The on-ice activities having wrapped up for the season, the Elmira Sugar Kings held one last hurrah for the 2018-19 squad, honouring their achievements at an awards ceremony held last weekend at the WMC.
Thirteen awards were handed out to seven players and one volunteer during the ceremony. The event also made a mention of the three players who are hanging up their jerseys this year: Ty Biles, Ivan Brewer and Damian Figueira.
Hunter Dubecki swept up three awards, including the Elmira Insurance Agencies Trophy (top scorer), Sugar Kings Memorial Trophy (regular season ‘MVP’) and the Barbara Schaeffer Memorial Trophy (fans’ favourite player). Dubecki amassed a total of 56 points over his 47 games playing forward during the regular season from September to February.
Harrison Toms also picked up three awards: the Don Duke Memorial Trophy (sportsmanship & leadership), the James Austin Memorial Trophy (top defenseman) and the Award of Excellence (best combines academics & hockey excellence). Toms played defense for 46 games during the regular season and garnered a total of 25 points.
Brody Waters was the recipient of the Dave Uberig Memorial Trophy (top minor hockey grad) and the Coaches Cup (best exemplifies perseverance & dedication). Due to an injury, Waters was only able to play 21 games during the regular season as forward, but he made every one count, amassing a total of 24 points. He came back to play after he had recovered, demonstrating perseverance.
Mason McMahon picked up the Don Duke Memorial Trophy (sportsmanship & leadership). Jakson Kirk was awarded the Central Cycle & Sports Trophy (rookie of the year).
Goalie Matt Woroniuk was the recipient of the Norm Clement Alumni Award (playoff ‘MVP’) Kurtis Goodwin won the Norm Hipel Memorial Trophy (outstanding defensive forward).
Sandra Mann was given the Dawn Farr Memorial Award (volunteer of the year), and Tyson Hillier was awarded the Trainer’s Award (best staff helper).
The awards ceremony behind them, the Kings will convene again June 10 for the team’s annual golf tournament at the Elmira Golf Club.