Bantam players (from left) Trevor Mahon and Chloe Storoschuk (most improved)

Bantam players (from left) Trevor Mahon and Chloe Storoschuk (most improved)

Hockey awards recognize youth

The Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association hosted its year-end awards banquets recently where local athletes were recognized.

It was a week-long celebration for the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association who, after wrapping up its 2011/12 season, recognized its athletes for their outstanding commitments, and achievements.

During the first week in March at the TRU cafeteria, different WLMHA house division were showcased and awards were presented. Additionally, special league awards were also presented throughout the week.

The following are the 2011/12 recipients of WLMHA awards, grouped by division:

Atom: Most Improved — Salesh Nilsson; Most Sportsmanlike — Kristyna Cooper-Paul; Most Valuable Player — Thomas Burke.

Peewee: Most Improved — Dakota Sailor; Most Sportsmanlike — Ashley Howell; Most Valuable Player — Hunter Mennie.

Bantam: Most Improved — Chloe Storoschuk and Trevor Mahon; Most Sportsmanlike — Wyatt Buller; Most Valuable Player — Tanner Nickel.

Midget: Most Improved — Patrick Kenny; Most Sportsmanlike — Becky Grosso; Most Valuable Player — Ben Magnuson.

League Awards: Kevin Howell Sportsman of the Year (most sportsmanlike of the league) — Gabrielle Pierece; Danielle Helmer Memorial Trophy (awarded to the most inspirational female player in all of WLMHA) — Laurel White; Russel Gibson Memorial Award (the trophy is awarded to a house player in any division that displays versatility, dedication, skills, perseverance and leadership but is not recognized in any one category) — Adam Stafford; Coach of the Year — Colby Silver; Volunteer of the Year — Karen Chabot.