Trackers honoured at annual awards banquet

Recognized for the development of his skills on the ice, Brysan Eklund left the banquet holding the Most Improved Player Award. Eklund’s development was also recognized by the Fort St. John Huskies, as the defenceman was called to play for the Huskies when they faced Grande Prairie in February.

The award for Top Defenceman went to Charles Dagostin, who registered 12 points from the back end in 28 games played, while also recording 70 penalty minutes.

Dagostin was also recognized for his commitment to the squad, as he also won the Most Dedicated Player award.

When examining team offence, the honour of Top Scorer went to forward Kody McManus, who finished the season with 27 points, 18 of which were goals. The next highest goal total on the Trackers was 15.

Brandon Howard was honoured for his physical play, as the forward took home the Locomotive "Hit" of the Year award.

Defensive responsibility is key to any team’s success, and taking down the award for Most Defensive Player was Kohlam Brinsky, who was on the ice for all 32 games played this regular season.

MVP is a highly touted honour for any athlete, and this year’s Most Valuable Player was awarded to forward Mark Readman, who in 30 regular season games this season recorded 15 goals and 15 assists, scoring the second highest tally of goals on the team.

Forward Trevor Whynot also walked away with an award, receiving the honour as the team’s Unsung Hero. Whynot finished the season with 8 goals and 9 assists, while also being called up to play for the Fort St. John Huskies in the same game versus Grande Prairie that fellow Tracker Brysan Eklund was called up for.

Finally, an award ceremony isn’t complete without honouring a first year player, as forward Wyatt Gale received the title of Rookie of the Year, following his first season in which he recorded 9 goals and 18 assists, finishing the regular season tied for second in team scoring. When looking at his post-season production, Gale’s nine goals stands as the most in the NAMHL playoffs, despite the Trackers' second round exit at the hands of Grande Prairie.

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