BCHL announce Award finalists

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February 20, 2019

The BCHL has announced the finalists from each division for the league’s annual player awards.

In a weighted vote, each BCHL head coach was asked to submit a list ranking their top choices for each of most valuable player, rookie of the year, top defenceman, top goalie and most sportsmanlike player.

The names listed below are the finalists from each division as determined by the weighted vote.

(The non-voting awards are the Brett Hull Trophy for top scorer and the Wally Forslund Trophy for top goalie tandem and they will be announced after the conclusion of the regular season).

 

Vern Dye Memorial Trophy – Most Valuable Player

Island: Alex Newhook – forward – Victoria Grizzlies
Mainland: Kevin Wall – forward – Chilliwack Chiefs
Interior: James Miller – defenceman – Penticton Vees

 

Bruce Allison Memorial Trophy – Rookie of the Year

Island: Alex Campbell – forward – Victoria Grizzlies
Mainland: Kevin Wall – forward – Chilliwack Chiefs
Interior: Kent Johnson – forward – Trail Smoke Eaters

 

Top Defenceman

Island: Carter Berger – Victoria Grizzlies
Mainland: Layton Ahac – Prince George Spruce Kings
Interior: James Miller – Penticton Vees

 

Top Goaltender

Island: Kurtis Chapman – Victoria Grizzlies
Mainland: Logan Neaton – Prince George Spruce Kings
Interior: Jack LaFontaine – Penticton Vees

 

Bob Fenton Trophy – Most Sportsmanlike Player

Island: Alex Campbell – Victoria Grizzlies
Mainland: Kalen Szeto – Langley Rivermen
Interior: Mike Hardman – West Kelowna Warriors

 

The coaches will now be asked to vote for their ultimate choice from among the finalists and the league will announce the winners prior to the start of the Chevrolet BCHL Playoffs.

The Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy for BCHL Coach of the Year is being voted on this season by the BCHL broadcasters and we will have an announcement about the finalists for that award by the end of this week.

The other league trophy is the Ron Boileau Memorial Trophy, going to the team with the best regular-season record, and the Chilliwack Chiefs claimed that prize with their win on Sunday over Prince George.