most dedicated: Maddox Peterson. Most improved: Landon Turgeon. Most Sportsmanlike Trophy: Adysen Verbrugge.
Novice (Two teams)
Esso medallions — Most sportsmanlike: Brilynne Bell, Matthew Datos. Most dedicated: Skyler Evans, Kai Verbrugge. Most improved: Shania Johnson, Blayke Barzen. Most Sportsmanlike Trophy: Daunte McKinney, Garrett Beek.
Esso medallions — Most sportsmanlike: Daysha McKinney. Most dedicated: Ethan Bono. Most improved: Kenneth Jolliffe. Most Sportsmanlike Trophy: Brennan Sawyer.
Esso medallions — Most sportsmanlike: Madison Van Will. Most dedicated: Reece Lloyd. Most improved: Lindsey Cook. Most Sportsmanlike Trophy: Madison Van Will.
Esso medallions — Most sportsmanlike: Cameron Grant. Most dedicated: Nyckolas Ruel. Most improved: Daniel Jordan. Most Sportsmanlike Trophy: Sean Pineda.
Esso medallions — Most sportsmanlike: Alex Scott. Most dedicated: Thomas Symons. Most improved: Jesse Jackson. Most Sportsmanlike Trophy: Denzel Pausang.
President: Scott Mitchell*
Vice-president: Glenn Moore*
Treasurer: Kevin Laird*
Secretary: Carolyn Shade*
Registrar: Heather Mohan*
Equipment manager: Dwayne Murray*
Tournament coordinator: vacant
Head referee: John Bramham*
Head coach: Dwayne Murray*
Ice coordinator: Laura McGraw
Directors: Tammi Beek*, Dennis Foster.
North Island Eagles Hockey Association Awards and AGM
At Sunset Elem. School
Esso medallions: Most sportsmanlike: Eric Kennelly. Most dedicated: Thomas Coon. Most improved: George Walkus.
Eagle awards: Most improved: Ethan Shaw. Most dedicated: Robby Heavenor. MVP: Chad Bell.
Esso medallions: Most sportsmanlike: Tianna Walkus. Most dedicated: Tanner Roberts. Most improved: Travis Shade.
Eagle awards: Most improved: Michael McLaughlin. Most sportsmanlike: Elliot Furney. MVP: David Charlie Jr.
Esso medallions: Most sportsmanlike: Payton Laming. Most dedicated: Ryan Patterson, Luke Gage. Most improved: Liem Wadhams.
Eagle awards: Most improved: Keenan Saunders. Most sportsmanlike: Mathew Saunders. MVP: Kayden Jones.
President: Vadim Stavrakov*
Secretary: Carolyn Shade*
Treasurer: Lito Pineda*
Registrar: Tanya Kellar*
Equipment manager: Leighann Ruel*
Head coach: vacant
Referee assigner: John Bramham*
Ice scheduler: vacant
Directors: Tammy Bono*, Leighann Ruel*, Sonya Strang*, Carrie Harilstad