Tigers Hand Out The Awards Hardware


Dave Andjelic

April 17, 2013, Medicine Hat, AB (ISN) – The Medicine Hat Tigers gather at the Medicine Hat Lodge last night for the last time during the 2012-13 season to honour their award recipients.

The big winner of the evening was Tigers’ Eastern Conference First Team All-Star forward Curtis Valk who walked away with a total of seven awards including co-winner of BrokerLink MVP, Trophy World Most Goals, Medicine Hat News Leading Scorer, Earl’s Three Stars, MacLean, Wiedemann Player’s Choice Award, The Ridge Spine and Sport Centre Fan’s Choice Awards and Player’s Bench Most Improved Player.

Valk shared the BrokerLink MVP award with top defenceman Dylan Bredo and Eastern Conference Second Team All-Star Hunter Shinkaruk.

Cam Lanigan was named the Guttormson and Company Playoff MVP for his outstanding goaltending efforts that saw the Tigers sweep the Saskatoon Blades in the first round of the playoffs and advance to take on the highly powered Edmonton Oil Kings in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

The Tigers would like to extend a special thank you to all the award sponsors in attendance last night.

Our organization would also like to thank all of our tremendous fans who helped the Tigers celebrate their 10th Anniversary of regular season sell-outs on March 1, 2013. A truly remarkable feat of 364 regular season sell-outs which the Tigers are truly grateful.

Here is the list of the all the Tigers 2012-13 awards recipients.

Spenser Jensen

Scholastic Player of the Year

Sponsored by ATB Financial

Miles Koules

Top Rookie

Sponsored by MY 96 FM

Jacob Doty

Unsung Hero

Sponsored by CHAT 94.5 FM

Dylan Bredo / Hunter Shinkaruk / Curtis Valk

Most Valuable Player

Sponsored by BrokerLink Inc.

Curtis Valk

Most Improved Player

Sponsored by Player’s Bench

Boston Leier

Top Defensive Forward

Sponsored by Medicine Hat Co-op

Dylan Bredo

Cliff Bast Memorial Best Defenceman

Sponsored by Laurie Ann’s Fashion Boutique

Boston Leier

Success Factors

Sponsored by Leon’s Furniture

Curtis Valk

Three Stars Award

Sponsored by Earl’s

Hunter Shinkaruk

Gerard Moyer Memorial Team Leadership Award

Sponsored by Lanny McDonald

Curtis Valk

Most Goals

Sponsored by Trophy World

Curtis Valk

Leading Scorer

Sponsored By Medicine Hat News

Boston Leier

Community Service Award

Sponsored by Quality Inn

Tyler Lewington

Hardest Working Player

Sponsored by Dickies

Curtis Valk

Player’s Choice Award

Sponsored by MacLean, Wiedemann

Cam Lanigan

Playoff MVP

Sponsored by Guttormson & Co.

Curtis Valk

Fan’s Choice

Sponsored by The Ridge Spine and Sport Centre – Dr. Sean Bourassa