(ISN) – Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals 2014-15 regular season was acknowledged at the fourth annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday afternoon at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
This year’s event included New York Rangers’ executive Mike Barnett and BC Minister of Finance Michael de Jong as special guest speakers.
Cliff Lequesne, from 100.3 The Q!, hosted the event that saw the organization hand out 10 awards in total and celebrate the personal achievements of the Royals’ players on-and-off of the ice.
Joe Hicketts was chosen as the team’s most valuable player as he took home the National Bank Financial MVP Award. The product of Kamloops, BC also earned the Wilson’s Transportation Top Defenceman award and The Keg Fans’ Choice award, which was chosen by a vote on www.victoriaroyals.com.
Austin Carroll was presented with the Mayfair Optometric Top Scorer Award as he finished the season with 77 points (38g-39a).
Tyler Soy was chosen as the Coca-Cola Unsung Hero award, while Coleman Vollrath was named the winner of the Investors Group Community Service award.
Logan Fisher was the recipient of the 2 Burley Men Hardest Worker award. The Wallace Driving School Most Dedicated Player award was given to Travis Brown.
Ralph Jarratt was named the winner of the Ron Neal Rookie of the Year, while Jared Dmytriw took home the Live Virtual Help Desk Scholastic Player of the Year award.
The Royals will have home ice advantage in the first round of the 2015 WHL Playoffs vs. the Prince George Cougars, with Game 1 & 2 of the best-of-seven series occurring at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Game 1 will take place on Friday, March 27th and Game 2 on Saturday, March 28th. Puck drop for both contests is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.