Nick Henry receiving the Vince Leah Rookie of the Year Trophy from Commissioner Kim Davis at last night’s game.
Last night at the PCU Centre in front of 1625 fans, Commissioner Kim Davis was on hand to hand out the MJHL Awards. In 6 categories, the Portage Terriers had nominees in 5 and took home the hardware in each and every one.
MVP ─ Steve “Boomer” Hawrysh Award
Brad Bowles, Portage Terriers
Rookie of the Year – Vince Leah Trophy
Nick Henry, Portage Terriers
Nathan Park, Portage Terriers
Top Defenseman – Brian Kozak Trophy
Brett Orr, Portage Terriers
Coach of the Year – Portage Terriers “ Muzz McPherson” Award
Blake Spiller, Portage Terriers
This is the second year in a row for Blake Spiller to come away with MJHL Coach of the Year and I don’t think anyone was surprised by the Steve Hawrysh MVP Award going to a well-deserved team captain Brad Bowles.
A great moment for Portage was when hometown kid, 16 year old Nick Henry won the Vince Leah Trophy for Rookie of the Year. An honor that was bestowed upon last year’s team captain Tanner Jago in his rookie season with the Winkler Flyers in 2011-12.
“Winning Rookie of the year is a huge honor and not something that was expected, I’m still a little overwhelmed by it all. I can’t say enough about my family that has given me the opportunity to keep getting better. It’s been a great season and I have really enjoyed playing on a line with Shawn and Brad (Bowles). I think the three of us play a similar style game in that we like to cycle the puck down low and we work well together in the corners. We seem to know where each other is on the ice and it works. They have been awesome leaders to look up to this year and it’s been one heck of a ride.” – Nick Henry
The Terriers had 3 players named to the 1st All Star Team, Goaltender – Nathan Park, Defenceman – Brett Orr and Forward – Brad Bowles and Nick Henry was also named to the Rookie All Star line up.
The Terriers would like to congratulate all the other nominees and recipients.