Success celebrated at 2022-23 Pontiacs awards banquet

The Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs’ 2022-23 time was marked by significant variations but also large leaps. On April 19, the regional Jr. A organization regarded the results of its gamers and said farewell to its graduating players. 

BONNYVILLE – It was a stellar period for the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs who fought their way to the third spherical of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) playoffs. 

The last time the Jr. A staff would make it to the North Division finals was eight a long time back. In full, the Pontiacs would engage in 82 online games over the 2022-23 period, from exhibition game titles to the playoffs.  

When the Pontiacs’ playoff operate would be lower limited in Game 5 of their collection versus the Spruce Grove Saints, the awards banquet held on April 19 was a evening to reflect on an remarkable period. 

Attending the awards banquet held at the NOVA VIP Lounge ended up volunteers, players’ people, billet families, coaches, the organization’s board customers and of study course, the 2022-23 period gamers.  

Most Enhanced Participant Award 

Acquiring the award for the most enhanced participant went to Pontiacs’ player #21 Nicolas Beaudoin. The Pontiacs rookie would receive three a lot more awards right before the night time wrapped up. 

Most Gentlemanly Player Award 

This year’s Most Gentlemanly Participant is #17 Mike Cataldo. “Described as a great individual who is truthful, challenging-operating and ‘team first’ participant. He is also selflessly concerned in the community and embodies the features of what a Bonnyville Pontiac is,” said associate typical supervisor Neil Langridge.  

Matt Cook dinner Unsung Hero Award 

“The Matt Prepare dinner Unsung Hero Award is offered per year to the Pontiac player persistently demonstrating the important attitudes and actions that are demanded for group good results generally with no finding the deserved recognition for the true price that they add to their group. This player merely ‘shows up and provides it his all’ with no expecting just about anything in return,” go through Chad Nelson, the Pontiacs’ affiliate common manager. 

This year’s winner of the Matt Cook dinner Unsung Hero Award was presented to Pontiacs’ rookie #16 Max Seguin. 

Matthew Cook performed for the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs in the 2005-06 season. During that season and just before the age of 18, Matt Prepare dinner was diagnosed with most cancers. Matt would go on to acquire a bronze medal with the Nationwide Sledge Hockey Group in the 2009 Environment Championships. 

President’s Award 

“This year’s recipient is an complete chief as a result of his illustration of dedication to our staff as properly as with the way in which he conducts himself as a human being to these all over him,” said Langridge. This season’s winner of the President’s Award was #13 Chayce Schmidt. 

Rookie of the Yr Award 

Participating in like a veteran in his rookie yr and getting identified at the AJHL level as the league’s Rookie of the Yr, it was no shock when Beaudoin was termed up to receive the Pontiacs’ Rookie of the Yr Award. 

Leading Defensive Ahead Award 

Receiving the Top rated Defensive Participant Award for the next 12 months in a row was the Pontiacs’ group captain, participant #25 Trey Funk. 

Top Defenseman Award 

“Our back again stop this season was as good as it receives,” stated Nelson, right before calling up the Pontiacs’ major defensemen of the 2022-23 year. The Best Defenseman Award was offered to Pontiacs’ participant #4 JR Ashmead. 

3 Star Award 

At the stop of each individual of the Bonnyville Pontiacs 60 common time online games, Viterra AJHL Stars are awarded to players from each individual crew considered to be that night’s top participant.  

The Bonnyville Pontiac participant who garnered the most Viterra Stars was none other than the St. Paul-indigenous Beaudoin. 

Prime Scorer Award 

This season’s Leading Scorer Award was attained by Pontiacs’ #18 Matteo Giampa.  

“He was not only ready to maintain up his scoring speed but also finished tied for sixth in franchise background for details in a solitary time with 92 and moved in third all time for the most helps in a solitary period with 65,” shared Nelson. 

Typical Season MVP Award  

“This year’s player produced the most out of this time and has demonstrated everyone just what can be completed when you just take your investment decision to a increased degree,” reported Langridge. 

The Pontiacs’ Frequent Season MVP was presented to Giampa. 

Playoff MVP Award 

“With the Pontiacs’ publish time good results this calendar year, it was essential we had lots of gamers step up their online games and depart it all on the ice. Even though we could have offered this award to very a couple of of our gamers, this youthful man transformed his activity, producing the greatest alter when the playoffs rolled all-around,” Langridge reported.  

This year’s recipient of the Playoff MVP Award was Pontiacs’ defenseman #15 Jack Budd. 

Neil Crawley Memorial (+/-) 

The Neil Crawley Award is presented to the Pontiac participant with the leading additionally-minus document from the 1st game of the time to game 60 of the standard period.  

This year’s winner, Giampa, had a In addition 39 full. Whilst Giampa just about always observed himself on the scoresheet, he also had very couple of objectives towards. 

Ma Hebert Award 

Presenting the Ma Hebert Award was Dennis Germain. Though the receiver, Herb Butt, was not ready to attend the banquet, the extensive-time volunteer and supporter of the Jr. A business despatched his regrets. 

Graduating Pontiacs 

This yr, nine Pontiacs gamers will graduate and shift on from the Junior A stage prepared to make waves wherever they go up coming.  

Gamers from the 2022-23 roster departing from the Pontiacs firm involve Mike Cataldo, Jack Budd, Matteo Giampa, Travis Baker, Quinton Gove, Cole Tisdale, Liam Cavan, Trey Funk, and Chayce Schmidt.