March 17, 2013 -Kelowna, BC
The Kelowna Rockets held it's annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon at the Kelowna Community Theatre, celebrating a record setting season that saw the team win 52 games, finish second overall in the WHL and win 23 straight at Prospera Place during an incredible season.
Colton Sissons was named team Most Valuable Player as well as the top defensive forward while Damon Severson was named the top defenceman and Myles Bell garnered top scorer honours.
Other awards handed out Sunday included:
Most Sportsmanlike (Dannburg Carpet and Tile): Zach Franko
Scholastic Player (Team Doctors): Rourke Chartier
Most Improved (James Western Star Sterling): Tyson Baillie
Rookie of the Year: (Capri Insurance): Rourke Chartier
Humanitarian (Hamilton family): Carter Rigby/Myles Bell
Unsung Hero: Tyrell Goulbourne
Plus-Minus (RG PRoperties): Dylen McKinlay
The ceremony was punctuated by many moving speeches as the players spoke of how close this year's record setting team is.
"I've never been on a team like this," said Rockets captain Colton Sissons. "I love these guys and I love being their captain."
The Rockets open the WHL playoffs Friday and Saturday in Kelowna against Seattle.
Tickets are available through Select Your Tickets.