The Okanagan Rockets announced their team award winners for the 2015/16 season on Thursday night.
UNSUNG HERO - ZACH ERHARDT
The Unsung Hero award is going to Zach Erhardt. This 17 year old has spent two seasons as an Okanagan Rocket. HIs work ethic, determination, and consistency to the little details pushed other Rockets to follow his lead. He had a tremendous impact on this organization and its players. Previous winners include Tre Doyon and Brett Mennear.
COACH'S AWARD - HAYDEN DICK
The Coach's Award is being awarded to Hayden Dick. Hayden was a player who would do whatever it took for his team and its players. A player who would go through a wall for the logo on the front of his jersey. Hayden had 27 points in only 34 games played. This team was at its best when Hayden was at his. Previous winners include Jedd Soleway and Linden Hora.
TOP DEFENSEMEN - SPENCER HORA
The Top Defensemen Award is going to Spencer Hora. Spencer's commitment to the defensive side of the game was never in question. He had a work ethic that was second to none. Spencer had 1G and 13A in 33 GP. Previous winners include Danny Gatenby and Gen Bryshun.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR/TOP SCORER - ELI ZUMMACK
This year the Top Scorer Award winner Eli Zummack will also be given our Rookie of the Year Award. As a 15 year old Eli had 52 points in 37 games played. He sits third in all-time rookie scoring behind only Tyson Jost and Curtis Hamilton. Eli was a constant threat every time he stepped on the ice, and played in all situations for the Rockets. Previous winners of the Rookie of the Year award include Joe Gatenby and Tyson Jost. Previous winners of the Top Scorer Award include Parker Bowles and Tyson Jost.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - COLE DEMERS
The Most Valuable Player for the 2015-16 season is Cole Demers. Cole lead the league in wins (18) and was second in GAA (1.94). He played 30 games and lead to the Rockets to a heartbreaking semi-final matchup against the Valley West Hawks. Puttng up 5 shutouts over the course of the year with a 0.924 SV%. Cole gave the Rockets a chance to win each and every night. Previous winners include Parker Bowles and Tyson Jost.