Each year as the Terriers’ season comes to an end, one player receives the Joe Sponarski trophy for playoff MVP. This years recipient is Turner Ripplinger.
Turner can be described as a gritty 200ft player. Small in stature, but a big player on the ice, Ripplinger led the team in scoring in the post season with 3 goals and 2 assists in 6 games tying teammate James McIsaac.
When asked what the accolade meant to the 19 year old, ” It’s nice to be recognized by your coaches for your hard work, but I’d much rather be holding the Turnbull for sure. ” – Turner Ripplinger
Turner a Regina native played alongside Ty Barnstable also from Regina. The two were a big part of the league leading Terrier penalty kill.
Ripplinger also won the Community Spirit and Most Defensive Forward Awards at the Terrier Awards Banquet earlier this month.