The 2018/19 Dryden GM Ice Dogs hockey season came to an official end after Monday, April 8th Awards Banquet. A total of twelve awards were handed out to the team’s top performers. As well, outgoing 20-year-old players had the opportunity to share their parting comments about this past season what it meant to be a Dryden GM Ice Dog.
Local player and team Captain, Trey Palermo, led the way earning three awards: Top Defensive Forward, Top Local Player, and Fan Favourite. Veteran player, Eric Stout, picked-up the Top Scorer and Most Valuable Player, while Rookie of the Year was awarded to Rayman Bassi. Jacob Siebenga was named the team’s Most Sportsmanlike player, and Evan Pakkala took home Most Improved Player. Maple Grove, Minnesota player, Ryan Brandt, secured the Defenseman of the Year title and the Coach’s Award was won by Curtis Magas. Goaltender Jacob Anthony was honoured with the Playoff MVP award. Co-winners of the Community Service Award were Dryden’s Graham Oliphant and Ear Falls player, Dylan Winsor.
Seven 20-year old players were thanked for their contributions to the team and wished the best of luck in their future plans. The following players completed their Junior A career in a Dryden GM Ice Dogs jersey: Cordell Boyko, Cameron Coutre, Trygve Many Guns, Trey Palermo, Kyle Sargent, Braden Shea, and Eric Stout.
Dr Adam Moir was on hand to present Trey Palermo with the Dryden GM Ice Dogs bursary.
The Awards Banquet capped off the 2018/19 season and the Dryden GM Ice Dogs are already making plans for 2019/20. The team’s annual general meeting is being held on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m, Holiday Inn Express. Election of officers will take place at the AGM and the meeting is open to the public.
Here’s a complete list of the winners:
Top Scorer – Eric Stout
Rookie of the Year – Rayman Bassi
Most Sportsmanlike – Jacob Siebenga
Playoff MVP – Jacob Anthony
Top Defensive Forward – Trey Palermo
Top Local – Trey Palermo
Most Improved – Evan Pakkala
Defenceman of Year – Ryan Brandt
Community Service Award – Graham Oliphant & Dylan Winsor
Most Valuable Player – Eric Stout
Coach’s Award – Curtis Magas
Fan Favourite – Trey Palermo
Source: Dryden Ice Dogs