Williams Lake Stampeders players, coaches, family and friends capped off another successful season Saturday night by celebrating the franchise’s third Coy Cup senior men’s provincial hockey championship with an awards night and banquet.
Hosted at the Laughing Loon restaurant, longtime volunteers Duane Muir, Dale Taylor and Marko Zurak were also recognized for their dedication, work and commitment to the team. Additionally, one lucky team member, Dan Cohen, won a trip for two to Hawaii.
The following are this year’s recipients of the 2013/14 Williams Lake Stampeders awards:
• Plugger of the Year — Francis Johnson
• Best Defenceman — Mike Young
• Most Dedicated — Matt Lees
• Rookie of the Year — Greg Nickel
• Most Improved — Derrick Walters
• Unsung Hero — Stu Sasges
• Best Forward — David Gore
• Most Offensive Defenceman — Aaron Zurak
• Most Valuable Player — Jassi Sangha
– Monica Lamb-Yorski photos