2017 WLA Individual Awards

Maple Ridge Burrards Ben McIntosh

Burnaby, BC – The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) is pleased to continue announcing the 2017 team and individual award winners, as voted by the Board of Governors in consultation with their team executives and staff.

Earlier today, the WLA announced the following awards:

The Three-Star Award, given annually to the player who achieved the greatest number of “three-star” selections at the conclusion of each game. Players receive four points for a first star selection, three points as a second star, and two points as a third star. This year’s winner, with twenty points, is Ben McIntosh from the Maple Ridge Burrards.

The Denny Huddleston Memorial Award for Regular Season Scoring Champion, is awarded at the end of the regular season to the player who scored the most goals in regular season play. With thirty-eight goals, this year’s winner is Corey Small from the Victoria Shamrocks.

The Dorothy Robertson Award for Coach of the Year is awarded to a coach who has been selected as having been a top performer, based on the resources available to him. This year’s winner is Kaleb Toth from the Nanaimo Timbermen.

Finally, the Ed Bayley Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year is given in memory of Ed Bayley, an outstanding builder of the game of lacrosse in the lower mainland to the league’s outstanding rookie, as voted by the Board of Governors. This year’s winner is Chase Fraser of the Nanaimo Timbermen.

The announcement of 2017 awards concludes tomorrow with the announcement of the Outstanding Goaltender, Outstanding Defensive Player, and Outstanding Player.