Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Submitted by BCHL Media/Merritt Centennials
The Merritt Centennials capped off the 2011-12 season with their annual awards banquet before a packed audience last week at the Merritt Legion Hall.
The player award winners were determined by voting among the players along with consideration from the coaching staff.
Most Improved Player: Tyler Martin Academic Scholar: Reece Willcox Most Promising Player: Brendan Lamont Most Game Winning Goals: Evan Stack Leading Scorer: Regan Soquila Best Plus-Minus: Chad Brears Most Gentlemanly Player: Carter Shinkaruk Rookie of the Year: Dylan Chanter Best Defenceman: Reece Willcox Joe Tennant Award - Most Dedicated Player: Billy Marshall Unsung Hero: Lino Chimienti & Tyler Steel Leadership & Ability: Brent Fletcher Playoff MVP: Brent Fletcher Most Valuable Player: Evan Stack Friend of Ska-Lu-La: Steve Tresierra
In addition to the player awards, Evan Stack, Billy Marshall and Richard Sabourin were recognized for their work at the Ska-Lu-La Workshop in Merritt.
Long-time volunteer and Booster Club member Rusty Brewer also awarded scorekeeper George Cavaliere, Carol Sabourin (Richard's mother) and captain Evan Stack with her Difference Maker awards.
Which player will see the largest points increase this season?