Sunday, March 2, 2014 - Submitted by Trail Smoke Eaters
The Trail Smoke Eaters held their annual year end awards banquet at the Riverbelle on Tuesday, Febrary 25. There were a total of nine awards given out with six picked by the team coachs, one picked by the fans and one picked by the penalty box volunteers.
Awards picked by the team coachs are as follows:
Brandon Volpe - Most Dedicated Dustin Nikkel & Adam Todd - Coach's Unsung Hereos Scott Davidson - Most Inspirational Player Jake Lucchini - Most Improved Player Bryan Basilico - Rookie of the Year Greyson Reitmeirer - Scholastic Player of the Year Joel Webb - Top Defenceman of the Year
The fan favourite award and, of course, picked by fan voting went to:
Adam Wheeldon (team captain)
The Ed Shelley Award picked by the penalty box volunteers went to:
The Ed Shelley award is a combination of the most dedicated and most inspirational award. It is presented in memory of the late Ed Shelley who spent many years volunteering in the penalty box. This award usually presented by Ed's wife, Vera, was prsented on her behalf by Tiger Milburn. In addition to donating this award in Ed's memory, Vera bakes cookies for the players when they go on their roadtrips. Also, since Ed's passing Vera has continued to purchase his season ticket as well as her own. It goes without saying that the Trail Smoke Hockey Team is very apppreciative of Vera's continued support.