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2018-2019 YEAR END RECEPTION & AWARDS BANQUET

Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club hosted their Annual Year End Reception and Awards Banquet Wednesday, April 3rd at the Medicine Hat Lodge.

The Tigers would like to thank all the sponsors who made the evening possible as well as everyone who attended.

Here is a list of award winners:

Trophy World Most Goals – This award is presented to the Tiger(s) who led the team in goals scored during the regular season. This season we had two formidable players tie with 33 goals each, James Hamblin & Brett Kemp.

AC Joe Frazer presented Brett Kemp & James Hamblin with the Trophy World Most Goals Award
AC Joe Frazer presented Brett Kemp & James Hamblin with the Trophy World Most Goals Award

Medicine Hat News Leading Scorer – This award is presented to the overall points leader for the Tigers during the regular season. James Hamblin led the team with 77 points in 67 games played.

Ryan McCracken of the Medicine Hat News presents the Medicine Hat News Leading Scorer Award to James Hamblin
Ryan McCracken of the Medicine Hat News presents the Medicine Hat News Leading Scorer Award to James Hamblin

ATB Financial Scholastic Player of the Year Award – The player that best exemplified a combination of hockey skills and scholastic ability during the season. This year’s winner is Eric Van Impe.

Jerri Gainer, Branch Manager at ATB Financial presented the ATB Financial Scholastic Player of the Year Award to Eric Van Impe
Jerri Gainer, Branch Manager at ATB Financial presented the ATB Financial Scholastic Player of the Year Award to Eric Van Impe

20/20 Vision Care Community Service Award – The Tigers have always prided themselves on being a team that gives back to our community. This year’s team was no exception in doing a great job of interacting with fans and helping to make our events memorable. James Hamblin participated in every community event with a smile on his face.

Jim Stewart Presents the 20/20 Vision Care Community Service Award to James Hamblin
Jim Stewart Presents the 20/20 Vision Care Community Service Award to James Hamblin

Chat 94.5 Unsung Hero Award – The concept of Tigers Hockey is based around the idea of everyone on the team buying into a system and putting the team first. Ryan Jevne and Dylan MacPherson stood out for their willingness to do the little things that often went unnoticed by fans but were essential to the team’s success.

Dave Sherwood of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group presented Ryan Jevne & Dylan MacPherson with the Chat 94.5 Unsung Hero Award (Landon MacPherson accepted on Dylan's behalf)
Dave Sherwood of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group presented Ryan Jevne & Dylan MacPherson with the Chat 94.5 Unsung Hero Award (Landon MacPherson accepted on Dylan’s behalf)

Aldo’s Shoe Repair 3 Star Award – This award goes to the player who received the most 3 stars during the season. Ryan Jevne worked hard every night and he was crucial to the Tigers success this season.

AC Ryan Smith presented Ryan Jevne with the Aldo's Shoe Repair 3 Star Award
AC Ryan Smith presented Ryan Jevne with the Aldo’s Shoe Repair 3 Star Award

Gerard Moyer Leadership Award sponsored by Lanny McDonald – This award is presented to the player that best personifies the characteristics of leadership, not only on the ice but off the ice, in the dressing room and within our community. The winner is James Hamblin.

AC Joe Frazer presents the Gerard Moyer Leadership Award sponsored by Lanny McDonald to James Hamblin
AC Joe Frazer presents the Gerard Moyer Leadership Award sponsored by Lanny McDonald to James Hamblin

Mr Lube Hardest Working Player – The goal of the Tigers’ coaching staff is to be the hardest working team on the ice every night. Within our roster, there are many deserving players for this award but Ryan Chyzowski stood out and helped set the bar for effort during training sessions, practices and games.

AC Ryan Smith presents the Mr Lube Hardest Working Player to Ryan Chyzowski
AC Ryan Smith presents the Mr Lube Hardest Working Player to Ryan Chyzowski

MY96 Rookie of the Year – This rookie had a breakout season in the WHL, winning the WHL & CHL Goaltender of the Week twice while also being invited to play in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Mads Søgaard was also named to the WHL Second Team All-Star, all in his rookie season.

Tim Weinberger of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group presented the MY96 Rookie of the Year to Mads Søgaard
Tim Weinberger of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group presented the MY96 Rookie of the Year to Mads Søgaard

MacLean Wiedemann Lawyers LLP Most Improved Player – This player set new career highs in all offensive categories and could be counted on in any situation. Ryan Jevne’s drive and determination to do whatever necessary for his teammates heighten what it means to be a Tiger.

AC Joe Frazer presented the MacLean Wiedemann Lawyers LLP Most Improved Player to Ryan Jevne
AC Joe Frazer presented the MacLean Wiedemann Lawyers LLP Most Improved Player to Ryan Jevne

South Country CO-OP Top Defensive Forward – This award is presented to one Tiger player who was counted on to shut down opponents and be a presence in the defensive end, helping out the defenseman when needed. James Hamblin finished the season with a +18 rating.

AC Ryan Smith presented the oe Frazer presented the MacLean Wiedemann Lawyers LLP Most Improved Player to Ryan Jevne South Country CO-OP Top Defensive Forward to James Hamblin
AC Ryan Smith presented the South Country CO-OP Top Defensive Forward to James Hamblin

Cliff Bast Memorial Best Defenceman Award Sponsored by the Medicine Hat Mall – This award was split between two Tigers defenceman who played their whole WHL careers in Orange and Black. Dylan MacPherson is a defensive defenceman who was relied on to shut down the top players for the opposition while Linus Nassen is an offensive defenceman who quarterbacked the top power play line for the Tabbies.

AC Joe Frazer presented the Cliff Bast Memorial Best Defenceman Award Sponsored by the Medicine Hat Mall to Linus Nassen & Dylan MacPherson (Landon MacPherson accepted on Dylan's behalf)
AC Joe Frazer presented the Cliff Bast Memorial Best Defenceman Award Sponsored by the Medicine Hat Mall to Linus Nassen & Dylan MacPherson (Landon MacPherson accepted on Dylan’s behalf)

Guttormson & Co. Chartered Accountants Playoff MVP – This award was split between two Tigers who were impactful every night during the team’s post season. James Hamblin was the only player on both teams to record a point in all six games of the Eastern Conference Quarter Final while Mads Søgaard stopped 215 of 234 shots faced.

AC Ryan Smith presented the Guttormson & Co. Chartered Accountants Playoff MVP to Mads Søgaard & James Hamblin
AC Ryan Smith presented the Guttormson & Co. Chartered Accountants Playoff MVP to Mads Søgaard & James Hamblin

Medicine Hat Lodge Most Valuable Player – The final award of the evening is the highest award on any sports team. It is given to the most outstanding player during the regular season. This season, we had two players who demonstrated not only exceptional hockey skills but leadership, determination and teamwork. This year’s MVPs are James Hamblin and Mads Søgaard.

Stephanie Fraser of the Medicine Hat Lodge presented the Medicine Hat Lodge Most Valuable Player to Mads Søgaard & James Hamblin
Stephanie Fraser of the Medicine Hat Lodge presented the Medicine Hat Lodge Most Valuable Player to Mads Søgaard & James Hamblin

The Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds presented the graduating players with watches.

George Hamel of the Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds presented Ryan Jevne, Linus Nassen & Dylan MacPherson with watches (Landon MacPherson accepted on Dylan's behalf)
George Hamel of the Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds presented Ryan Jevne, Linus Nassen & Dylan MacPherson with watches (Landon MacPherson accepted on Dylan’s behalf)

 

 

 

This year’s Year End Reception and Awards Banquet was a great way to end a memorable season. The Medicine Hat Tigers would like to thank their fans for their unwavering support and they are looking forward to the upcoming 50th Anniversary Season.

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