The annual South East Athletic Club banquet was held at Higdon Hall on Friday, March 17th. The evening featured speeches from the coaching staffs of the Bantam AAA, Midget 15 and Midget AAA clubs, SEAC President Terry Bartman as well as a keynote presentation from Alberta Sport Development Council - South East coordinator Cory Coehoorn.
Coehoorn, whose lengthy list of athletic accomplishments include a Canadian university football career and a reign as Canada’s national weightlifting champion, spoke to the parents and athletes assembled about a number of topics, and praised SEAC for its involvement with the Athlete Enhancement Program administered through the Medicine Hat College.
The highlight of the evening, however, was no doubt the announcement of the individual award winners, which saw several happy players finish the night an armful of hardware.
Graduating players from the Midget AAA program were also given Tigers jerseys to take with them as they endeavour along the next stage of their athletic journey. A special thank you to Sports Connection Source For Sports and Customs Print and Stitch for their sponsorship of the jerseys.
Here are the 2016-17 SEAC award winners:
MVP: Caleb Irvine
Top Defenseman: Caleb Irvine
Top Forward: Caleb Wyrostok
Most Dedicated: Caleb Irvine
MINOR MIDGET 15
MVP: Matt Lafferty
Top Defenseman: Peyton Cox
Top Forward: Brayden Larochelle
Most Dedicated: Dax Wandler
Riley Martin Memorial: Carson Dingwall
Brent Reid Memorial Award – MVP: Spencer Chapman
Top Forward: Spencer Chapman
Most Points: Spencer Chapman
Most Dedicated: Noah Irvine
Top Defenseman: Eric Welford
Ed Taylor – Players’ Choice: Josh Kroon
Rookie of the Year: Chandler Aleman
Unsung Hero: Tucker Evans
SEAC Graduating Players
The South East Athletic Club would once again like to thank the many sponsors and volunteers who make each hockey season possible. The organization looks forward to working with our sponsors once again next year to help Medicine Hat and area elite players reach their hockey goals.