PENTICTON, BC –The Penticton Vees Jr. A Hockey Club handed out its annual team awards Sunday afternoon, following their thrilling 2-1 overtime win over the Victoria Grizzlies at the SOEC.
The winners are as follows:
UNSUNG HERO (Lang Vineyards): Duncan Campbell
VEES ON VEES MOST POPULAR PLAYER (DMS & Ifex Canada Ltd): Ryley Risling
MOST IMPROVED (Sherwood Signs & Graphics): Ryley Risling
ROBERT SKINNER COURAGE AWARD (Cantex Construction): Turner Ripplinger
BEST CONDITIONED (Chamberlain Property Group): Grant Cruikshank
HUMANITARIAN (Gateway Casinos): Nolan Hildebrand
FAN FAVOURITE (Elliot Row 4 Her 4 Him): Owen Sillinger
MOST SPORTSMANLIKE (Grizzly Excavating): Griffin Mendel
BEST DEFENSEMAN (Penticton Jr. Hockey Alumni): Griffin Mendel
MOST INSPIRATIONAL (Tim Hortons): Owen Sillinger
TOP ACADEMIC (Home Hardware): Greg Brydon:
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (BC Hockey Hall of Fame): Grant Cruikshank
MVP (Making Cents Bookkeeping): Mat Robson
Ryley Risling, Grant Cruikshank, Owen Sillinger and Griffin Mendel were all multiple award winners. The Leading Scorer Award (Game Time Sports) was not handed out Sunday, as the Vees still have three road games remaining on their schedule next week; the winner will be announced at a later date.
The Penticton Vees next home game will be Friday, March 17th, in the BCHL Fred Page Cup Playoffs, as they have a first round bye, by virtue of their first overall seed in the Interior Division.