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Sockeyes Year End Awards – Part 2

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Part one of the Richmond Sockeyes Year End Awards was put up last week and while the first event was exceptional, here are the finishing awards presented to some special and deserving individuals.

Congratulations to every!

In every organization there is what I call the “unsung hero’ recognition which is given to the individual(s) who go above and beyond helping their team and/or organization.

This year the Harry Minns Volunteer of the Year Award goes to both Owen Norman-Laver and Sophia Khatarmi for their promotion of the Sockeyes social media giving more exposure to the organization.

The Special Team Award is shared by both Nick Noren and Teo Lin for their hard unselfish work on both the Penalty Kill a that saw them combine for 14 goals and 10 assists while playing shorthanded.

This season the team has a new award named the Cumberworth Fan Award which is named after the Cumberworth Family who played a huge part in the overall culture and support from both the Parents and Families.

It is shared by two special individuals who played a huge role in the overall success for every game.

The award goes to both Samantha Lin for being such a huge fan as well as Andrea Stewart who at times was like another coach but only in the crowd offering words of wisdom to everyone.

The Ray Sawada Leadership Award is also new and speaks columns to the 7 C’s of the Sockeye Culture which is shared.

Being a leader is important regardless if you are on or off the ice which one might say it’s like having two Captains.

It goes without question that Captain Matthew Stewart speaks softly but when it comes down to it, he tells it like it is setting a strong work ethic for everyone.

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The second recipient might say he’s like a coach, because he is the Coach and bringing his strong work ethic, dedication and passion to the team set the team up for a run at the PJHL Championship.

The MVP Award goes to Justin Grant who led the team and the league in points who managed 25 PP Assists albeit at times he was kept pointless followed by a presentation to the Leadership group of Matthew Steward, Gavin Bains, Justin McKnight, Jonathan Soares, Teo Lin, Nick Noren and Eithan Grishin.

Players receiving PJHL Scholarships were Teo Lin, Justin Grant, Gavin Bains and Callum Lind while theRay Sawada Scholarship Award was presented to Matthew Stewart.

The Don Mills Scholarship Award was presented to both Eithan Grishin and Jonathan Soares while the Burnaby Fire Department presented the Ray Sawada Scholarship to Nick Noren and Justin McKnight.

Head Coach Cullen Revel presented the 20 Year Old players with a special presentation for their service to the Sockeyes.

The PJHL did not have an All-Star game this season but they did name the following to a team: Thomas Popa, Mattias Uyeda, JOnathan Soares, Justin Grant, Michael MIntyre, Teo Lin, William Huo, Nicolas Noren, SJ Sanghera, Cullen Revel and Will Kump.

The PJHL Awards were presented to three deserving individuals who made an impact to the Sockeyes success and were Will Kump (Executive of the Year), Cullen Revel (Coach of the Year) while the PJHL’s Top Scorer Award was presented to Justin Grant. 

Congratulations to everyone for such a successful season of exciting PJHL Richmond Sockeye hockey. 


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