The Prince Albert Northern Bears wrapped up by far their most successful season in team history Thursday with their awards banquet at Carlton Park Hall.
The Bears went 9-0 in the playoffs to win the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League championships, then swept the Westman Wildcats in the regionals to make their first ever Esso Cup national berth.
The Bears won two games in Morden, Man., at the Esso Cup before getting eliminated on goal differential.
After the awards, Bears head coach Jeff Willoughby said he tried to give a short speech after the tournament but “melted into a puddle” of emotion afterwards. He used part of Thursday’s banquet to say what he wanted to back then.
“I’ve never seen a group of athletes come together and perform like you have,” Willoughby addressed the group, on behalf of himself and his assistants Gord Hobson and Tim Willoughby. “I’ve said it before, me, Gord and Tim have the best seats in the house to watch you guys play like you did. It was really special.”
Here are all the awards handed out.
Regular season MVP: Brooke Hobson
Playoff MVP: Hannah Koroll
Top Scorer: Abby Soyko
Top Forward: Camryn Amundson
Top Defenceman: Brooke Hobson
Academic Award: Kate Wagner and Jadyn Kushniruk
Rookie of the Year: Kate Ball
Most Dedicated: Colby Donald
Sportsmanlike: Sierra Parenteau
Plus-Minus Award: Jasper Desmarais, +21
Hardest Working: Ireland South
Most Improved: Miranda Heidt
On Twitter: @jeff_paNOW
Ruckus outside police detachment leads to arrest; confiscated BB gun
Two teenagers are facing numerous charges including assaulting a police officer and possession of a...
READ MORE +
Caucus Committee on Crime Report brings 8 recommendations
It's been 10 months since Premier Brad Wall's call for a committee to review crime in Saskatchewan...
READ MORE +
Back-to-school shopping list unattainable for many parents
Parents across the province are back to school shopping, and many are having difficulties getting...
READ MORE +
Join the Discussion
paNOW is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.