Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ex Vipers Meek & MacDonald Collect Awards At Capitals Year End Awards Banquet:

After going out in six games to the Powell River Kings in the opening round of the BCHL playoffs, the Cowichan Capitals held their year end awards banquet on March 16th. Former Vernon Vipers forward Ayden MacDonald was named Playoff MVP while former Vernon Vipers defenceman Mitch Meek was named Top Defenceman.

Meek played parts of one season in Vernon last year, playing in 50 games with the Vipers collecting (6-goals-10-assists-16-points) after coming over in a trade with the Victoria Grizzlies.  On October 8th 2014 the Grizzlies traded Brandon Egli, Mitch Meek & Future Considerations to the Vipers for Aydan Macdonald & Jake Emilio. Over the off season the Vipers traded Meek in a three way deal with West Kelowna & Prince George.  On July 9th 2015 the Vipers traded Meek to West Kelowna for Mac Ferner before the Warriors traded Meek to Prince George for Luke Harrison.  The Spruce Kings traded Meek to Cowicha on August 12th 2015. In 48 games with the Capitals this year, Mick Collected (5-goals-26-assists-31-points). 

Mitch Meek's Player Profile:

MacDonald was recruited by the Vipers, started the 2014-15 season playing in just five games that season before being traded to the Victoria Grizzlies on October 8th 2014 along with Jake Emilio for Brandon Egli, Mitch Meek & future considerations.  After one season in Victoria the Grizzlies traded MacDonald to Cowichan May 19th 2015. In 58 games with the Capitals this season MacDonald picked up (15-goals-13-assists-28-points). 

Ayden MacDonald's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Capitals website:

Duncan Lions Club Award Winners

March 16, 2016

by jeff

Duncan, BC – The Cowichan Capitals held the club’s annual Duncan Lions Club awards banquet Tuesday night with Storm Phaneuf picking up the most hardware including team MVP, fan favourite, and the 3 star award.

It was also a big night for Matt Hudie as the 19 year-old picked up Rookie of the Year as well as Most Sportsmanlike Player. Corey Hoffman and Ayden MacDonald share the Playoff MVP award as both put up big offensive numbers in the Caps playoff series with Powell River but also did excellent work in all three zones.

Veteran defenseman Ben Verrall earned the Unsung Hero award while graduating forward Pat Geary picked up the Coach’s Award for his leadership, professionalism, and dedication both on and off the ice. Chris Harpur earned the Defensive Defenseman award while fellow blue liner Josh Owings took home the Most Improved Player nod. Ryan Burton earned the Faceoff Award for the second straight season for his fantastic work on the draw.

It was a fun evening celebrating the past season and recognizing graduating players and those moving on to college hockey next year. On behalf of the Capitals, thank to you all those moving on and to those players returning for next season, it’s a bright road ahead!

White Spot Most Valuable Player – Storm Phaneuf
 Playoff MVP – Corey Hoffman/Ayden MacDonald
 Rookie of the Year – Matt Hudie
 Top Defensive Defenseman – Chris Harpur
 Duncan Rotary Club Coach’s Award – Pat Geary
 Most Inspirational – Adam Osczevski
 Unsung Hero – Ben Verrall
 Leading Scorer – Kade Kehoe
 Most Popular Player – Storm Phaneuf
 CVRD Most Sportsmanlike Player – Matt Hudie
 Most Improved – Josh Owings
 Top Gun Defenseman – Mitch Meek
 Faceoff Award – Ryan Burton
 3 Star Award – Storm Phaneuf
 Jeff Price Memorial Volunteer of the Year – Natasha Winter

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