The Alberni Valley Bulldogs handed out their year-end awards at a banquet held Saturday, March 15 at the Black Sheep Rugby Club’s building.
Following is a list of the awards, according to Bulldogs’ play-by-play commentator Evan Hammond.
Coaches Award— Tryg Strand, Connor LaCouvee
Academic Players of the Year (Sponsored by The See Group)— High School: Zach Funk; College: Rob Click.
Best Defenceman—Kurt Gosselin
Rookie of the Year—Scottie Clark
Humanitarian Award—Dylan Haugen
Unsung Heroes—Dylan Haugen, Zach Funk, Josh Adkins, Ron Paulson
Community Hero—Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ season ticket holders
Top Scorer—Justin Georgeson
Most Improved Player—Darian Henry
Most Sportsmanlike—Zach Funk
Most Valuable Player—Connor LaCouvee
Fan Choice (voted by the fans, sponsored by the Port Alberni Port Authority)—Tryg Strand.
The Bulldogs’ B.C. Hockey League season ended on March 12 with a 5-4 Game 7 double overtime loss to Victoria Grizzlies in Victoria.