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.
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