© Herald Photo by Dave Leaderhouse
The Prince Albert Icehawks put the finishing touches on their 2013-14 Prairie Junior Hockey League season on Friday when they dispersed the hardware to acknowledge top individual performances. Shown in the photo are those who were in attendance to collect their trophy, from left, Brett Boyer, Brent Bremner, Tyler Tilford, Lyndon Arcand and Logan McKay. Missing were Lucas Anseth and Aidon Patrick.
It has been three months since they last stepped on the ice together, but on Friday at Par Place the Prince Albert Icehawks got together one more time to celebrate the end of another Prairie Junior Hockey League season. Although the Icehawks missed the playoffs for the second straight year, they more than doubled their win total from the previous campaign and if there would have been a deeper bench on some nights that total would most certainly have been higher. A large group was in attendance at the function on Friday and they heard general manager Al Pasloski reiterate that the team was definitely going to be back next year despite some persistent rumours floating around that the club was folding. With that said, however, Pasloski asked everyone to spread the word that the team does need more volunteer help as those involved with the team are putting in too much time and any kind of assistance would lighten the load. To conclude the festivities a number of individual awards were presented with Brett Boyer and Lucas Anseth each claiming one honour on their own and then sharing in another pair. Boyer was the team’s top scorer with 34 goals and 22 assists in 32 games while Anseth was named the hardest working player. Together, Boyer and Anseth shared in the top forward and most valuable player honours. Also picking up hardware were Lyndon Arcand - most dedicated, Aidon Patrick – most improved, Logan McKay – top rookie, Brent Bremner and Tyler Tilford – top defencemen (shared). Arcand was also acknowledged for winning the league’s most sportsmanlike player award. The Icehawks are set to have a training camp in mid-September and with just Arcand and Bryce Nemish being the lone graduating players, optimism is high that the club will continue to improve and once again get into the playoff fray.