The Castlegar Rebels announced their year end awards today. Veteran forwards Anthony Delong and Stuart Walton split Most Valuable Player award. Both had superb seasons with Walton leading the team with 87 points and Delong finishing second with 82 points.
Jordan Gluck, who was acquired part way through the season, was named the most valuable player in the play-offs after leading the team to the seventh game of the second round. The American-born netminder had a 3.15 goals against average and a save percentage of .906 while appearing in all 12 Rebel play-off games for a record of seven wins and five losses.
Winning the Gerry Lacasse Memorial Award for being the grittiest and most community minded was Brenden Heinrich. The young forward was also named the team’s rookie of the year.
Other award winners were: Walton, top scorer; Delong, top forward; Erik Alden, top defenceman; Braydon Horcoff, most improved; Delong, sports and education; Scott Morisseau, sportsmanship and ability; Erik Alden, most valued team player; Tyler Robinson, most inspirational; Morisseau, most popular.
The 20 year olds for this year’s Rebel team were Delong, Robinson, and Morisseau.