On Wednesday night, the West Central AA Hockey Association hosted their season awards banquet at the Kindersley Elks Hall, bringing in players and families from all over the region.
It was an evening of reflection and celebration for the players, coaches and familes who attended the event. Coaches gave speeches to thank members of the organization and volunteers for their work this season, and they had a few words to say about their players and how their teams did over the winter months.
The guest speaker for the night was head coach and general manager Clayton Jardine of the SJHL's Kindersley Klippers. While onstage, the bench boss shared with the crowd what he has learned through both his coach and player careers, giving the young players his advice moving forward with their own journeys in hockey. He also gave some information to parents on the NCAA hockey program which was the route he took following his years in junior.
Head coaches Zane Hayes (Atom), Brett Sautner (Pee Wee) and Jason Kelly (Bantam) gave their recaps of their seasons to the audience that night. Each player was introduced at the front of the hall prior to or following the coaches and their speeches.
Here is a list of award winners for each team during the 2018-2019 season.
Atom Tier 1 Wheat Kings
Most Dedicated: Jaden Blanchette
Most Improved: Emerson Cey
Most Sportsmanlike: Austin Sittler
Hustler Award: Triston Mitchell-McElhone
Top Scorer: Daxton Endicott
MVP: Connor Ralston
Pee Wee AA Wheat Kings
Hustler Award: Pryce Thiessen
Most Improved: Pherson Loendorf
Most Sportsmanlike: Paige Fischer
Most Dedicated: Dayton Reschny
Coach's Award: Carter Ralston
Top Scorer: Cole Reschny
MVP: Cole Reschny
Bantam AA Wheat Kings
Most Sportsmanlike: Karson Blanchette
Scholastic Award: Emery Cholin
Most Improved: Karson Blanchette
Hustler Award: Leighton Partington
Most Dedicated: Kayden Ostrom
Top Scorer: Jakin Lawrence
MVP: Ethan Hilbig
Congratulations to all of this season's award winners, and to all the players and coaching staffs on great seasons with their respective teams.