Goaltender Jiri Patera was yesterday’s big winner as the Brandon Wheat Kings dished out their team rewards for the season. The 20-year old received four awards including being named the hockey club’s Meighen Haddad LLP Most Valuable Player, the Art Marshall Memorial Trophy winner for being chosen the Top Graduating Player, the Canad Inns 3 Stars winner as well as the Shoppers Drug Mart Fans Choice.
Other award winners:
Keystone Centre’s Most Sportsmanlike Player Award: Vincent Iorio
Maggie Janz Scholastic Player: Vincent Iorio
Mike Adamski Hardest Working Player: Braden Schneider
Brad McCrimmon Memorial Trophy for the Top Defenceman: Braden Schneider
Brandon Sun Scoring Champion – Luka Burzan
MNP Rookie of the Year Award – Jake Chiasson
Manitoba Hydro Turk Broda Award – Top Manitoban – Ben McCartney
UCT Dennis Truscott Award – Most Improved Player – Ridly Greig
Coca-Cola Rob Stouffer Award – Most Inspirational Player – Marcus Sekundiak
Precision Toyota Unsung Hero Award – Dom Schmeimann
McDonald’s Frank King Trophy – Most Community Minded Player – Connor Gutenberg, Lyndon McCallum. This year marked the first time that players have shared the prestigious Frank King award.