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Rookie: Evan Tironese of Alberni and Dylan Chanter of Merritt.
In my awards, players who come into the league with two of the following: a) already with a scholarship, b) already having been drafted by the NHL, or c) 18 years old, don't qualify as a rookie. Rookies should be real rookies.
Sportsmanlike: Colton Hansen of Victoria and Ryan Reilly of Penticton.
MVP: Tyler Morley of Surrey and Paul DeJersey of PG.
Goalie: Hunt of Surrey and Garteig of Penticton.
Defenseman: Jon Jutzi of Powell River and Ben Woodley of PG. I pick my top defenseman on defensive play, not who gets the most points. The league's voters will likely just look at the scoring.
Coach: Dale Purinton of Cowichan and Harvey Smyl of Chilliwack. Purinton for showing a tiger can change its stripes and Smyl for taking the Quesnel leftovers and adding to them. A lot of Smyls' work was really as an executive, but he deserves it.
Executive: Jim Ingram of Cowichan and Fred Harbinson of Penticton. I don't know if Ingram was in Cowichan last year, but he, or Purinton, got most of Salmon Arm's top players. How many Cowichan players came from Interior teams?
Harbinson got three already drafted NHL players to move to Penticton. How doesn't matter or should he have doesn't matter. He did.
Coastal Phillips(Pow) Played half season, was first in SA%, tied for league lead in shutouts, and second to Garteig in GAA at trade deadline.
Interior Garteig (Pen) But not convinced he would be #1 if on a weaker team. I believe that Faust, Hunt and Phillips are/were all better tenders.
Coastal Ingram/Purinton (Cow) Agree
Interior Pierce (Mer) Agree
Coastal Petan (Coq) Unreal skills, most upside and pro-potential
Interior Kharia (Prince George) Gets it done every game
Coastal Kerfoot (Coq) Has less of a supporting cast and still excelling
Interior Lucia (Pen)
Coastal Jutzi (PR) Consistent and a true leader
Interior Reilly (Pen) Awesome supporting cast but could get it done anywhere
Your picks as a whole are decent but there's one that sticks out.. How can you possibly have Woolley as defenseman of the year over mike reilly. Sure I understand it's not all about scoring but he has more points than most forwards, and when the streak was in jeopardy mumerous times who is always the one leading the attack..reilly. What's better a defenseman who can fight (which will be banned in upcoming years) or a player that can single handedly walk thru an entire team at will. Sure pen is stacked..but he is the best player in the league bar none.