On May 3rd the MMJHL put their book end on the 2017-18 season with their annual year end awards banquet at the Polo Park Canad Inns. Fresh off his record setting performance that became a new standard for MMJHL goalies in both Goals Against Average (1.58) and Save Percentage (0.948), Ryan Hall was a runaway winner of the Ron Smith Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Goaltender. For Hawks fans this comes as no surprise as Hall was awarded Goaltender of the month on 3 separate occasions during the 2017-18 campaign (October 2017, November 2017, and December 2017). In addition, Hall was also named a first team league all-star and was joined on the squad by fourth year graduating Hawk defenseman Riley Gilmore. Rounding out the accolades on the evening for the Hawks were J.P. Lovell who was awarded with the Anthony McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship and Spencer Ferbers who went home with the Nick Hill Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations to Ryan, Riley, J.P., and Spencer for jobs well done!
On Wednesday night the Charleswood Hawks held their annual awards banquet to put the formal end to their 48th season of Junior Hockey in the MMJHL. Despite coming up short of the end goal of a league championship – this team gave it their all right until the final whistle of game 6 with some amazingly gritty individual performances along the way. The team finished with a respectable 30-11-4 record on the season and made it to the semifinals despite some injuries to key members of the team. All of this was celebrated while enjoying some great food and inspiring words from a host of individuals, the Hawks also recognized the outstanding performances of a number of their own on this evening. The full list of award winners recognized on Wednesday is as follows (click on player name for photo):
- - Lovell Management Rookie of the Year: #20 Noah Robidoux
- - Lowey Insurance Most Improved Player: #12 Reg Bowles
- - MLT Aikins Ability & Sportsmanship Award: #22 Shane Kustra-Nelson
- - Headingley Grill Coaches Award: #21 Riley Gilmore
- - Charleswood Hawks Award of Excellence: #22 Shane Kustra-Nelson
- - MacDon Industries Most Valuable Player: #31 Ryan Hall
- - Mid-town Ford Plus/Minus Leader: #12 Reg Bowles & #22 Shane Kustra-Nelson
- - Thirsty Lion Tavern Ironman Award: #13 Cam Petras & #30 Ben Thorlakson
- - Sorrento’s Cup 3-Star Selection Winner: #31 Ryan Hall
The Charleswood Hawks tank you for all of you support in 2017-18 and look forward to seeing you all again this coming September!
The Charleswood Hawks send their congratulations to the MMJHL’s Raiders Junior Hockey Club on taking both the McKenzie and Moug Trophies in 2017-18 for being both regular season and playoff champions respectively. The Raiders took the best of 7 MMJHL Playoff Finals with a convincing 8-2 drubbing of the Transcona Railer Express on Tuesday Night at Ed Golding Arena. Led by Nicolas Mathews who led the playoffs in scoring with 25 points including 4 game winners in just 13 games, the Raiders to dispatched of the Express in the finals by a 4-1 margin. Again, the Hawks send their congratulations and enjoy it while it lasts…we are gunning for you next year!