Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Smokies Hand Out Hardware

Co-MVPs Brent Baltus and Tyler Berkholtz flanked by the Smokies' coaching staff

More than 100 people took in Tuesday's Smoke Eaters awards banquet at the Riverbelle in Trail, an event that saw five multiple award winners as the Smokies recognized their players for the hard work they've put in so far this season.

Brent Baltus and Tyler Berkholtz were named co-winners of the Smokies' Most Valuable Player award, while Quinnipiac commit Scott Davidson earned Rookie of the Year honours. Braden Pears was named Top Defenseman while captain Garrett McMullen won the Ed Shelly Memorial award which recognizes hard work, dedication and pride to the Smoke Eater crest and to the community.

Trail's four overage players, Baltus, Berkholtz, McMullen and defenseman Bennett Hambrook were also presented with their white game jerseys from this past season as a keepsake.
Trail's four twenty year-olds receive their game jerseys Tuesday

Here's a list of the 2012-13 Smoke Eaters award winners:

Top Scorer: Brent Baltus
Scholastic Award: Scott Davidson
Unsung Hero: Luke Sandler
Most Improved Player: Mitch Foyle
Most Inspirational Player: Adam Wheeldon
Top Defenseman: Braden Pears
Most Dedicated Player: Bennett Hambrook
Rookie of the Year: Scott Davidson
Fan Favourite: Adam Wheeldon
Ed Shelly Memorial Award: Garrett McMullen
Most Valuable Player: Brent Baltus/Tyler Berkholtz
Randy Emery’s Warrior of the Year: Tyler Berkholtz

Congrats to each of the players for their hard work and dedication this season, it's been an awful lot of fun watching/traveling/following you guys as this season has progressed. Like every good novel though, it needs an ending, and here's to that ending being as prolonged as possible.

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