Lions awards players at annual banquet

MORRISBURG – The South Dundas Lions presented a total of 50 awards during their annual awards banquet held on April 29th at the Morrisburg Arena. The awards were presented by each team for the top offence and defence, along with the coaches award.

The Novice C1 House Lions was the only team from South Dundas to reach the championship finals, pushing the series to a fifth and final game March 31st. That team awarded their top offence award to Connor McCurdy, top defence to Brenna McCooeye, and the coaches award went to Liam Barkley and Jeremy Barkley.

The Novice C2 House team, Mathieu Bazinet won top offence, Kane Casselman top defence and Evelyn Cooper won the coaches award.

Chase Alger won the top offence award for the Novice B House Lions, while Halle VanBeilen won top defence and Emmett Lemire won the coaches award. That team was the second of three teams from the club to advance to the playoffs.

The Atom C1 House Lions team awarded Nick Carrothers with the top offence award, Jake Thompson with the top defence award and Rowan McCooeye with the coaches award. On the Atom C2 House team, Skyler Keeler was presented with the top offence award, Harrison Burke the top defence award, and Emily Swerdfeger the coaches award.

Kade VanBeilen was presented with the top offence award for the Atom B House Lions while Owen Conlin was presented with the top defence award. Kai Morrow was presented with the coaches award.

On the Lions Peewee C House team, Logan Tait won the top offence award, Vanessa Latulippe and Travis Faulkner won the top defence award. Kyra Lewis won the coaches award for the team.
The Peewee B House Lions top offence award went to Zack Scarbeau, the top defence award to Cam Stewart, and Alek Larocque won the coaches award.

Jordan Heuff was awarded with the top offence award for the Peewee B Rep team, Sebastien Lafrance the top defence, and Aiden Hutt the coaches award.

The Bantam C House team presented the award for top offence to Riley Jampen, the top defence to Nathan Paulino, and coaches award to Eli Laperle.

Nolan Henry won the top offence award for the Bantam B Rep Lions, Owen Fetterly the top defence, and Joshua Broad the coaches award.

The Midget B1 House team awarded Jaeden Shaver with their top offence award, Jayden Rowe with the top defence, and Kieran Geurkink the coaches award. Brad McLean was awarded the top offence award for the Midget B2 House team, while Max Garlough picked up the top defence award. Trystan Hummel was presented with the coaches award for the team.

Jonah Bennis was awarded the top offence for the Major-Midget B Rep Lions, Curtis Barclay the top defence award, and Nicholas Brugmans won the coaches award for the team.

Top honours for coaching went to Jamie Smith, who coached the Lions Major-Midget B Rep team to their second straight finish at the top of the league’s regular season standings.

Novice C2 House goalie Evelyn Cooper was awarded with the club’s goalie of the year award.

Bantam B Rep manager and club ice-scheduler Jason Broad was awarded the Steinberg Trophy.

The club also awarded the efforts of two of their youth referees. Stefan Kronstal was awarded the rookie referee award, while Emytt Fetterly was named most dedicated referee.

Scott Corden was awarded the John Lortie Memorial award this year for dedication to refereeing and to the community.