No league awards for Glacier Kings

Victoria Cougars clean up at VIJHL annual awards banquet

Winning the North Division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League in 2011-12 didn’t translate into trophies for the Comox Valley Glacier Kings at the league’s annual awards night.

Not surprisingly, the regular season and playoff champion Victoria Cougars collected the lion’s share of the hardware at the banquet, held June 7 in Victoria.

The Capital City Cats won or shared seven of the 13 awards while the Glacier Kings were shut out of the year-end hardware. The full list of 2011-12 winners is as follows:

Coach of the year: Mark van Helvoirt – Victoria Cougars.

Most Sportsmanlike Player: Trevor Yee – Peninsula Panthers.

Unsung Hero Trophy: Kyle Yamasaki – Oceanside Generals.

Rookie of the Year: Jack Palmer – Saanich Braves.

Regular Season Leading Scorer: Ty Jones – Saanich Braves and Steven Axford – Victoria Cougars.

Playoff Champions: Victoria Cougars.

Regular Season Champions: Victoria Cougars.

Least Penalized Team: Victoria Cougars.

Broadcaster of the Year: Warren Andrews – Campbell River Storm.

Regular Season Top Goaltender: Evan Roch – Victoria Cougars.

Regular Season Top Defenceman: Jake Bryan – Peninsula Panthers.

Regular Season Top Forward: Brody Coulter – Victoria Cougars.

Regular Season Most Valuable Player:

Ty Jones – Saanich Braves.

The Glacier Kings are looking ahead to the 2012-13 season when they are hosting the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The B.C. Junior B championship will be played April 11-14 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.

While the team has yet to announce its new coach, their tryout camp goes Aug. 10-12 and their pre-season conditioning camp (invite only) is set for Aug. 27-28.


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