Smokies hand out awards on eve of last regular season game

first_imgUnsung Hero: Luke SandlerMost Improved Player: Mitch FoyleTop Defenseman: Braden PearsMost Inspirational Player: Adam WheeldonMost Dedicated Player: Bennett HambrookRookie of the Year: Scott DavidsonFan Favourite: Adam WheeldonEd Shelly Memorial Award: Garrett McMullenMost Valuable Player: Brent Baltus/Tyler BerkholtzRandy Emery’s Warrior of the Year: Tyler BerkholtzThe Smoke Eaters, 25-28-0-2 and fifth in the Interior Division, play its final regular-season home game is this Sunday, (March 10) against the Penticton Vees at 3 p.m.For ticket information call (250) 368-5000. A handful of players, including Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Wheeldon, took home a pair of awards as the Trail Smokies handed out team awards at the annnal banquet Tuesday at the Riverbelle Restaurant.Wheeldon, in his second campaign with the Smokies, finished the season with eight goals and 10 assists and took home the Most Inspirational Player and Fan Favourites honours during the evening.A total of 12 individual trophies and honours were handed out in front of more than 100 people Tuesday.Forwards Tyler Berkholtz and Brent Baltus shared the Most Valuable Player award, 17 year-old forward Scott Davidson was named the Smokies’ Rookie of the Year and captain Garrett McMullen was presented with the Ed Shelly Memorial award.The Smokies’ four 20-year-olds, Baltus, Berkholtz, McMullen and Bennett Hambrook were also presented with their game jerseys from this season.The full list of award winners is as follows:Top Scorer: Brent BaltusScholastic Award: Scott Davidsonlast_img